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Whether it's eBay, Craigslist, or the Facebook marketplace, a piece of wisdom so old it's in Latin always applies: caveat emptor, buyer beware. Yet who among us hasn't gotten a bit too excited about the prospect of a good deal—or been in a rush to get their new 55" smart TV home and set up?

Such are the woes of Tiara Chatman, who snapped up what she imagined to be exactly that sort of TV on Facebook and discovered far too late that she'd been sold something else: a big flat wooden board. Luckily, she was able to transform this bad luck into a bonanza of likes and disbelieving comments.

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In fairness, this TV set does pick up one channel—but it always comes in grainy.