Products I regret buying – #2 {+Freebie Friday}

imageHi there! Happy Friday and as I promised (requested too) here is my second post in my series of products I regret buying and this week it’s Gadgets – eBay & DHgate. I will say I love eBay and buy things there often but the lot below left a bad taste in my mouth. Let me know what you think and if you’ve had similar experiences.

1. Ipad connector – the first connector I bought was wrong for my iPad so my bad, I went back to same store and bought the correct one. When it arrived I read the instructions and proceeded to use it. To my disappointment it did not work so I waited till the weekend up try it out and it key telling me “item not recognised, functionality not accepted” in English that means it ain’t gonna work. So regretted spreading my £3.50 on not working items.
2. Mini tripod stand – I am not good with measurements so even though it said mini plus dimensions I was thinking small enough to take full picture with. Well it does that when I sling it onto my dresser but it’s legs are a bit wably and I am always scared it will drop my camera.
3. iPad stand – well this was one waste of space kinda item, my iPad did not even like being put in it so kept falling. Not sure if I will head back to this buyer.
4. Fake galaxy phone (DHgate) – a while back I wanted a galaxy phone (Korean version). Well I got Korean version o’right just it turned out to be a fake of a fake can you believe that lol fake of a fake. That was a new one on me and now my buying of mobiles is restricted to the UK shores only.
5. 5-in-1 connector – this like the iPad connector had same faults and now I feel like I am collecting a lot of junk for no other reason than I enjoy it lol x

So that’s the second post in the products I regret buying series. How good are you at purchasing electrical goods? My fault in being too frugal and trusting wrong people too much x

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42 Comments

  1. Kristine Foley
    June 25, 2014 / 4:27 pm

    Boo on crappy sales! We’ve had nothing but positive experiences thru Ebay thank goodness, but I’ve heard some horror stories!

    • June 25, 2014 / 7:20 pm

      You are the lucky one x

  2. June 23, 2014 / 2:17 pm

    HAha at first I was like… what is that??? guess it doesn’t matter!

  3. June 23, 2014 / 3:26 am

    I tried the camera connection kit and couldn’t get it to work for us either!

    • June 23, 2014 / 7:46 pm

      They are just crap aren’t they x

  4. June 22, 2014 / 9:26 pm

    Buying from eBay can be a bit touch and go at times. You really are investing your trust and hoping for the best. Luckily my purchases have all been OK, touch wood!

    • June 22, 2014 / 10:17 pm

      I agree it’s touch and go, some sellers I have been really impressed with especially when I got my juicer. The seller was amazing and I gt great product x

  5. JoBryan
    June 22, 2014 / 9:09 pm

    I am saving for a new lens for my camera. I have drawer of useless gadgets. Mobile chargers, the instant ones, mini speakers, docking stations, why do we do it???

    • June 22, 2014 / 10:18 pm

      I think at the time when buying we think and give them the benefit of the doubt until we get them and that nagging feeling confirms it all, we bought crap lol x

  6. June 22, 2014 / 3:58 pm

    I have a bunch of tech stuff I regret buying. I bought a cord for my iPhone that was supposed to speed up charging time. Instead, it just broke my phone.

    • June 22, 2014 / 8:02 pm

      I once bought and iPhone cord too and it died after two days of use, I was pissed off but I know the buy and gave the feedback needed x

  7. June 22, 2014 / 7:40 am

    I am so guilty of this! I know I don’t need it, yet buy it. Or when something is less expensive so I buy it and then the quality sucks! But sometimes you have to try it for future reference!

    • June 22, 2014 / 7:49 am

      I agree sometimes it is for future reference

  8. June 21, 2014 / 4:09 pm

    Aw, I have some regrets like this too!! I’m so sorry you had to go through buyer’s remorse, but I guess you can save $ next time! 🙂

    • June 21, 2014 / 9:10 pm

      Yep next time I can definitely retire x

  9. June 21, 2014 / 6:17 am

    Hahahaha yep I could not believe it when I got told, since it wasn’t doing what I needed it to do I got it check and oh boy nothing inside was real. Wish they had just fold me a Nokia brick that would give been better x

  10. June 21, 2014 / 4:38 am

    I feel like I always make this mistake and buy things I either a) do not need at all and will never use or b) think I know about them but soon find out they are utter crap! So glad you share this stuff so I know what not to buy!

    • June 21, 2014 / 6:13 am

      I know what you mean, I always fall in (b) and this annoys me so much x

  11. Carly Anderson
    June 21, 2014 / 4:30 am

    Ohhhhhhhhh annoying when you buy the wrong stuff!

    • June 21, 2014 / 6:13 am

      Oh yea, was fuming but got over it lol x

  12. June 21, 2014 / 3:07 am

    We are pretty good when it comes to electronics – I do a ton of research before we buy, it’s everything else we are bad for – kitchen appliances, toys for the kids…that sort of stuff

    • June 21, 2014 / 6:13 am

      I am crap at electronics so now leaving it to the professionals lol x

  13. Karissa Ancell
    June 21, 2014 / 12:56 am

    I think it’s great to let people know what you regret buying. Saves others from wasting money on it, plus we all have purchases we regret.

    • June 21, 2014 / 6:14 am

      Couldn’t agree more, thanks Karissa x

  14. June 20, 2014 / 11:31 pm

    I love this idea of letting others know what not to buy. The power of blogging! I have so many regrets lol!

    • June 21, 2014 / 6:14 am

      Thank you, the power of blogging indeed x

  15. Jessica Dearnley
    June 20, 2014 / 9:57 pm

    I regret buying far too many things lately, I’m a terrible impulse buyer!

    • June 21, 2014 / 6:15 am

      I am becoming better in that area though not there yet to complete stop lol x

  16. June 20, 2014 / 9:43 pm

    I love the idea of letting us know what you regret buying. Not enough people do that!

    • June 21, 2014 / 6:15 am

      Thanks Christen x

  17. Ruthy T.
    June 20, 2014 / 9:35 pm

    These kind of posts are so helpful! thx for sharing!

  18. Starr Villandry
    June 20, 2014 / 9:16 pm

    I love this series! A fake of a fake! That’s never good.
    StarrJoy16.blogspot.com

  19. June 20, 2014 / 7:57 pm

    Ah, things like these are so annoying!!! 😛

    • June 20, 2014 / 8:06 pm

      Tell me about it x

  20. Leighanne Modeste
    June 20, 2014 / 7:35 pm

    I would buy a toy for Darcy x

    • June 20, 2014 / 7:46 pm

      Awww that’s sweet hope you get the chance x

    • June 20, 2014 / 7:46 pm

      Thank you Hannah x

  21. Francene Stanley
    June 20, 2014 / 6:45 pm

    I’ve reached the stage in life where I’ve stopped buying anything unnecessary. In fact, my husband and I have just sent a load of things to auction. Sad, but it has to be done while you’re still able.

    • June 20, 2014 / 7:47 pm

      It’s true I am done “collecting” junk and read to spend on things important and worth while x

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