Sam Smith booked a day off work so she could decorate her new ‘luxury’ Christmas tree but she was left disappointed when the package arrived and it looked nothing like the advert
A woman was left in stitches after she ordered a ‘luxury six-foot’ Christmas tree and when it arrived it looked nothing like the pictures.
Sam Smith said that she booked the day off work to decorate the tree, which cost her £40 and was supposed to tower over her – and came complete with a working train, moving model village, and a model of Santa climbing a ladder up the tree.
But she needn’t have bothered, as what arrived looked nothing like the advert, and the nurse from Liverpool described it as more like a ‘twig and two baubles’ that stood just six inches tall.
Sam, 26, soon saw the funny side – saying that the tree came in a smaller package than her phone charger, and is smaller than her six-month-old Cockapoo, Ralph.
She said: “The tree that was advertised was lovely. It was supposed to be six feet tall with Father Christmas carrying a ladder and a working train.
“But we got a six-inch tree which was basically a twig with a couple of baubles, a bit of string and a Father Christmas with a deformed face. It looked like the paint had been chucked on.
“I ordered a charger for my phone that arrived the same day as the tree and the charger came in a bigger box than the tree.
“We were crying with laughter. It was so funny.”
Sam and her mum, Karen, had ordered the tree from online shop Wulimer after seeing it had been reduced from £100 to £40.
The Wulimer website, which appears to have dropped the price of the 6ft tree even further to £27.99 while claiming they have ‘limited stock’, bragged that it was handmade and ‘unique’.
Sam shared a snap of her online shopping fail on social media and other users were quick to share how hilarious they found the incident.
Sam wrote: “Imagine mum four weeks ago saying ‘ooh shall we order this tree?’ Yeah sound go on then… it arrived today. God knows where it’s gonna fit.”
One reader said: “Omg I saw people ordering these on a Christmas group and couldn’t believe people were ordering it.”
Another said: “I saw that tree and knew it was too good to be true. I think it was about £30 or something.”
Sam said: “I decorated it and posted a photo of it on Facebook and everyone was saying they couldn’t believe we’d fallen for it.
“We’ve put the decorations on and put it on the side for fun.”
Karen added: “Everyone was laughing and telling us to get our money back but its not about the money, people will fall for it.”
Although Sam found the funny side and made use of the tiny tree by displaying it in her kitchen, she has requested a refund from the company but is yet to hear back.
Sam said: “We paid through PayPal so should be able to get my money back.
“About three days after we’d ordered it, I sent a photo of it to my friend who’d ordered the same tree and they’d also received the tiny one so it’s happened to a few people.
“I wasn’t expecting what we got but I thought it would just be the stand and we’d have to get the parts ourselves.”
Wulimer have been approached for comment but failed to respond.