Some British Guy Buys A Picture Of An XBOX ONE.. WHAT AN IDIOTT
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When Peter Clatworthy paid nearly $750 for an XBox One from an eBay seller, he expected to get the actual console.
Instead, he just got a photo of it, with a snarky “Thank you for your purchase written on the back.”
It wasn’t even a good picture. Just a box cover printed on an old ink jet printer with nothing but magenta left in its cartridge, Dumb As A Blog reported.
Clatworthy, 19, of Bilbrough, UK, who intended to give the XBox One to his four-year-old son for Christmas, admits he was conned, because the listing clearly stated it was a photo of an XBox One Day One edition console. However, he decided to buy it since the item was listed in eBay’s video games and consoles category.
“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 told the Nottingham Post. “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. It’s obvious now I’ve been conned out of my money.”
Although eBay has promised to take action against the seller because misleading listings are not allowed, it may not help him because the Xbox One is reportedly sold out in the UK, SWNS reported.
One saving grace: Clatworthy says his mistake has provided some Christmas cheer to his friends and family at his expense.
“I told my brother and he was crying with laughter, so were all of my mates, it is quite embarrassing,” he said, according to the Metro. “Even my mum said I was a bit stupid considering it said it was a photo on the listing.”
Dude bought a picture for $750 what an Idiot!! This reminds me of the time my buddy and I told this gullible kid Billy we had an XBOX for him, “FOR FREE, YOU’RE GOING TO GIVE IT TO ME FOR FREE?” “Yes,” we said. He was overcome with joy.. but he lost his shit when we gave him a cardboard box with the letter ‘X’ on it, freaked the fuck out.. kid might have even cried.. but we were kids then.. this guy on the other hand is a grown man. When I buy something online I walk into it knowing that there is an 85% chance that I’m not going to get exactly what I wanted. I think I can speak for this guy when I say he didn’t want a $750 shitty picture of an XBOX One. So I never ever buy anything over $100 unless its a Halloween costume, and even then, I’ve rarely done that.