Have you ever found yourself being angry at your printer that stops working out of nowhere and then spits out a dozen of the same copies? Or maybe you were disappointed by the game that you waited for for so long? Experiencing situations like these where people find some well-known product to be useless and irritating can make them wonder why these products are so popular and who still buys them. 

Having this in mind, Reddit user @jezbez asked people online “What terrible product sells by the millions?” and besides receiving 57.1k upvotes, they also found out what products made someone a millionaire but are actually awful products. 

Which one of these products do you find unnecessary or useless? Leave your thoughts in the comments down below! 

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#1

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group anything made by or in cahoots with kylie jenner

lozontheflipside , Walt Disney Television Report

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
2 months ago

Or any of the Kardashians

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#2

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group Puppy mill puppies. Sorry to compare them to a product, but that’s how they’re treated. No one should purchase a puppy from a pet store, EVER. This now extends to online brokerage websites like greenfield and puppyspot. They’re like Amazon, a few clicks and a puppy will be sent to your door, and these puppies are coming from the exact same place as the pet store puppies. Because of people’s need for instant gratification, these facilities with hundreds to thousands of breeding animals persist. They are the best cash crop you could hope for.

Never believe a store who claims they only sell puppies from responsible breeders. No, not even if the owner has visited the breeders and “know” they’re good! By definition a responsible breeder would NEVER send their puppies to a pet store. Even pet stores that claim to only have rescues need to be scrutinized because some mills will use a shell rescue to “puppy launder”. “Licensed and certified breeders” should be a red flag - depending on the state, a breeder only needs to be licensed if they have a large number of dogs, are selling to brokers to go to pet stores, or to people “sight unseen” (online). YMMV depending on the state.

People sometimes justify their purchases as “saving” puppies from a pet store. But that is still investing in the industry and funding their operations by giving them profit. Legislation hasn’t stemmed the tide. Only a loss of profit will make mills move on to another hustle.

So please educate yourself and anyone you know who loves dogs and might ever be tempted to purchase a puppy from a pet store or online. Either adopt from a responsible rescue, or purchase from a responsible breeder.

KellyCTargaryen , Lisa L Wiedmeier Report

NsG
Community Member
2 months ago

You can check with stores though - my local pet store works WITH the local rescue centre to as a sort of halfway point for adoption. Store =/= bad automatically. It very much depends on location.

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#3

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group Women’s pants/trousers which STILL have tiny pockets.

Mike-Drop , SoulRider.222 Report

Cooper Schultz
Community Member
2 months ago

This is so horrible! I heard they do this to market the purse industry

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#4

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group Diamonds.

Diamonds are fu*king worthless and fuel a gigantic slavery trade business. We should have stopped digging for em.and just using lab made ones.

rocharox , Jared Tarbell Report

Zophra
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I feel like many are moving away from a diamond as an engagement stone.

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#5

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group Speaking as a European, Hershey bars are absolutely horrendous

UnhandMePriest , Daniel R. Blume Report

Nikki Sevven
Community Member
2 months ago

Speaking as an American, about every 2 years, I order an 5kg block of Callebaut dark chocolate from Belgium. (We do have quality artisanal chocolate makers in the US, but Hershey is just disgusting. It's too sweet and the texture is off-putting.)

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#6

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group this should go without saying, but coffee pods

Flashy-Huckleberry95 , Sue Thompson Report

M O'Connell
Community Member
2 months ago

Regardless of what it may say on the label, they aren't actually recyclable. The ones that look like a little bag with a plastic ring at the top are just as bad, there's as much plastic in that ring as there is in an entire cup.

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#7

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group Detoxification miracle products.

"Get all the toxins out of your body!"

You have already have a pancreas and liver.

Edit: and kidney(s)Edit 2: Thanks for the silver!

Edit 2: Glad to see so many people actually are educated about their digestive systems. One of my favorite areas of study right now are the gut microbiome and it's ever increasing known impact on our overall health. So far it really seems like one of the most important factors (if not the most) is the quality of care you give your ol' poop machine. So yeah, don't consume garbage branded as detox products that f**k your colon.

Xalidos , LollyKnit Report

Nannerdog
Community Member
2 months ago

If I could upvote this a million times... And then there are those 'flat tummy teas' that are really just diuretics

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#8

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group GOOP

Snoo79382 , Disney Television Report

Panda Kicki
Community Member
2 months ago

Never heard of it, had to google. Apparently not working well in Sweden.

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#9

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group Cigarettes.

DudeFromSaudi , Falko Report

Nannerdog
Community Member
2 months ago

Big thanks to all the corporate jerkwads who got our grandparents hooked on nicotine several decades ago! (This is sarcastic lol)

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#10

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group Plastic water/soda bottles. Environmentally terrible

baron_von_pancakes , Abdulla Al Muhairi Report

Chris Longski
Community Member
2 months ago

I will never buy another plastic water bottle. If I get a soda it's gonna be aluminum.

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#11

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group Any product where marketing is 95% of the production budget

Pjseaturtle , Bill Rice Report

Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
2 months ago

Starbucks isn't even good coffee.

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#12

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group Cheap toilet paper that your finger goes right through unless you fold it over several times.

Back2Bach , Micah Sittig Report

Kalika Burgau
Community Member
2 months ago

B. I. D. E. T.... I want one so bad

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#13

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group Homeopathic “remedies” that are so diluted they might contain one molecule of what they purport to hold. And no, shaking them does not “activate” them. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1800-studies-later-scientists-conclude-homeopathy-doesnt-work-180954534/

birdgoil , ilovebutter Report

Blakkur Sverrir
Community Member
2 months ago

They are facing a problem im the EU now. They cant be labled by what they are working against (because they don't) and they can't be labled by what's suposed to be in it... because there is almost nothing of it left. So soon they will habe to be labled as what they are... sugar

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#14

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group Herbalife.

Inaboxwithafox , Eduardo Francisco Vazquez Murillo Report

Bettie-Jean Neal
Community Member
2 months ago

One of the techs at my dialysis unit just started this. She's only in her 20's and has no idea how long it's been around. She was going on and on about it and I just rolled my eyes.

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#15

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group Fast Fashion clothes

_mochi_1430 , Nurul Balqis Report

lara
Community Member
2 months ago

Fashion, which is nothing more than a "gotcha."

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#16

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group Nestle Bottled Water

Phat_Noodle , Paul Downey Report

Ozacoter
Community Member
2 months ago

All Nestle products sadly

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#17

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group MLM products.

-eDgAR- , Jeffrey McPheeters Report

All's Gravy
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm gonna be the one - What is an "MLM" product?

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#18

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group Beats headphone, speakers etc. The headphones are so cheaply made that they put weights in them to make them feel higher quality

Edit: for those asking, you can't go wrong with JBL - they're invincible, affordable and unbelievably high quality for the price.

Edit 2: not saying weight = quality, I'm saying that people think weight = quality

_foolishgenius , shanejwelty Report

John Topper
Community Member
2 months ago

Other excellent headphone manufacturers include Sennheiser, Klipsche, Audio Technica, Sony (they have a wide range including some very good stuff) and Bose (overpriced, but better than Beats).

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#19

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group Stuff with microbeads.

Seriously, how was this ever legal in the first place and why is it still legal?

Edit, apparently mictobeads were mostly banned in the US (where majority of redditors are from) in 2018 (enacted 2015) but I missed that. However, this is not a strict ban as they are still allowed in "non-rinse off" products such as make-up or pillow stuffing and you can order large quantities of them on Amazon. So while this is a step in the right direction, it is certainly not good enough. Furthermore, they should be banned worldwide like CFCs were as their environmental impact is equally as bad.

moleratical , Oregon State University Report

May
Community Member
2 months ago

I think they're illegal in Europe as well?

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#20

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group Printer ink cartridges.

KindHearted_IceQueen , CartridgeSave Images Report

James016
Community Member
2 months ago

It’s a scam up there with razor blades.

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#21

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group Diet shakes/pills/teas etc

Odd-Plant4779 , Patrik Nygren Report

E R
Community Member
2 months ago

Aka caffeine and other diuretics.

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#22

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group LOL surprise Toys or any such surprise toy , they sell like crazy and the whole idea is to buy them open the wrapper and see what you have got , once opened the toy is never used

Enginecoder , Lizard10979 Report

Kalika Burgau
Community Member
2 months ago

Say it with me, plastic gambling

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#23

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group Microtransactions in games.

The cosmetic ones I can understand, they can be fun, but the pay to win ones are terrible and yet they make millions every year.

-eDgAR- , Binary Koala Report

Ozacoter
Community Member
2 months ago

For me ideally there shouldn't be any but i understand the cosmetic ones in free games. But microtransactions in a paid game? Bullshit

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#24

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group Hartz brand pet flea treatments/medication. It's dangerous and has been the cause of death for many pets. IIRC it's a nerve agent that's supposed to make the pet's blood toxic to fleas.

I used some on my cat once and she started freaking out, then had trouble waking normally (her legs were twitching and kicking, clearly out of her control), and tears of brown thick liquid started streaming down her face. I picked her up and frantically gave her a bath hoping to wash any of the remaining chemicals off the back of her neck before any more of that poison seeped into her skin.

MoopyMorkyfeet , BOMBMAN Report

Kalika Burgau
Community Member
2 months ago

Thank you so dang much for sharing this

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#25

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group Fruits that have to be repackaged individually.

kxiongw , Maciej Lewandowski Report

Kona Pake
Community Member
2 months ago

Fruit does not “have” to be repackage individually!

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#26

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group Cable TV (from major providers)

They made money f*****g people over and then when streaming services changed the game they decided to continue finding new ways to f**k you over. God help you if you live in a rural area.

green49285 , hjl Report

John Topper
Community Member
2 months ago

There is absolutely no reason to have cable anymore. I have Netflix, Disney+, Amazon prime, Hulu and Funimation subscriptions and all of them combined cost a fraction what cable does,. Include limitless on demand content (much of which is better than anything on cable) and without 30% of the air time being commercials. Cable is dead. It died a horrible and well disserved death and it will not be missed.

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#27

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group There's an old IT joke about being in a room with three truly despicable people and a printer and a gun with two bullets. Who would you shoot? The answer for IT people is you would shoot the printer twice.

crokinoleworld , rjp Report

NsG
Community Member
2 months ago

And then hit it with the empty gun

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#28

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group Pay-to-win games

saro476 , dronepicr Report

Ozacoter
Community Member
2 months ago

And games that cut the ending so you need to buy DLCs. I am looking at you EA...

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#29

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group Fifa

StormNapoleon27 , steamXO Report

Kona Pake
Community Member
2 months ago

Like American football, where is the money going?

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#30

30 Terrible Products That Are Still Sold By The Millions, As Shared By This Online Group My data

Subfolded , Brian Evans Report

Moannnaaaa
Community Member
2 months ago

There's a my t*ts poster in the background

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