goo Ranking recently reported on a survey into regrets on buying items at a 100 yen shop.
goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 19th of January and 2nd of February 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.
I’ve had many successes than regrets at the 100 yen shop, but sellotape is one of the worst choices; the tape is too tough to rip by hand, but the glue too weak. I really cannot think of anything else right now, especially as when I recently moved about half the new items of furnishings and fittings I bought were probably from various 100 yen shops. My best was a shower curtain I repurposed into two curtains for the bathroom windows, using 100 yen poles to hold the curtain, then I used the remaining curtain to cover a glass door leading on to the bathroom.
Q: What have you regretted buying at a 100 yen shop? (Sample size=500)
Rank Item Example regret Percentage 1 Ball pen Can’t write despite ink being left 20.2% 2 Sweets Cheaper at a supermarket 19.6% 3 Suction cup Soon falls off 11.4% 4 Bottled drinks Cheaper at drug store 10.8% 5 Socks Soon get holes, the elasic stretches 10.6% 6 Marker pen Soon fades 10.2% 7 Eraser Doesn’t erase well, breaks easily 9.0% 8 Glue Soon unsticks 8.4% 9 Dish washing liquid Doesn’t bubble up, doesn’t remove grease 7.8% 10 Sticking plaster (band-aid) Too weak glue 6.8% 11= Razor Goes blunt too fast 5.0% 11= Elastic band Soon breaks 5.0% 11= Coloured pencil Point breaks easily 5.0% 14 Wet wipes Not very wet 3.4% 15 Lighter Won’t light 2.8% 16= Screwdriver Head gets stripped 2.6% 16= Rubbish bag Too thin so tears easily 2.6% 18 Eye shadow Colour is too thick 2.0%