by Andy Moore on December 6, 2013

But there was a problem. When the package arrived, Clatworthy found that he had been had. In a big fucking way. According to the Nottingham Post, Clatworthy's box included just a picture of the Xbox One. This was because the eBay description said the item Catworthy was buying was a picture of an Xbox One. From the Daily Dot:

He should’ve read the eBay listing a little more carefully: It actually said “photo” in the description. “I was in two minds,” he admitted. “I looked at the description and the fact it was in the right category made me think it was genuine … It’s obvious now I’ve been conned.”

Clatworthy said he 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.”

The 19-year-old contested the purchase with eBay. He’ll receive a full refund.


Duuuuuuuuumb. And Clatworthy might not be the only person conned out of an Xbox this holiday season. A Redditor found this list of auctions for just Day One console boxes, all going for similar prices as the console:

Lesson of the day: Read the auction description. Not even carefully—just read it, like, once.

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