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Kid Spends $740 For A Picture Of An X-Box One On eBay

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Meet 19-year old Peter Clatworthy. He doesn't look happy, does he? That's because Peter paid £450 (~$740) for a shittily printed picture of an X-Box One on eBay. I'd be pissed too -- somebody needs to replace the black toner cartridges in their printer. Plus the right side of the image is missing! I'm not paying $740 for 3/4's of a picture.

"I always buy stuff on eBay and this had never happened before."


Despite the listing stating it was a photo of an XBox One Day One edition console, Mr Clatworthy said he'd expected to receive the console as it was listed in the video games and consoles category on eBay.


He 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.

Mr Clatworthy received the photo in the post on Monday, saying: "They'd written on the back of it 'thank you for your purchase'. I was fuming."

Mr Clatworthy was informed by eBay yesterday that, as he paid via PayPal, he can expect to receive a full refund from the seller, who has until Monday to pay up.

A spokesman for eBay, the online marketplace, said: "We don't allow listings which mislead, and will take action against this seller.

Well, you did bid on a listing that stated it was a picture of an X-Box -- that was your bad. That said, if I'd done the same thing and gotten that picture then read the 'Thank you for your purchase' on the back I would track that f***er down and make them eat that piece of paper. WHILE ON FIRE. "Them or the paper?" Everything they've ever loved.

Thanks to (No Sender), who is obviously shy.

There are Comments.
  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    Judging by the amount of extremely angry posts I'm starting to think that LadyGagaHa = Peter Clatworthy.

  • Chris

    I dont feel sorry for this guy in the slightest. If the listing stated it was a photo, then there is NO way that you could have thought you were getting a console. Buyer beware has never rung so true than now, and he really shouldn't get a refund

  • I'm not even sure why this is news. eBay has a pretty ironclad protection policy at this point. Of course the kid is going to get his money back.

  • David Gabel

    Why should the seller be dealt with and why should he get a refund? this dope clearly bought a photo as the item was advertised as a photo. It's his own damn fault that he is a retard and he should have to live with it.

  • TyDurd

    Rule #1 if you are the least bit skeptical about a listing - Ask the seller. The end.

  • Doyle

    This guy needs to stop getting attention. Since this, he was refunded, AND given a FREE Xbox One for his stupidity from CEX. I know a guy who works at the branch who were forced by head office to give him one. He went into the store, behaved like a complete tool, and to top it off, because of him, and one other guy doing something simliar, the staff at that store had to have their Xmas bonuses cancelled.

  • chad

    riiiigggghhhhttt... a staff of people lost christmas bonuses over a 600 dollar piece of merchandise that they got at a much lower retailer price. How much was their bonus? $2 each? man what a blow, looks like jimmy is only getting spongebod mac n cheese this year.

    youre a fucking idiot dude, if youre going to make up ridiculous shit, at least keep a little closer to the probable side of the spectrum.

    fucking retard. youre dumber than the guy that got scammed

  • Chaz

    Darwin is rolling over in his grave disgusted at the direction of the human race is going.

  • Multiple roofless. First, duh. Second, Haha to this guy- he's 19 and looks like he's closing on 32 and soon to be balding. Just wait kid! Third, LOL at the seller... did he really expect to get away with it? That is all.

  • SyncUp2

    This happened when xbox360 first got released too, would you buy a car without checking into it? nope... so why would you drop that kind of money and not look at the description. buying an xbox one for your 4 year old.. yeah not father of the year material i'm sure he will have tons of fun playing soccer on a video game when he should be playing it with his friends outside.

  • Sanders

    Yes, he "bought" the XBox for his son. CEX saw an opportunity to get
    publicity to reward a moron and he still gets his money and a free
    system. As humans we should feel disgraced for rewarding stupid behavior. It sucks he got scammed but given details like he is nineteen with a four year old and other information that has come out about him. Maybe it was supposed to be a life lesson so he can learn from it not get rewarded for.

  • Rory

    The seller shouldn't have to pay anything back. Sure, they are an asshole, but they clearly stated it was for a picture, this guy is the fucktard who can't read.

  • Broseph

    both of them should lose the money which goes into some sort of fund...like with cigarettes($11 for a $3 pack or somesuch because of idiot tax)

    scammer because scammer, buyer because reading comprehension

  • LadyGagaHa

    HEY KID, XBOXONE photo for XMAS HAHAHA, stick it up your ass

  • Guest

    xbone works better for ass sticking

  • LadyGagaHa

    stick the photo up ur ass kid, you might enjoy it HAHAHAHHAHA what a fucking duchebag, yeah a fucking duchebag piece of shit asshole, n00b fucker, cock sucker moddafukka, hes a duche, duchebag, KURWA, SUKKA

  • LadyGagaHa

    this guy is a fucking ass get fucked, look at his face, hes such a duchebag, hahahahahah fuckface HAHAHA LOLOL what a fucking FuckFace, that's what he is, ahhahahahah go suck cocks, fucking piece of shit n000000000b, go suck cocks, fap your friends

  • LadyGagaHa

    hahahahahahahah fucking duhebag stupid fuck piece of shit, go eat nuts you fucking n00b, hahahahahahah BLOWN AWAY OWNED

  • antalicus

    To bad it didn't work out the same for the the guy who got scammed into buying a crappy printer.

  • LadyGagaHa

    HAHAHAHAHHA THAT?S SO FUCNNY

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