These hilarious shopping fail products look nothing like the picture

People disappointed with their purchases are taking to the internet to share the disastrous outcomes of their shopping.

Bargain hunting sites such as eBay or Wish are treasure troves of shopping failures, according to online shoppers.

But it's not only online that shopping disasters happen as a lot of users on the "Expectations vs Reality" Reddit page have shared disappointing supermarket and even restaurant meals, proving a bad purchase can be made anywhere.

From toys to clothes and even ice cream, be careful where you put your money or you might end up with a lot more - or a lot less - than what you bargained for.

This article was first published on NZ Herald and is republished here with permission.