If I buy a sofa in facebook marketplace and pay for delivery, do long distance selling regulations still apply?
I found a sofa advertised on facebook marketplace by a local independent furniture retailer. Once I contacted them, they sent me the link to their website, where the sofa was listed, but for £21 more. I was told I could buy it for the “special facebook price”. The company looks fairly legit (registered with companies house, shops on amazon and eBay with good reviews from a variety of dates and different writing tones/styles/accuracies). The website looks dated but ok, with clearly marked T&Cs and returns policies.
Some red flags are the discount for fb and the fact that delivery is £20 extra (no problem) but the delivery is paid cash on the day and not at checkout on the website (bit weird?) and the fb communication suggests a limited literacy in English, e.g. “yes I delivery”.
I haven’t got as far as asking how to get the “special facebook price” this way, but I’ve been told to order through the website which my browser has no issue with.
Would you order it in this situation? The sofa looks very similar to one sold by Ikea but is marginally cheaper, but crucially cheaper delivery and delivery includes assembly.