5 Of The Dumbest Purchases People Regretted Immediately

What are the dumbest purchases you have ever made? Well, I have made my share of idiotic investments. For example, I accepted a “free tablet” from my cell phone carrier that cost me a contracted line of service for 24 months (two years).

The tablet was an off-brand 8GB that costs less than $100. The line of service costs me $10 a month. So $240 for a cheap piece of trash that stopped working after a few months. Pretty dumb, and after working for a cell phone company, that's the name of that game. So don't be stupid like me. Nothing is “free.”

Dumbest Purchases People Regretted Immediately

Cat Food (But They Didn't Have A Cat)! Ok. This one made me laugh out loud. A man shared that as a child, he was sent to the store to purchase milk for his mom. The tin cat food was – buy one get one free.

Laptop (A Really Cheap One) Speaking of cheap electronics, one user regrets their purchase of a cheap laptop ($240.62). He explains that it was clunky, did not adequately run Windows, and his phone was superior for every task. Finally, he confesses, “It was a brick within a year.”

SodaStream (Dashed Our Dreams) “A SodaStream. I grew up in the 80s, and some of my better-off friends had soda streams.” This user continues that their mums would open the fridge to the beautiful individual stream bottles and ask what flavor “you fancied.”

Hobbies (You Never Do) Somebody told the thread that they have a terrible habit of “instantly deciding a hobby” before wasting money on something they never touch again—for example, a rowing machine, a push bike, and knitting equipment.

People spent hundreds to thousands of dollars on these little bean bags with faces that are worthless now. I can't help but think of these toys every time my husband decides he wants another “collectible” Funko Pop!

Beanie Babies (Like Thousands of Dollars Worth)

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