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People left in stitches as Depop seller is caught red handed trying to rip off buyer

Poppy Bilderbeck

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People left in stitches as Depop seller is caught red handed trying to rip off buyer

Featured Image Credit: Westend61 GmbH / Iryna Khabliuk / Alamy

A Depop seller has been left with their tail between their legs after making a hilarious mistake when trying to con a buyer.

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Who doesn't love a bit of Depop drama on a dreary old Tuesday?

Clearly lots of people considering there's now a whole Instagram account dedicated to the online debacles of trying to buy a pair of trainers, second-hand jeans or furry bucket hat on the app.

People have been left howling with laughter over one exchange between a buyer and seller, which sees the seller completely shoot themselves in the foot while - painfully unsuccessfully - attempting to scam a purchaser.

The drama unfolds rapidly, the scene immediately set as one where tensions are bubbling, with the buyer informing the seller they've been 'pretty patient' but now really want to know when their item is going to be sent.

Instead of getting an actual response to their message, the purchaser is sent: "Uno that top I sold on depop? The girl asking me where it is and I haven't sent it for weeks bcos I kinda wanna keep it now but I want the money too.

"What's a better excuse? Saying I sent it and postman lost it or that my mum went into hospital?!"

The Depop seller questioned whether to use the excuse the postman lost it or that their mum had gone into hospital. Credit: Sipa US/ Alamy Stock Photo
The Depop seller questioned whether to use the excuse the postman lost it or that their mum had gone into hospital. Credit: Sipa US/ Alamy Stock Photo

Quickly realising they sent the message to the one person they didn't want to see it, the seller apologises, admitting the message wasn't for the buyer and, ultimately, realising their defeat, promises to send the item.

Alas, the seller may have decided to do the right thing in the end - even if only caught red-handed - but they haven't escaped the wrath of those on social media.

The screenshot of the interaction has amassed over 10,000 likes on Instagram account Depop Drama, with users having flocked to the post in stitches.

One wrote: "Sorry bebs my mums wearing it in hospital."

Social media users were left in stitches over the post. Credit: @depopdrama/ Instagram
Social media users were left in stitches over the post. Credit: @depopdrama/ Instagram

"I like the classic 'Sorry, I had a funeral' but that’s just my personal opinion," another joked.

A third said: "Sorry my Mum, who is also our postman is in hospital xoxoxoxo"

Others speculated how embarrassed the seller must have been once they realised their fatal mistake of sending the text to the exact wrong person.

"I can just imagine the blood rushing to this persons head as soon as they realised," one said.

However another commented: "Why is the 'sorry' so calm I’d have thrown my phone away."

Topics: Fashion, Money

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