Nottingham Man Buys Photo Of XBox One For £450
WHEN Peter Clatworthy saw a photo of anXBox One console on eBay, he wanted it. He handed over £450 plug £8 packaging. The 19-year-old student, of Bilborough, Nottingham, wanted the device for his four-year-old son, McKenzie. But he got exactly what he clicked on: a picture of an XBox One.
He tells the Nottingham Post: “I’ve had to make a joke out of it because I was that angry. At least we’ve now got something to laugh about in the years to come. I always buy stuff on eBay and this had never happened before… 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. 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… They’d written on the back of it ‘thank you for your purchase’. I was fuming.“
It reminds us of those old adverts for videos of smut. The chance was to buy 40 or large number of dirty films for a bargain price. You got them alright, only the video was a film of the films’ covers playing on loop.