Nowadays, you have to get creative when it comes to standing out on social media, especially when you want to sell or get rid of something. It must be eye-catching, weird, intriguing or a mixture of everything to stand out from the rest of the sales pitches that we constantly scroll by.

One Chatham man figured out how to get eyes on his item in a Virtual Yard Sale Page on Facebook when he posted an ottoman that was up for grabs and is supposedly an ancient antique of the Roman Empire.

You know how one man’s trash is another man’s treasure? Facebook is a gold mine for people looking to rifle through a stranger’s treasure trove of items to score big. Where there are treasure hunters, there are givers, and this giver figured out how to stand out in order to rid himself of an unwanted item.

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George from Chatham posted in a group on Facebook that works as a virtual yard sale. At first glance, it looks like a gently used ottoman that has found its place in George’s basement or garage, but if you take the time to read his description, this ottoman has apparently stood the test of time.

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“Handmade plastic ottoman, possibly 1-2K years old,” wrote George.

I laughed when I saw this, but I kept reading.

“Ottoman Ancient Roman Extremely Rare Possibly 1000 years old.”

I wasn’t lying when I said that people are getting creative. While he is certainly fibbing – plastic is a 20th-century invention and really wasn't even used in furniture much until the 1950s – it certainly got my attention. So much so that I considered snagging it myself out of sheer amusement of his selling tactic.

Talk about a conversation starter to add to your living space. Style points for creativity, though.

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