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Drunk online shopping

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angeltulips Tue 19-Aug-14 18:41:53

Has this been discussed yet on mn? I can imagine there being a few stories to tell.

www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/aug/19/-sp-drunk-online-shopping-regrets

Fortunately I've never been afflicted myself (drunk SMSes a different story when in my youth, but never shopping....)

KingJoffreysBloodshotEye Tue 19-Aug-14 18:44:28

Yes, a copy of Save The Last Dance turned up for me the other day.

Checked Amazon. Definitely me who ordered it.

No idea.

confused

Is it any good? Might watch it later.

QOD Tue 19-Aug-14 18:45:43

I went for a 3 hour pub lunch today and have bought my daughter a dress and agreed to low lights and a hair cut for her
Sabotage

Spurtle Tue 19-Aug-14 18:48:42

DH and I bought two iPads after a couple of bottles of wine. He wanted a mini, I wanted full size, so we bought both. Seemed perfectly reasonable at the time. Still haven't paid off the one we put in the credit card.

angeltulips Tue 19-Aug-14 18:49:53

I thought Save the Last Dance was absolutely crapola

Can you regift it? [hopeful]

commsgirl Tue 19-Aug-14 18:50:53

I've got a friend who's terrible for this. Most nights out she'll end up ordering something she sees someone else wearing that she likes. She's done the iPad thing as well.

jammygem Tue 19-Aug-14 19:24:17

Yeah, I've been known to do this a few times...

Most recent purchase was a bumbebee outfit for a kitten hmm No idea... my cat is definitely no longer a kitten and I'm definitely not one of those people who dress their pets anyway

A couple of months ago, despairing of dating/being messed around by a bloke, I went on a shopping spree on my kindle of all the He's Just Not That Into You/Stop Kissing Frogs/Power Texting Men/Make Every Man Want You crap. Really quite embarrassing now I think about it. blush

jammygem Tue 19-Aug-14 19:25:53

Haha! QOD Your daughter is brilliant grin

Edieandkoala Tue 19-Aug-14 19:29:08

Apple obsessed Dh bought me an iPhone 5c on when we we'd had a few last week. He had no idea until he read his emails the next day. He also sent ds (11) a text promising he could have my old iPhone 4, ds came back from his sleepover all excited, so he couldn't really get out of it! Luckily, he ordered the only colour I like, down side is we can't afford a weekend away now!

I'm sure there was a poster who drunkenly ordered artificial turf, with the idea of using it in her lounge.

ShadyMyLady Tue 19-Aug-14 20:11:13

I love these threads, they're hilarious.

Artificial turf for the lounge, bloody brilliant grin.

EatShitDerek Tue 19-Aug-14 20:14:01

I woke up with a tattoo once. And went into shops after a liquid lunch/dinner/tea.. Had to return most of the clothes as they were shite grin

littlewhitebag Tue 19-Aug-14 20:14:48

I drunk ordered a really expensive footstool to match an armchair in my sitting room. Luckily it was perfect and i really like it!

velourvoyageur Tue 19-Aug-14 20:17:12

I booked a trip to Berlin once.
And went, it was awesome grin
And one to Paris....

Clothes, well that's just par for the course, occupational hazard etc!

ShadyMyLady Tue 19-Aug-14 20:17:41

What tattoo was it derek?

NormHonal Tue 19-Aug-14 20:22:15

I've put down a deposit on a few nights away next summer.

It will be good, the DCs will love it, and it isn't that expensive...but DH needs convincing. blush

EatShitDerek Tue 19-Aug-14 20:26:11

shady big star ribbon thing on my wrist. Don't do things by half

wellcoveredsparerib Tue 19-Aug-14 20:27:04

I bought a telescope when there was a lovely full moon and after a few glasses of wine.

Its not moved from the back of the shed for a about 18 months.

SomeKindOfDeliciousBiscuit Tue 19-Aug-14 20:29:00

For me it's iTunes and musicnotes.com (piano scores - I can hardly play with both hands)

I don't even have to be drunk...

dexter73 Tue 19-Aug-14 20:31:16

I bought a massive darts board cupboard thing once after we came back from the pub absolutely steaming and had been playing darts. It is still in the shed as it is so massive and we have nowhere to put it!

dexter73 Tue 19-Aug-14 20:31:51

The Shed - where drunk internet purchases are shamefully hidden!

Memphisbelly Tue 19-Aug-14 20:33:05

2 ipads here too, one full size and one mini as I missed dh and thought we could facetime each other when he was away.

ThatBloodyWoman Tue 19-Aug-14 20:33:12

I'm a bugger for bidding on ebay whenI'm pissed for clothes I don't need.

Sundaysmumisfullofwine Tue 19-Aug-14 20:34:51

tickets to see Elton John. I don't even like Elton John.

ShadyMyLady Tue 19-Aug-14 20:37:09

That actually sounds nice derek, could'be been worse, you could've ended up like this beauty

ShadyMyLady Tue 19-Aug-14 20:37:40

*could've

EatShitDerek Tue 19-Aug-14 20:38:20

Would be nice if the tattooist want drunk too! Terrible

ShadyMyLady Tue 19-Aug-14 20:39:42

grin

NoNoDontEatThatBloodyHellFFS Tue 19-Aug-14 20:41:28

I love this thread. Telescopes, trips to Berlin, tattoos and tickets to see Elton John... grin

As soon as I have a whiff of spare income I'm getting in some wine and throwing caution to the wind. What will be, will be! grin

Fairyfellowsmasterstroke Tue 19-Aug-14 20:42:20

OMG This reminds me of when Bid TV was still broadcasting.

I spent many a drunken evening buying items such as luxury 80 thread count egyptian cotton towels as well as falling for "never to be repeated" offers of diamondesque earings!!!

And, TBH, the offers never were repeated - well, not until the following evening anyway!!

I actually used to get excited when my name was scrolled across the bottom of the screen.

Hangs head in shame whilst looking up telephone number of AA blush blush

EatShitDerek Tue 19-Aug-14 20:42:45

I was 18 at the time and went into a known dodgy tattooist. Who cares when the are drunk right? Cared a lot when I woke

angeltulips Tue 19-Aug-14 20:44:00

Bahahaha the lawn turf is awesome. Like a retro hipster cocktail bar. Love the bumblebee outfit for the kitten too snort

I do, upon reflection, do a bit of binge iTunes buying. But I don't really count that because it's often cheaper than having more drinks

And have just remembered my bad habit of cooking full and elaborate meals late at night when drunk. That's probably what keeps me away from the e-commerce!

NoNoDontEatThatBloodyHellFFS Tue 19-Aug-14 20:46:25

And have just remembered my bad habit of cooking full and elaborate meals late at night when drunk. That's probably what keeps me away from the e-commerce!

I do this. Then I wake up and see the state of the kitchen... Can be enough to make you want to hit the bottle again straight away some mornings!

Looby2k Tue 19-Aug-14 20:46:50

I also got a tattoo whilst drunk

It's a chinese symbol which reads "get drunk"

All my friends got chinese symbols saying crap like "love" and "peace" and all that guff. Apparently I was quite insistent once I'd spotted that one...

DH and I were drunkenly looking online at shirts for him. Bought one and paid extra to have it gift wrapped with a card saying "for my lovely hubby you are the most handsome bear ever love you your wifey" confused. Nice shirt though.

BOFster Tue 19-Aug-14 20:55:39

I bought tickets to see Derren Brown. Next July. I'm sure we'll enjoy it, but still...

I drunk-eBay-bought an antique ventriloquist doll. It terrifies me.

I get over-excited by MN recommendations after wine late at night, too. I ordered a steam mop after one such evening a few months ago. The email the next morning told me it had been rejected due to insufficient funds. I was both ashamed and relieved grin.

angeltulips Tue 19-Aug-14 20:56:41

Looby have you subsequently had it confirmed that's what is does say? Or are you walking around with "egg fried rice" tattooed on you? grin

angeltulips Tue 19-Aug-14 20:56:53

*it

BikeRunSki Tue 19-Aug-14 20:58:21

A lady I know bid on a car on eBay after a bottle of wine. She liked it (it was a sporty Mazda) but didn't need it and couldn't afford it. She was running til 8 seconds to go!

EatShitDerek Tue 19-Aug-14 20:58:34

Looby that's sounds fab!

The lawn turf wasn't me, I think the thread has gone too as it was in Chat. Hoping the poster reads this and lets us know what happened!

My friend once bought 2 reindeer cuddly toys when we in the pub celebrating my 20th birthday (it was the night before my birthday, and my birthday is the start of December).

She text me the next day "LV, why did you let me buy 2 cuddly toy reindeer?" My answer: "because you wanted them!"

would've been funnier if she'd bought 2 actual reindeer grin

RJnomore Tue 19-Aug-14 21:03:10

The Christmas bargains thread on here has a lot to answer for.

I quite often am too scared to check my emails on a Saturday morning!

Fortunately everything is very cheap and obviously a bargain but I must must must try to sit on my hands,

I also have a thing about preordering albums by new musicians I hear 30 seconds of on jonathon Ross or some advert...hmm

MrsKranky Tue 19-Aug-14 21:06:26

Bit off topic but wellcoveredsparerib I am after a telescope if you care to get rid of yours?!?

BestIsWest Tue 19-Aug-14 21:10:57

DH and DB received limited edition scale models of Del-boy Trotter's Robin Reliant van one Christmas after my dad bid for them on the shopping channel after a night out. He had no idea he'd ordered them until they turned up.

dexter73 Tue 19-Aug-14 21:27:47

What a great present BestIsWest! I might do all my Christmas shopping drunk this year and see what turns up!

Looby2k Tue 19-Aug-14 21:35:07

Oh yes, I got my brothers Chinese friend around to confirm the translation! I still love it even after 15 years.

tuckingfablet Tue 19-Aug-14 21:45:35

grin grin grin

NoImaginationUsername Tue 19-Aug-14 21:46:40

A friend of mine bought a share in a racehorse whilst drunk.

I once bought a laptop whilst drunk, and on another occasion a huge quantity of Christmas scented Yankee tealights in the middle of summer. confused

NoImaginationUsername Tue 19-Aug-14 22:01:03

Oh my god, I forgot the time I did my online grocery shop whilst drunk.

It was a few years ago, but I seem to remember that I ended up with four tubs of Ben & Jerrys, a large pizza with mushrooms (which I hate), a bottle of vodka, a birthday cake, 12 packs of baby wipes and a box of Lucky Charms cereal.

I had to go out to the shops with a thumping headache to get something that I could actually have for dinner.

I applied for a job whilst drunk...and got it, must have been the confidence.

Drunk ebay bidding is my worst crime.

The bumbebee outfit for a kitten is the winner so far.

Bogeyface Tue 19-Aug-14 22:23:52

Just before Xmas one year I was testing a bottle of Baileys (it made me bad, it was the last half inch that was off wink ) and I ordered 6 Xmas Crackers with racing sprouts in from Hawkins Bazaar for stupid money and also a Sudoku Rubiks cube thing. I could never do Rubilks Cube and Sudoku is boring, yet for some reason I bought it for myself!

I can see it from where I am sitting, still in the packaging and I must have bought it.....8 years ago?! I dont want to give it to anyone as I dont want anyone to hate me grin

DocDaneeka Tue 19-Aug-14 22:26:58

3 downloaded albums of A-Ha's Greatest Hits. From Play.com or similar.

WTF

forgotten how much I liked A-Ha till I listened. Didn't need 3 copies though. One would have sufficed.

angeltulips Tue 19-Aug-14 22:30:43

I LOVE YOU GUYS

<slightly uncoordinated group hug>

I might set up an alternative eBay for disposing of drink purchases/minimising the damage for new

I'd call it www.onefortheroad.com and you could cap your spending ability after 911pm. Plus strictly no returns - buyers remorse applies.

angeltulips Tue 19-Aug-14 22:31:15

Obviously I'd have to buy out that pesky Theresa Rhodes woman who has the domain

Bogeyface Tue 19-Aug-14 22:40:59

I applied for a game show when I was drunk, got through and then chickened out! Clearly I need to be squiffy to do anything that is slightly off centre!

If you see someone on Mastermind who is completely trousered, that'll be me!

Bogeyface Tue 19-Aug-14 22:42:45

Can I suggest www.shoppingonthepop.com

Bogeyface Tue 19-Aug-14 22:43:11

And you get one free listing for every 2 purchases made grin

Bogeyface Tue 19-Aug-14 22:46:29

I don't think I've bought anything significant or amusing while drunk, but I did volunteer to be a zombie. Bottle of wine down, 'that sounds fun', email address, send ...

PricillaQueenOfTheDessert Tue 19-Aug-14 22:49:59

Hannah Montana curling tongs. No, I don't have a DD, they were for me blush

leadrightfoot Tue 19-Aug-14 22:50:09

I bought a car
Of the sports variety
With 2 seats
Without a roof

I had two cars already ..... one was a sports 2seater convertible. WTAF..

I also buy shite stuff on flea bay that's soooooooo useful Tuesdays are a revelation when the post man arrives
I need a not possible when pissed eBay code

BOFster Tue 19-Aug-14 22:54:07

How did the bumblebee kitten outfit win the thread when i hadnt shown you the antique ventriloquist dummy?

D0oinMeCleanin Tue 19-Aug-14 22:55:29

I don't drunk online shop for me but dd1 has a knack of knowing when just the right amount of wine has been consumed to request <insert overpriced tat/clothes out of her usual budget>

Not enough wine and she'll get the hmm face. Too much wine and she'll be told to sod off to bed.

She's fancying a cornsnake atm. I am staying sober until she forgets the idea wink

Ordered a Clarins eye make up palette whilst hammered tipsy on Saturday night. Still waiting for it to arrive, still feeling guilty.

TheReluctantCountess Tue 19-Aug-14 22:58:04

BOF he's adorable! You need to buy him a little chair to sit in.

I once bought all three of my kids tiny tweed and velvet-trimmed outfits from Rachel Riley (only appropriate for tea with her Maj) after a 'Me Party' involving a bottle of Sauvignon and several copies of HELLO. They wore them once, complained they were 'scratchy' and then outgrew them. I didn't even get a picture sad.

Bumblebee kitten clothes sound a much better investment. Have y'all seen Beedogs ? Not sure if there's a feline version...

BOFster Tue 19-Aug-14 23:02:17

Shark suits for cats and babies deserve to be sold out. And the cat in this clip needs an award for deadpanning.

Fairyfellowsmasterstroke Tue 19-Aug-14 23:48:12

FFS BOF - I'm going to need therapy after seeing that!!!

What the feck possessed you????

Bogeyface Tue 19-Aug-14 23:52:58

Aww BOF he looks so sad!

Cant you at least get his mouth shut then he might look a bit less scarey?

I think he is cute and would be adorable if you could just make him look like he hadnt just had major jaw surgery!

Bogeyface Tue 19-Aug-14 23:54:51

Oscar what literally from Rachel Riley? Countdown Rachel Riley?!

Bogeyface Wed 20-Aug-14 00:01:56

Oh Em Gee.

Just googled RR, £99 for a simple cotton dress?! I thought that spending £10 on fabric for one for DD was excessive!

MrsWinnibago Wed 20-Aug-14 00:02:11

I buy weird vintage stuff from America. I once paid 34 pounds in postage for a battered Holly Hobby lap tray. confused It had legs...I thought I needed it.

I've also had old boxes of smelly plastic Christmas ornaments from Daytona, Grand Rapids and other exotically named but grim in reality American towns. grin

Dontgotosleep Wed 20-Aug-14 00:03:21

Ha ha. King. Yes it's very good. quiet tearful though.

Justpickone Wed 20-Aug-14 00:04:57

In my misspent youth I booked a flight to Amsterdam at about 4am, still no idea how I managed to input relevant info.
Still went though, was fun!

Justpickone Wed 20-Aug-14 00:09:19

Priscilla that is hilarious! Hannah Montana tongs! Did you use them?

shock I used to HAVE a Holly Hobby TV-Dinner lap tray! DB had a He-Man one. Bloody DM angry. I could have made a freaking fortune on Ebay if she hadn't sole my entire childhood in garage sales. I had the ENTIRE fleet of original My little Ponies, all the Care Bears, every BUNTY!, Jackie, Blue Jeans, Mandy, Jack and Jill, Playhour and Twinkle Annual ever published.

sold not sole.

I had to google 'Countdown' Rachel Riley (don't live in UK). Sadly, no. But wouldn't that be funny? 'What specifically from Rachel Riley?' You're cute grin.

Blamenargles Wed 20-Aug-14 02:01:16

My friend bought a car, best thing was she doesn't drive. Her husband wasn't best pleased and banned her from using her phone when drunk.

Eminybob Wed 20-Aug-14 03:18:29

I used to buy stuff off those late night infomercials while drunk back when it was TV shopping rather than online that was big. Scissors that can cut through a whole chicken anyone? My arse they could.

These days it's usually stuff off amazon on the middle of the night while half asleep feeding the baby. Usually after someone raving about it in here. Ordered a chiropody sponge after seeing it on a thread the other night blush

Damn you "buy now with one click" button hmm

Bogeyface Wed 20-Aug-14 08:34:10

I have disabled one click buying on everything and dont store my card details either. Not storing cards was for online security but a happy side effect has been that the delay is often enough to stop me. If I cant get my card number in correctly after 2 goes then thats usually enough time for the sober bit of my brain to kick some sense into the rest of it and say "OI! If you cant type, you cant think, step away from the checkout" grin

angeltulips Wed 20-Aug-14 21:53:26

Bogeyface sadly I have an excellent memory for numbers and REMEMBER my cc numbers & details. It is sometimes a problem - even when sober!

NormHonal Wed 20-Aug-14 21:57:58

I've memorised my card numbers too. blush

Bogeyface Wed 20-Aug-14 22:20:22

Oh I can remember them, but what I cant do after a few is type them in!

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