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Turned out this ‘free’ cabinet was nothing of the sort and it’s a magnificently irritating insight into the horror of buying stuff online

We might have mentioned before how we try not to buy – or sell – anything online because it nearly always ends up being more trouble than it’s worth.

And just in case we didn’t already have enough evidence for this not entirely unreasonable belief, along comes this, an exchange which has just gone viral on Reddit for reasons which will become obvious.

‘Facebook Marketplace can be infuriating at times,’ said the Redditor asking_advice21 who shared it.





And here are our favourite things people said about it.

‘What did this dude think was gonna happen? Lmao.

“Listen, I had to lie to get people to think it was free.. and then when people found out it wasn’t free, I was so very surprised when they didn’t want it anymore..”

‘He’s gonna lose his job if he doesn’t get rid of the cabinet? Or if he can’t raise the insane amount of 50 dollars? I need answers!’

‘No no no OP you did this all wrong. You tell them the price is a fair negotiation you will see them at x place at y time and then never show up.’

‘Genius, just pure genius.’

Source Reddit u/asking_advice21