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Man sent gigantic slipper by mistake

Posted on Sunday, 23 October, 2011 | Comment icon 21 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A man ordering slippers online was sent a size 1450 due to a mistake with the decimal point.

Tom Boddingham had ordered a size 14.5 slipper but was astonished when his gargantuan order arrived. "It was sent directly from Hong Kong and measures 210 x 130 x 65cm the same length as a grizzly bear or a family car," he said. The huge slipper is in fact so large that he was able to sit inside it like a sleeping bag.

"Sometimes when you buy a pair of shoes, one of them can feel snug while the other one does not quite fit."

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Comment icon #12 Posted by AsatroGubbe on 23 October, 2011, 17:44
Fits like a sleeping bag eh? He might be on to something profitable.
Comment icon #13 Posted by BaneSilvermoon on 23 October, 2011, 18:20
Update - Monster slipper 'revealed as elaborate PR stunt' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/8837736/Monster-slipper-revealed-as-elaborate-PR-stunt.html I would have thought this would be obvious. Companies do factor in cost of materials and production when making a product. It's not uncommon for larger sizes in clothing to cost a little more. Scaling something up like that would incur a significant increase in price and prevent such an "accident" from ever possibly occurring.
Comment icon #14 Posted by greywolf on 23 October, 2011, 18:28
He could always wrap them up and give them to Bigfoot for christmas. cool story.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Robert1 on 23 October, 2011, 23:40
Stunt or not, that is a really cool slipper. I would love to have one.
Comment icon #16 Posted by jazzer1960 on 24 October, 2011, 9:20
Send it back.
Comment icon #17 Posted by SomeguyUK on 24 October, 2011, 21:59
Surely something like that would be noticed before it was shipped? O_o
Comment icon #18 Posted by Swadwa on 25 October, 2011, 14:15
Who can believe such a ridiculous story. Oh yeah, we're going to make that item and mail it to you at no extra cost. You all know the original story comes from a tabloid website. Just mark this one as not worthy of posting here!
Comment icon #19 Posted by Muenzenhamster on 26 October, 2011, 6:00
False or not, it made me laugh and smile at the end of a really depressing, otherwise wasted day.
Comment icon #20 Posted by xScorpinix on 28 October, 2011, 23:56
You could sleep in that thing, LOL! There once was a guy who lived in a slipper because they sent him the wrong size.
Comment icon #21 Posted by thalassinus on 9 January, 2012, 1:56
pure crap. why would someone want a bigger slipper for a slightly larger foot when it has no back anyway?


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