The marketing world is constantly spewing out new products on a quest to win customers over. But you’d swear they were trying to sabotage themselves with products that seemed to have been designed solely to annoy the heck out of us. And of course, we keep falling for their tricks because they’re really good at what they do.
The Toy Truck’s Claw is Fake
This truck might look pretty impressive on the cover of the box. But when this customer brought it home for their 3-year-old, they discovered that the claw was actually a 2D print out.
Half a Box of Turkish Delights
Opening this box of rose flavored Turkish Delights was very unpleasant when this customer realized that the candies were sealed in a bag and only filled up half of the entire box.
One of the Blocks is Fake
This packaging tricks you into thinking that you’re actually buying 9 of these soft blocks. But when you open them all up, you discover that one of the blocks is made out of cardboard.
Not Enough Kinetic Sand
We realize it’s not the beach, but judging from the photo on the box, it’s natural to assume that the product would come with enough sand to fill most of the sandbox. But there’s only enough sand to fill a corner.
Packaging Indent Takes Up Space
This one’s kind of a nutty design, isn’t it? While the weight and mass of the product is listed on the label, it visually tricked a customer into thinking they were buying a package full of nuts. But they didn’t realize there was a massive indent at the bottom.
Tilted Benches in a Food Court
This food court has tilted benches so customers won’t stay around for too long. But a true rebel would see this as an opportunity to sit on the table and use those tilted benches as a foot rest. They’d definitely deserve it.
Protein Container is Halfway Empty
This is not one of those “think positive and see the container as halfway full.” This protein container is halfway empty. Come on! It’s a bit heartbreaking to go through all the trouble of building muscle mass only to find this inside.
Moisturizing Cream Packaging Trick
This customer bought a moisturizing cream thinking that the bottle inside was the same size as the package. It turns out that the bottle is so tiny, they would probably get about 2 fingertips worth of moisturizer.
Too Much Plastic for this UBS Receiver
This USB unifying receiver is very tiny, but Logitech wasted so much plastic on the packaging. Meanwhile, it’s a struggle trying to rip the packaging apart. The worse thing is that it’ll all wind up in the trash, which adds to the world’s plastic waste crisis.
Not Enough Charms in this Kit
This charm jewelry kit appears to be full of tiny charms and beads. But reality crushes your expectations once you take a look inside. Couldn’t they have created a smaller box? Just saying!