When you purchase an item on eBay or Amazon, you experience one of two outcomes; post-bargain amazement, or post-purchase feelings of violation and deceit.
There are many ways in which a purchase can disappoint you; it might be low-quality, not work properly, or be a different colour from the one you expected.
But what's truly endemic to internet shopping is the frequent occurrence of items being alarmingly smaller or bigger than expected.
Always read the small print, folks.
1 This noble crown
Somewhere, a three-year-old girl is using a bigger crown as a hula hoop.
2 These mighty plant pots
The hydrangeas suffered the same cramped accommodation as the modern millennial.
3 This sexy discreet thong
Like magic, your arse goes from being a cheeky gift to a three-weeks-late Hermes delivery.
4 This majestic sunflower
Someone put it out of its misery.
5 This lovely crocheted top
To be fair, the cat does look fabulous.
6 These luxurious cushions
When a friend comes over and sits on your sofa, ask them if they'd like a cushion. Look them dead in the eye and offer them these.
7 This long read
Save the trees and all that.
8 This perfect fancy dress prop
Plot twist: the Tardis was normal-sized and Doctor Who was really, really small.
9 This beautiful wedding dress
Silver living: you'd look like mint ice cream. What's not to love?
Feature image: Amazon