This Online Purchase Bamboozled Two Water Loving Dogs


We’ve all had an experience with an online purchase that fell short of our expectations. Though our pets usually get to sit back and laugh at our online shopping mistakes, this purchase disappointed two water-loving pups on opposite ends of the globe.

I usually consider myself to be a savvy online shopper, but I couldn’t resist an incredible deal on an enormous dog pool that I knew my dog Ellie would love. With how much she enjoys diving into puddles and swimming in every lake she passes, I just knew I had to order her a personal doggie pool.

The pool was advertised as being 60 inches wide, meaning Ellie could comfortably splash around and have a great time. The “Best Dog Pool Ever” was on sale for $30, making it absolutely impossible for me to resist. The only downside: the shipping time was estimated at over a month due to it coming from China. Since I knew how much my pup would love it, I pushed purchase anyways!

From the Amazon listing

Fast forward 1 month and I received a small package in the mailbox. Much to my surprise, it was the extra-large dog pool that me and Ellie had been waiting for.

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I couldn’t help but laugh at the small dog-bowl-sized pool that I had been anticipating for over a month. Though Ellie was not impressed with the overhyped gift I offered her, she tried her best to contain her disgust for a quick photo. Though Ellie didn’t receive the online pool of her dreams, we did buy an actual dog pool from the store the very next day.

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After my disappointing online purchase experience, I wondered if other pet parents were fooled by the promise of this amazing dog pool as well.  With a quick internet search, I found a lovable Newfie named Darcy that was disappointed with her doggie pool as well.

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It appears that Darcie’s fur parents were also pulled in by the amazing discount, as they purchased an extra-large dog pool from an online Chinese store as well. Though they had a long shipping estimate from China to their home in England, they decided to purchase it anyway. Similar to Ellie, Darcie was not at all impressed!

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Within days of her dog-bowl-sized gift, Darcie’s fur parents also purchased another dog pool for their furry friend. Darcie now spends her days splashing around in her dog pool fit for a queen and has left her disappointing pool surprise behind her.

This story serves as a reminder to always read the reviews before purchase, as you never know what you’ll end up with!

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