Teenager pays £450 for XboxOne photo

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Teenager pays £450 for XboxOne photo

Post by dste » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:39 pm

http://www.nottinghampost.com/Warning-s ... story.html

"He said: "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."

Key part being 'said photo'.

Amazingly he got his money back and the seller has been banned.

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Post by flatapex » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:48 pm

there are some things money cant buy, for everything else there is evolution
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Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:49 pm

brilliant :lol:

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:59 pm

"The 19-year-old student... four-year-old son"

Something doesn't quite add up right there.

That's the third generation of MS console to have this happen, its so common I'm surprised he got a refund.

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Post by dste » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:04 pm

Being from Nottingham, trust me when I say this.

It really is not unusual to have had a child by the age of fifteen.
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Re: Teenager pays £450 for XboxOne photo

Post by DoraemonTheCat » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:36 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:"The 19-year-old student... four-year-old son"

Something doesn't quite add up right there.

That's the third generation of MS console to have this happen, its so common I'm surprised he got a refund.

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Yeah, I remember the "Xbox box" listings on eBay after the release of that first console

What is strange is that I remember reading some poor chap falling for the con, and when he received an Xbox box, eBay said they would not do anything as it was exactly as the listing stated.

I guess they have changed their stance now. But the thing is, it doesn't actually clarify that the guy who bought a photo of an Xbox One will get a full refund. It only states (by eBay) that they will take action on the sellers account. Guess we'll never know

Also like the fact that in that article, it states "He spent a year saving up the cash in order to buy a limited edition version of the games system" a YEAR!!! Where does he work, a sweatshop in Pakistan? One thinks that booze, night's out, cigs, clothes, DVDs have burdened his saving plans. I could be wrong
My calculations reveal that he was saving just under £40 a month if he was saving for a year.

I'd be too mortified to go national with a story about the fact that I bought a photo of a console for £450.

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Post by Negative Creep » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:57 pm

dste wrote:Being from Nottingham, trust me when I say this.

It really is not unusual to have had a child by the age of fifteen.

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Post by speedlolita » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:17 pm

Guy is a censored idiot.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:24 am

DoraemonTheCat wrote:My calculations reveal that he was saving just under £40 a month if he was saving for a year
And?

On my basic salary, that would be absolutely all of my disposable income. I only have extra cash because I spent 3 months offshore this year.
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Re: Teenager pays £450 for XboxOne photo

Post by RetroBob » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:46 am

What a tool, also - what 4 year old kid needs an Xbox One?

I love one comment on the original article... "I know this guy, I sold him a photo of a box of condoms about 5 years ago".
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Post by Matt_B » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:22 am

RetroBob wrote:What a tool, also - what 4 year old kid needs an Xbox One?
None, but he wouldn't be the first dad who bought his child a "present" that he intended to mostly use himself.

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Re: Teenager pays £450 for XboxOne photo

Post by ipmarks » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:24 am

I don't understand how he got his money back?
It clearly said it was a photo, and he got a photo. It was as described.

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Re: Teenager pays £450 for XboxOne photo

Post by Matt_B » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:00 am

ipmarks wrote:I don't understand how he got his money back?
It clearly said it was a photo, and he got a photo. It was as described.
Have you seen the photo? It looks like it was printed on plain paper on an inkjet that had last had the cartridge changed about 5 years ago. Even if you'd been knowingly buying it you could probably have got a refund.

Anyway, eBay are pretty clear about what constitutes a misleading listing, and it being in the wrong category alone would have been grounds for a refund.

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Re: Teenager pays £450 for XboxOne photo

Post by ipmarks » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:09 am

Matt_B wrote:
ipmarks wrote:I don't understand how he got his money back?
It clearly said it was a photo, and he got a photo. It was as described.
Have you seen the photo? It looks like it was printed on plain paper on an inkjet that had last had the cartridge changed about 5 years ago. Even if you'd been knowingly buying it you could probably have got a refund.

Anyway, eBay are pretty clear about what constitutes a misleading listing, and it being in the wrong category alone would have been grounds for a refund.
True, I suppose you are right. I think my lack of sympathy for him clouded my judgement.

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Re: Teenager pays £450 for XboxOne photo

Post by pratty » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:08 am

ipmarks wrote:I don't understand how he got his money back?
It clearly said it was a photo, and he got a photo. It was as described.
Common sense.

I'm glad he got his money back, nice to see a bit of common sense used by a big business for a change. Obviously there is no market for photos of Xbox Ones, and regardless of the fact that the word photo was in the description the fact that the scammer intentially miscatagorised it and is charging roughly the price of the console for the photo reveals his intention to dupe people.

It's also good for ebay, they get rid of a scammer who is just going to cause them more complaints and turn more people (people prepared to make £450 purchases through their site) away from ebay.

Yeah the guy who fell for it was a bit of a dope, but we've probably all feel for a scam of some sort. I'm not sure why people think this scammer should get away with it, to put it mildly he or she is an utter piece of trash.
RetroBob wrote:What a tool, also - what 4 year old kid needs an Xbox One?
They're probably just saying that to sex up the story a bit for extra sympathy and outrage, to say the scammer has ruined a little boy's Christmas.
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