Peter Clatworthy, a 19 year old student from Nottingham, has paid £450 for a photo of the Xbox One after an eBay scam, reports the Nottingham Post.
Clatworthy had saved up the money to buy an Xbox One for his four year-old son as a surprise Christmas present, but fell foul of the scam on eBay, wherein this particular seller was obviously trying to catch people out as they search for a bargain online of the in-demand Day One Edition version of the console. Understandably, Clatworthy was fuming to discover the photograph in the post as opposed to Microsoft’s latest machine. Nottingham Post spoke to the student, who said:
“It said ‘photo’ and I was in two minds, but I looked at the description and the fact it was in the right category made me think it was genuine. I looked at the seller’s feedback and there was nothing negative. I bought it there and then because I thought it was a good deal.”
Clatworthy has spoken to eBay about the purchase, and is working with them to get a refund from the seller. As he used Paypal, Clatworthy is entitled to his money back from the seller, who will receive penalties if he doesn’t pay up soon.
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