The Huffington Post reports that Peter Clatworthy, 19, an Englishman, got conned out of $750 when he tried to buy a Xbox One for his son as a Christmas gift. Instead of a game console, he received a Xbox One photo with a sarcastic remark on the back: “Thank you for your purchase.”
Although an unscrupulous seller conned Clatworthy, he said the ad specified a photo and didn’t say a console. He had assumed that since the listing was in the eBay Video Games and consoles category, he was buying a console. Also, the seller’s feedback and found nothing negative, so he didn’t expect any issues.
eBay has said they will take action against the seller because they forbid false or misleading ads. Still, he remained in the Christmas spirit and didn’t mind his family sharing a few laughs at his expense. His brother found the incident funny, and his mother thought the purchase was dumb since the ad did say the photo was for sale.
Read more about this Christmas trickery at the Huffington Post.
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