I'm selling heaps of old stuff on ebay because I inherited my grandfather's house. Fifty years and two generations of stuff from a three bed house = tons and tons of stuff. As a consquence, I'm on ebay an awful lot.
I sold a jumper for £1.20, and listed it on the description as
A smart blue jumper from a well known and reliable brand, this M&S item is from their Blue Habour Range. It fits a size large or 41-43 inches across the chest. It's made from a cotton blend, mostly cotton. Is in great condition!
I took the sizing straight from the label, and left it as that as I had no reason to suspect otherwise. Come back today, and got this message from the buyer:
Jumper arrived, it's nice, in good condition, and got here quickly, but ... " It fits a size large or 41-43 inches across the chest." Afraid not. It measures 25" a/p to a/p that's a 50" actual chest size, way too big for for a M&S L (41-43), more like an XL (44-46") despite what the label says. I blame myself for not having asked you for the a/p to a/p dimension. Please if you sell any shirts/jumpers in the future don't say "suitable for" tell people what the actual dimension is. I only paid £4.15 (incl postage) so it's not the end of the world, just a bit annoying.
So... the label said 41-43 inches, and because I don't have deal with men's clothing on a regular basis apart from this, was I wrong to base it on the label? I didn't know you had to measure rather than just trust it. Women's clothing is more like a lottery so... I dunno.
What says you, B_S?