This article was originally published on Kueez
For some of us, online shopping has completely replaced the need to step out of our homes and into the mall. But buying on the internet is always a risk because some products look too good to be true for the listed price. These people ordered items online, and what they got was so awful they had to post it. Continue reading to see and consider yourself warned.
Instead Of Wrapping Paper, She Received A Poster With Her Face
This girl ordered wrapping paper with her face on it as a joke, and instead, she received a massive poster with four pictures of her face. Sometimes you get exactly what you want when you least expect it.
She doesn't seem too upset about receiving the wrong product. The employees at the printing company probably got a good laugh about this order.
A Museum Is Missing One Of Their Dinosaur Bones
When you are ordering treats online, always check the size, or else you teacup-sized dog will end up with a bone from a dinosaur. The dog probably still enjoyed it, but they had to stay in that one spot to chew on it.
This bone looks like it could have been a prop from The Flinstones. What size dog was this made for? We can imagine that only Clifford would be able to carry this.
When Will People Learn Not To Order "Designer" Dresses From China
After seeing so many women post pictures of their dress fails from sketchy online sights, you would think people would be more cautious. This woman's dress looks nothing like the one that was pictured.
The product photo was most likely from the designer's website, and the knockoff brand found it on Pinterest to use for their own website.
She Ordered a Cupcake Ring, But Got A Silver Toilet Seat Instead
This woman wanted to order cupcakes for her sister's engagement party, so she brought the left photo to the bakery at Walmart. They obviously did not understand what she wanted because they gave her something that looked nothing like the photo.
This looks more like she found the inspiration on Pinterest and attempted to make it herself, not as if she went to an actual bakery. Instead of beautiful rose cupcakes, her sister gets something between a tire and a toilet seat.
That Is Not Family Friendly
They must have added another book to the classic children's series, "Frog and Toad." Instead of the classics like "Frog and Toad Are Friends," or "Frog and Toad Together," they changed the title to "Frog and Toad F*ck the Police."
That is highly inappropriate for children, and the seller probably thought it was funny, but parents won't. We don't know why the frogs hate the police so much, but they don't have to advertise it.
When Your Cat Is Too Fat For The Large Sized Bed
Although this cat knew he would not fit inside the Christmas tree bed, he gave it his best effort because there was an opening, and he had to explore. Now they can say their cat is stuck in a tree.
This cat's self-confidence is going to take a major hit because of the missized bed, and even though it is counterproductive, he will find solace in his food. He tried his best, but only his head made it inside.
Whatever You Do, Don't Order The $20 Prom Dress
Each year prom season rolls around, and there is always that one person who orders their dress from a sketchy website only to receive something like this. No matter how many times people post their dress fails, people still have hope that their dress will look like the picture they saw online.
What is with companies adding weird white cups under mesh tops? Did the manufacturer think that it would look beautiful or expensive? These cheap dresses are mind-boggling.
When you think you are being sneaky about buying toys online, think again. This package was marked in large letters so everyone would see what was inside the package.
It almost seems like the company did that on purpose just to embarrass the person who ordered it. Those sales should remain private because that is an intimate thing to order.
Even The Dog Is Unimpressed With The Dress
According to this website, an extra-large is the same size that a french bulldog would wear. Maybe they swapped it with an infant XL because there isn't an adult that would fit into this dress.
Apparently, you have to order about six sizes up for it to be relatively close to your size. It is one thing for the dress to fit, but not look like the photo, but it is unacceptable for something to be horribly missized.
After 10 Years, The Package Arrived
This person ordered a 2009 cookbook on November 4, 2009. It then took ten years to arrive with USPS. Why would a cookbook take ten years to ship? We are just as shocked as her that she even got it after all those years!
Does this person even want the cookbook after a decade of waiting for it? The recipes must be slightly outdated, but it is also cool to see if the cooking has changed over ten years.
Not Even Close
This is not even close to looking similar to the photo. Where are the jewels, and why is it a completely different color from the one that is advertised? Unless you are ordering from a department store or a reputable brand, you can expect to receive something like this.
Seriously, if you learn anything from this, it should be that you should never order from a shady website that offers designer-like dresses for dirt cheap prices. Well-made gowns aren't going to cost $20.
Looks More Like A DIY Fail
After waiting six months for back order, this person finally got their package from West Elm, and it looked nothing like the product photo. What they received looks more like someone had been watching some wood and epoxy videos and attempted to make something for the first time.
If we received this in the mail after waiting for that long, we would be very upset as well. Come on, West Elm, you can do so much better than that.
A Pennywise Costume That Will Scare You More Than The Movie
If you thought Pennywise was frightening, then check out this creepy morph suit that was bought online. Even Pennywise himself would be frightened by this costume.
Hopefully, they didn't let their child wear this out of the house because he would scare all the children and adults for miles around. It's almost as if Marilyn Manson and Bozo the Clown had a love child.
Somewhere In The World A Horse Is Missing His Teeth
There are many reasons you should never buy veneers online, and this is a perfect example of what you will most likely get in the mail. The biggest problem with ordering online is that not every mouth is the same size, and they have to be fitted to your teeth.
To be totally fair, they are exactly like the teeth in the picture, but they don't fit his mouth, which is why it looks so weird. If you order teeth online, you can't have high expectations that they will look good.
Either He Has A Big Head Or That Is A Small Wall And Bed
His friend bought him the tapestry pictured on the left, and it must have been made for a dollhouse bedroom because it was only big enough to fit his head like a bandana.
Let's all hope his friend didn't pay the price of a tapestry only to get a bandana that should cost a quarter of the price. This would be a perfect gift for Captain Jack Sparrow.
Muscle Dresses Are The Latest Fashion Trend
This guy has been putting the work at the gym, so why not show that off with a muscle tank. When his tank top came in the mail, he couldn't wait to try it on, but something was clearly off about it.
When he tried it on, he realized it was more of a bodycon dress rather than a muscle tank top. Maybe he has a girlfriend who would want this, so it doesn't go to waste. It does flatter his body, however.
Wet Wipes For A Mouse
That must be a sick joke because who would make a packet of wipes that small? Who are these made for? The only possible explanation for these is if they were made as a gag gift or a prop.
Logically, the person should have double-checked the dimensions, but like any normal human, she assumed Wet Wipes only came in one size.
One Sock Is Her Boyfriend's Face, The Other Is Some Random Man They Don't Know
When you get a custom order from a company, your biggest hope is that it comes out exactly like your vision. This person though the custom socks they ordered would look like the ones on the website, but they did not get what they ordered.
While one sock looks like what they had initially ordered, the other sock is some random man they have never met before. Somewhere there is a person who has the matching sock.
Normal Bulbasaur Vs Bulbasaur On Acid
This man was so excited to surprise his wife with a cute figure for the fall time plants, so he ordered this Bulbasaur plant holder. He waited 20 days for it to arrive, and he could not believe what he was sent.
The figure he ordered looks like Bulbasaur took some drugs. This man is definitely being trolled by the company he ordered from. Why else would someone try to pass that off as the product that is pictured?
Sometimes It's Not The Products Fault
First of all, who would order these in the first place? The only person who would want these is someone who named their own private parts, "the Wolf." These briefs are a disgrace to wolves everywhere.
However, in this situation, it is not the fault of the sender because it really depends on what is inside. Now everyone is as well endowed as the product model, and that's why people should avoid these.
Just Slightly Distorted
When you buy cheap mirrors online, you can't really expect much from them. This guy got the most distorted mirrors we have ever seen, and they turned him into the sloth from Ice Age.
Instead of having an accurate way to look at himself, he has a carnival fun mirror to laugh at each time he walks past; great idea, but failed execution.
What She Got Is Low Key Not That Bad
In our honest opinion, the shirt she received is so much better than the one she ordered beside the spelling mistake. The cherubs with machine guns are edgier than the basic one she wanted.
While the idea of the left shirt is cute, she should be glad she got an upgrade. The spelling mistake is also easily fixable with a steamer and some matching iron-on letters.
Probably Should Have Read The Dimensions
Can you imagine thinking you are receiving a wooden bench in the mail only have this dollhouse chair delivered to your door? To be fair, she should have read the dimensions because the picture looks small as well.
She got an A for effort when she tried to sit on it. She might as well put in maximum effort to make it work. Although we doubt she is going to keep this except to tell a funny story.
What Could Go Wrong When You Order A Silicone Mask Online?
We aren't exactly sure what possessed this person to purchase this mask in the first place, considering how scary looking the original is, but they did not receive what they ordered.
The mask on the left is reminiscent of Mrs.Doubtfire dropping her mask out the window, and it gets run over by a truck. Either way, it is pretty scary, and if you want something that is high quality, you have to do the research.
They Must Have Forgotten To Say It Was DIY
Here is a pro tip for online shopping: don't get wine drunk and buy a cactus cat scratcher from an Instagram ad. This woman learned her lesson when two bags of rope showed up at her house two months after she drunkenly ordered this product.
The package didn't even include instructions, a base, or a packing slip. She must have been too far gone to realize the ad said that it was a DIY project, and not everything was included.
Never Believe Product Photos
PSA: Lukalula Maternity is an online scam, and they stole the left photo from someone's maternity shoot off of Facebook. The woman who received the bad dress posted this on Facebook, and the person in the product photo replied that the company stole her photo.
The woman who ordered the dress felt horrible because she was 26 weeks pregnant, and the dress made her feel like a whale. Hopefully, she found something else to wear for her maternity shoot.
How Do You Mess Up Assembling Headphones?
Online shopping always amazes us. In what world is this acceptable, and who was the person to manufacture headphones like this. Who would think that the jack should be next to one of the earbuds?
Although these are probably still functional, it would still be irritating to have to hold your phone so close to your head. It's not like most phones have a headphone jack these days, so it doesn't matter.
For A Giant's Ears
Word to the wise, never buy anything from Wish.com unless there are plenty of photo reviews, and the product is Wish approved. This person thought they could buy real discounted Airpods on Wish, and they were shocked when their package arrived.
Instead of anything resembling a pair of wireless headphones, the person got two white showerheads. How do sellers get away with sending something that is not even relatively close to the product photo?
When You Get A Piece Of Mesh With The Pattern Printed Instead Of What Was Pictured
When this person saw the knitted sweater online, she had to order it because it looked so pretty. Unfortunately, she was disappointed when it arrived because it was not even close to the picture.
The "sweater" she received in the mail was a mesh fabric with the pattern printed on it. Our skin is getting itchy just from looking at the jacket she got in the mail.
Not Exactly Sure How This Is Purifying Air
This person purchased an "air purifier," but when they looked inside, they realized it had no actual purpose besides a blinking red and green light. Maybe it has a placebo effect because of the lights.
We wonder how long it took this person to realize their air purifier was fake and served no actual purpose. The only use for this is to hide stuff inside so robbers won't take your valuables.
$150 For A Rug Made For A Dog
A group of friends pitched in to buy a friend this $150 rug for her birthday, and they could not believe they paid so much for a carpet that was meant for a dog.
It is always important to check the listed dimensions, but when you are paying $150, you almost assume it is going to be bigger than this tiny thing.
More Like A Bank Robbing Tool
When you think you are ordering a cute winter hat that will keep your head warm, but it turns out that Wish wants you to rob banks. All they have to do is cut eye and mouth holes, and it could be a ski mask or something for Halloween.
Someone literally pulled the wool over their head, and they got scammed. We aren't sure what Wish.com's return policy is, but we doubt that it is easy to return their horrible products.
When The Listed Price is $2.50, You Should Know It Is Not Legit
This person was so excited when they found a When Harry Met Sally record for $2.50 on eBay, but they were confused when a small package arrived. After opening it, they realized why the album was so inexpensive.
This would go nicely in the dollhouse with the miniature bench and Wet Wipes. Is there a mini record player that is supposed to come with it because that would be more fun.
Might As Well Sleep In The Forest
This person ordered a bed frame online, and the thing forgot to include a disclaimer saying, "some assembly required." They have to stain it and set up the canopy for it to look like the one online. We hope they didn't pay a ridiculous price for a board with sticks attached to it.
This looks more like a death trap than somewhere to sleep. Also, it's funny that they added extra sticks instead of finding four thick branches like the product photo.
Would You Rather Receive Your $850 Laptop Or 3 Jugs Of Juice
Grab your tissues because this is a sad story. This person saved for months to purchase a new laptop, and when they received their order, it turned out to be Walmart's brand juice instead of their $850 laptop. One of the bottles is even dented, the computer would for sure have been broken by the time it arrived.
Hopefully, they were able to take this to Walmart and get their money back or the original laptop they ordered. We would be so angry if this showed up instead of what we purchased. It seems you can't even trust big brand names.
Looks More Like Groot After A Heavy Drinking Session
As someone who is a massive Game of Thrones fan, this person was excited to receive their Night King mask from eBay. Unfortunately, they received this distorted version that looks nothing like the photo or the character.
They could put a blue plastic bag with eye holes over their head, and it would look ten times better than this latex mess. Never trust random people online to sell you exactly what they are advertising.
Time To Start Your Cover Band
To anyone who is a Black Sabbath fan, this hat is a disgrace because it now says, "Black Sabbitch." That is a disgrace to the band, but it wasn't a great hat to begin with, so they could wear it ironically.
When you try to purchase a cheap-looking hat from Amazon, you can't have high expectations that it will look nice when it arrives in the mail. If you start with low standards, you have lower chances of being disappointed.
Amazon Is Scamming People With These Tiny Toilet Paper Rolls
When everyone started panic buying toilet paper, some people turned to the internet to purchase it because stores were sold out. This woman paid twice as much, and it took two months to arrive. These rolls are a quarter of the size of a regular roll.
Maybe they can combine two of the rolls to make one normal-sized roll. The cardboard holder takes up more space than there is toilet paper.
Looks Like Hades From Hercules
Targeted Facebook ads will get you to purchase things you never knew you needed, like this amethyst skull ring. You didn't know you wanted it, but Facebook convinced you that you should order it, but the person received something different.
While the pictured ring looks more like a marble or stone-like ring with crystals on top, the ring that arrived is something that you could get for a quarter at the grocery store vending machines.
Someone Got Hungry Before They Shipped
As these nuts were being packed up, someone in the distribution center was hungry for a snack and thought no one would notice. When they say, "product may settle during transit," we didn't know they meant "settle in someone's belly."
To be fair, the person should have checked out the reviews because this product only has 2.5 stars when the suggested product has almost five stars. You should always read reviews on Amazon before purchasing.
Basically Just A Piece Of Fabric
As the great Derek Barry once said, "there's a seam here and a seam here." Apparently, having seams on a piece of mesh makes it qualify as a well-constructed garment in some people's minds. The person thought they were getting a great deal on this gorgeous dress and ended up with something much different.
The photo on the left is actually a very expensive and popular bridal gown. Unfortunately, if you want a quality garment that was made with integrity, you have to pay a high price for the designer's time and effort.
Doll-Sized Face Mask
If cats or chihuahuas used sheet masks, this would be the perfect size for them. You can see the disappointment on her face, but at least that small patch of skin will be clear and glowing.
We can't imagine what purpose a little face mask serves and why someone would sell it. Do they expect you to stretch it out? We are just as puzzled as you.
The description on Amazon forgot to mention that the child is included with the order. Why would anyone want a cute dinosaur pillow when they could get a pillowcase with a photo of a child sleeping on the pillow they wanted?
Amazon could claim that it is exactly what they advertised, but who would want to sleep on a photo of a child sleeping? That is just too bizarre for words.
Some Assembly Required
This woman made the tragic mistake of ordering something from Wish.com. As we have seen, it usually does not turn out well, and she now understands that struggle. The knitted blanket she ordered came as one giant ball of yarn.
Does Wish.com expect people to assemble everything they order? Why doesn't anything come put together or look like the pictures on the website? We have so many questions.
Try Adding Hot Water, Maybe The Design Will Disappear
When this person ordered a heat-sensitive mug that changes designs when hot water is added got what the literal product photo on a cup, which is not what they expected. Obviously, the title of the product wasn't descriptive enough.
Even things that seem reasonably priced cannot be trusted these days. You just have to expect that everything will be the opposite of what you see online.