Online purchase

Re-failure of therapy! Disgruntled Shoppers Present Their Worst Online Shopping Failure

These not-so-savvy shoppers bought some truly cringe-worthy items they weren’t expecting from a dead fish in a purse to terrifying masks.

When Amy Macdonald, 11, asked her mum Claire, 31, for a paddling pool to cool off in, she couldn’t have predicted what would come in the mail.

When Claire went to unbox the £12 pool she had no idea how tiny it was, all Amy could do was use it as a foot spa.

Claire, from Macduff, Aberdeenshire, said: “I’m very prone to these online shopping failures. Usually eBay isn’t too bad for them, but I guess I’m just having bad luck.”







Claire MacDonald, 31, has had a number of failed online purchases
(

Picture:

Mercury Press & Media Ltd.)


Another mum, Nikki, 34, from London, decided to give her daughter Tayla, 15, an £18 Boohoo black leather bag, but was horrified when Tayla took the gift upstairs but let out a huge cry, and not out of excitement at the nice gift. . She would have found a dead goldfish in the bag.

Nikki said: “She came from school and took the package upstairs and then I just heard this really girly, dramatic scream.

“It was like a fossil. It was hard from decomposing. It had a hard coating on it and you could pretty much see its eyes and mouth.”

The clothing company offered a full refund and a £20 voucher as an apology for the slimy surprise.

Another woman stood hysterically in utter disbelief when a coat she ordered online came emblazoned with random words from a pub menu.

Chellce Adams-Jackson, 26, from Stockport, chose the £80 jacket as a gift for her friend and thought she would get a gray coat with the word ‘Queen’ printed on the side.







Chellce Adams-Jackson was left in stitches
(

Picture:

Mercury Press & Media Ltd.)


Not enough. What actually showed up on his doorstep was a white coat with the words food and meals all over it.

Chellce said: “I was completely in disbelief when I saw it, honestly I couldn’t understand it. I was reading those words like cheese and beef stew and just started crying laughing.”

Mum Vikki Ceridwen, 24, bought a size 18 bralette from I Saw It First, or so she thought, but it turned out quite small for her four-year-old daughter.

When Karen Godfrey ordered what she thought was a size 12 pink jumpsuit it turned out to be an unflattering size – in a funny video she explained the jumpsuit didn’t just reveal a hint of a toe camel, but “the whole hump”.







whoops
(

Picture:

Mercury Press & Media Ltd.)


We all want to go out for a Christmas party, but poor Olivia Burroughs, from Nottingham, had to miss her friend’s Christmas party after she claimed her order of Boohoo clothes made her look like a “melted ball of sequins with extra long legs”.

She said: “I couldn’t believe the difference with the online photo, it was a real expectation versus the reality of the online shopping moment.

Passionate about collecting cars, Hedge Burley, 40, really thought about the present for her husband Mark’s birthday. She bought a £245 set of car mats for their favorite vehicle, a 1986 Ford Cosworth, but when they arrived they were smaller than the palm of her hand.

Hedge said: “I opened it and went between crying and laughing for about 20 minutes. I just couldn’t decide what the right reaction was.

“You’d think for that price they would be the right size!”







Karen Godfrey trying on the ill-fitting outfit she bought on boohoo.com
(

Picture:

Mercury Press & Media Ltd.)


Being surprised by the size of the item you’ve ordered is not uncommon, as 22-year-old Kayleigh O’Hara from Glasgow could tell you. She ordered a living room rug online and what arrived was something the size of a doormat.

She guessed something was wrong when it finally arrived from Groupon and was able to be put in the mailbox!

To treat her mum, Olivia Candlin, 21, ordered a ‘large’ chunky knit blanket for £40 online, but Rugeley biomedical science graduate Staffs could only laugh when it arrived and barely enough great for covering her cat.

She said: “It looked so big online – there’s a woman wrapped around it. But it’s a bit bigger than a spatula but exactly the same length as a rolling pin. .”

Online shopping is more popular than ever, so why not order panties online, here’s why. Juanita McGowen bought a pack of 10 giant blues in size 12, or so she thought.

Juanita, a mother of one from Cleveland, Ohio, USA, said: “I could have probably put three in a pair, which is hilarious.”

“An oversized trash bag,” is how Pretty Little Thing customer Lauren Thompson, 18, described the skintight PU dress she bought for a Barbie party.

The size 12 ‘tight’ dress for £25 wasn’t too flattering as it was way too big for her and she struggled to fit in.

Another sartorial disaster befell student Beth Whitehouse, 22, when she claimed the ‘slinky mustard dress’ she ordered seemed to arrive like a ‘high visibility tent’.







Beth Whitehouse, 22, wearing the Pretty Little Thing dress
(

Picture:

Mercury Press & Media Ltd.)


Finally, on the same website, Fran Watts was stunned when a comfy knit dress she bought transformed her into “Mr Tickle” – as the ridiculously long sleeves went past her knees.

The 5ft 5in, 29-year-old digital marketer spent five minutes trying to arrange the sleeves to look like the model’s, to no avail.

She said: “The arms were double the length they should have been, they looked really weird. I looked like Mr. Tickle!”

Read more

Read more