|Peter Clatworthy holding a $750 picture of the Xbox One console|
One of this holiday season's hottest items is the Xbox One; which is in super-limited supply to-date.
Peter Clatworthy, a 19 year old in the UK, decided to try his luck on eBay instead of waiting for the big chains' to restock on this item. He found a listing and confidently shelled out $750.... FOR A PHOTO OF A XBOX ONE CONSOLE.
Clatworthy admits that the listing stated it was for the selling of a PHOTO but somehow his mind could not register that the product he'd receive would be exactly as the written description.
From Huffington Post:
When Peter Clatworthy paid nearly $750 for an XBox One from an eBay seller, he expected to get the actual console.
Instead, he just got a photo of it, with a snarky "Thank you for your purchase written on the back."
It wasn’t even a good picture. Just a box cover printed on an old ink jet printer with nothing but magenta left in its cartridge, Dumb As A Blog reported.
Clatworthy, 19, of Bilbrough, UK, who intended to give the XBox One to his four-year-old son for Christmas, admits he was conned, because the listing clearly stated it was a photo of an XBox One Day One edition console. However, he decided to buy it since the item was listed in eBay's video games and consoles category.
"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," he told the Nottingham Post. "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. It's obvious now I've been conned out of my money."
Although eBay has promised to take action against the seller because misleading listings are not allowed, it may not help him because the Xbox One is reportedly sold out in the UK, SWNS reported.
One saving grace: Clatworthy says his mistake has provided some Christmas cheer to his friends and family at his expense.
This is a story that could have easily been avoided. He saw the description. He got what was promised. Poor print quality and all.
And is this guy trying for sympathy with that lie about purchasing the game for his toddler?? Really..He is 19 years old. Ain't no way he was purchasing one of the latest gaming consoles to give to a 4 year old! Nice try, but no one feels sorry for you!
Clatworthy needs to get it together.