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i take no offence at that statement
"I know this guy, I sold him a picture of a pack of condoms around 5 years ago..."
but i assume this is someone who didn't read what they are buying. i often wonder about things like this when it comes to festival tickets. i often see car parking or early entry tickets on ebay at the same price as actual tickets and I'm sure some people buy them when similar not actual full tickets are going for their much lower face value.
Loads of people buying an empty Xbox box?
There was, however, one lot of 'XBox One Day One edition retail packaging' which received 80 bids and sold for £7,200.
Sorry, what? Surely, in terms of scale of cock-up, this one is sixteen times worse?
the 'Xbox box' and 'Xbox One retail packing' ones awould be much easier to misread if youre rushing through them, especially the latter.
The fact this guy thought 'it says photo but it's probably fine' makes it all the more stupid.
Having said that it's hard to have much sympathy for anyone falling for any of these.
Who misreads anything before bidding £7,200?
Agree with the sympathy bit.
but apparently the description said photo, he saw it and still went ahead. Not sure he deserves his money back tbh
A dad at 15, I guess.
he buys them a picture of an xbox one
I got free tickets to a game.
Not sure this will happen to this guy...
"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."
Deserves it, in that case.
Just a photo.
what a crap quality photo. The guy hadn't even bothered to replace his printer cartridge
Well it looks like his girlfriend has left him over it.
not to be all BoJo, but he got a refund which is more than he deserved already...
'Mr Clatworthy previously made headlines in 2007 when, aged 12, he used his judo skills to catch a drink-driver who had crashed into three cars in Ilkeston Road, Radford.'
Judo skills !
but I would love to meet whoever did this. My kind of guy
Anyway who sets out to trap idiots is ok in my book
Mr Clatworthy received the photo in the post on Monday, saying: "They'd written on the back of it 'thank you for your purchase'. I was fuming."
Can't believe CEX gave that simpering bollock of a cretin a free console (well, I can, publicity and all), fuckers.
Wonder if the xbox they gave him has no manual, stinks of fags and had the serial number filed off?
"I don’t think I’ll be shopping online anymore."
why did someone give him a free console ffs
the guy is eligible to receive a refund. Right at the end of the article they quote Paypal
"PayPal states that if the item doesn't match the seller's description or gets lost in the post then it will give the buyer their money back."
The listing was correct. I've seen countless times where something was not put in the right category. Also, if you're unsure, there is a "contact seller button". You can email them and get clarification on the item, if you're unsure. It's an auction, you as the buyer are the one taking the risk without fully knowing about the item you are bidding on.
As someone said above, dumbass.