LONDON (CBS Seattle) – A British man thought he had found a great bargain on eBay. Instead 19-year-old Peter Clatworthy found himself bamboozled.
He had been saving his money to buy a collecter’s edition Xbox One, the latest gaming platform from Microsoft for his 4-year-old son. Day One editions had been selling for over $800 on eBay UK. Clatworthy found one for $735, but unfortunately he didn’t read the fine print.
“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,” he explained to the Nottingham Post.
What he got was a picture of an Xbox one, and not even a good one at that, reports CNet.com. And he paid a $15 handling charge.
Clatworthy tells the Nottingham Post he’s blown away by all the attention his story has received.
“The only reason I wanted to do this was to get a refund and warn other people.”
But he did get his money back, thanks to eBay, which agreed the listing was deceptive.
An eBay spokesman says the seller has been banned.
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