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This is the stupidest Amazon review I've ever had to write
on January 28, 2014
The item shown IN THE PICTURE is the original, classic Barrel of Monkeys. I ordered three of them ($21 worth) to use as a prop in an upcoming leadership workshop. Unfortunately, the product shipped was NOT the product shown, the product I needed, or wanted,or expected -- but an inferior substitute product. This may seem trivial and insignificant. And stupid. But what they sent me is completely unusable, as it is not what I need. So now I have to take time and effort out of my busy day to return these for a refund. There's no excuse for any vendor on Amazon (or anywhere online) to show a picture of an item that's different from the actual product they're shipping. That is called deception. Perhaps the intention was innocent, but they're just setting a customer up for disappointment and annoyance. This may seem like a stupid and trivial complaint. But now it's caused a huge inconvenience, and it's costing me in time and effort to now have to return this item, and then go back to the drawing board to try to find what I actually need. It's all just too much monkey business.