A mum was shocked when she ordered a table and chairs from eBay – and received 40 bags of containing 150 TROPICAL FISH.
Becky Smith, 21, spent £184.95 on the stylish dining set from a seller on the online marketplace.
But when the delivery driver dropped off two large boxes at her home in Harold Hill, east London, on Wednesday, she was horrified to see she had mistakenly become the owner of around 150 live fish.
Stay-at-home-mum Becky feared she had mistakenly ordered the animals before a red-faced delivery driver came back later that day to apologise.
She said: “I went on eBay and ordered a six-chairs and a black and glass table. They said I would get it in two days’ time.
“I answered the door they dropped it off. I took it in my house opened it and there was 40 bags of tropical fish. I was so shocked.”
“I didn’t count them I was just too shocked. I thought I had bought lots of fish – it was awful.
“I was going to keep them if I had to. But I don’t really like them to be honest. But my daughter does and she wanted them.”
She screamed to her “best friend” Jacqueline Johnson, 30, who lives in the first-floor flat above her who came down and filmed her reaction.
But Becky, who lives with daughter Frankie May-Smith, three, noticed that the address on the label was for Jollyes – a pet shop in nearby Romford.
She said: “The bloke came back and delivered the table in the end around half an hour later. The delivery driver looked so embarrassed.”
Jacqueline Johnson, a make-up artist who lives with three-year-old son Ralphy Rickwood, laughed hysterically as she filmed Becky and Frankie with the bags containing between three and five fish.
She said: “I was gobsmacked.”