Student nurse, who had planned to work a full day to put up her six-foot Christmas tree, was shocked to see a 6-inch tall ‘twig with two ornaments’ arrive.

Sam Smith, 26, from Liverpool, couldn’t believe her luck after stumbling across an advert for a huge festive tree with a working train, moving model village among its branches and Santa climbing a ladder for the bargain price of £40.

Because the tree was so large and complex, a student nurse believed that she had to be absent for a few days to help it set up. Wulimer reviewers claimed that it took “hours”.

Even better, the website boasted that those who purchased it would “open a new chapter within your circle of friends and lead a different trend.”

Sam, her mother Karen (50), and Sam were in complete panic when, 4 weeks later, they found a six-inch, battered tree that “looked like an twig” inside a small parcel.

Sam Smith, 26, from Liverpool, was shocked when the luzury Christmas tree she ordered online turned out to be a 'twig with two baubles'

26-year-old Sam Smith from Liverpool was stunned when she received a luzury Christmas tree online that contained two baubles. 

Expectation vs reality! Sam thought she was getting this luxury 6ft tree with a carousel, a train and more than 100 decorations

Expectation vs reality! Sam was convinced she was receiving a 6ft luxury tree complete with carousel, train and over 100 decorations  

It was missing the elaborately designed homes and villages that were built between the layers of branches. Also, it wasn’t possible to see the train or the Father Christmas moving on the top.

Sam asserts that Sam ordered the tree from her friend and received the tiny “twig” as well. Many reviews claim they were sent items that are not in line with their description.

Sam commented that “The advertised tree was gorgeous.” The tree was six feet high, with Father Christmas holding a ladder as well as a train.

The student nurse thought she'd have to take the day off work to set up her tree because it claimed to be so elaborate

Because the tree claimed to be so intricate, the student nurse thought that she would have to work extra to put it up. 

We got a 6-inch tree, which was basically a twig with some baubles and string. The Father Christmas had a deformed head. It was almost as if the paint had been painted on.

I ordered a phone charger that was delivered the same day as my tree. The charger arrived in a larger box than the tree.

We were laughing with joy. It was very funny.

Sam expected to receive a parcel measuring six feet in length, but Ralph the Cockapoo six months ago sent her a smaller tree.

Karen said, “We were thrilled for it to arrive. It stated that you would need to construct it yourself. That would have been great fun.”

“I didn’t remember it was coming. I received a letter from the postman, and it wasn’t what I expected. Christmas is always a time when we get parcels. The package arrived and I was astonished to find it. It was very funny.

I messaged Sam, saying that she would need to work a few hours to put it up. She was crying when she saw it.

“You wouldn’t get that for £40 so we thought it might be smaller or not that exact quality on the website but it wasn’t worth a fiver.”

Sam and Karen had ordered the tree from online shop Wulimer after seeing it had been reduced from £100 to £40.

Sam claims friends also ordered from Wulimer and received the same tiny 6in tree, instead of the elaborate creation promised

Sam claimed that friends ordered Wulimer’s 6in trees and got the exact same thing, rather than the more elaborate creation promised. 

The Wulimer website, which appears to have dropped the price of the 6ft tree even further to £27.99 while claiming they have ‘limited stock’, bragged that it was handmade and ‘unique’.

Sam replied: Mum came down and asked what my thoughts were about this tree she saw online. She thought it was gorgeous so I suggested that she order it through PayPal.

We thought it was just in the right time to celebrate Christmas because it said it would take four weeks.

We read all the positive reviews and decided to order it.

The tree looks very luxurious in online pictures, complete with elaborate model homes and villages between each layer of branche, as well as a train, the moving Father Christmas and working carousel that videos had showed spinning on top

On the internet, it looks extremely luxurious with detailed model homes, villages, between each layer, of the tree, along with a train, moving Father Christmas and working carousel.

It was found in photos, which I find strange.

Sam posted a picture of her shopping failure online and comments were quick to comment on how funny they thought it was.

Sam said: “Imagine mom saying four weeks back, ‘ooh will we get this tree?’ It arrived today, it sounds good. God only knows what it will fit.

One reader stated: “Omg, I saw people ordering this on a Christmas party and couldn’t believe that people were ordering it.”

The advertisement said that the tree has lights, music, a climbing Santa and motorised elements such as a train and ferris wheel

Advertisement stated that the tree had lights and music and a climbing Santa. It also has motorised elements like a train or ferris wheel. 

Another person said that he saw the tree, and realized it was impossible to believe. I think it was about £30 or something.”

Sam stated, “I decorated it. I posted a picture of it on Facebook. Everyone was shocked that we had fallen for it.”

We’ve added the decorations and left it there for the fun of it.”

Karen continued, “Everyone was laughing at us and telling our to get their money back. But it’s not about money. People will just fall for it.”

Sam was able to see the humor in the small tree and decided to display it in her kitchen. She has asked for a refund but has yet not heard back from the company.

Nightmare before Christmas! A rather dubious looking Santa decoration on the tree Sam received

The Nightmare Before Christmas Santa’s ornament, Sam got it from Sam. It is quite dubious! 

Sam stated that he paid via PayPal and should get his money back.

It arrived three days after our order. I took a picture of the tree to send to a friend, who had also ordered the small one.

Although I wasn’t sure what to expect, it was the stand that I expected and the rest of the components would be purchased by us.

Wulimer were contacted, but they did not reply.