Woman selling her ‘unremarkable’ swimsuit on eBay is outraged after the male buyer asked her to WEAR IT before posting
- Romance novelist Lucy Taylor, 37, from Lincoln was having clear-out of clothing
- She decided to sell her Nike swim suit and a male buyer expressed interest
- Buyer from Netherlands asked her to wear it after buying for £10.50
- Lucy said she was offended and ‘creeped out’, but still shipped the item
A woman selling her black Nike swimming costume on eBay was ‘creeped out’ when the male buyer asked her to wear it before posting.
Romance novelist Lucy Taylor, 37, from Lincoln, was having a massive clear-out when she came across her ‘unremarkable’ six-month-old swimming costume.
Along with around 30 other items like shorts, linen trousers, and vintage dresses, Lucy floated her clothes on eBay, where vendors sell to the highest bidder.
Romance novelist Lucy Taylor, 37, from Lincoln, was having a massive clear-out when she came across her ‘unremarkable’ six-month-old swimming costume and decoded to sell
Starting at 99p, Lucy’s swimming costume sold for £10.50 on Saturday to a man based in the Netherlands.
Half an hour after the sale, Lucy received a message from the buyer on eBay – asking her to wear the swimming costume.
The email read: ‘Hi 🙂 I have have a question, is it possible for you to wear the swimsuit before shipping it? Best regards’.
Offended and ‘creeped out’, Lucy still shipped the item – but not before conveying her initial disgust by uploading a screenshot of the email onto Facebook.
Starting at 99p, Lucy’s swimming costume sold for £10.50 on Saturday to a man based in the Netherlands who then sent her a message asking her if she’d wear the costume before sending
Her post read: ‘I’ve been selling lots of stuff on eBay trying to recoup money that I have spent. I have no words for the message I just got. None. Nothing. It’s not often I am left speechless. And, no, just no.’
Users, however, found the whole affair hilarious, with one writing: ‘Wow. If you have a dog or cat put it on them. The pervert won’t know the difference.’
A third admitted: ‘I’ve had a pretty grim day, until I read all this ****. It made me laugh – a lot. Thanks for turning my day around….’
And a fourth said: ‘**** what ****** ** pervert, I’m petty and would say for an extra 500 I’d fart on it for you **smh some people’.
Lucy said that – a few days later – she came to see the funny side of the exchange but added that the assumption that she was ‘that kind of girl’ was ‘repellent’
Lucy said that – a few days later – she came to see the funny side of the exchange. She explained: ‘The funny thing about it is that I thought it was an unremarkable swimming costume, and I didn’t have an eBay profile picture.
‘I was having a big clear-out because I buy so many vintage clothes, when I figured I’d stick them all on eBay.
‘The costume was put on for 99p, and then it went up to £10.50. Some man in the Netherlands bought it.
Along with around 30 other items like shorts, linen trousers, and vintage dresses, Lucy floated her clothes on eBay, where vendors sell to the highest bidder. She said her suit was ‘unremarkable’
‘I didn’t expect to get a message – on eBay – from him, asking me to wear the swimming costume before I sent it to him.
‘I never responded to him, I never wore the swimming costume, or take a picture, and I sent the costume as promised.’
Lucy said ‘it wasn’t hard’ to deduce why someone would want to see her wear the costume first.
She added: ‘I couldn’t believe someone could do that sort of thing on eBay – I thought that website might be safe from perverts.
‘There are websites where people can do that, and I’m open-minded enough to think other people can do that sort of thing if they want.
‘But I’m not that kind of girl. The assumption was repellent.’
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