Woman fumes after selling tatty old sofa for £350 & then discovers it's ‘worth over £14,000’
18th May 2021

IF you wanting to sell something quickly and without the faff of postage, then putting it on Facebook Marketplace is a total no-brainer.

So when Jules Schreiner wanted to get rid of a tatty old sofa earlier this year, she thought she might as well try her luck there first.

In a viral TikTok video, the woman, from Illinois, claimed she'd got the huge white corner sofa for free and put it up on Facebook Marketplace for $500 [£350].

She explained: "A guy picked it up and bought it within seconds."

Although she was initially chuffed with her healthy profit, it only dawned on Jules that she'd missed her chance to make a small fortune when she looked the man up on Instagram.

Sharing a photo of the white sofa, the man boasted about the extremely rare second-hand designer Vladimir Kagan for Weiman three-piece settee.

After learning the name of the brand, Jules quickly researched it on the internet and found a similar one for sale for a whopping $20,000 [£14,000].

She captioned the clip: "Thought I got a great deal on FB market place but ya know things are always too good to be true!"

"OK so from now on, we are going to look for name brands on the things we buy OK," one viewer replied. "LOL then we are going to Google them!"

Another added: "In fairness, you won from this. The person got rid of their couch for free, you made $500 and the last guy got a bargain. Win win win!"

Meanwhile, a third added: "It's only worth that much if someone is willing to pay. I think you made out just fine getting $500 for a discoloured old couch."


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