A mum selling her son's old games console was "mortified" after she accidentally gave the buyer one of her vibrators.

Sara Foggo was hoping to raise a bit of cash ahead of Christmas and stumbled across a Sega Mega Drive following a clearout of her kids' bedrooms.

The mum-of-three, from Mirfield, West Yorks, placed the retro games console on Facebook Marketplace for £25.

Gaming-mad Shane Tutton spotted the item and after agreeing to pay the asking price asked a mutual friend, James Bishop, to pick it up for him.

The following day James came to pick the Mega Drive up and, although Sara did think the box was heavy when she handed it over, she thought nothing more of the sale.

Sara wanted some extra Christmas cash so listed the console on Facebook Martketplace

However, less than 24 hours later, a hungover Sara, 34, was confused when James messaged saying his friend was happy with the console but "there was a rabbit jumping about in a sock" in the box.

Baffled, Sara asked what he meant and was left gobsmacked when he told her it was a "rampant" one and followed it up with a picture.

Lying on the carpet underneath the Mega Drive box was a purple vibrator sticking out of a polka-dot sock.

Sara said: "I was absolutely mortified but I couldn't stop laughing. Stuff like this only happens to me.

"I was confused when he first messaged me, but when that picture came through I just thought 'oh my God'.

A purple vibrator in a polka-dot sock had made its way into the console box

"I put the console on Marketplace and I had a few people that messaged but they messed me about.

"I've known James for a few years and he asked if he could come and get it for Shane on Saturday, which worked great for me.

"It was my birthday a few days earlier so I was having a few drinks to celebrate so I went and grabbed the console from my son's bedroom and put it next to the door ready for James.

"When I grabbed the box I thought it was especially heavy but I just thought it was the manuals.

"James came that afternoon and I handed it over to him. It wasn't until he messaged me on Sunday saying about the rabbit hopping that I heard anything else.

"I just couldn't work out what he meant. When he said a 'rampant' one and sent me the picture over, I could have died.

The text exchange between James and Sara

"I wouldn't have minded but the Rabbit was worth more than what I sold the Sega for. I won it in a competition a few years back but it normally costs £45. I only sold the Mega Drive for £25.

"He's got a right bargain. I had asked him for it back but I think he thought I was joking. I'm not sure I want it now though.

"I don't know Shane but it was lucky it was for him and not a child. Imagine if a kid had opened this Sega box on Christmas Day hoping to play Sonic and there's a big 10 inch Rampant Rabbit with its tail spinning.

"I joked that I should set up a GoFundMe for a replacement as it's going to be lonely this Christmas."

Even worse for Sara, the sock holding the Rampant Rabbit was not hers, but instead belonged to her mum.

She shared the story on Facebook

Sara said: "It was in a sock, I don't know why, and when I uploaded the exchange to Facebook, my mum messaged me saying it was hers. I couldn't believe it.

"She's had a laugh about it which is good. I'm even more out of pocket though, I'm going to have to buy her a new pair now.

"I can't remember why I put the Rabbit in that box. People have asked why it was in a children's console box and I honestly have no idea."