Mum Left Embarrassed After eBay Kitchenware Gaffe
We all have our denser moments. I walked past a school the other day where it had 0123456789 on the wall outside - I mistook 01234 as the beginning of the school's phone number.
However, Melissa Seaman was left red-faced after thinking she'd picked up a bargain on eBay for a set of kitchenware.
Priced at £1.79 ($2.36), a plastic jug and two glasses seemed an absolute steal, and under normal circumstances it would have been.
But this wasn't quite as straightforward as Melissa thought. The kitchenware she'd ordered was meant for a doll's house.
When the post arrived, the items stood at just two centimetres high, leaving Melissa with nothing better to do than laugh at herself.
It wouldn't be the first time that eBay has nearly got the better of her. She once bid £540 ($713) for a yacht when drunk, only (thankfully) to be outbid by a higher offer.
The 23mm-high jug and 12mm-tall glasses are clearly too small to be used by humans, but they have found a home in her six-year-old daughter's doll house.
Melissa, from Worksop, Nottinghamshire, said: "Earlier in the week it was absolutely roasting and I was browsing on eBay for my phone.
"Something popped up - I just saw the picture and that it read 'jug with two glasses' for £1.79 which is an absolute bargain.
"I clicked on it straight away and thought nothing of it. When I opened the parcel, I was really confused.
"My first thought was that Daisy had ordered something off my eBay account for her dolls without me knowing - she's quite clever for a six-year-old.
"I thought 'I'm going to kill her', then the penny finally dropped and I laughed so much."
The full description, which Melissa clearly didn't read, states the product as 'Jug With Lid & Two Glasses, Dolls House Miniature, 1.12th Scale, Drink, Kitchen'.
The product description clearly states the size of the items. It reads: "All our items are brand new 1:12 & 1:24 scale miniatures for us by adult doll's house collectors.
"They are NOT full-size items."
Despite her moment of stupidity, Melissa says her daughter is delighted with the purchase, using them to give the dolls something to drink in the hot weather.
"I'm going to the shops and get one that I can see in person before buying it to make sure it's what I'm after," she added.
"I'll definitely read the whole listing properly in future and maybe delete the eBay app before going out drinking."
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