UK Teen Buys Photo of Xbox One on Ebay for £450

Xbox One eBay Scam

Ahh, eBay. The Nottingham Post on Thursday morning reported that 19-year-old Peter Clatworthy had received a photo of an Xbox One Day One Edition console having bid £450 for what he thought was the actual console. The console was supposed to be a surprise for his four-year-old son.

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

Though there have been plenty of Xbox One scams floating around the internet (one being folks selling empty Xbox One boxes as though they were actual consoles) the posting actually made it clear that it was a photo of the Day One Edition that was on sale. Clatworthy says it was in the consoles and video games section and that he noticed that the posting said 'photo' but went ahead with the purchase because of the item's description and positive seller feedback.

eBay told the Nottingham Post that it doesn't allow misleading posts and would take action against the seller. As such, Clatworthy is getting his money back thanks to eBay's money-back guarantee and the fact that he paid through PayPal. An update to the story, again on the Nottingham Post, states that the seller has been banned from doing business on eBay and that Clatworthy has gotten his money back.

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  • dragonfang18
    Why would you buy an Xbox One for a 4 year old? Are you sure it wasnt for himself?
  • Firion87
    No no no people. "Read" the article! He's 19 and has a 4 year old son. So he was 14 when he made that child... Doesn't seem too bright to me. How old was the kids mom????
  • Lord_Kitty
    Wait... so he's 19 and has a 4 year old son?
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  • shardey
    Completely his fault and if it was stated then the seller shouldn't have gotten banned. Hmm 12 years ago I was scammed $493 to the penny on a laptop from eBay before Paypal and the buyer's protection was around.
  • Zac Lloyd-Jones
    He supports Nottingham Forrest, clearly retarded.
  • dragonfang18
    Why would you buy an Xbox One for a 4 year old? Are you sure it wasnt for himself?