informal evaluation

 In this discussion board, consider something you purchased recently that you were unhappy with. Informally analyze your experience leading up to the purchase. What category does the item fall into? What, if any, criteria did you consider (formally or informally) before purchasing the item? What criteria would you recommend for someone making a similar purchase?

Your total word count for this activity should be more than 350 words. You must use correct grammar and spelling, but first person is allowed.