Buyers Remorse Victims Reveal The Times They Shouldn't Have Pulled Out Their Wallets

Buyers Remorse Victims Reveal The Times They Shouldn't Have Pulled Out Their Wallets

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Most of us have bought something that we really didn't need, didn't work properly, or that we didn't have the money for. It leaves you feeling empty and infuriated that you even tried to go for that special or impromptu buy. This, my friends is buyers remorse.

MoJo59er asks: What's the worst buyers remorse you've ever experienced?

Sad story, but not a total waste of money

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Bought some geese when I was a kid. They immediately attacked my dad, and then flew away.

Whats worse than a printer that doesn't work?

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This printer I just got. What a disaster. The starter ink cartridges ran out ink after a few head cleanings since it was printing super light. I ordered a generic ink rated 5 stars on amazon, printer didn't recognize them and refused to print. By the time I bought the genuine cartridges and they came, the printer heads had dried and only the black color would work, but with jagged lines all over the page. I ended up returning the printer, and both sets of ink.

Inkjet printers are the biggest scam of the century

unhappy birds are really not a good investment

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Once I bought two little zebra finches, that then pushed their side food tray out and flew away. I saved up my allowance money for them too. I loved those little birds, even though they didn't really love me back.

When it's only good for one spin

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Friend of mine ordered a fidget spinner online. When it was shipped, he was totally excited, unwrapped it, gave it a spin, gave it another spin and was like :|

When it was not what you thought it was

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When i was 10 I bought Pokèmon card sleeves thinking they were Pokèmon cards

When you pay for fake items

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One time I bought a stereo set from a dude in a van. I had just gotten my first paycheck at my first job. The guy had a working stereo plugged into an inverter in his car and it sounded pretty good. I peeked in the box and it looked legit. He "wanted" $300 but I was the lucky last customer of the day; I gave him my whole weeks paycheck (like $180).

I was so excited. I got home, opened the box all the way and it was all fake.

When you were better off chasing the thrill

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I always wanted one of those aluminum scooters. I begged for one every Christmas and birthday for years and never got one, which is really weird because my parents had no trouble dropping thousands of dollars on a ventriloquist doll that I didn't ask for.

But anyway, basically my whole childhood I asked for an aluminum scooter, and even dropped hints to my husband that I wanted one. Never got it. So one day I said screw it, I'm going to buy the damn thing myself.

Bought it. Rode it once.

Now it's been under my bed for months. I hate myself.

There's another step to that process

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I bought an exercise machine. Turns out you have to actually make an effort to lose weight.

Bad planning!

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Bought a brand new baseball bat, and helmet as I was going to the indoor batting cage almost weekly. Threw out receipts, went to a nearby field hit a few balls to test it out. So the next day comes and I drive to the indoor batting cage only to find out it had gone out of business two days after my last visit about a week or so before. Cant return items as I have used them, thrown out receipts, and there is no other batting cages in my area I can go to unless I have someone come too (very hard to get people out for it). Now i have dropped about 200 bucks into this, and have to go to a field, throw a ball into air to hit, then walk over and get it.

When the meds did it

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After a vehicle accident, I was laid up on a couch on a swathe of medication. In the haze of the meds I bought 20+ collectors knives and a hang drum and didnt realize until they were shipped to my house.

Scam!

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Nothing significant, but I once bought an incandescent lightbulb which claimed to be blacklight. As soon as I walked out the store I realised that that was just stupid. No "hot wire" bulb is going to produce significant amounts of UV. Sure enough, it was just a normal bulb with a purple coloured glass.

It just sounds like such a bad idea

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Paying 10K for a week of bootcamp at the Art of Charm. Worst decision made

So close to being a sucker

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I went to a concert and bought a poster to frame for my office.

Went to a framed downtown and she makes a nice showing of what they'll frame it with. Grand total was $450. The poster cost $35.

I was so stunned that I agreed, gave them the poster and sat outside for awhile thinking wtf?

After about 30 minutes I went back inside and cancelled the frame and got my poster back.

Ordered one off Amazon for $30. Looks fine.

Short lived

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When I was 14 I really wanted an RC plane. So I bought one for about 100 euros.

The instructions told that you should rev the engine up and throw the plane in the air. After reving it up we threw it into the air, only to have it crashing down hard. Braking the axle and making the plane useless. I guess it flew about 1 meter.

If you have never seen this rock, it's like the one in your back yard or local park...

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A plane ticket to see plymouth rock.

When you are investing a little too much

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40 year old 1968 Galaxie 500 2 door. Only 2500 still on the road when I bought it. Car was perfect inside and out but it had sat neglected for 10 years. I replaced the motor mounts, battery, electrical wiring, fuel lines, gas tank, shocks, springs, radiator, fuel pump, multiple seals and more. Car was a money pit. *

*restoring cars is a rich man's hobby. I'm not rich.

Take notes...

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Every piece of furniture ever bought from online.

The grass is always greener on the other side

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I bought hearing aids and the sudden clarity drove me insane. I could hear birds, the unfolding of candy wrappers, the fridge running, etc. Took them back. Ignorance really can be bliss.

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