Roz Thompson, 26 from Fareham, has been selling things on Facebook Marketplace using funny posts and has pulled in thousands of followers for her antics. Pictured: Wine glasses. "Dine fancy with these Villeroy-Boch red wine glasses."

22 hilarious Facebook Marketplace adverts from Fareham woman's group Trash Sells Trash

DECLUTTERING her parents house has caused a Fareham woman’s hilarious online adverts to shoot her to internet fame.

By Belinda Dickins
Monday, 19th October 2020, 1:30 pm
Updated Monday, 19th October 2020, 5:24 pm

Taking photos in a barely worn Oh Polly dress to sell on Facebook, Roz Thompson noticed the mirror perspective made it look like she had a tiny head.

The 26-year-old took some photos for her own amusement, and decided to upload them to her Marketplace advert to share the laughter - not realising her entertaining posts would soon grab the attention of thousands.

Roz, a pet portrait artist, said: ‘My parents have never really had the opportunity to do the house up, and the clutter has got out of hand over the years.

‘Between me and my siblings, a lot of time and money has gone into giving us the best start in life that they could possibly provide. They’re a bit overwhelmed and I think they’re struggling with where to start with redecorating.

‘I’m helping them to sort through all their things and selling their unwanted items as well as some of my own, so they have some space and some money.’

Several unique and light-hearted posts later, Roz’s group Trash Sells Trash has nearly 5,000 followers looking out for images of her mowing the lawn in a prom dress, holding wine glasses with her feet and more.

Roz said: ‘I think my favourite so far is the Venetian fish ornament ad. I was in the shower lathering shampoo into my scalp when I thought of it.

‘I got out straight away, makeup smeared all over my face, shoved some fish tank weed in my hair, and posed next to our fish tank. Our 18-year-old goldfish Bludger who is visible in the background didn’t seem impressed!’

Punters from all over have messaged the quirky trader to say she has brightened up this miserable year.

The unusual style of selling has worked for Roz, and most of the items she has listed have sold.

She said: ‘My friends and family think it’s hilarious - my mum jokingly said she’s very proud.

‘My parents are also thrilled that their unwanted items are going to good homes - we’re a family that hates waste and strive to be as eco-friendly as we can reasonably manage. I think we’re all a bit stunned by the whole thing really!’

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