Wife Horrified After Husband Buys Four Stone Suit Of Armour On eBay
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We are all too aware of the dangers of online shopping, but that rarely stops us from making rash, impulsive decisions. This is a lesson Selina Ferrar, from Cromer, Hertfordshire, learned when her husband Dom spent £500 on a four-stone suit of armour - which you can see in the video below:
Excited by his purchase, Dom drove all the way to Liverpool to pick up the hefty piece of kit.
Annoyed by her hubby's actions, Selina and her family have branded the outfit Sir Squeak-a-Lot.
Selina, 45, said: "It was a Saturday night and Dom had had a few beers and was a bit merry.
"He'd initially put in a stupid bid and didn't expect to win but suddenly it was, like, 'You've won this auction.'
"Guys have certain things on their bucket lists and he'd always wanted a suit of armour.
"After he won he looked at me and his face just lit up. He was like a kid."
Dom, who is an engineer and works for motorbike maker Royal Enfield, made the 400-mile round trip for the 150-year-old suit, and it seems he was delighted.
Selina continued: "Honestly, it was worth it just for the look on his face. And then the reality hit of 'where the hell are we going to put this thing?' The weight of it is incredible.
"Dom's quite lean and built like a whippet so he fits it alright. I don't think many other people would be able to wear it."
Selina's biggest gripe with it, though, is that it attracts so much dust and is difficult to clean.
She joked: "It's quite time consuming to dust, I dread to think what's lurking in there."
Dom says he has wanted to own a suit of armour ever since he went on a trip to the Netherlands when he was younger.
It's a dream that had only ever become stronger in the past few years, when he and Selina moved to a 16th century cottage.
He said: "It's always been on my bucket list. After sitting in a bar in Groningen with a beer surrounded by armour, I was tempted to walk out with one!!"
But despite the annoyance it has caused, Sir Squeak-a-Lot away now takes pride of place in the family's living room.
And the couple's children, Cece, 13, Serafina, 7, have taken to decorating it for Christmas.