A WOMAN selling her black Nike swimming costume on eBay was outraged after being asked to WEAR it before posting it.
Lucy Taylor, 37, was horrified when the male buyer insisted that she wore the six-month-old swimsuit before shipping it to him.
Lucy, from Lincoln, was horrified by the weird message[/caption]
She had innocently listed her Nike swimsuit after cleaning out her wardrobe[/caption]
After listing her “unremarkable” swimming costume on eBay, Lucy, from Lincoln, received a bid of £10.50 by a man in the Netherlands.
But after half an hour of the sale, she received a creepy message from the man asking her to wear the swimsuit before shipping it to him.
The email read: “Hi.
“I have a question, is it possible for you to wear the swimsuit before shipping it?
Despite being offended and “creeped out,” Lucy still shipped the item – but not before sharing her disgust on social media.
Lucy received this message from the man[/caption]
She posted on Facebook: “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.”
Others, however, found the whole ordeal hilarious, with one writing: “Wow. If you have a dog or cat put it on them. The pervert won’t know the difference.”
Another said: “I’ve had a pretty grim day until I read all this.
“It made me laugh – a lot. Thanks for turning my day around.”
Lucy, who is a romance novelist, was having a clear-out of her wardrobe when she listed the swimsuit on eBay – where she has over 30 other items on sale.
With the bidding staring at 99p, the swimming costume was quickly snapped up for just over £10 by the man.
After a few days, Lucy said she came to see the funny side of the message.
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 couldn’t believe someone could do that sort of thing on eBay
“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.
“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.
“But it wasn’t hard to deduce why someone would want to see me wear it.
“I couldn’t believe someone could do that sort of thing on eBay – I thought that website might be safe from perverts.
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“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.”
She was shocked because the swimsuit was nothing out of the ordinary[/caption]
The 37-year-old says she found the humour in it after a few days[/caption]
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