Desperate to get your hands on an Xbox One console? Scouring eBay for potential deals? Be careful! One 19 year old from the UK spent £450, or around $750, on eBay to order what he thought was the Xbox One console, only to be shipped nothing but an A4 piece of paper containing a photo of the next generation console from Microsoft. It seems the seller had technically created the listing with the word ‘Photo’ in the title - ‘Xbox One Fifa Day One Edition, Photo Brand New UK 2013.’ However as the item was listed within the video games and consoles category the teenager was convinced that it must be the real deal.
The poorly printed photograph even came with a note to further infuriate the buyer, saying ‘Thank you for your purchase.’ Buyer Peter Clatworthy quickly took to his local newspaper, the Nottingham Post, to talk about his misfortune and to prevent others from being sucked in by a similar scam. He also immediately initiated conflict resolution with eBay who have now secured a full refund for the unwary buyer.
Would your desperation for an Xbox One have left you in a similar situation? Do you think Mr. Clatworthy should have received a refund when the title of the item included the word ‘Photo’? Have your say in the comments below.
Article by - Rebecca Waterman
Insert Date: 12/8/2013