Woman urges to ‘read the fine print’ after Groupon bargain blunder

If you're an online shopping fanatic, it's more than likely that at some stage you have been victim of receiving an item that looks nothing like the one you ordered.

And although it is incredibly frustrating – especially after waiting for it to be delivered – on the odd occasion the mishap is so bad it's funny.

Which is exactly what happened to Siobhan Mcknight, who thought she'd found a bargain on Groupon that was too good to be true.

Turns out it truly was.

Siobhan had been searching on the bargain site Groupon for a chest drawers for her bedroom, when she spotted the perfect set.


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There are five drawers in the unit, each a different colour, muted greys, and pastels and is made from a light wood.

The handles are a gold metal, which match the legs of the drawers.

At a price of just £16.99, it was an offer Siobhan couldn't refuse.

But when her dream set of drawers turned up she knew she should have read the fine print.


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It turned out that Siobhan had actually ordered a miniature version, which explains the bargain price.

She posted the blunder to the Facebook group DIY On A Budget UK , which quickly received over 2,500 likes and 360 comments with other online shoppers sharing their fails.

Siobhan said:"Thought I'd give you all a giggle. Bought what I thought was the bargain of the year on Groupon – chest of drawers for £16.99. Me being me didn't bother to look at sizes etc, looked big in the pictures".

One person said: "I’ve made many a mistake buying online, I think we all have & it’s a lovely jewellery box btw".

Another said: "Omg I did exactly the same with the exact same drawers!! Much to the amusement of my family who think it’s hilarious!!"

And a third said: "I bought a Henry vac . Was only £15 looked brand new . Was a toy one!"

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