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To Not Know How to List this fecking Awful Sofa...

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..On The Ebay.

Right, dp has a friend, they used to live together, friend is lovely, but my God he has the worst taste ever. I'm talking he is into stuff from before Changing Rooms came along, stuck in 1991. Bless him.

Anyway, he knows I sell all my old tat via Facebook and EBay, not for lots of cash, but have had a few "touches" as he refers to them and got more than I bargained for. So, he needs to sell his old sofa and has asked me to sell it for him on EBay.

I don't mind doing that at all. Except he has no idea that
a) salmon pink leather sofas with wooden bits are not the height of fashion
b) most sofas go for pennies now
c) it fecking minging

This sofa is so out dated, Barbara Cartland would have said no despite the sheer pinkness of it.

He spent 5 grand on it, and thinks he will get at least £500 for it. He'll be lucky to get £50.

What shall I do? I have said I will list it, but I don't know how to tell him if it doesn't sell why it didn't. I cannot just say "mates, its bloody awful" can I?

CuriousMama Sat 01-Dec-12 21:13:31

How did he react?

Sorry 68 watchers

CuriousMama Sat 01-Dec-12 11:50:05

At least the bidder has plenty of feedback so most likely real. Can he block anyone with no or limited positive feedback? That way you could stop any mner bidding for a laugh.

He still likes it! Its just the place he is moving to comes with a sofa already.

It has 65 watchers now, over a thousand views which surely can't just be all you lot? Perhaps the lady who has bid has seen all the views and thought she'd beat the rush!

No, don't bid on it, he has to get rid by Tuesday, or he'll lose out whatever he seemingly may get for it

musicalendorphins Sat 01-Dec-12 11:33:47

It would be ok if re upholstered in fabric I think.
I mean, your friend liked it, so others will as well.

blonderthanred Sat 01-Dec-12 11:29:32

The theatre I used to work for bought all its furniture & props from eBay. All sorts of broken/hideous stuff that even the sellers must have wondered what we wanted it for. So you never know!

nannyl Sat 01-Dec-12 10:58:54

lol... well it has a bid.... £102 anyone?

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 01-Dec-12 10:51:41

Pmsl grin grin

musicalendorphins Sat 01-Dec-12 10:51:25

Well, he does, not me! grin

musicalendorphins Sat 01-Dec-12 10:50:14

Gwendoline, it makes me quiver, with anticipation

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 01-Dec-12 10:40:40

soft pink folds

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 01-Dec-12 10:38:54

Ugh I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks sitting on it would feel like sitting in a fanj.

Ever wondered what it feels like to be a penis? Let this unique sofa envelop you in its sort pink folds...

picnicbasketcase Sat 01-Dec-12 10:35:28

How many watchers now OP?

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Sat 01-Dec-12 10:33:25

There could be a last minute flurry of bidding! <cackle>.

SavoyCabbage Sat 01-Dec-12 10:27:51

The cushions are so bad that if in a gunman situation I had to have the sofa or the cushions, I would choose the sofa.

grin musical

musicalendorphins Sat 01-Dec-12 10:13:49

Oh the sweet memories

FergusSingsTheBlues Sat 01-Dec-12 10:02:41

Hahahaha! Well done!

Oh My fecking God its had a bid with 8 hours to go! Its not one of you lot pissing about is it?

Now that's a good point Donkey- my sofa is very modern, and square and plain brown leather. Its bloody crap for getting comfy on of an evening as the arms have a limited amount of padding to them. They are also both two seaters, and being 5 feet 8, lazing on them length ways is not an option!

I used to have a very expensive Habitat sofa which wasn't leather but had removable covers. It lasted well, except it faded as we had to wash it loads due to both the dcs being very small. We dyed it black, which gave us another year with it before the springs went from the dcs jumping on it.

At least this one has the solid build that makes it last years. Even if it does resemble a fanjo or Arsene Wenger's face.

I would think it would suit Peter Stringfellow, he likes a fanjo after all......

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 30-Nov-12 12:29:25

For all we knock this eyesore's appearance, if it's comfy that's a plus. Friends of ours had a classic Chesterfield, very elegant, dominated the room. Ye gods was it uncomfortable to sit on!

Did the cushions really come with it? They are different bloody awful

cheekybaubles Fri 30-Nov-12 09:41:09

So the vote is that it is 'dusky'? I really don't want to have spent my whole life saying the wrong word.

PessaryPam Fri 30-Nov-12 09:27:10

I'm one of the 55 just for fun grin

KaraThrace123 Fri 30-Nov-12 08:34:08

Hey OP - I agree it's pretty yuk, but, somebody may like it! There are a few things you could do (in my opinion - feel free to ignore) to increase it's chances of selling...

- Add a few more key search words to the title, perhaps "sofa" "settee" "dark wood" "chair" "antique style" etc. Will get more hits from real buyers searching for something they want rather than just piss taking MN'ers smile

- The cushions do not match, they are even worse than the sofa! I would personally take them off.

- What "make" is it? A popular one? Perhaps add that to the listing if so.

- You are going to need to state any damage (I can see on one of the photos there's some wear on the seats and state if it has been kept in a smokers house. Otherwise you're going to have a disappointed buyer and get shit feedback on your account for his old minging sofa!

I'm bet there's loads of watchers! smile

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