Every time a new piece of shiny technology drops on the market scammers are ready to get the low hanging fruit of the Ebay economy. Unfortunately for Peter Clatworthy of Nottingham, UK he dropped £450, about $735, on what he thought was an Xbox One day-one edition but turned out to a baldy printed image of his dream machine.
The 19-year-old student saved up his shillings to buy an Xbox One for his four-year-old son, who absolutely kills at FIFA 14. Though when making his purchase on Ebay through what seemed like a quality vendor, he did notice the listing said “Photo of Xbox One Day-One Edition” Mr. Clatworthy still went all-in and got stiffed. What’s the worst part? It’s not even a good copy. Come on scammers! Would it kill you to get an ink jet printer?
"I looked at the seller's feedback and there was nothing negative. I bought it there and then because I thought it was a good deal.” Clatworthy said “it’s obvious now I’ve been conned out of my money.”
In an added twist of the knife the scammers wrote on the back of the print “thank you for you purchase.” But don’t feel too bad for the guy because he paid through PayPal so he’s receive a full refund for the Xbox One and an Ebay spokesperson said they will “take action against the seller.”
Xbox One’s in the UK have been selling for Brazil-like prices. An Xbox One day-one edition console sold for £720 according to the Nottingham Post. That’s roughly $1175, ouch. Check out the video below of Mr. Clatworthy dishing out some life lessons.
[Via Nottingham Post]