A TEACHER was furious after spending £30 on illuminated Christmas penguins – only to be sent 2D metal-cut pictures with a stick attached.
Jessica Memery was duped by an Amazon seller who used another company’s acrylic drawings.
She bought it for her penguin-obsessed son George, 12. Jessica, of Portsmouth, Hants, said: “One request from George was a Christmas penguin.
But he was not very satisfied with the flat, low-quality metal with holes. “
Amazon’s ad claimed “handmade ornaments” with feather details, eyes and beaks with built-in lights “sure to dazzle and amaze the entire surrounding area”.
Jessica exasperated: “Nothing is as beautiful as a product.
“It wasn’t just a misrepresentation but I have now discovered that they stole the pictures for promotion – and I wasted £25.99 plus delivery charges.”
Jessica joked about her unhappiness in good spirits after she warned people by posting “I didn’t read the reviews – there may have been alcohol involved”.
Helen Batey commented: “Someone ran over your penguin in a car.”
Jess Blears joked: “Will street decorations be the new thing for Christmas this year?”
Another penguin buyer scammed, Gemma Taylor, said: ‘I was so smug when I found these for under £30, and when they arrived, I couldn’t believe it.
“I’ve bought some crap in my day, but these are in the top three of the worst.”
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