15 Times The Internet Lied To People About What They Bought

When online shopping first started to gain traction, there was a lot of fear and apprehension. Now, it's become like second nature for most of us.

However, as safe and secure as things like Amazon and eBay have become, there are still plenty of people who get duped on a daily basis. Have a look and check out these 15 times the internet lied to consumers about what they'd bought.

When your Halloween costume doesn't match the picture on the box.

Believe it or not, this is actually supposed to be Pennywise the Clown from Stephen King's IT. Somehow, this costume is even more terrifying than the films and book combined.

This is why you should never shop while intoxicated.

"My wife gets wine drunk and orders stuff from Instagram Ads. She ordered this Cactus Cat Scratcher and two months later she received just a bag of rope with no instructions, or wood, or packing slip." - Reddit u/SimpleFloyd

Did they shrink in the mail?

Is this supposed to be some kind of a gag? Just what are you supposed to wipe, exactly? Heck, I've got alcohol swabs in my first-aid box that are more substantial than this teeny tiny thing.

When you get busted by the Amazon delivery person.

One of the most alluring aspects of shopping online is privacy, especially when it comes to more sensitive items. I can just imagine the smile on the Amazon driver's face after they handed this "package" off.

Some things are just better to try on in person.

I am the first one to admit that I'm a sucker for a good bargain. However, there's something to be said about the whole "getting what you paid for" adage. If you plan on going down this road, make sure to read the reviews at length.

It's as if they didn't even try.

The image of the bed frame on the left looks like a recovered work of art. The picture on the right, however, looks like someone stole a wooden pallet from a warehouse and then fastened a few felled branches on the corners.

Winter isn't coming any time soon.

Nothing on earth could entice me to pull this atrocity over my face and skin. I'd be afraid it would adhere itself forever — like what happened to Carly-Beth in the R.L. Stine classic, "The Haunted Mask".

Who the heck are you?

"Another pair of socks that didn't come out as hoped... My boyfriend ordered a pair (the right side is him, that's what we expected.) We have no idea who the other guy is." - Reddit u/holliesim

What big teeth you have!

I'm not saying that this man didn't get duped, but at the same time — he should have known better. No one is denying that dental bills are exorbitant, but what were you honestly expecting?

When your eyes are bigger than your stomach.

I think that this user had a bone to pick with the seller after this transaction — it looks like the bone of a steer or perhaps a water buffalo! The dog, however, I bet would've been overcome with joy.

Gotta catch 'em all!

What's most ironic is that the face of the Bulbasaur on the right mirrors exactly what the seller must have been feeling as they shipped this item in the mail. Just smile and nod, and hope that no one will know the difference.

That's not a rug — it's a glorified bath mat.

"My girlfriend and a group of her friends decided to order a $150 rug as a birthday gift for a friend. The rug arrived today, and it seems no one bothered to check the size..." - Reddit u/imculp

Expectations Vs. Reality.

What the hell is this even supposed to be; some kind of shampoo/conditioner dispenser? It's posts like these that cause me to lose faith in humanity and makes me want to go and immediately delete my Wish account.

I honestly don't know whether I should start laughing or crying uncontrollably.

"Saved for months, bought an $850 laptop online, waited 1.5 weeks for shipping, and it ended up being 3 jugs of Walmart brand juice instead." - Reddit u/robbydodgebal

You know you need to go on a diet when...

I feel so embarrassed and sad for this cat. Clearly, it's been battling a weight issue and the last thing it probably wanted or needed come Christmas time was to be body shamed. If it's any consolation, big guy — I still think you're cute.