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16 People That Just Wanted to Buy Something Cool Online but Totally Failed

A website called Aligurus has counted the number of AliExpress orders in 2019 and found out that the best-selling product was an eyebrow pen. The second best-selling product was tempered glass for an iPhone, and the third was a USB charger. We decided to find out which online purchases really disappointed people.

We at Bright Side have read the reviews for these online products and we deeply sympathize with the people that were tricked by unfair sellers.

“At one store, these overalls cost $16, and in the other — $39. I bought the more expensive ones. I would never wear them.”

“My boyfriend’s mom bought a tea kettle, now she has a new Monopoly piece.”

“This is the last time I order anything online.”

“Girlfriend and I are both struggling with finances. She’s in school and I’m in student debt. So we can’t buy much for each other this year. Now I’m out of time and money.”

“The macramé wall art advertised vs What I actually received”

“Anyone know where I can order a really small knife and fruit to go with my new sharpener?”

“Cute” felt pig my mother ordered online. Received that ham hock on the right. He’s part of our family now and we’re laughing at him.

“They promised this costume would make me ’very fashionable at the party.’ It did not.”

“This skirt was $23. When it was delivered, it turned out it had shorts in it with different length legs and the skirt itself was longer on the right side.”

The model was wearing an S (apparently) and mine was an XL. Think it would have fit if I was 4’11″ tall, instead of 5’11″.

“I ordered an embroidered backpack on AliExpress and this is what I got. I think it’s a masterpiece.”

“I ordered wrapping paper online, there was a mistake and now I have a massive poster of my face. I’m not even mad.”

Expectation vs Harsh reality

“What I ordered (Medium) vs What I got. I gave the shirt to my 6-year-old niece. Lucky she’s a fan of AC/DC.”

“Be sure to always check the size when ordering treats!”

“A $60 dress I can’t return. The dress looks very effortlessly ethereal in all of the advertised photos and I think I actually do like the potato sack. Lie to me and tell me it’s not that bad.”

Show us the last thing you ordered online! Did your expectations meet reality?

Preview photo credit Smash1289 / Reddit