On 12.12, internet remembers online shopping fails

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018

Singles' Day, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and now 12.12.

What do they have in common?

Reality not matching up to expectations.

E-commerce has been competing with brick-and-mortar retail in recent years, with Alibaba racking up $42.28 billion in sales on Singles' Day (Nov 11) alone.

Lots of retailers have sprung up online, both big and small, offering discounts throughout the year.

This means a lot of e-shopping.

This also means a lot of scams.

Who hasn't ordered a dress before receiving one completely different?

Wrong size, wrong colour tone, lousy fabric - and these are the mild cases.

Facebook page SINK - Singapore Ink has compiled a hall of shame today (Dec 12), while AsiaOne has dug deep for more facepalm incidents.

When you check out your shopping cart today, just remember to lower your expectations.

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