Student Pays Nearly £500 For Crappy Image Of Xbox One In eBay Scam

/ 3 years ago


eBay is full of scams, it doesn’t take long to find a bunch of cruel people selling the box for their console, tv or smartphone at the price of the new product, hoping someone won’t notice the difference. Even now, there are several Xbox One consoles listed at *box only* at a price of £500 and beyond, but of course, there is no console, it clearly says so in many of the titles, people are just hoping someone buys it before they’ve had their morning coffee.

Now someone has done one of the worst we’ve seen in a while, a user has paid nearly £500 for an Xbox One Image, and of course that is exactly what he got, a picture of the Xbox One and a pretty crap one at that.

The eBay seller listed the item in “consoles” not in “images” so it is pretty obvious what he was trying to do. The 19 year old student got the item on eBay for him and his 4 year old son.

The buyer got ripped off and didn’t even get a decent image for his money, the seller even  had the audacity to write “Thank You” on the back of the poorly printed image!

Moral of this story, don’t dump a load of cash on something without reading the basic information of the listing in its entirety. Or just like this customer, you are going to end up looking a complete idiot.

Thank you Hardware 360 for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Hardware 360.

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  • Legosinki

    “The 19 year old student got the item on eBay for him and his 4 year old son” *facepalm*

    • I know Wut you did Last Winter

      Had a son at 15. Magnificent /lol.

  • Panda

    He had a kid at 15… What else can you expect from some stupid teenager?
    He deserves it ¬¬

  • Shogo

    “The moral of this story” finish high school before you make a child…

    • EB

      Compulsory education in the UK used to end at age 16. You used to have the choice of college which is free but it is compulsory now. University isn’t free or compulsory

  • Jackson

    At first I thought it was a typo when I read it the other day, and must of meant 29…but guess I was wrong haha

  • James Armstrong

    Well, at least the scammer has £500 to buy a better printer now..

  • Alex Melikidis

    “The seller got ripped off” …

  • James Armstrong

    Why get a new Xbox One off of eBay from an untrusted source? If it was me, I would have gone to a well-know trusted retailer such as GAME or HMV (UK).