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2020-07-03 8:27:35 PM  
My wife and I were just discussing this actually. We bought our bedding plants from a pop-up, they claimed they were selling cancelled commercial orders because of the 'rona, the prices were really low and they looked great, I even went back for a second load, now 3/4 of them look like sh*t. My mom bought some at the same place, hers look just as bad as mine and she's a hell of a lot better gardener than I am. I feel ripped off, my own damn fault, if I bought them from the local garden centre I could have taken them back.
 
2020-07-03 8:35:35 PM  
Pretty quickly after I married the second wife; harpy nut job.  Fortunately she was sterile by then.
 
2020-07-03 8:39:03 PM  
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2020-07-03 8:46:08 PM  
When I was young, I ordered a "squirt flower" from Johnson-Smith.  The catalog said that it "Looks real!"

It didn't at all.  It was a piece of crap.  My parents knew it was going to be an inexpensive lesson.  It was.
 
2020-07-03 8:46:31 PM  
We call buyer's remorse picture-in-picture at our house. Mr mutts needed it when we bought our first tv together in 1998, and we used it maybe twice. I teased him, but about five years ago, I got its equivalent in a fancy spray feature in the dishwasher, so we're even. I'm the only person I know with a picture-in-picture dishwasher, so I got that going for me.
 
2020-07-03 8:47:36 PM  
1998 Mitsubishi Mirage
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Christ what a shiatbox.
Made me hate Japanese cars.
Then I found a Scion tC brand new in 2007, which was 10 times the car and value.
 
2020-07-03 8:58:02 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage
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Christ what a shiatbox.
Made me hate Japanese cars.
Then I found a Scion tC brand new in 2007, which was 10 times the car and value.


That is how I felt about my first car: 1987 Mitsubishi Precis (a 1st gen Hyundai Excel). I didn't avoid Japanese car because of it but Korean ones as they were all crap until a few years ago. Mitsubishi did good from about '90 until '96, after that it's a slow slide into the garbage heap.
 
2020-07-03 8:59:23 PM  
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2020-07-03 9:00:13 PM  
"Ever experienced buyer's remorse? Like you overpaid, it didn't live up to the hype, wasn't as pictured in the ads, you never used it, it was junk, etc. Bonus points for photos."

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"Difficulty: Items, not relationships"

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2020-07-03 9:04:13 PM  
It seems like these days, almost everything you buy is a cheap plastic disappointment
 
2020-07-03 9:04:22 PM  
I once did the "this is much smaller than I expected" thing with a purse on ebay. I even looked at the measurements, which were accurate, but somehow it just seemed much tinier than I imagined. Luckily I didn't pay that much for it.

[insert penis joke here]

I think it was the shape the fooled me. It wasn't this bag, but similar shape. I pictured a shoulder bag, but it was this little handheld thing that would fit maybe lipstick and a credit card and your keys.

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2020-07-03 9:08:03 PM  
So, when I was in my early teenage years (a long time ago now...1998 or so? This was the same era as JNCO.), I spent a brief period being into the Insane Clown Posse (hence the username...Blame Half-Life multiplayer for it sticking.) I thought the coolest thing ever would be to purchase an XXL size t-shirt with one of the album covers:

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I saved up a couple months' worth of allowance and got special persmission to use my old man's credit card to buy it in exchange for the cash I had scraped and collected. Unfortunately, this was before "Juggalos" were really a 'thing' so you couldn't just hop on the Amazons and buy whatever swag you wanted. You had to go to the official webstore, and as luck would have it the shirt was on backorder.

Six months later, it finally ships, and in the meantime I go from angry 13 year old with shiatty musical taste to angry 14 year who discovered the guitar and realised ICP sucked. I don't think I ever wore that shirt in public.

/Kind of wish I had held onto it now...I'd rock it for lockdown WFH irony
 
2020-07-03 9:09:08 PM  
I just bought a video card that's like half the size of my computer. They didn't show how big it was when I ordered it. So that qualifies I guess. I suppose I could buy a bigger case. But that's a lot of work.
 
2020-07-03 9:13:27 PM  

keiverarrow: It seems like these days, almost everything you buy is a cheap plastic disappointment


It's Chinafication of all our domestic products. We outsourced almost our entire production economy to China, and they're happy to make cheap shiat for American companies that don't give a shiat about quality.

It took 30 years to do, so it's not like we're going to change our economy overnight. We are a service economy now.
 
2020-07-03 9:25:42 PM  
I pre-ordered a 2006 Dodge Charger as a graduation present to myself.  I did love that car, but I never should have bought it.  Spent way too much money, and had to trade it in at 80k miles because it was coming up on it's second front-end tie rod and bushing replacement.
 
2020-07-03 9:28:14 PM  
In high school, a friend and I bought some pot from a friend's brother's friend. Usually we got it from a friend of ours, but he wasn't around, so we bought some. When we smoked it later, it did nothing for us. Looking back, I think it was probably lawn clippings and oregano.
 
2020-07-03 9:34:00 PM  
A Honda CR-V. That thing was trouble from day one.
 
2020-07-03 10:13:11 PM  
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2020-07-03 10:14:56 PM  
Worst thing I ever bought was a used 2006 Hyundai Sonata with about 60k miles on it.  That was supposedly the first generation that were good.

The sole good point was the engine, which was powerful and smooth.  Everything else on the car was utter trash.  I became expert at replacing door handles because every single one of them broke multiple times.  Every bit of plastic broke- window motor mounts, cupholders, sun visors, external mirror covers, etc.

But the icing on the cake was the electrical system which made Lucas look reliable.  It quickly developed a fault where hitting the brake pedal would kill *every* electrical thing in the car.  The headlights would fail, the dash would go blank, the radio would lose its presets...  It took multiple trips to the dealer and over a month for them to fix it.  After they finally figured it out (battery wiring loom) it took less than two years before the ABS, airbags and traction control failed.

People tell me modern Hyundais are good, but I already got fooled once.  Replaced it with a AWD Prius.
 
2020-07-03 10:19:10 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Worst thing I ever bought was a used 2006 Hyundai Sonata with about 60k miles on it.  That was supposedly the first generation that were good.

The sole good point was the engine, which was powerful and smooth.  Everything else on the car was utter trash.  I became expert at replacing door handles because every single one of them broke multiple times.  Every bit of plastic broke- window motor mounts, cupholders, sun visors, external mirror covers, etc.

But the icing on the cake was the electrical system which made Lucas look reliable.  It quickly developed a fault where hitting the brake pedal would kill *every* electrical thing in the car.  The headlights would fail, the dash would go blank, the radio would lose its presets...  It took multiple trips to the dealer and over a month for them to fix it.  After they finally figured it out (battery wiring loom) it took less than two years before the ABS, airbags and traction control failed.

People tell me modern Hyundais are good, but I already got fooled once.  Replaced it with a AWD Prius.


I hated the Prius when it came out. Honestly, i still don't like the look of them but I have to say, they seem damn reliable as I haven't know one person that had an issue with one.
 
2020-07-03 10:30:06 PM  
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2020-07-03 10:39:45 PM  

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2020-07-03 10:40:13 PM  

isamudyson: Glockenspiel Hero: Worst thing I ever bought was a used 2006 Hyundai Sonata with about 60k miles on it.  That was supposedly the first generation that were good.

The sole good point was the engine, which was powerful and smooth.  Everything else on the car was utter trash.  I became expert at replacing door handles because every single one of them broke multiple times.  Every bit of plastic broke- window motor mounts, cupholders, sun visors, external mirror covers, etc.

But the icing on the cake was the electrical system which made Lucas look reliable.  It quickly developed a fault where hitting the brake pedal would kill *every* electrical thing in the car.  The headlights would fail, the dash would go blank, the radio would lose its presets...  It took multiple trips to the dealer and over a month for them to fix it.  After they finally figured it out (battery wiring loom) it took less than two years before the ABS, airbags and traction control failed.

People tell me modern Hyundais are good, but I already got fooled once.  Replaced it with a AWD Prius.

I hated the Prius when it came out. Honestly, i still don't like the look of them but I have to say, they seem damn reliable as I haven't know one person that had an issue with one.


I bought one used and my wife liked it so much she got a new one (said AWD version)

I know a lot of people who hate the look but at least they tried to be interesting as opposed to yet another melted box on box crossover.  And once you understand how absurdly simple they are you understand why they're reliable.  The transmission is literally a single planetary gear.  There's no serpentine belt because almost everything is electric.  No alternator, no starter.  Low power, naturally aspirated motor with a timing chain rather than a belt.  The AWD system is a rear electric motor so no driveshaft.  The only way you get simpler is a pure electric and I live in a rural area without much charging infrastructure.

And since I've been working from home, I hadn't had to fill the thing up since March.  With some gas points accumulated over that time, I literally filled the car up last week from near empty to full for $7.88.

Not everyone's cup of tea, but I like them a lot.
 
2020-07-03 10:41:15 PM  
This is the buyer's remorse that has remained with me my whole life. I was a teenager, typically not wanting girlie things, but for some reason I fell in love with a certain red sweater. I think we were actually fairly poor. Anyway, I made a stink about it and my dad finally relented. But I knew that wasn't money he expected to spend. I never wore that damned sweater.

I said it stayed with me and it did. But it's hard to say what I gained from it. I don't typically want things and will not buy frivolously.
 
2020-07-03 11:02:33 PM  
Damn near everything I buy that isn't strictly necessary, and even some things that are, induce remorse at some level.
 
2020-07-03 11:04:52 PM  
Never experienced buyer's remorse for commercial products.  Always been fairly careful and meticulous about research before any major purchase.  That was an unspoken sensibility inherited from family, and I'm grateful for it.  As people, they are generally much more about ideas than things.  This works as both an advantage and a detriment.

In a larger sense, have experienced plenty of buyer's remorse when it comes to cultural falsehoods.  Especially as a young adult.  But that's a WHOLE other thread.
 
2020-07-03 11:08:40 PM  
When I was around 10 or 11, I saved up to buy a "radio controlled" car. It probably took me a couple months to save up with allowance, birthday money, and doing some paid work for my folks. I was so looking forward to this thing, I was drawing full-size scale models of it to savor every curve, and thought about the race course I could draw on the driveway with chalk, and how I would see how well I could keep in the lines while going as fast as possible. Finally, it arrived and was an immediate downer. Apparently the "radio" was a button that you held down to make it turn right. So you'd the thing on and it would go straight. To turn left you had to hold the button just long enough to make a 270° turn to the right. And if you didn't get the angle right, you've have to go around again. And again. I think I played with it for 20 minutes before getting tired of making lots of loops to the right trying to make it turn left. I put it back in its box and put it under my bed, where it taunted me for years looking cool (but knowing it sucked) before I finally threw it away so I wouldn't have to look at it.
 
2020-07-03 11:10:17 PM  
I have buyers remorse all the time, usually because I hate spending money. The larger the purchase, the more the remorse. Let's just say the TBM gave me a lot of remorse...
 
2020-07-03 11:11:09 PM  
Let the Forth of Trump begin! Trump!
 
2020-07-03 11:12:09 PM  
The several grand I've spent on PlayStation MMO microtransactions. Not because I regret the stuff I bought, but because I've since switched entirely to PC and don't even want to touch the PC versions of those games since I can't access all the stuff I've got on PS4. Example, Warframe. Probably dropped five or six hundred on that alone. Don't want to start over on Steam without all the shiat I bought.
 
2020-07-03 11:13:03 PM  
I bought a $7 computer mouse off Amazon.

I'm sorry that I don't have a picture: it couldn't have been more than an inch and a half wide and maybe an inch long and felt like it was made out of water bottle plastic. It was absurd.
 
2020-07-03 11:22:25 PM  
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2/10 stars. Never formed nuclear family. Society unstable. Quickly devolved into the Brine Shrimp wars of 1990-1995.
 
2020-07-03 11:42:36 PM  
*looks at Steam library*

Oh just pick any number of them.  The 4X games I've spent 2 hours in because something else came up and I've never gone back.  The small arsenal of firearms I don't use, especially now.  The longbow and recurve now due to this whole pandemic...

Fortunately, nothing individually as large as a car, but still.
 
2020-07-04 12:14:10 AM  
There aren't too many big-ticket items I regret.  The one that sticks in my head is the $2500 Sony DV camcorder I bought in 1999, along with a Canopus Firewire/s-video capture card. I wanted to learn video editing, and make amateur films. I never wanted to be a filmmaker, I just wanted to try it. Never did. But the camcorder at least got some use, since everyone I know wanted to borrow it for their own purposes.

Having buyer's remorse about your Steam library is almost universal among people that *have* a Steam library. I dodged it by giving my godson my account. I didn't have *tons* of games (about 30 or so), but I had only played maybe 3 of them for any length of time. But that was years ago. Now my godson has buyer's remorse about his Steam library, though he's really good about only buying stuff when it's 75% off, so he never gets in TOO deep.
 
2020-07-04 12:30:56 AM  
The ThinkPad P71 that I'm typing on has not been worth the hefty price tag - it's supposed to be a flagship workstation for CAD and video but it doesn't work well with Lenovo's dock, won't recognize monitors and it went in for 6 farking weeks so they could try and fix other issues as well.  I had to file a BBB claim against Lenovo just to get it that far.

Now it doesn't recognize the factory battery that it came with so it can't run unless it's plugged in.  My last ThinkPad was a W510 and it was a champ for photoshop and video editing for almost a decade.  I guess I used up all my good luck with that one.
 
2020-07-04 12:39:07 AM  
A fleeshlight with teeth
 
2020-07-04 1:07:02 AM  
I bought the 2nd gen Apple Pencil for my iPad Pro. I have no idea what I was thinking, I am not an artist. I played around with it for a few days, now it is on my nightstand.
 
2020-07-04 1:12:07 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage
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Christ what a shiatbox.
Made me hate Japanese cars.
Then I found a Scion tC brand new in 2007, which was 10 times the car and value.


I had a red 1997 Mitsubishi Mirage, the LS so it had the bigger 1.8 liter 113hp engine. The 1.5 with 92hp must have sucked.
 
2020-07-04 1:18:48 AM  
A Hot Cocoa Sampler Box.
 
2020-07-04 2:04:49 AM  
I needed an old-school kid's sand bucket for a costume. So I went on Etsy. Drunk, of course. Saw a picture of three for $9. I didn't need three, but I figured I'd do something with the extras. I hit "buy."

A couple weeks later I received a picture of three vintage sand buckets.

It wasn't even a good one. I take better photographs on my stupid iphone.

My husband still laughs about it. He'd have framed that thing and put it on the wall, but I threw it away fast. I know him.
 
2020-07-04 2:30:11 AM  
2020 Jeep Gladiator, a week ago.

Oh wait, no buyers remorse on that at all.  I love it.
 
2020-07-04 2:38:32 AM  
My MOOG Etherwave Theramin. Is it cool? Indeed it is, yes. Can I pay it? Yes, I'm actually pretty good with it. Who can I play it for? No one.
 
2020-07-04 2:39:52 AM  

Fear the Clam: Radio controlled disappointment.



Something similar for me.  When I was nine I was dying for a RC Car like my cousins had. I saved up money and started strong arming my mom and step-dad to pay me back the money the owed me. Went to the shop and I bought this red monster truck type RC Car.

The R stood for remote, not radio. I didn't know any better.  Imagine my surprise when the damn thing comes on a wire that I swear to god barely reached from the car to my hands when I stood up. I guess I'm supposed to trot along with the car?

Mom was still butt hurt over the money so she refused to let me return it. The batteries died almost immediately and I never played with it again.
 
2020-07-04 2:40:18 AM  

MelGoesOnTour: My MOOG Etherwave Theramin. Is it cool? Indeed it is, yes. Can I pay it? Yes, I'm actually pretty good with it. Who can I play it for? No one.


"Theremin".

/damned typos!
 
2020-07-04 2:41:21 AM  

MelGoesOnTour: My MOOG Etherwave Theramin. Is it cool? Indeed it is, yes. Can I pay it? Yes, I'm actually pretty good with it. Who can I play it for? No one.


"Play".

/Okay, enough typos for tonight...
 
2020-07-04 3:08:47 AM  
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2020-07-04 6:34:15 AM  

runs with mutts: We call buyer's remorse picture-in-picture at our house. Mr mutts needed it when we bought our first tv together in 1998, and we used it maybe twice. I teased him, but about five years ago, I got its equivalent in a fancy spray feature in the dishwasher, so we're even. I'm the only person I know with a picture-in-picture dishwasher, so I got that going for me.


I really miss PiP, great for fall sports, with baseball, hockey, and football all going on at the same time it was great for not missing action, plus during commercials just hit the pip bottom and you're instantly on another channel you're interested in. Also good for NCAA football Saturdays where there's inevitably more than one game you're interested in at a time. I ended up using a tablet as a second screen as a substitute when I upgraded to a 4k TV that didn't have it, I'll sometimes have the Roku and TV on different streams and flip between then plus the tablet =)
 
2020-07-04 6:41:15 AM  
In marriage 1.0?  Yes, many things, and much money right down a rat hole.  Marriage 2.0?  Naw, mostly small ticket items to please little kids for a while.  My buyer's remorse with Nerf, for example, is not buying multiples so that all of us have the same level of weaponry during our wars.  Nerf is a godsend during housebound weather, hot/rainy season, or pandemic.
 
2020-07-04 7:14:58 AM  
Bought a Nissan LEAF. I actually love the car, but I really wanted a Model 3. I really needed something for work, the Model 3 wasn't out where I lived yet, and I had no way of knowing when it would come given Elon Time and whatnot. Pulled the trigger on a Nissan and about a month later Tesla started taking pre-orders for Model 3 deliveries late that year. Sometimes I see them on the highway, and every time I do I'm filled with buyers remorse.
 
2020-07-04 7:31:15 AM  
Hmm...

Not when I bought it, but when I resold an expensive (to me) French saddle. I bought it from someone else in my barn through the trainer. The previous owner had worn jeans to ride and damaged the leather, but I was too new to realize how much that knocked off the price. It was a comfy saddle and I got a few years of use out of it, but when I realized I couldn't afford the horse scene, I ate the loss in value from the previous owner.

Something similar, with my flooring. When I moved in to my house two years ago, it had newly redone but low end (builder grade) floors put in. The main floor, which is all one big wall-less open area, was split into half LVP and half carpet. Same downstairs with the foyer in LVP and the family room in carpet. I hate carpet so I ripped out the brand new carpet and put in matching LVP throughout to the tune of $2300. It looks better - opened things up - and it's very easy to care for, but I don't like how it feels and the few scratches it has aren't fixable. Now, I will need to replace the upstairs carpet in the next year because it's wearing out (low grade + cats) and I'm considering redoing the entire house in water resistant bamboo. I'd like to have that $2300 back to cut the cost.
 
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