Woman orders ‘perfect’ £5 rug on Shein but is left in hysterics when it arrives


If you’re an online shopping fanatic, it’s more than likely that at some stage you’ve received an item that looks nothing like the one you ordered.

And although it is incredibly frustrating – especially after waiting for it to be delivered – on the odd occasion the mishap is so bad it’s funny.

This is precisely what happened to Saoirse Schofield, who thought she’d found a rug for an absolute bargain on Shein.

The 24-year-old from Dublin couldn’t believe her eyes when she received a minuscule version of the rug she ordered for her room after recently moving house.

Opening up on the error, she said: “I knew as soon as the package arrived that something wasn’t right. I was expecting a full side rug that was the same length as a bed.

“Looking at the size of the parcel that arrived and how light it felt when I picked it up, I knew it couldn’t possibly be the right size.

“After opening the package I just burst out laughing. I thought this is ridiculous. I couldn’t believe how small it was.”

After making the move to her new home, Saoirse says she was trying to furnish her new room which was a bit of an odd shape.

She thought she hit the jackpot after finding a rug that seemed to be the perfect fit for her room at just £5.

The graphic design student continued: “My new room is narrow but really long. When I saw this rug online I thought it would be perfect for my room to go along the floor next to my bed.

“In the picture on the website it clearly looks like a full-sized rug as it goes along the edge of the bed in the picture, which is exactly how I wanted it to go in my room.

“I loved the rug as I thought it would break up the wooden floor and add a nice texture to my room. I also loved the neutral colours of it.

“It was so cheap too. I thought it was such a great bargain.

“I ordered it from Shein. I have ordered clothes from them before and they have always been fine, so I thought ordering a rug from there too was safe.

“The measurements of the rug said 120 by 40. I assumed that this was inches judging by the picture.”

But it turns out the rug was measured in centimetres.

“It is tiny. It just looks like a piece of material that has been cut off from the rug. I thought it was going to be about four times bigger than what arrived.

“It was hilarious. My mum said that it was ridiculous and hoped that I hadn’t wasted much money on it.”

As she didn’t spend much on it, Saoirse was able to see the funny side of the situation.

She added: “The piece of material that arrived is really soft and fluffy, so I think I am going to keep it until I can find a rug that actually fits so that my feet are warm when I get out of bed in the morning.

“I also want to keep it because I just find it so funny.

“I think I will wait until the shops are open to buy another rug, so I can make sure I am buying the right thing and don’t receive another mini rug.”

In the future, she says she’ll be more careful when shopping online.