Christmas: it’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Unless you bought this ridiculous festive mug…
A man has slammed a Christmas-themed mug he bought on Amazon as “horrible” in a recent product review.
The buyer, known only as ‘Matt’, paid $19.99 for what he thought was a heat-sensitive coffee mug that changes colour when it’s filled with a hot beverage.
The Amazon listing has an image showing the mug turning from a dark, starry night scene to a depiction of Santa riding through the snow on his sleigh.
But what he claims to have received in the post is something he didn’t expect at all: a mug printed with the Amazon listing image, rather than a colour-changing coffee container.
“I bought this cup for my wife expecting it to change from a black cup to a Christmas scene,” wrote Matt. “Nope!!!”
In his damning one-star review, Matt continued: “Looks like they printed the demo image on the cup and not the actual pretty Christmas scene. Trying to get my money back for a horrible and ill-advertised item.”
The review is listed as “verified”, which means Amazon has a record of Matt actually purchasing the mug.
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Fortunately, it seems this fiasco may have just been a one-off printing gaffe. While some of the other reviews aren’t so great, Matt’s is the only one to mention such a problem.
What’s more, with a total 383 customer reviews, the mug has averaged out at a 3.5/5 rating – not bad.
The mug is made by a company called EconoLed, and sold on Amazon by a third-party seller called1AlexStore.
It’s described as being “high quality”, and offering a “perfect hand feeling”. We’ll take three.
Have you ever bought a product online and received a something else entirely? Let us know in the comments.