Web Spy: Regretsy

Yes, this is an actual item for sale on Etsy.com.

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We all know that Etsy is a great place for unique handmade and vintage items like jewelry, home decor, and accessories.  I’ve been known to spend hours on end browsing the site, and every time I manage to find a few things I just can’t live without.

With so many amazing items on Etsy, it’s hard to believe that there could be anything on there that isn’t amazing. Turns out, my belief system is way off. There’s actually a whole bunch of ugly, strange, and just plain creepy stuff on there – and one site specializes in finding the best of the worst.

Welcome to Regretsy, the home of epic Etsy fails.  The site’s tagline says it all: Regretsy is “Where DIY meets WTF.” Once you get a look at the types of stuff listed on Regretsy for yourself, you’ll definitely be wracking your brain, wondering WTF the people who created the items were thinking.

Take, for example, this embroidered Lady Gaga toilet paper.  Uhhhh…. WTF possessed someone to make it?  And who the eff would buy it? While we’ll probably never know what was going on in the seller’s head, that second question is easily answered in the site’s “Sold” section, which lists every item previously featured on Regretsy that’s actually sold. 

FYI: someone did buy Lady Gaga‘s T.P., but that’s definitely not the worst of what’s listed.
And surprisingly, neither is this.

I’m not gonna lie, I’m sort of addicted to Regretsy right now; it’s just plain fun, and I can’t stop laughing at each new post I read.   And if you can’t get enough of it either, they’ve recently published a book featuring some of the site’s more memorable posts, so you can enjoy Regretsy wherever you may be.

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