I love to shop online. Love it.
It's incredibly gratifying to have packages arrive at my door. It's actually kind of magical, if you think about it. You click a button representing a pretty picture of something you'd like to have and then it shows up at your door. Jetsons I tell you.
Anyways. This wouldn't be called a 'saga' if there wasn't some tragic undertones to all of this. So let me just tell you how crushed I am when my package finally arrives and it's not what I envisioned.
You'd think I'd have learned my lesson by now. You'd think I'd want to actually go see the article in question, before purchasing. If you calculated some kind of cost-benefit statement on my online purchasing behavior, you'd probably tell me I've spent oodles in shipping costs that are completely wasteful.
But still, I order away.
My latest tragedy is that of the antelope rug.
You've seen them, right? Glorious in all their translations and how they fit just about any environment.
Cote de Texas
Haute Indoor Couture
I thought it was high time to get me one.
I waited. And waited. This thing was an incredible deal on OKL and it was a Stark! I thought, OK, I can't go wrong. Great name in the industry, right?
Then it came. I wanted to like it. I forced myself to like it. Even if it meant changing out my new drapes just to make it work.
Then I came to my senses. It was horribly pixelated and looked so cheap. Which never seems to show on the larger ones. Maybe it was just at this size? Maybe that's why it was so reasonably priced?
I send back.
Rinse and repeat.
What are you online shopping horror stories? Come on, please make me feel better about myself :)