Buying stuff online is a gamble, even when the listing includes lots of photos of the item, which is why people still head to physical locations to see, touch and try on the items they're thinking about buying.
That way you don't end up with the dress version of a Watergate salad instead of the beautiful dress you thought you were ordering.
Sometimes it's hard to tell where things could have gone so wrong between the item shown in the picture and what is actually being sold, like this print to order rug with boundary issues.
But anyone who has bought enough stuff online has met with a few happy accidents among the mistakes and misrepresentations, like when you buy beer socks and get way cooler cat socks instead. Score!