UK teen mistakenly buys photo of system instead of console itself on eBay; auction site says he’ll get a full refund because ad was misleading.
One British teenager did not get what he expected from a recent eBay purchase.
19-year-old United Kingdom resident Peter Clatworthy paid £450 +£8 shipping (around $750) for a piece of paper he thought was an Xbox One as part of an eBay scam, The Nottingham Post reported today.
Clatworthy, a student from Bilborough, said he saved up to buy the limited edition Day One system as a Christmas gift for his young son.
The auction listing stated it was for a photo of the console, not the system itself. However, Clatworthy said he still expected to receive the Xbox One because the item was listed in the “video games and consoles” category on eBay.
“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,” he said. “It’s obvious now I’ve been conned out of my money.”
He has since brought the matter to eBay’s attention. The auction site looked into the case and told Clatworthy he will receive a full refund thanks to PayPal’s coverage for such scenarios. “We don’t allow listings which mislead, and will take action against this seller,” the company said.