These People Seriously Regretted Shopping Online

Published on November 26, 2020
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Shopping online is a great option to have as an alternative when you don’t feel like going to a brick and mortar store. Often, the selection online is much better and you can conveniently shop for goods without ever having to leave your home. The one downside is not being able to see what you’re purchasing before it arrives. More often than not, that’s not an issue. However, for these people, the final product ended up being much farther away from what they thought they were buying. These are some of the worst online shopping disasters.

You’re Kitten Me

When Halloween comes around, everyone is always scrambling to get the perfect costume. That’s why it’s a good idea to start early and order online. Unfortunately, this woman thought she was buying a soft and luxurious cat robe, but ended up looking like a cat that got stuck outside in the rain.

You're Kitten Me

You’re Kitten Me

Men’s Tank

A lot of men like to wear tank tops during warmer months, especially when going to the gym. This guy was looking for a nice grey tank, so he ordered one online. When it arrived, he saw that it was so long, he could actually use it as a bodycon dress. Luckily he was a good sport about it and modeled it for the Internet to see.

Men's Tank

Men’s Tank

Dino Pillowcase

A lot of kids absolutely love everything that has to do with dinosaurs, which is why there is a ton of kid’s accessories with the ancient creatures on them. One parent wanted to buy this dino pillow for his son, but what arrived instead was a plain pillowcase with a picture of the dinosaur pillow on it…needless to say, this was not what he wanted to order.

Dino Pillowcase

Dino Pillowcase

Knitted Blanket

These giant knitted blankets have become quite trendy lately. Perhaps they just look super cozy and comfortable and like a huge version of something your grandmother might have knitted for you. When this person decided to order one, they were rather dismayed when an unraveled, huge rope of yarn arrived instead of a fully assembled blanket. Maybe it was a DIY kit?

Knitted Blanket

Knitted Blanket

Selfie Pillow

This person decided to gift his friend with a selfie pillow, thinking that it would be a fun idea to get a photo of himself scanned onto a pillow. Little did he know that the final result would have a terrifying instead of amusing effect. This is truly the stuff of nightmares.

Selfie Pillow

Selfie Pillow

Husky Pillow

Whenever you buy something from a discount website, you should take it into consideration that what will arrive may not look exactly like the photo of the item that is listed on the site. That being said, this kid seems to be pretty understanding that his husky pillow doesn’t look like the one he wanted to order. At least he’s being a good sport.

Husky Pillow

Husky Pillow

Yeezy Sneakers

Yeezy sneakers by Kanye West took the world of sneakers by storm, with the entire stock being sold out within minutes of being released. The demand was so high that a lot of people bought many pairs in order to resell them at a higher price. This person thought they were getting a great deal on a pair, but what arrived instead was just a sad, slippers version.

Yeezy Sneakers

Yeezy Sneakers

Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is a fun gadget that has many features that are fun to use. A lot of people like to track their running distance with it, while others use it to stay on top of messages while on the go. Of course, they are very expensive, so if you see an “i watch” for sale at a much lower price, you should expect something like the watch on the right to arrive instead of an actual Apple Watch.

Apple Watch

Apple Watch

Giant Teddy Bear

This guy decided to surprise his girlfriend with a giant teddy bear in order to show her how much she means to him. He ordered the giant bear, but what arrived ended up having too-long legs, making the stuffed animal appear a little too human for comfort. Needless to say, his girlfriend was definitely surprised, but not in a good way.

Giant Teddy Bear

Giant Teddy Bear

Face Mask

Face masks are all the rage right now, especially with the increased attention to self-care that’s become popular as of late. This woman decided to order a few of these face masks for her spa day. What came in the mail looked like it suited a cat’s face more than a human’s face. She certainly learned her lesson about shopping for beauty products on discount sites.

Face Mask

Face Mask

Kiddie Swimming Pool

While installing a swimming pool into your backyard is a huge expense, you can still get a similar effect by buying an inflatable kiddie pool. These roommates decided to do exactly that, and they ordered what they thought was a giant inflatable pool. What they ended up receiving was more fitting for a pedicure parlor. Maybe they could use it to relieve their feet after a long day?

Kiddie Swimming Pool

Kiddie Swimming Pool

A Bit Baggy

While shopping online, especially on discount fashion sites, it is really difficult to determine which size to order. How small is a small? Even sizing charts don’t really help all that much. With a fitted dress like this, the way it fits onto the body is truly important. This poor girl definitely did not get what she was expecting when her order arrived.

A Bit Baggy

A Bit Baggy

Fashion Tights

Adding in tights to an outfit is a great way to add skirts to your wardrobe even during colder months. Black tights are a classic option, so this girl decided to order some to have on hand. Little did she know, these would literally only fit on her hand (or feet), since they were much better suited for a Barbie doll than a human being.

Fashion Tights

Fashion Tights

Giant Dustpan

Having a dustpan handy is always a good idea, since you never know when you’re going to need to sweep up a mess. This woman decided to get a large dustpan so it would be easy to sweep up a large amount of dirt and waste in one go. However, she didn’t expect the dustpan to be so giant, it’s almost half her size!

Giant Dustpan

Giant Dustpan

Flamingo Dress

Vintage style has certainly come back into fashion, with many colorful 50’s style dresses becoming popular. This woman decided to spring for a striped dress with pink flamingoes on it. However, what she ended up receiving looks like it would suit a toddler more than an adult. It certainly does not look anything like the dress that was advertised.

Flamingo Dress

Flamingo Dress

Bedazzled Prom Dress

This girl was so excited for her high school prom, especially since she finally found and ordered the perfect dress for the occasion. However, a few days before the big day, the dress finally arrived, and it certainly did not live up to expectation. The poor girl then had to scramble to find a replacement dress before the night of the dance. Lesson learned: never order a prom dress from a random site!

Bedazzled Prom Dress

Bedazzled Prom Dress

A Literal Chainsaw

It’s always convenient to have tools handy in the house, especially if you’re the type of person who enjoys fixing everything yourself. This guy decided to order a chainsaw in order to keep up with his projects around the house. Unfortunately, what he got in the mail won’t be helpful with much, as someone just connected a chain to a saw, which is pretty useless.

A Literal Chainsaw

A Literal Chainsaw

Cat Scratcher Toy

This man decided to buy a new cat scratcher post for his beloved pet Fluffy, so he went online and ordered one that looked nice to him. When it arrived a few days later, he realized he made a huge mistake. It looks like Fluffy is also quite unimpressed with the scratching post that arrived.

Cat Scratcher Toy

Cat Scratcher Toy

A Tiny Scale

Getting a scale is a great way to help keep track of your weight and aid in gaining, losing, or maintaining your weight. It should go without saying that in order for the scale to be useful, it should be able to handle your entire body’s weight. What this person received in the mail is good for a mouse, but most certainly not for a human being.

A Tiny Scale

A Tiny Scale

Heat Activated Mug Design

There are a lot of heat-activated mugs that have clever designs that change as a hot beverage is poured into the mug. For example, this man liked the idea of a mug with a lightbulb that changes color with heat. Unfortunately, he received a mug that had an image of what he actually wanted printed onto it. Talk about Internet fail.

Heat Activated Mug Design

Heat Activated Mug Design

I Love London

There’s nothing quite like visiting a new city and exploring what it has to offer. This person enjoyed their trip to London so much that after they came back home, they decided to order a shirt that would express this love. Unfortunately, when the T-shirt arrived, it had the correct message on it, but an accompanying image of the Eiffel Tower. What a faux pas.

I Love London

I Love London

Is That A Curtain?

Ordering dresses online is quite a complicated affair. Not only is guessing what size you should order a difficult affair, but knowing how the cut and fit of the dress will fit on your body is almost impossible to predict. This woman decided to take a chance on this dress, and ended up with some square fabric that looks more like a patchwork curtain than a dress.

Is That A Curtain?

Is That A Curtain?

Terrifying Arrangement

Ordering flowers for a loved one as a surprise birthday gift is always a nice gesture. Online flower deliveries have made this much easier to do, however, you’re always taking a risk with what the arrangement will actually look like in the end. This person wanted an arrangement that looked like a cute lion, but ended up with a terrifying, deranged looking lion instead.

Terrifying Arrangement

Terrifying Arrangement

The Grinch’s Tree

Getting a Christmas tree is one of the most exciting parts of the holiday season. Nowadays, you can even order your tree online, saving you a trip and the trouble of transporting the tree. However, that means taking a risk on what your tree will look like. This person ended up feeling like a Scrooge after this Grinch-worthy tree arrived, looking nothing like what the package promised.

The Grinch's Tree

The Grinch’s Tree

Cozy Armchair

A lot of sports lovers also like getting an armchair that’s cozy to settle into in order to watch the game comfortably. This Houstons fan decided to spring for this particular armchair, not realizing that “Boys Arm Chair” meant that it was for little boys. Although he technically fits, he really doesn’t look comfortable at all.

Cozy Armchair

Cozy Armchair

Following Instructions Blindly

This woman wanted to surprise her daughter with a custom made birthday cake for her 21st birthday, but unfortunately autocorrect had other ideas. Instead of texting the word “blond,” she accidentally texted the word “blind,” leading to a lot of confusion about the cake topper. Hopefully Laura has a good sense of humor!

Following Instructions Blindly

Following Instructions Blindly

Bite-Sized Pots

Getting yourself a nice set of cookware is an important step to making sure you can create delicious meals for you and your family. This person decided to get a set of copper pots online, as it seemed to be a great deal. Of course, you get what you pay for, since in the end, these pots look like they were meant as decorations instead of for actually cooking.

Bite Sized Pots

Bite Sized Pots

Backpack For Kitty

This woman was just trying to be nice and order her son’s nephew a nice new backpack, but of course, the Internet had to be misleading once again. When the backpack arrived, it was clear that it was way too small, and ended up being he perfect size for a cat instead of a human being.

Backpack For Kitty

Backpack For Kitty

A Tent For One…Toddler

Getting out to the great outdoors is always fun to do. Going camping with a group of friends is a wonderful way to experience nature and spend time with people we care about. This guy decided to order a new tent for his upcoming camping trip. Unfortunately, he did not open the box before the trip, and was dismayed to find out that there was no way he could actually fit into it. Hopefully his friends had extra room in their tents.

A Tent For One...Toddler

A Tent For One…Toddler

Wedding Dress Disaster

Getting a wedding dress is notoriously difficult. Finding the perfect dress has to tick off so many areas of criteria, that it is a miracle anyone ever finds the right dress. Ordering online might seem like an easy way to find a dress, but as we can see, the final product can often look nothing like what is advertised online. Hopefully this woman has enough time to look for another dress, this time in person!

Wedding Dress Disaster

Wedding Dress Disaster

Knockoff iPad

The iPad is a great tool, especially if you are a student. Ordering one online from a non-authorized Apple seller is always taking a risk. This guy thought he found an amazing deal on a new iPad, so he went ahead and ordered it. When it arrived and he opened the box, he was shocked to find what looked like a glorified calculator inside the box. How devastating!

Knockoff iPad

Knockoff iPad

A Small Skirt

When it comes to ordering online, getting the sizing right is always a tough issue. This woman consulted with a sizing chart and decided that ordering a small would be the right move. Unfortunately, she didn’t realize just how small the skirt would end up being. Hey, it looks like she’s invented a new idea: a thigh bracelet.

A Small Skirt

A Small Skirt

The Stuff Of Nightmares

As face masks have become more popular, companies have gotten more creative with how they can diversify the product. That’s how character-themed face masks came into existence. While this sounds like an adorable idea in theory, in practice, this could be a potentially traumatizing experience, ruining your pleasant childhood memories along the way.

The Stuff Of Nightmares

The Stuff Of Nightmares

Just What I Ordered

This girl decided to take a chance and order this coordinated top and shorts set online through a site she was not familiar with. While the pattern is surprisingly accurate, obviously the sizing was way off. You can clearly see how disappointed she is with the order. What was meant to be a loose and flow-y outfit ended up being skin-tight.

Just What I Ordered

Just What I Ordered

Tiny Crochet Bikini

Ordering bathing suits online is always a tricky thing to do, especially when you are not familiar with a brand’s sizing. This woman decided to go for it anyway, as she really liked the look of this crocheted bikini top. Unfortunately, when it arrived, it was clear that it would never fit her. Instead, it was the perfect size for her cat. However, this cat does not seem all too pleased to be wearing a bikini.

Tiny Crochet Bikini

Tiny Crochet Bikini

Xbox Scam

We really feel bad for this poor guy. This should be another lesson in if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. He thought he found an amazing deal on an Xbox One, but when his “game console” arrived, it turned out it was just a printed out image of the box. To add insult to injury, the photo was also very bad quality.

Xbox Scam

Xbox Scam

Jeans, Extra Long Length

Ordering jeans is also quite tricky to do online, especially when it comes to making sure they are the proper length. Many stores offer “short” and “long” options to try to accommodate. This woman ordered “long” jeans since she is quite tall, but she did not realize that these would be quite so long. She could cut off the extra length and make them into sleeves.

Jeans, Extra Long Length

Jeans, Extra Long Length

New Coke

There’s an expression that goes: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Marketing departments should heed this rule more often, especially when it comes to classic products. There was no reason to change Coca Cola, but for some reason, the company decided to release “New Coke,” with a new recipe, which ended up being a huge disaster. They quickly reverted back to the old, trusted recipe. Hopefully they won’t make a mistake like that again.

New Coke

New Coke

Gender Neutral

Plaid shirt dresses are always a popular option for a cozy fall time outfit. This person wanted to get this dress in time for a trip to the pumpkin patch and the inevitable photos that would be taken there. Unfortunately, what arrived was just a plain plaid top. Maybe it could be long enough to count as a dress anyway?

Gender Neutral

Gender Neutral

Deep Fryer

There’s nothing quite like a plate of fresh french fries or onion rings. In order to make these delicious snacks possible, a deep fryer is necessary. When a restaurant owner wanted to level up by getting a new fryer, he was shocked to see this popcorn maker arrived instead. Maybe they could offer customers some popcorn as they wait for their food?

Deep Fryer

Deep Fryer