Hapless Sarah Miller was trapped in her home for two days after Argos deliverymen blocked off her only exit with her new sofas.
She and her seven-year-old son Joel were forced to eat takeaway pizza passed through a window when they could not shift the two Chesterfields to get out.
The mature student said deliverymen refused to pass the threshold due to coronavirus restrictions and were unable to position her couches in her living room.
Instead they placed the pair on top of each other at the foot of her stairs preventing the front door from opening.
Sarah, 44, had to call on her ex-husband Adam to help move them so she could get out.
"I was crying so much. I was literally breaking down,'' she said. "It was a fire hazard and really dangerous situation to be left in by an established company like Argos.
"Now I've got over the emotional impact of it I'll never touch them again.''
Sarah, from Tayport, in Fife, Scotland, had recently separated from Adam and spent £1,000 on the furniture to make a new home for herself and Joel.
She had measured the property to ensure the couches would fit. But the deliverymen said due to social distancing rules they had to leave them just inside the doorway.
"I was kind of just standing there in shock at them leaving them there like that,'' Sarah said.
"It's a lot of money and you'd expect it'd at least be delivered safely so I could get out the front door.''
In desperation trapped Sarah summoned Adam and elder son Jack, 23, who climbed in through a window and managed to shift the sofas into the living room inch-by-inch.
An Argos spokesman said: "We have spoken to Sarah to say how sorry we are for the inconvenience this caused.
"We are arranging a full refund and additional gesture of goodwill.''
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