Man receives a shoe rack instead of a work bench after online shopping

Husband orders a $250 ‘dream’ work bench online – but what he receives is VERY different to the one he expected

  • An American man ordered a $250 work bench online and was very disappointed
  • He thought the bench would be 60 inches, but it barely fits his small dachshund
  • His wife is delighted and she is now using the 16 inch workbench as a shoe rack

A disappointed customer learned the hard way to pay attention to detail when shopping online after he ordered an expensive ‘work bench’ that didn’t quite live up to expectations.

The American man forked out $250 for what he thought would be a 60 inch work bench, and instead received a miniature 16 inch version – but his wife is happy with the blunder as she now has an ‘adorable’ shoe rack.

She posted the embarrassing mishap to Facebook, and other users were quick to jump on the post to mock their own husbands saying ‘men are so bad at measuring’.

An enthusiastic DIY-er ordered what he thought was a 60 inch workbench (pictured) online for $250 and was shocked when he received the disappointing product

An enthusiastic DIY-er ordered what he thought was a 60 inch workbench (pictured) online for $250 and was shocked when he received the disappointing product

The product was actually 16 inches - his wife now uses it as a show rack and it's so small it barely fits three pairs of shoes and their small dachshund

The product was actually 16 inches – his wife now uses it as a show rack and it’s so small it barely fits three pairs of shoes and their small dachshund

‘My husband did not read the fine print on this bench,’ the wife said in her hilarious post to the Facebook group What I Asked For vs What I Got.

‘He thought he was getting a 60 inch workbench for his shop. Instead, I have an adorable place to put my shoes on in the bedroom since it can’t be returned,’ she joked.

The shoe rack was advertised as a ‘craftsman bench’, which the man assumed meant it was a workbench, but the name actually referred to the furniture style not the product.

‘My husband assumed it was bigger based on the name and the price, thinking a ‘craftsman bench’ was a workbench for a craftsman, not a craftsman-style of furniture,’ the woman said.

However she admits her husband ‘didn’t read the full listing’ which did state the dimensions of the 16 inch bench.

The description of the Enclume craftsman bench even describes the bench as a ‘convenient place to sit while you tie your shoes’ and advises using the underneath shelf to store shoes.

The website suggests the bench would make a convenient feature in any ‘entryway or mudroom’ rather than a workshop as the man hoped.

Is this the worst what I ordered vs what I got fail yet?

A young woman was ‘devastated’ after receiving a cake that looked like ‘kids volcano school project’ instead of the $230 dream cake she ordered for her 18th birthday party.

The British woman had ordered the cake from a professional baker but suspected something was wrong when she had to send her the design three times because the baker ‘couldn’t remember’ what she wanted.

The final product was was ‘so bad’ she couldn’t even eat it, it looked nothing like her order and was covered in ‘candle wax’ icing and dead flowers. 

The young woman ordered a simple and pretty pink cake (pictured) for her eighteenth birthday, however she did not get what she wanted

The professional baker gave her a 'messy' cake (pictured) on her big day instead

The young woman ordered a simple and pretty pink cake (pictured) for her eighteenth birthday, however she did not get what she wanted. The professional baker gave her this dripping mess on her big day instead

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The post prompted others to share their frustration at their own husbands bad measuring skills.

‘Wow that’s an awfully expensive shoe bench,’ one woman laughed.

‘I’m laughing but that’s a lot of money for a shoe rack. Take his credit card’s,’ another said. 

‘Men are so bad at measuring,’ another commented. 

‘From my experiences with men, they never look at things very well. Every one I’ve known has searched and sworn they couldn’t find something that was sitting right in front of them. I fully believe her husband didn’t see the measurements no matter how in his face they were,’ another agreed.

A red-faced shopper has sent thousands into hysterics after sharing the 'rice cooker' she purchased online without looking at the item description

A red-faced shopper has sent thousands into hysterics after sharing the ‘rice cooker’ she purchased online without looking at the item description

Previously another shopper also didn’t pay attention to a product description when online shopping. 

The shopper thought she had purchased a rice cooker for $35 plus shipping on an internet marketplace however when it arrived she discovered she had actually bought a dollhouse appliance one-twelfth of the size. 

Seeing the funny side, she shared her gaffe in a post to the Facebook page What I asked for VS What I got leaving thousands of member in hysterics. 

She thought she had bought a rice cooker for $35 plus shipping however when it arrived she discovered she actually got a dollhouse appliance one-twelfth of the size

She thought she had bought a rice cooker for $35 plus shipping however when it arrived she discovered she actually got a dollhouse appliance one-twelfth of the size

‘You might enjoy my misery. Bought a rice cooker online, description was ‘1:12 mini rice cooker for kitchen landscape. Suitable for 1′,’ the red-faced buyer wrote. 

‘And this, this is what I got. I just wanted some rice man.’

She admitted she did not read the dimensions but will ‘never again’ ignore them and thought the whole ordeal was hilarious. 

‘Can’t return, so I made an ornament. It will be passed on to my grandchildren, and their children. It is now a family heirloom,’ she joked. 

She admitted she did not read the dimensions but will 'never again' ignore them and thought the whole ordeal was hilarious

She admitted she did not read the dimensions but will ‘never again’ ignore them and thought the whole ordeal was hilarious

Her post received thousands of ‘likes’ and hundreds of comments with many wondering how the shopper managed the mix up. 

‘What is this? A rice cooker for ants?’ one member joked while another quipped: ‘When Amazon knows you ain’t been sticking to your diet.’

‘Were you stoned or drunk when you misread the description?!’ a third asked. 

‘Apparently I’m just naturally stupid. In my mind I thought it was 1/12th what a normal rice cooker would make. It was not,’ she replied. 

Another pointed out the phrase ‘kitchen landscape’ was a give away as it’s common among miniatures collectors. 

She shared the post online leaving thousands in stitches and many pointed out there were dead give-aways the cooker wasn't real in the description

She shared the post online leaving thousands in stitches and many pointed out there were dead give-aways the cooker wasn’t real in the description

‘Your key phrases were ‘kitchen landscape’, and also the scale that they put right in the description. 1:12 is the scale and suitable for 1′ means one inch,’ they said. 

‘It definitely makes sense now, but at the time I was like what a cool way to describe your kitchen, a landscape,’ the second-hand shopper laughed. 

Some shared their own online shopping blunders with one woman saying her sister paid hundreds for what turned out to be a dollhouse chair. 

‘My sister bought a chair on Amazon once. It was $765 dollars. It arrived and she couldn’t find the box anywhere. It was in the mailbox. It was a $765 dollhouse decorative chair,’ she said adding her sister was unable to get her money back. 

A second shared an image of the tiny set of mixing bowls she accidentally bought on Ebay that were hardly wider than a pen. 

‘One thing I learned, we need to read the description. $54 down the drain,’ she wrote. 

‘I did the same thing on some ‘makeup bags’ one time. I ordered five. They may have fit a penny in them…maybe,’ a third said. 

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