Online Furniture Shopping Mistakes

Online Furniture Shopping Mistakes

Jenny Butler
Apr 6, 2010

After reading about how Gregory missed out on his dream dining setting when he hesitated for just a moment, we did the exact opposite when buying a lounge suite over the weekend. We saw, we measured and we conquered. And we made a freaking huge mistake.

In pure excitement over this lounge suite [which was listed at an amazingly reasonable price] we committed to buy it after we quickly read over the listing and double checked all the measurements. Within 24 hours we had the trailer hitched and were at the address to pick up our new lounge suite. The sellers lead us to the lounge to inspect it and we were greeted with an interesting surprise. We thought we were picking up 1 two and a half seater lounge and a pair of arm chars. Turns out we bought a pair of two and a half seater lounges and 1 arm chair. Yep, where the hell are we going to put an extra two and a half seater lounge?!

Had we read the listing correctly and been a little less excited about this amazing find at a brilliant price we might have noticed. We're feeling pretty silly as we write this with a lounge room full of lounges- have you ever made an online furniture shopping mistake? Care to share to make us feel a bit better about ours?

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