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Most know of the ‘don’t meet with strangers’ or the ‘be weary of who you’re buying things from’ lectures that most got at a young age. This is a great message to get across to children, teens, and even some adults in this day and age, but what if the seller isn’t the issue? What if it’s the product?

You’ve probably heard at least one complaint from your friend that the shirt they bought online was a few sizes too big or that it was a slightly wrong color. But how would you react if your prom outfit arrived, the color’s perfect and the material soft, but it’s so small that even a Barbie doll wouldn’t fit in it?

Ways to avoid such a tragedy is to ask the seller to hold the item or have another human hold it to show a size comparison. If they decline, then that should raise a red flag.

If they do send you a picture of a person with the item of clothing on, then try to trace back the link. If the image shows up on many different sites then it’s more than likely a misleading product.

Another way of avoiding this issue is simply buying your clothes in person. Nearly nothing can go wrong with purchasing a clothing item if you can see it in person and even try it on. Although, not every item is sold in a physical store, and as years go on, and as more and more items are sold online, it’s still a smart idea to think before buying.

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