1. This Product Is A Little Too Abstract
These charcuterie board photos look like a real-life game of “spot the difference,” but not in a fun way. A customer ordered this charcuterie board from West Elm and waited for six months for it to arrive – that’s right – six months. Long shipping times have been familiar to many of us over the past year-and-a-half with the pandemic causing major delays, but this Reddit post was from over two years ago. Moreover, when the board did finally arrive, it was nothing like she’d hoped. The “reality” version looks unsanded and unvarnished in places and as if it was made out of entirely different materials than were originally pictured.
This customer wasn’t the only one who’s had aggravating experiences with West Elm. Other Redditors sympathized, sharing how products from this brand might look great on the outside, but they don’t hold up over time. One user suggested that the company has significant quality control issues, ordering a couch that arrived already looking used and reordering that couch only to have the same problem. This all goes to show that scams aren’t confined to websites with third-party sellers, like Amazon and eBay. We need to be careful ordering online, even with brand-named companies.