In many respects, the Internet is one of the greatest things that have happened to humanity in centuries.

You can stay in touch with your friends from around the world and talk to people you would never normally have crossed paths with.

And, of course, there’s Internet shopping.

These days, you can order pretty much anything from the comfort of your very own home. You don’t even have to put on pants!

However, this power comes with its share of risks. That’s why you should always read the fine print before you buy anything online. Otherwise, you may end up disappointed like these people:

Either this person has gargantuan feet, or the kiddie pool they ordered was not quite what they were expecting.

I’m gonna go with the second one.

One of the best ways to get extra info before purchasing a product online is by reading the reviews.

Thanks to this one, I will not buy purchasing the top for myself. I will be buying it for my cat, though.

Apparently, this listing was only for the yarn to make the blanket shown in the upper right side of the picture.

Still, though. That’s not even close.

So close…

And yet, so very, very far.

As anyone who’s ever tried to take a selfie can tell you, perspective is everything.

Amazon really got sneaky with the pictures of this horrifying teddy bear.

Before booking a stay online at a place with a “private balcony,” be warned that you may actually end up with something like this.

On the bright side, you have a stunning view of the neighbor’s house.

You really can’t blame the customer on this one; they clearly received something that was nothing like the listing.

Unless that little girl is a really little girl.

Here’s another AirBnB listing.

This one promised a view of the nearby church. They’re not technically incorrect…

I think this is my favorite thing that ever happened on the Internet.

I’m sorry the mask didn’t work out, but at least you could bring joy to those of us who are seeing these pictures.

This is clearly not going to work as workout wear.

On the other hand, your outfit for your next formal gathering is settled!

Oof. This one stings.

I’m guessing she didn’t order the “cropped and poorly sewn” version. But that’s exactly what she got.

I love when people put the clothes on anyway, even though they clearly realize that what they’ve received is not even close to what they ordered.

The product is horrible, but it still has some value in being able to provide a laugh for everyone.

My bad.

Oh, sorry, did you not want a coat that looks like it’s actively trying to swallow you?

“Calm down, skin”?

No. YOU calm down, mask.


If I ever receive a stuffed animal like this in the mail, alpaca it right up and ship it back.

I mean, sure.

I can sort of see the resemblance. At least you can look at this total failure through rose-colored glasses, though.

If you ever see a price online that’s too good to be true, it probably is.

In most cases, you’re either going to end up with a shoddily made product, or a product made specifically for a dollhouse.

Who needs rings to go around your fingers when you can just balance them daintily on the tips of your fingers instead?

It’s the hot new thing.

I really hope this person got their money back. $750?!

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Hey, as long as it has the right logo on the outside, does it really matter what’s on the inside?

Yes. Yes, it does.

Well, this is significantly less cute.

And significantly more disturbing.

Unfortunately, the backpack you ordered to use as a carry-on bag probably isn’t going to work.

On the bright side, though, Shadow loves it!

There’s a lot I could say about this one.

But I think the emoji pretty much expresses it all.

I’m learning some very important lessons from these people’s failures.

Mostly, I’ve learned to never, ever buy clothes online.