Shopping online: Expectation vs Reality

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 1:22 pm
Reading Time: 2 minutes

A landlord was forced to lower the asking rent for their ‘studio’ apartment in Cambridge. They were seeking £850 each month for a single room inside a semi-detached home in Cambridge. The 5ft 7in-wide room claims to have a bathroom and kitchen area, but the photos show the tightly packed room offers almost no space. Kirste and Dan think this is straight-up false advertising. “I couldn’t lay down on the floor. I would have to crumple up to lay on the floor.”

Amanda bought a device online that you put in the washing machine to get dog hair off your clothes. “When I got it, it looked half the size of what it did on the video. It looked like a fidget spinner with a netting bag at the bottom!” Then when she tried to use it almost deteriorated in the machine and didn’t get rid of any dog hair. “I’m thinking of just taking it to school as I work as an EA and if there is some kid that needs it I’ll give them that.”

Dan has also fallen victim to false advertising. He found a Michael Jordan action figure online that look very detailed and came with different uniforms. “I was like oh man Archer’s going to love it!” So he bought it but when it arrived it looked nothing like the photo. “When it arrived it was Lebron James. But it looked like it had been made by someone that had never seen what Lebron James looked like.”

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