Being a consumer can be a stressful situation. It's always fun to shop and splurge on yourself with treats now and again. But the treats half the time can turn out to be lemon. And not the fresh citrus kind. You never know if a certain product is overhyped or if that used item maybe just a little more used than you hoping for. One of the most frustrating parts of shopping is having to cause a scene in the return line. Those people are always a trip.

Redditor u/nachtstiel wanted consumers to share... What is something that you are NEVER F**KING BUYING AGAIN?


Keep your mitts to yourself... 

Oven mitt from the Dollar store. I don't know how, but I think it actually intensified the heat. rayrayrayray

A lot has to do with the seams on those imo. My mother has the ones the open like a sock puppet, so a flat piece of fabric the spans the entire gripping surface of your hand.

The dollar store ones are usually two pieces of fabric cut into a mitten shape and sewn together. And the seam is right along your hand. And the heat travels right in. And it's awful. ASpoonfullOfSass

Education ain't cheap. 

A parking pass for college. When I did my generals at the local CC it was only 40 bucks a year. At the university I'm transferring to they want 200 dollars a year.

My student ID lets me ride the bus for free and I can find free parking about ten minutes away from campus. ZeD00m

My parking for both semesters is $700, my friends at a UC would have to pay almost a grand. It's real BS! Ironfist506

This is Serious... 

Sirius XM radio subscription. It's a great service, but they will spam the everloving F**K out of your inbox, even if you've opted out of everything and unsubscribed from every available option. I'm talking multiple emails a day. "DON'T MISS OUT!"

Also, good luck canceling service, which I did just because of the email issue. Their retention people are absolutely relentless. LecherousHomewrecker

Just use a towel...

A cat bed. I can use a box from an Amazon package and get much better results. achung101

I have a constantly-changing cat bed. Every time I get a new order, the old cat bed gets recycled and the brand new luxury cat bed is unveiled, often with packing materials still inside. It's fun because it can go from tiny almost-can't-fit-inside, to like mini fridge size. We have a lot of fun at my house, me and my cat. miniconmax

Buy Used...

I will never buy the first year run of a new model of car. I will make sure the model has had a few years to work the kinks out.

In case anyone was wondering, I bought my wife a Chevy Sonic when they first came out. So many little things have broken in that car. Mostly small inconvenient stuff, but some not so small. The worst was a crack in the air intake hose that was very hard to find. Its also obviously leaking coolant, yet nobody can find the leak. So many small electronic things having to be replaced.

I've always found my Chevy vehicles to be very reliable, but not this one. Never again. PsychoWyrm

Seriously?

X-ray glasses. Purchased them from the back of a comic book years ago. rva_musashi

I actually had a pair at one point. There's actually a gimmick in them (no, they aren't really x-rays) so it's not like a total loss. There's a piece of dyed red feather in each eye hole. You can see through them, but it diffracts the light coming to each eye. The effect is that it looks like your hands have see-through flesh and solid bones (because the two images don't quite line up). sigilvii

Don't be that cheap! 

Bargain Q-Tips. fwoggyboboggy

That feeling when you pull the Q-Tip out and it no longer has the cotton on it. kai-klee

Oh hell no! go_commit_die_

Don't get sunk...

A cabin cruiser.

I was told before I bought my boat that the happiest days I would have with it would be the day I bought it and the day I sold it. I did not think this could possibly be true.

I was wrong. elizabethfarias

My fiancée wants a boat. I want a friend with a boat. She is not demanding a boat, she just said it would be nice to have one someday. I reminded her that we have friends with a boat who rarely use it and sink lots of money into it. RIPKellys

Not today Satan! 

A furby. When they were popular I made the mistake of asking for one from everyone (my mom, godmother, dad, friend-that was everyone)... and I was shocked when everyone bought me one. In the middle of the night they would be awake plotting and talking to each other in their furby language. Nightmares. Never again. AsianGinger33

You get what you pay for...

Furniture from a discount furniture store. The wood is so soft that I got several splinters from accidentally scraping my thumbnail on it. And my bed frame was not meant to be taken back apart at all. I'm surprised it survived the move, but it's definitely not making it through another.

Paranoidas

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