It was a good intention gone wrong.
Yesterday, Carousell user featherlit posted a listing which caught the attention of not only the Internet, but even Channel 8’s news.
Putting up 3 Giant (we’re not kidding, they’re 1.5m tall) Snorlax plushies for sale at S$250 each, what really stood out was his desperate plea in its description:
He even took to Facebook and shared his story on Pokemon GO Punggol’s group, possibly as a bid to appeal to an even larger crowd who obviously loves their Snorlax.
A kind soul also shared his post on the 70k+ member Pokemon GO Singapore group.
Among the guffaws, there were those sympathetic to his situation, and even offered to buy the burden off him lest no one else wanted to fork out money and space for the Snorlaxes:
At around midnight, local news/entertainment outlet Channel 8 also ran the story, and reported that all 3 fellas were already sold out.
However, there were some who were theorising that he might have used this as an opportunity to make a quick buck.
“Each one for $250? Does he still want to make money from this? JB’s night markets sell this for only RM$75. If he sincerely wanted to save the marriage, he should donate it to an orphanage or just throw them away…this was his own silly move anyway~”
“Funny but not honest! This is Daigou’s web price. Even the most expensive option won’t hit S$180. If he used ezbuy prime, he could even get it at S$100!”
So if we were to give him to benefit of the doubt…S$250 is really quite a bargain.
Needless to say, the fact that there are a few Singaporeans out there willing to take that chance and sacrifice their home space for a fellow Singaporean in crisis is definitely heartwarming.
Would you have bought the Snorlax from him? Let us know!