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.