It’s pretty hard to think about living without the Internet in this day and age. It’s how we do business, keep in touch with friends and family, and do pretty much every other conceivable thing these days.

The Internet is also handy for something that can be both a blessing and a curse…online shopping.

While it is extremely convenient to order pretty much anything imaginable online, keep these wise words in mind: BUYER BEWARE.

I once bought a t-shirt that I was extremely excited to receive in the mail. When it showed up…let’s just say I wasn’t very happy. All I wanted in life was to have the same yellow Colt 45 shirt that Jeff Spicoli wore in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Is that too much to ask for?

Remember to read the fine print when you order products online or you might end up with buyer’s regret…like these people.

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Either Bigfoot (aka Sasquatch) needed a kiddie pool for his mountain retreat or the person who bought this didn’t realize how small this was gonna be. I’m guessing the latter…

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Remember to read online reviews before you buy ANYTHING. It could be the difference between a great purchase and…well, this. At least the cat can now strut around the neighborhood in style.

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These poor folks ordered this yarn to the make the blanket pictured in the top-right. Hmmm, something doesn’t quite add up here.

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From the photo, this looks like a lovable teddy bear that any child would be happy to have, right? WRONG. Dead wrong. Amazon sure did get tricky with the photography here, as this bonafide nightmare is obviously haunting children around the country as we speak.

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Some poor fool booked an overnight getaway with a “private balcony.” Ahhh, there’s nothing like taking a seat and enjoying the great outdoors while you sip on a cocktail at the end of the day.

Or, you could just stare at a concrete wall…another example of buyer’s remorse. Let’s hope the interior was as promised.

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Man, talk about false advertising. This one isn’t even close. The girl in the photo on the left looks so happy with her giant panda head. The kid who received the one on the right probably isn’t talking to her parents right now.

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Another Airbnb listing, this time with a promised view of a church. Well, technically it’s correct. Whoever rented this one will at least be able to hear mass in the morning.

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Ahahahahaha. Sorry, I had to let that out. Wow! Epic online purchasing fail!

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This fella wanted a tank top to show off his guns this summer. Life has a tricky way of not working out, am I right? Instead, he’ll be wearing a dress to the bar tonight to try to meet ladies. But hey, he doesn’t look half bad…

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The look on her face says it all, my friends. Disappointment. Befuddlement. Exhaustion from having to explain just exactly what the hell happened. This is a human tragedy on so many levels. Pray for her. (Hopefully she donated or burned this outfit).

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Not quite as advertised, but at least it’s on the right track…kind of. And she was nice enough to take a pic so we could all laugh at her misery. That’s what I call being a good sport. Don’t you agree?

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The girl on the left looks chic, cool, ready to hit the street. The girl who bought the jacket looks like she’s being overtaken and about to be eaten by an alien life form that came alive inside her pockets.

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Have you ever heard the song “Dead Skin Mask” by Slayer? That’s kind of what this monumental disaster reminds me of. Poor lady. I think she’ll be ok as long as she doesn’t leave her house.

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The actual product in question here is the stuff that nightmares are made of. You don’t think this stuffed alpaca is going to terrify your children? Think again, buddy.

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Uh uh. A total failure. They couldn’t even get the shape right? C’mon people! At least the color matches. Kind of. Sort of.

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This is classic. This lady obviously thought she got an absolute steal when she ordered a plastic chair for her patio. What do you think this cost, $10 max?

Little did she know she purchased the perfect, teeny tiny chair for a dollhouse. Or maybe for the bottom of a fish tank.

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Heartbreaking. A person wants to show their true love and affection for their partner, so they go online (naturally) and buy what they believe is a beautiful, sterling silver ring that they daydream about slipping onto their lover’s hand. It’s a nice picture, isn’t it?

Too bad they apparently bought a ring for a gnome. I guess they could transform this thing into an earring? Or a nose ring?

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$750!!!! Unreal. I guess they look okay in the advertising photo, but what exactly happened during the manufacturing process? They look like a pair of 50-year-old slippers that my grandmother wouldn’t have worn back in the ’80s. Kids today…

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This is puzzling. The logo looks sort of the same on the outside. The color is pretty close. Oh, now I see! Maybe whoever made this sweatshirt shouldn’t have put a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT LOGO on the inside. Just a thought…

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How adorable! Someone ordered this for their sweetheart hoping to earn some goodwill (maybe they broke the dishwasher or something).

And then…this gets delivered. There is screaming, arguing, crying, throwing things (probably this against a wall). The wedding is called off. That tiny little ring from the previous page is returned…all because of this monstrosity.

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Is the human race shrinking? Did I miss the memo? What is happening here? The backpack looks like it’s for a normal-sized kid or a smaller adult. But think again. You’re not going to be able to use it as a carry-on bag at the airport. The best you can do is strap it to Mr. Whiskers and hope you at least get a viral pet video out of the deal.

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Rare? Sure. Cute? Maybe…not so much. Was this mochi bun horribly disfigured in an accident? At least if the one on the left is rare, the one on the right is EXTREMELY RARE. Maybe this person can sell it for a profit and forget that this ever happened.

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They got most of it, right? I mean, who actually wants an entire piece of furniture when they order it? Not this guy! I’m a half-couch or chair sort of fella.

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Very flattering. She can wear it to church, a wedding, a baptism, a business meeting. The possibilities are endless.

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She looks ravishing in this straight-out-of-the-dumpster chic dress. If we all learn a lesson today, it’s that you probably shouldn’t EVER, EVER buy clothes online. EVER.

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This trend of people selling itsy bitsy, teeny weeny products really has me flabbergasted. What are you supposed to cook in here? A quarter of a piece of chicken?

I’m looking for answers, and so far I’m getting nowhere.

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Awwwww yeahhhhhh. This guy wanted to show his love and admiration for Chance the Rapper. To look cool and prove to his friends that he has his ear to the streets. Ouch. Didn’t quite work out the way he expected. He was probably better off making his own. Poor guy.

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Oh myyyyyyy. The top photo looks like a cool, hip winter jacket. A nice and cozy, yet fashionable, coat for those cold winter nights.

The actual product? Kind of like a cross between an elf costume and a reindeer. I’m willing to bet this woman, as well as everyone else on the planet, won’t be wearing this for a stroll down any busy streets anytime soon. Maybe just save this one for when the furnace isn’t working.

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Here we go again. Another tiny item. Perfect for a Barbie doll or for someone in a Sci-Fi movie who has been shrunken to miniature size and needs to make it back home before the serum is destroyed. Right?

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And the march toward humans becoming pint-sized continues. Just get a load of this one. Looks like a cozy little cabana to take a snooze in while the kids run rampant in the yard. Turns out, if you order this product, you’ll be sleeping in the grass. At least she has a sense of humor about it.

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Forget everything I said about us shrinking as a species. The effects have been reversed and we’re now going to turn into giants. Or, at least that’s what this lady is thinking. She thought she was simply ordering a pair of tweezers, but it turns out the post office got her address mixed up with Andre the Giant’s house.

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You ordered four bunches, my friend. You could invite all your neighbors over for a banana party. You’ve been to one of those before, right? I thought so.

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I have a feeling she’s going to be extremely productive working at that desk. Don’t even bother trying to exchange it for another one. Jackpot!

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Everyone needs a pair of Chuck Taylors in their life. Just be sure to order a size that you can actually wear. Just an idea…

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It’s kind of like Bleu Cheese! I get it! A company really has to blow it to get the name of a sports team wrong. Like the Columbus Bleu Jackets, the Duke Bleu Devils.

Oh, by the way, have you seen the movie The Bleus Brothers? A classic!

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He shouldn’t look so upset about it. All he has to do is order about 800 more of those little rugs and he’ll have enough room to cover the living room floor. It’s a win-win!

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“These boots aren’t made for walking.” Get it? Sorry, I couldn’t resist. What on Earth could these possibly be used for? That’s a legitimate question. I actually need your help here.

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More of the same. I guess if you can’t actually go on vacation, you can always use your GI Joes and dream about it with these little deck chairs.

Did we all learn a lesson here? I really hope so. Remember, double and triple check your online purchases. If you don’t pretty soon we’re all going to living in a weird, alternate mini-universe. I, for one, am not looking forward to that.


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