I have been banging on lately about the joys of online second hand shopping.
Exhibit a. Our $13 couch.
But … Then, just out the back window, plonked unceremoniously in the centre of our back yard I present Exhibit b. Our Gumtree disaster – a washing machine.
Our old one broke, and I thought, well why not get the same one but a bit bigger from Gumtree. So I emailed and organised, and sent Clive off with the trailer to waste a Saturday getting a washing machine from Camberwell … That then didn’t work.
Luckily we got our money back. But … we couldn’t face another wasted day returning it when the owner didn’t want it back. And so there it sits. In our garden. A sad and sorry sight.
A big white metal reminder that not EVERYTHING works out on Gumtree (and a reminder to ME to ring Council and book a hard rubbish collection!)