A 19-year old from Nottingham, England was victim of a pretty harsh little scam on eBay, as Peter Clatworthy ended up spending £450 (approx. $750 USD) on what he thought was a Day One edition of the Xbox One. Unfortunately for him, what he ended up winning was solely a photo, a bad one at that, of the console’s box.
According to the Nottingham Post, Clatworthy thought the auction did look a little weird, but figured the posting was just a simple mistake, though it did say “photo”, as the description and the category that it was put in, was what one would expect for the console itself. Clatworthy told the publication that the back of the photo had “thank you for your purchase” written on the back of it, adding insult to injury.
eBay says that the seller has until Monday to return the funds, adding that,”We don’t allow listings which mislead, and will take action against this seller. Customers can shop with confidence on eBay as we guarantee you will get your item or your money back. Mr Clatworthy is covered by the eBay money-back guarantee and we will be contacting him to put things right.”
Obviously there’s no excuse for trying to scam people on eBay, but who do you put the most blame on, the seller or the buyer?