I jumped on the Temu hype and treated myself to what I thought was a bargain – but what arrived was a total fail | The Sun

A WOMAN has revealed that she jumped on the Temu hype and treated herself to what she thought was a bargain buy. 

The UK’s most downloaded app this year, Temu (pronounced tee-moo), has impossibly cheap products, “lightning” sales and 90 percent discounts.

It’s the ultra-budget retailer that promises customers they can “shop like a billionaire”.

Founded in September 2022 by Chinese e-commerce giant PDD Holdings, which also owns online retailer Pinduoduo, Temu advertises itself as an online marketplace connecting consumers with millions of sellers and brands, with “the mission to empower them to live their best lives”.

With social media users raving about Temu, Jamie Rose explained that she didn’t want to be left out of the trend, so decided to order herself a water bottle.

However, when her water bottle arrived, the mum was left in hysterics.

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Sharing her blunder online, Jamie explained: “Guys, I got FOMO [fear of missing out] and I ordered from Temu.

“I don’t know how I feel about Temu, but I thought I’m just gonna place one little tiny order.

“Now, I don’t drink enough water and they had a lovely water bottle and I thought ‘I’ll get that water bottle.’

“It tells you how much you have to drink at each part of the day and it looked massive in the picture.”

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Jamie then laughed as she held up her online order, which was much smaller than she predicted.

She continued: “What is that? That’s even too small for one of my kids to take to school.

“This stuff always happens to me.

“I’ve ordered things before, like little pieces of furniture and they’ve come as doll house size.

“I once ordered what I thought was a big watering can and it was [for] a doll's house.”

Jamie’s clip, which was posted on TikTok under the username @savvyjamie, has clearly left many in hysterics, as it has quickly amassed 14,500 views.

Social media users were stunned at Jamie’s video and many advised her to look at the reviews and description before placing an order on Temu. 

One person said: “Always look at the description, trust me.”

Another added: “Oh bless you lol. I love Temu.”

A third commented: “That really has to be the best funny buy lol.”

Meanwhile, someone else noted: “I too made a very hesitant first order and was very disappointed!” 

Whilst another Temu shopper claimed: “I got that bottle to, I thought it was more for a hamster lol.” 

Jamie’s Temu order comes after the recent Fabulous investigation into the toxic truth about Temu.

Beneath Temu’s dirt-cheap prices and mind-boggling array of products lurks a growing sense of unease.

The site has been dogged by negative reviews, claims of undelivered parcels, poor customer service and, most concerning of all, an “extremely high risk” of forced labour.

Now, some critics are questioning if Temu — which means Team Up, Price Down — could, in fact, be toxic.

In the recent investigation, Miranda Knox found that Temu provides an attack on senses and tricks consumers. 

Despite growing concerns, Temu has millions of social media followers and billions of app users worldwide — so it remains a force to be reckoned with.

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Temu did not respond to the investigation's request for comment.

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