News: Woman selling swim suit on eBay outraged when man asks her to WEAR it before posting it

News: Woman selling swim suit on eBay outraged when man asks her to WEAR it before posting it

Another Lincolnshire Highlights news story…

A woman selling her black Nike swimming costume on eBay was outraged when the man buyer asked her to wear it before posting.

Romance novelist Lucy Taylor, from Lincoln, was having a massive clear-out when she came across her “unremarkable” six-month-old swimming costume.

Along with around 30 other items like shorts, linen trousers, and vintage dresses, the 37-year-old floated her clothes on eBay, where vendors sell to the highest bidder.

Starting at 99p, Lucy’s swimming costume sold for £10.50 on Saturday (10) at around 1.10pm to a man, who will remain unnamed based in the Netherlands.

But half an hour after the sale, Lucy received a message from a man on eBay – asking her to wear the swimming costume.

The swim suit was up for sale on eBay
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The email read: “Hi 🙂

“I have have a question, is it possible for you to wear the swimsuit before shipping it?

“Best regards”.

Offended and “creeped out”, Lucy still shipped the item – but not before conveying her initial disgust by uploading a screenshot of the email onto Facebook.

Her post read: “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. And, no, just no…”

Users, however, found the whole affair weirdly hilarious, with one writing: “Wow. If you have a dog or cat put it on them. The pervert won’t know the difference.”

The email
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A third admitted: “Author L T Kelly. I’ve had a pretty grim day, until I read all this. It made me laugh – a lot. Thanks for turning my day around….”

And a fourth said: “What damn pervert, I’m petty and would say for an extra 500 I’d fart on it for you smh some people”.

 

Lucy, of Lincoln, said that – a few days later – she came to see the funny side.

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 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.

She said she was ‘creeped out’
(Image: SWNS)

“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.

“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.”



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