18 People Who Definitely Did Not Get What They Paid For


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We don’t always get what we pay for and that is a fact that some might find infuriating but there is hardly anything we could do about it. It all comes down to expectations vs reality and the list below shows some of the best examples of what happens when they are not the same.

1. The laundry 

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Using this service is never easy, as you are forced to deal with a lot of people and machines. In this case, the problem was caused by someone who had the audacity to get this person’s laundry out before it dried out completely. Their money was wasted, of course.

2. The vending machine

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Frustration related to food or drinks is the worst kind and this person surely knows how that felt. The soft drink and the sandwich they paid for both got stuck before falling down to the pick-up tray and this is something we don’t want to happen to us.

3. The music box

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Here is how someone tried to solve a problem in order to get their money’s worth. A kid received a music box that happened to start playing in the middle of the night. The kid immediately decided that it was haunted and this was their solution. to the problem.

4. The bridge

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It seems that someone would need to pay a hefty price for this bridge’s reconstruction. This happened in the Netherlands – someone decided to clean this bridge using a road cleaning machine and the result was devastating.

5. The meal

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Now, this is one kind of money lost down the drain that we have experienced. Someone decided to order lobster roll as takeout but you can see that it does not look like it’s worth as much as 34 bananas. We would get the bananas every time.

6. The cat tower

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There are moments when we realize we spent a fortune on something that is just not as usable as we thought it was initially. Someone purchase a cat scratch post with a tower but it was way too smaller than expected and the cat did not fit inside.

7. The portrait 

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Trying to take the perfect family photo when you have little children is almost impossible and you need a lot of patience and skill if you want to offer such a service. This couple probably paid a lot of money for this picture.

8. The tank top

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This person wanted to buy a tank top from Walmart and chose the XL size because he is obviously huge. As you can see, the size indication was more about its length rather than the width and you can bet this person was not happy with the purchase.

9. The mug

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We love mugs of all shapes and sizes. There is nothing like a cool mug to make someone happy or to add to your collection. Still, there are things that can ruin the good vibe of buying a new mug and this person obviously experienced that.

10. The window seat

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Disappointment can come in all kinds of forms but paying for something specific and getting the exact opposite is one of the worst ones. This person paid a lot of money to have a window seat but we can all see there isn’t a window near.

11. The perfume

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It is always a good idea to buy your partner something nice. There is no need for a special occasion. All you need is some money and the desire to make a person happy. Still, this wife surely did not like the perfume her husband got her and she used it as an air freshener in the bathroom.

12. The chair

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Kids spend a lot of time playing videogames and this is not something we can refer to as a good habit but it is inevitable. One father wanted to reduce the negative impact by buying his kid a gaming chair. You can see how she used it.

13. The bet

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People need to pay their debts regardless of the occasion. In this case, one person who won a bet against their boss finally got the money they won but in a way that we would consider to be inappropriate. The boss paid with pennies!

14. The note

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Buying something for yourself is often considered the kind of cost that does not fit the family budget and we all know that you must come up with something in order to get what you want and avoid a family feud. This shop got its customers covered.

15. The meeting 

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It seems that trying to do something remarkable is hard even if it all comes down to taking a picture. The woman in the image is standing next to Tom Felton and she paid $40 to meet him. She had no idea where the camera was and this is the end result.

16. The swing set

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Online shopping is a challenge and we all know that it can lead to a lot of frustration. In this case, someone’s mother was happy to order a cheap swing set from Amazon and she was surprised to see that it was way too smaller than it should have been.

17. The lighter 

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Now, this is the fine kind of trolling we rarely see. Buying an expensive lighter is a risk because one could easily be deceived by something that looks like it and this is what happened here. They were honest about it, at least.

18. The view

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Paying for the best seats to watch a game does not guarantee you will actually see something at all. This person decided to spend some extra cash and have the best possible seats and you can see that it did not work out well for him.


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