People Share Their Biggest 'Buyer Beware' Regrets That Were Too Late To Undo
Buyer's remorse. Most of us have experienced it at some time or another. You're sure you've made a great purchase, until...
Reddit user zerothwq asked "What's something you regretted buying as soon as you walked out of the store?"
Here are the responses.
A mediocre couch I bought on sale.
There are many things to compromise price on, but you're gonna spend a lot of time on your couch, so make sure it's quality.
I was at a music festival and a couple kids asked if I wanted to buy a rock (it was a nice rock tbh) and that I would be their first customer! So me, being nice said I would love to! They charged me $3 and I walked away happy with my new souvenir. Then, I heard them say to the people behind me, "do you want to buy a rock? You'll be our first customer"
I was so mad and impressed at the same time. 6 years later I still carry the rock in my purse.
I'm Not Worthy
Half of my clothes.
I always overthink buying clothes and most of the time I feel guilty the second I pay for them. I usually recover from it in a couple days.
It's just so damn convenient and cheap, and i know its terrible for me.
I Am Noisy
A $12 dancing Groot. He was voice activated and would wiggle every time a sound was made. I regretted it because it was a rejected Christmas gift. The recipient met me outside of the WalMart and made a face when I showed them.
'what did you buy THAT for?'
Jokes on them I guess. I kept my Groot in the kitchen. He loved high pitched noises especially so he would dance while you did dishes. His gears were crappy though so you could hear them grinding every time he moved.
He also played Jackson 5 'I want you back' and danced to that when you pressed a button. I pressed that button a lot to annoy my family. The more they complained about my loud Groot the more noise he made.
It Looks So Easy on YouTube
Spending money on makeup you don't know how to use won't automatically give you the skills :(
Here Comes Peter Cottontail
Back in 2008, my mom, sister, and I were at the mall, and we went to the pet store to look at the animals. They had a bunch of Dutch Dwarf rabbits in the front of the store because Easter had just passed. Apparently, Mom heard that any rabbits not sold by the end of that week would be put down, so she told the two of us to each pick out a bunny that we wanted. We ended up going with the two that came up to our hands first - a black and white one that my sister named Oreo, and a gray/blue and white one that I named Star.
As we were carrying the two bunnies out of the store and to the car, my mom just groans, "Oh my God, what did I just do?"
Both rabbits have since passed away - Star in August 2016 after 8 years, and Oreo in January 2017, after almost 9.
A pack of XL condoms. Who was I trying to kid?
Bought an iPod shuffle back in 2013. Walked out and thought "I have a phone. Why do I need this"
Lost it a month later. Damn thing was tiny.
No one human being needs that many fries in a day. But I always get it since it barely costs more than the smaller size fries.
When the Thrill Is Gone
Brand New Truck. I realized as you get older there is a much less level of excitement when getting things you want. I think I was chasing that feeling of excitement when you get something you really want when you're younger.
Think With the Big Head
Some brunette talked me into spending $65 for a white hoodie.
1.) Who the f' buys a white hoodie? That thing was filthy the minute it touched any surface outside of the bag. 2.) $65 is a lot to spend on a sweatshirt. Maybe not a specially or functionally designed one. But that was un-f'ing-heard of in 1999.
In conclusion, I was a dipshit.
It Was a Big File
Was in Hong Kong a few weeks back with my brother. Got our picture taken atop "The Peak". Decided we'd pay the $25 (USD) for the lousy picture because it was a good memory but as we paid and the procedure began we realized I was only getting a digital copy emailed to myself.
To this day trying to convince myself that that $25 email was not highway robbery.
I'm a guy. It was the late 90's.
They weren't your typical leather trousers though. They weren't tight, but fit more like jeans. But they were leather.
My God, were they leather.
Ben & Jerry's Is Easier
Homemade ice cream maker, when I bought it I imagined having friends over and making ice cream, but it always seems so complicated and nobody wants ice cream that much. So I haven't used it a single time.
Suspension of Disbelief
Had a few weddings to attend so I decided to get a new suit. My top half is a bit bigger than my bottom so the pants that came with the jacket were a bit roomy. For some reason the cute saleslady managed to talk me into buying suspenders instead of a belt.
Soon as I walked out I knew my friends would be merciless. I was not wrong.
Beast of Burden
I bought a gallon of milk and four two liters of soda at once.
I don't have a car, so I had to carry it all the way back home.
I impulse bought a GoPro. I do not have the lifestyle that requires a GoPro.
"Hey guys! I'm just here looking out my window! Seems like rain today! Okay, like share and subscribe! Bye!"