Shopping online is often a gamble. There is very little guarantee that what actually shows up in the mail is going to fulfill your expectations, or even fulfill the product description. (Plenty of teens who attempted to order their prom dresses on Amazon know this deflating feeling all too well.)
However, sometimes the retailer can’t be blamed. Sometimes, the fault lies with the customer, who maaaaybe should have read the product details a bit more throughly before placing their order.
Blaque, a 25-year-old living in Virginia, was shopping for a desk on Amazon when the site recommended an add-on item for an astoundingly cheap price: a clear Casper chair for a mere $5.00!
Blaque, assuming she had stumbled upon the deal of the century, went forward with the purchase, no doubt assuming that one of these would show up in the mail:
However, what she ended up with was the most disappointing chair in the world: a six-inch plastic miniature replica of the Casper chair, which would probably only be useful if you lived in the Barbie Dream House.
“When I got to the bottom of the box and nothing was left but a small white box I was confused,” Blaque told BuzzFeed. “When I opened it and pulled that chair out, I literally busted out laughing tears and all because I couldn’t believe I bought that.”
“Totally not Amazon’s fault at all. It was properly advertised, I just didn’t read.”
Twitter was totally in stitches over Blaque’s gaffe, and many people sheepishly shared their own personal Amazon order fails.
Some people managed to see the silver lining.
And in case you were wondering: no, Blaque was definitely not the first person to make this mistake when ordering the chair.
So, let this be a lesson to all zealous online shoppers out there: if a price seems too good to be true, take a step back and reconsider — because it probably is.