Are Gumtree guilty of picture size shenanigans?

23 January 2012

This morning’s offer at Gumtree Daily Deals looks like a bit of a cracker – an A3-sized canvas print for only £9.99, reduced from £47. Why, one of those would look fantastic when hung, let’s say, on the wall above a double bed. Helpfully, Gumtree, and offer-provider Grangeprint have included a preview of what it might look like.

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Oh yes, that’s a mighty print indeed – and at only a penny less than a tenner, it looks like a spectacular enhancement to any bedroom. But wait – what’s that? There seems to be a disclaimer in the picture. It says ‘this picture is not representative of the deal size’. Hmmm, that’s a shame.

Fortunately for yourselves, using the average double bed width of 54 inches and the A3 width of 16.5 inches, along with some cack-handed Photoshopped redecoration, we’re able to give you more of an indicator of what you’ll actually get.

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Slightly less impressive? Um, just a bit. Of course, it isn't the first time we've commented on something like this - hello Groupon!

EDIT: As pointed out in the comments by Mr Crocus, maybe it's a really tiny bed. So we've put a tiny Morecambe and Wise in it. We're not sure if this helps or proves anything.

bed morecambe wise

It doesn't, does it?

15 comments

  • Dick
    Even less impressive when you add on postage.
  • samuri
    bit shit then? BURN THE BASTARDS DOWN
  • The B.
    Who still uses these type of sites? Everyone's tried them once, got burnt and never done it again surely?
  • Mr C.
    Perhaps it's just a really tiny bed.
  • JonB
    A simple search on Google shows that you can buy an A3 canvas print for £8.49. You'd have to be lazy and/or stupid to not check whether this deal is good or not before you buy, regardless of the dodgy marketing spiel.
  • Dick
    I use groupon and livingsocial quite a bit still. They don't check for multiple accounts and referring yourself for credit. I have had loads of free stuff from them.
  • shinkyshonky
    Scummy Gumtree/ living social/ wowcher especially groupon....just a glorified email database company...and to think google was willing to buy them tsk..tsk WTF!!!!!!!
  • Mike H.
    If you don't know what size A3 looks like, then you deserve to be raped by a gorilla. They don't say it's just like the one in the photo, so stop fucking whining!
  • shinkyshonky
    I love your command of the english language mike hock......issues I see
  • Mike H.
    Yeah, big issue pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeese. If you order an A3 print and then complain that "it dunt look like da won in da pichure innit", then you are a fucking spastic.
  • Ricky G.
    Nice one Hock. I'll put it in my next show. I am so funny.
  • Rembrant
    The picture is suspended from invisible fishing line at the near end of the bed; not on the wall at all.
  • Zleet
    Maybe years of trying to convince their wives and girlfriends that an inch isn't what they think it is has screwed their ability to judge size?
  • Mark W.
    I am sure I recognise that bedroom from several celebrity sex tapes. Careful analysis of the pixels suggests that the picture is stuck over a one way mirror but for some reason is the wrong way round. Some celebrity is probably chuckling that they had some sex and neatly avoided being videoed. I shall certainly be purchasing one of these prints.
  • One s.
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