Online Shopping Fails That’ll Make You Think Twice Before Clicking ‘Buy Now’

If you’re an online shopper, either the special day has already happened or it will come soon. What are we talking about, you ask? Well, you can’t trust everyone online, especially when it comes to overzealous product sellers. Unless you’re extremely lucky or savvy, then chances are you’re going to get bamboozled at some point. One night you might order a Nike product but receive a shirt that reads “Just Don’t Do It” instead. That’s just not right, and neither are these upcoming products that unsuspecting shoppers ordered from various websites. Continue reading to see some of the most hysterical online shopping fails ever.

Just Disastrous

what could this be?
upgrūv/Pinterest
upgrūv/Pinterest

We feel for this woman. She wanted a stunning dress but received drapes for her window instead. What else could this be if not a decoration for around the house?

It isn’t a dress, and that’s for sure. The disappointment rests on her face as she poses for this sad picture. She wanted to look like a runway model, but now she looks like she lived in ancient times with that fabric draped on her body. We hope she got a refund for this!

Is This A Joke?

blanket
ruserious65433/Reddit
ruserious65433/Reddit

This Reddit user “knew it was a gamble ordering from Wish,” but he still went for it. Thankfully, he wasn’t upset when his “blanket” arrived, as he thought it was very funny.

The owner of the new giant wad of yarn probably didn’t spend too much on it, which is why he was so calm when his order arrived. If he has a cat, this might be the perfect gift to give to the little feline.

Was The Surprise Ruined?

ouce
Bored Panda/Pinterest
Bored Panda/Pinterest

Okay, this one could be the delivery company’s fault or the person who ordered it. Sometimes when you make an order, your instructions are printed on the package, and there isn’t anything you can do about it (unless there’s a checkbox asking to eliminate it).

If that was the case, we’re sorry to Nicole Davies from the UK. Still, this is pretty hilarious, we have to admit. We wonder if her mom saw it before she had a chance to hide it away!

He Got A Dress Instead

dress shirt
Jeremy Russel Priola/Facebook
Jeremy Russel Priola/Facebook

When summer arrives, a tank top is always beautiful to have in your closet for those warm sunny days. Thankfully, we have Amazon to help us order one in a jiffy (unless your name is Jeremy Russel Priola).

Priola ordered a “tank top,” but received this. “I got this tank top on Amazon, and they sent me a dress. On the plus side, it does make my [expletive] look great,” Priola wrote on his Facebook.

One Way To Tell If Your Jordans Are Fake…

jordan logo
Hunchmine/Reddit
Hunchmine/Reddit

Michael Jordan made a billion-dollar empire thanks to his prized sneakers, the Air Jordans. When the exclusive ones release, they can be hard to get your hands on, so the resale market for them is one of the toughest out there.

If you finally land a pair of the highly sought-after shoes, you need to make sure they’re real. One way to tell is by the Jumpman logo on the shoe. If it looks like he needs to put on a pair of pants, you’ve been duped.

What A Sweet Book!

ouch
fi34rE/Reddit
fi34rE/Reddit

“My friend ordered ’50 Shades of Grey’ on eBay, this is what she received,” a Reddit user posted. Well, how’s that for false advertising?! Her friend technically got what she asked for, but not exactly.

At least no one got double ripped off because at least there are 50 different hues of the color. The good news is that they spent less than five dollars to get this fascinating piece of paper. Next time, they will know better.

That’s Not What She Expected

not the dress
wardrobe_7/Twitter
wardrobe_7/Twitter

For many people who have to buy or rent an outfit for an important event, the best bet is to go to the store and pick it out yourself. That way, you can try it on and see how it fits.

The last thing you want is to order something online and when you try it on, it looks nothing like you expected. This poor woman got duped by the internet, but now she knows better.

This Cat Isn’t Thrilled

cat toy
cewallace9/Reddit
cewallace9/Reddit

The last thing any cat owner wants to do is to disappoint their precious feline. Well, it’s not like they can ask for specific toys, but if they could, the kitty here would be furious.

“Note to self… check the dimensions of EVERYTHING before ordering on Amazon,” a Reddit user captioned this picture. The little one looks like he or she doesn’t know what to do with that tiny toy. To be fair, we don’t know either.

It’s Not An XL

Not ideal
Mehofjack/Reddit
Mehofjack/Reddit

This man wanted to be Spider-Man (who doesn’t?) but instead, he got Spidey’s less capable cousin. The image on the box looks perfect for a guy his size, so it’s unfortunate it didn’t live up to expectations.

Sure, if he wants to save the day, he can still do that because no one can see under that super-tight mask. We hope he didn’t lose many brain cells taking this picture for the world to see.

At Least The Cat Gets A Gift

cat shirt
Bored Panda/Pinterest
Bored Panda/Pinterest

This isn’t what her 16-year-old daughter expected. She ordered it off of Amazon, which comes as a surprise since they’re pretty reliable for the most part. Since it didn’t fit, they put it on the cat, and magic happened.

“It is ridiculously small, and I probably couldn’t legally post a picture of what it looks like if she attempts to wear it,” the Amazon user wrote. Thank you for not providing us with that visual.

Now She Can’t Clean Her Face

how will she clean her face
whoaaintitfun/Reddit
whoaaintitfun/Reddit

Do babies even use face masks? We ask that because the size of this thing screams “for babies only!” The look on her face screams “you must be kidding me!”

Either way you put it, this is an absolute fail. Typically, beauty products won’t set you back too much when purchasing online, but they got this young lady. Now, she’ll probably only buy masks from the store unless she feels like her chances are good.

It’s A Chainsaw…

it's a chainsaw
TradesVanCentre/Twitter
TradesVanCentre/Twitter

Wow, what a great chainsaw! We bet it can cut through the toughest of woods and won’t need resharpening until after its 100th use. Wait a minute, this one looks suspicious!

“Tip of the day – don’t buy your chainsaw from eBay,” this Twitter user wrote. Well, now that we know this, we’ll stick to buying our hardware from Home Depot or Lowe’s. That thing could be of use in another way, just not with cutting.

Prom Fail

a red dress
jazmineahmet/Twitter
jazmineahmet/Twitter

Prom is a teenager’s biggest night. It’s when they get to step into the world on their own and dance the night away with no worries. Making sure you have the right outfit is everything.

This poor girl didn’t get what she ordered, and it shows. The resulting dress is terrible. It looks like she has some type of pasta detailing around the top of the dress. We know she’s not happy because she didn’t even show her face for the comparison picture.

No Yeezy For You

no yeezys for you
Max Hoang Trinh/Facebook
Max Hoang Trinh/Facebook

Early in 2020, Kanye West called his Adidas Yeezy 350 Boost the “Most Iconic Shoe Of The Past 15 Years.” Perhaps that’s why this poor customer got ripped off so badly for such an expensive shoe.

If you’re going to pay that much on sneakers, you’d better hope you get the real thing. It’s kind of sad that someone did this to the guy when all he wanted was a pair of Adidas. Better luck next time, Max!

Wrong Size Chairs!

boss got it wrong
Reddit
Reddit

It doesn’t happen often, but the person in charge makes mistakes too. Moving into a new office requires plenty of decision making from someone. Deciding to order your chairs online is something to pay close attention to — or else.

“My boss ordered chairs for the break room last year. He, too, did not get what he expected,” a Reddit user wrote. At least he has a slight grin on his face that indicates he knows he messed up.

“Picture To Scale”

picture to scale
Anna Fuzzana Ridduan/Facebook
Anna Fuzzana Ridduan/Facebook

What good are scales? They only make you feel bad about yourself, and on the off-chance you catch a number you actually want to see, it doesn’t stay that way for long.

Maybe this person receiving a tiny version was a blessing in disguise. This way, they won’t get their feelings hurt after two weeks at the gym but still eating like a first-year student in college. We do hope they got a refund.

What’s Going On Here?

large bear
nintendo_shill/Reddit
nintendo_shill/Reddit

What in tarnation is this? Ordering a giant bear is already expensive, the last thing you want is to receive some creepy slender man version of a stuffed animal. This is downright terrifying, but it’s hilarious at the same time.

“Legs are awful.” “Hideous!” Those remarks pretty much sum up the devastation one would feel after getting this in the mail. It looks like there could be a human inside it! This is one ultimate bear fail.

That’s Not What She Asked For, Is It?

striped dress wrong size
Reddit
Reddit

We have another dress buying travesty, but this time it’s with flamingos. At very first glance, you see the glaring differences, and it’s a shame they sold it to anyone like this.

The real dress might work for a little kid, but not a grown woman. If she wanted to show off her tattoos, then she can wear shorts she already owns. The piece of clothing they delivered to this lady doesn’t even have all the flowers as advertised.

A Chair For Dolls

clear chair small
itssavannahxox/Twitter
itssavannahxox/Twitter

Getting furniture is almost like making an investment. You’re going to sit on that couch or chair for many years to come, so why would you leave it all to chance?

Take the time and go scout it out for yourself! Don’t rely on the websites unless you know for sure it’s going to work. This lady learned her lesson the hard way, and it’s pretty funny. If she has dolls, that tiny chair would fit them perfectly.

That’s Not A Punching Bag!

punching-bag
timdual/Reddit
timdual/Reddit

A Reddit user posted this picture with the caption, “This is what happens when you buy a $20 punching bag from China.” What a waste of money!

We wonder how many punches this person got in before the whole thing exploded. Did it not feel weird after the first few strikes, or was this person so angry at the world that they punched it to smithereens and didn’t think twice about it?

One Giant Fail

dustpan fail
skeeterou/Reddit
skeeterou/Reddit

Someone’s friend used Amazon to purchase a simple dustpan. The person didn’t want anything fancy, just something to keep with their broom and take out when crumbs attacked the floor.

Little did she know that she would receive a dustpan this large. She wanted to “figure out” where to find a broom to match, but we don’t think she would find one that easy. At least now, she can sweep up as much as she wants.

Not So Cool

shoes with undies
SneakerGodDez/Twitter
SneakerGodDez/Twitter

Another Jordan shoe strikes here, but this time the Jordans weren’t fake. This man ordered the shoes off of eBay and figured he got an excellent deal, but he didn’t expect the extras to come with his sneakers.

The seller ran out of material to wrap the shoes with and went with the next best thing, tighty-whitey underwear. Many questions come with this situation. Were they clean, or were they used? Did the seller buy a fresh pair just for the occasion or not?

Not Quite Big Enough…

small toy
Instagram
Instagram

They say size doesn’t matter, but in this case, it might. eBay continues to amaze us with how deceptive they can get with their products. Either the buyers aren’t reading the details correctly, or the sellers don’t care.

We’ll go with a little bit with both in this scenario. This kid, Kai, wanted a Pillow Husky the size of him but got one as small as a puppy. They’re both cute, but Kai didn’t get his money’s worth.

Well, They Didn’t Lie

wrong mug
Reddit
Reddit

This customer assumed he ordered a mug that changed depending on the temperature of the drinking device. Well, that’s where he made a fool of himself — thinking the seller was a person of dignity.

When you think about it, the buyer received exactly what they saw advertised. The description says “Funny Magic Color Changing Mug,” so the funny part is the fact that it doesn’t transform. Whoever bought it could’ve laughed about it and continued about their day.

Nice “Knitted” Pillows

hannah.in.wanderlust/Instagram
hannah.in.wanderlust/Instagram

“When you think that you are buying knitted cushions from Amazon, but you have bought cushions with pictures of knitted cushions on them,” an Instagram user captioned this photo of their purchase.

The question now is if this customer decided to keep them, or get back on the website and look for real knitted pillows. If it’s the latter, then hopefully they didn’t run into any more problems or else that would be some of the worst pillow luck.

This One Isn’t Close At All

shiny green dress
mrsmeganroyer/Instagram
mrsmeganroyer/Instagram

How can an online purchase look so different than what was advertised? This one is so sad, it isn’t even funny. Well, it is hysterical when you make an in-depth comparison.

Our first guess was that the real thing has plastic as its primary material. Our second guess is that this dress was probably selling for really cheap. If this young lady paid anything over $30, then she should’ve immediately sought a refund. What a lovely way to scam!

Watch Out For Electronics!

is that an ipad?
Lasion/imgur
Lasion/imgur

Electronics have a way of deceiving many online shoppers. Unless it’s from the brand’s site, purchasing something like an iPhone can get tricky. If you don’t believe us, take one look at this photo.

This person thought they successfully purchased an Apple iPad for $5 off of eBay. It shipped from Hong Kong, and when it arrived, this is what was in the box. While the packaging was real, the product was nothing more than a children’s gadget.

Nightgown Or Huge Dress?

night shirt
faarraahh_/Twitter
faarraahh_/Twitter

We can understand the feeling of wanting to wear your label on your clothing. Things like “Her Hubby” or “Number One Wife” are two examples of that, so “#Wifey” is pretty popular too.

When this woman thought she purchased a $30 #Wifey nightgown, she didn’t expect to get a dress in return. Both are comfortable, but one doesn’t offer the same intimate look that she probably hoped for. Still, we’re willing to bet that she kept it!

An Extreme Downgrade

chest of drawers
siant92/Instagram
siant92/Instagram

Buying items for your room is an experience. You want something that fits the vibe, but at the correct price. Sure, you might find something great, but will your bank account appreciate it?

“These chest of drawers will forever haunt me,” this Instagram user wrote. “When you order a chest of drawers and don’t have any concept on size or cost of items and end up with these.” Ouch, tough luck with this one, pal!

Break Out The Magnifying Glass

deck of cards
Instagram
Instagram

When you want to play with a deck of cards, chances are you want them at regular size. Unless you’ve figured out that it’s better to use a smaller size, then go for it!

This customer more than likely hasn’t figured out how to play in that style. If they wanted to have friends over for a game of poker, then they would need some magnifying glasses for cards this small. Why didn’t he just go to his local Target?