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Prankster husband uses ‘seductive’ photo of wife to sell Ikea bookcase


A mum obtained the final chortle when her prankster hubby used a photograph of her putting a ‘seductive’ pose towards an Ikea bookcase to promote it on the market – when a cheeky purchaser provided £4,000 for her.

Jess Lewington, 33, playfully lifted her leg and positioned it on the oak-coloured ‘Billy’ bookcase on Tuesday (April 12) whereas husband Matt Lewington tried to get a transparent shot of it to flog on Fb. After jokingly asking her to maneuver, the furnishings enterprise proprietor lastly obtained the image of simply the merchandise he wished to incorporate in his itemizing.

However unbeknown to Jess, the 34-year-old prankster uploaded each snaps with the caption “Can be delivered!! P. S my wife thinks this photo will help sell the unit!” Inside hours of the itemizing going reside on a personal Fb vendor group, the publish went viral racking up virtually 1,000 likes, shares and feedback.

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Delighted social media customers praised the duo for his or her sense of humour, branding postwoman cum part-time mannequin Jess a ‘legend’ and thanking them for the ‘comedy gold’. However evidently the advert tickled a couple of person’s fancy with a number of folks apparently enquiring if Jess comes with the furnishings – leaving Jess ‘feeling like Beyoncé’.

Some admitted to solely having curiosity within the mannequin with one bloke with deep pockets providing to stump up £4,000. Regardless of the beneficiant supply the couple say they’ve but to get their arms on any chilly onerous money and are nonetheless searching for a brand new house for the bookcase.



Jess struck a ‘seductive’ pose towards the bookcase

Jess, from Swindon, Wiltshire, mentioned: “I don’t normally model in the furniture pictures. Matt was like ‘can you get out of the way I’m trying to take a photo’ so I jokingly made a pose and said ‘go on take one like that, that’ll sell it’.

“Then he took a standard photograph with out me in it, which I believed was fairly impolite, after which posted it. He requested if I might checked my Fb messages as he’d put it on-line.

“I didn’t think anything of it and then I checked it and I was like ‘you are joking’. Before I could say to him to take it down it just went mental and I just thought ‘sod it we’ll just have some fun with it’.

“I really feel like Beyoncé. It simply makes me chortle. A part of me was like ‘take it down now, it is simply ridiculous’ however the different a part of me discovered it humorous. Seeing folks remark ‘you have made my day’ made me assume ‘that is honest sufficient’ It is innocent enjoyable.”



The publish Matt Lewington shared to a Fb promoting web page

The bookcase, marketed for £80, was purchased final 12 months to accommodate Matt’s intensive Lego assortment. Jess mentioned: “We’ve not had it long, less than a year. It had Matt’s Lego in it.

“We had a row placing it collectively. Placing collectively flat-pack furnishings is not enjoyable, particularly whenever you’ve obtained Matt’s DIY expertise. Lego’s fairly costly so he was like ‘there is no level in me constructing it and never displaying it anyplace’ and I did not need it within the bed room.

“Apparently I don’t let him have any say on anything in the house so it was the one thing he was putting his foot down on so I let him have that one. Through his business he found another unit that he liked more so he just wanted to swap them over.”

Matt mentioned: “I specialise in vintage furniture, this bookcase isn’t really part of what I do so just thought we’d have a bit of fun with it and have a laugh. One bloke offered £4,000.

“We have had no luck promoting the bookcase but however somebody mentioned he needs to return spherical at 10pm and take a look at it. I did assume it was a little bit of a wierd time to return and have a look at a bookcase however we’ll see.”

Delighted social media users flooded the post with comments. One wrote: “Folks could marvel if the spouse comes with the unit???” while a second commented: “I’d pay that only for the spouse.”

One wrote: “Good! It is so refreshing to see somebody having a little bit of enjoyable!” Another commented: “Fabulous! Finest advert I’ve ever seen! You need to double the worth for leisure worth alone! Your spouse is a legend!”

One added: “Jess do you additionally supply a rise up act up on assortment? your remark threads have been absolute gold.” Meanwhile another joked: “I do not even want the unit however I will offer you a grand simply because the pictures have bought it to me! Jk I am skint.”





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