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Man Who Sold Free Sofa For £180 Claims He's Made £8,000 From Free Stuff

Man Who Sold Free Sofa For £180 Claims He's Made £8,000 From Free Stuff

An online seller who uses Alan Sugar as his inspiration has hit back after he received criticism for taking a sofa for free on Facebook before trying to flog it for £180 in the same thread.

Liam Garbett was quick to bag a bargain on the sofa after it was offered for nothing on social media, but then turned into a digital Del Boy by trying to turn a quick profit out of it.

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Despite receiving some pretty strong admonishment for his actions, he responded by saying that he can afford to buy new trainers and his critics can't.

The 25-year-old from Wolverhampton was called 'scum' and 'a f***ing tramp' when he tried to flog the freebie on for a massive mark-up.

However, he responded to one online commenter by saying: "They didn't tell Alan Sugar to grow up when he was selling sweets in the playground for 50p extra."

Credit: Kennedy News and Media
Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Eventually, the post containing a vigorous back and forth between Liam and his detractors was shared more than 9,000 times.

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But, even with all of the ire and attention he received, Liam claims he still managed to offload the couch for £180 to a buyer in Birmingham.

He also claims he's made more than £8,000 in the past two years by reselling products he finds for free online, and doesn't give a toss what anyone thinks about him.

Credit: Kennedy News and Media
Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Liam explained: "It's a dog eat dog world. I would have upped the price even more if I could. I should have sold it for even higher.

"I sold it for £180 in the end. Because the post went so big, basically people were offering me crazy money for it. They just wanted it and I named my price and they took it.

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"I don't care about the 50 people calling me scum. [To them I would say] I can afford new trainers and you can't. I'll spend part of the money on that.

"Compare that to the 7,200 people who have liked my comment about Alan Sugar selling sweets, that's nothing.

"What stops me making money? Nothing's there to say I can't do it."

Credit: Kennedy News and Media
Credit: Kennedy News and Media

He continued: "Whenever something comes for free, I'll always try and sell it. I got a lawnmower for free which I sold for £60, some outside chairs and again I sold them for £25.

"I make a bit of a living off it to be honest. I've been doing it for two years now. It's not just all on Facebook. Wherever and whenever something is free, I'll try and get it and sell it.

"I've bought a new car, garden stuff, some of the stuff I got for free I ended up keeping, clothes, phone, games console, TV. It's very lucrative for me.

"I'd sell rain if I could. I'd sell the rubbish out of people's bins if people would buy it to be honest."

Although some people clearly aren't happy with Liam's shameless profiteering, not all the comments have been negative.

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Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Many have also praised his ingenuity and quick thinking in spotting this opportunity. After all, he's taken a sofa from someone's front garden and turned it into 180 quid.

His ambitions don't stop there, either. He added: "I'd complete The Apprentice to be honest with you. No issues, I'd complete that."

You'll need more than a couple of online freebies for that, for sure.

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Topics: UK News, Weird

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a LADbible journalist and Twin Peaks enthusiast. Despite having a career in football cut short by a chronic lack of talent, he managed to obtain degrees from both the University of London and Salford. According to his French teacher, at the weekends he mostly likes to play football and go to the park with his brother. Contact Tom on [email protected]