Dangers of Online Shopping: Man Mistakenly Buys Size 1450 Monster Slippers

Tom Boddingham has two feet that fit two different shoe sizes. His left foot, a size thirteen, and his right foot, size 1450. Wait, that can’t be right.

Boddingham was trying to order a size 14.5 monster slipper from an online company, Monster Slippers, but he must have put the decimal point in the wrong position. Because when the monster slipper arrived at his door it was bigger than him.

Boddingham told the Daily Mail:

“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. I must be the owner of the biggest slipper in the world… I’m going to sell it online, and if I can make a few quid out of it then all the better.”

Of course, Boddingham’s story doesn’t exactly make sense. Did the company really believe that Boddingham’s right foot was more than 6 feet long?

According to the Daily Mail, Boddingham was charged $25 for his shoes. Which means that the company didn’t charge any extra for the gigantic shoe, which contained enough material (I’m guessing) to make another hundred monster slippers.

Yep, it smells like hoax in here.

But Boddingham could be telling the truth.

Maybe Monster Slippers was trying to get some free advertising by sending the monster sized monster slipper. Maybe Monster Slippers employees are so obedient (and unobservant) that they’ll fill any order placed in front of them.

The Daily Mail reports that the company thought Boddingham wanted the shoe for a store display.

The company said:

“We are making him a replacement slipper of the right dimensions.”

If the story is true, I’m ordering a size 5000 slipper from Monster Slippers. Apparently they only cost $25.

Do you think this story is a hoax? A viral marketing campaign?

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