Man Who Bought $735 Xbox One Photo Gets Free Xbox One

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MrBaskerville:
He isn't being rewarded, he payed 735$ for a videogame console that costs 500$...

And then got a refund and the console for free.

This guy is literally getting his cake and eating it too.

edit: Whoops, didn't know people already said this. Sorry. c:

As much as I don't agree to the fact that this man is rewarded for a stupid mistake, I'm am shocked about how many people are shaming his character because of it.

People are ranting and raving about him purchasing a game system for his son. That because he became a parent at 15 years old he must be a terrible person. That he should be taking care of his son instead of buying a game system. And that he should be ashamed for being rewarded.

At what basis does anyone know this man personally? We don't know if he's a good father or a bad father. We don't know the circumstances of him becoming a parent. We don't know if he is emotionally or financially stable enough to take care of a child and own a game system.

Sure, there is a large chance he was primarily purchasing this system for himself, but there's also a chance he was purchasing it as a means in order to enjoy time with his child. My father and I used to play on the nintendo and playstation all the time when I was a little girl, and he bought those systems for us. There is a chance this man was doing the same. Why is he immediately harassed just because he became an early parent?

All the above could be wrong, he very well could be the worst parent in the world, but let's be upset with the fact that this man got a reward for a silly mistake (which I'm sure we've all screwed up somewhere at some time). And perhaps we should be less angry with him, and instead be angry with the individuals who decided to reward him in the first place.

Revnak:
Good for him. It was probably a pretty stressful ordeal and while I can't say he deserves it, I'm definitely not unhappy that they're giving him one. And good on the store, even if they're just doing it for the publicity.

I'm sorry, but you're showing empathy on the internet. I'm pretty sure that's not allowed.

This is dumb, it really is. He admitted to reading it was a photo, he shouldn't get shit. Rewarding people for being dumb is not a good thing. Try that in a work environment, people will just do the dumb thing over and over again. We shouldn't really approve of this shit.

When I originally read an article on this it listed that the description was reasonably long winded and said "Photo Edition" or something to that effect towards the end so it was certainly ambiguous. Couple that with the fact that it was in the home electronics category, and also that presumably that it was listed for a price that the Xbone would be expected to be selling for selling for, I think it's insanely harsh to label the guy a complete moron for bidding on it.

The backlash about it has been unbelievable in this thread. Why is it such an issue with people? The fact that he got refunded would be the most reasonable solution in my book and good job to Ebay for doing so. Of course he doesn't "deserve" to get the console on top of this but so what, it was a company doing a nice thing for somebody and getting good publicity out of it. Probably some of the best marketing money they'll spend given how cheap it is for them.

I don't view this as him getting "rewarded for his stupidity" or whatever, it's just a nice thing happening to someone else after a shitty thing happened to him that's leading to a win-win for everyone involved. It was clearly a con attempt, albeit a dated one. Why not more anger directed at the person who posted the deliberately misleading advert on Ebay?

As for the amount of negativity directed at this guy personally for having a kid so young, buying computer games for such a young child ect. I know I was playing videogames when I was 4. I loved them. Just because systems have gotten more complex doesn't mean a kid can't still enjoy playing videogames. As somebody pointed out earlier, you don't have to play the game right to have a fun time playing it. And while I wasn't sexually active quite as young as this guy I wasn't far behind him. I could easily have ended up with a similarly aged child at his age but I don't feel that should have any reflection on my intelligence level or on me as a person.

I'm done with work now. I guess I should do some replying.

VoidWanderer:

While I would like to point out opinions are flexible, and less rigid with being right and wrong, from my understanding of them I would like to point out one thing.

The Xbox One is a console that has not had the stock level problems of the PS4, so why did he pat MORE for the console, where there was a reasonable chance he could get one for less than what he got 'cheated' out of. And before you claim there must not have been any stock, he just got a free console.

I am curious as to why you are taking this so personally though. There are other people here who seem to have the same opinion as me, yet you make it seem like I am the leader of some evil cult...

I'm not talking about opinions though, I'm talking about "opinions." Ideas which are hard to come to objective conclusions about, but where there are definitely some conclusions which are worse than others. Politics, for example.

He didn't pay more. It's roughly the same price as the Fifa pack. Also, he wanted to get a day one version, for whatever reason he had.

I'm not taking it personally, in the sense that I am not personally offended by the insults he has been facing. I am disgusted by them though. It's just so juvenile and pointlessly cruel.

Skarvig:
As you said, it's life and, sure, it would be better if we stopped fucking each other over but it's not going to stop. The only way we can stop this is by making sure that people won't be that dense the next time. Bad people will always be there no one can stop that, that's impossible. Only a campaign of publicly shaming stupid people can help, because this way everyone else will be cautious the next time they see a fishy offer. But we breed the next batch of stupid people by encouraging them to not stop and think for even a minute. It makes me sad that they're only gonna multiply.

I am seriously creeped out by this post. I thought we all admitted social darwinism was a fucked up ideology based on total pseudo-science. I guess I was wrong.

I am quite willing to admit that my ideal vision of society, one where we stop acting like assholes, is definitely a pipe dream. However, so it your's. Your "fair" society, where bad people get punished (or are not allowed to breed) and good people go on to produce great things and push forward great ideologies. Except this idea of a fair world is totally undermined by how arbitrary and totally unfair the universe itself is and always will be. Fairness is, at best, no more of an attainable goal than universal compassion.
Now for my statement on this.

But the REAL tragedy here is that he is buying this for his 4! year old son. A FOUR YEAR OLD GETTING AN XBOX FOR CHRISTMAS! No one thought that this may not be the brightest idea? Of course he is the one mostly playing with it, but this robs the son of so many different, better presents for a 4 year old. That poor kid probably can't even hold the controller, let alone understand what's happening on screen. That dumb dipshit has the nerve to tell the media that it's a present for his son to get people to root for him.

I have been playing video games for literally as long as I can remember. Some of my first memories involve playing Sonic. I was 3 or 4 then. When I have a kid, I probably will buy them a game console at a similar age (if I can afford it).

Zachary Amaranth:

Revnak:
Good for him. It was probably a pretty stressful ordeal and while I can't say he deserves it, I'm definitely not unhappy that they're giving him one. And good on the store, even if they're just doing it for the publicity.

I'm sorry, but you're showing empathy on the internet. I'm pretty sure that's not allowed.

MrBaskerville:
He isn't being rewarded, he payed 735$ for a videogame console that costs 500$...

$735 is the rrp of the xbox 1 in the uk, that's why he was buying on ebay in the first place.

Well at least he probably got a used one since its CEX.

Revnak:

He also read the fucking category which said that it was not a photograph, which was why he bid on it. Why is everybody being so intentionally dense about this? It's not like the guy went out and hurt anybody, he was a victim of a con, and even if it is something that is fun to laugh about, that doesn't make him unworthy of any kind of sympathy. He's the victim here.

Considering how unfair life is for us not stupid people, and most stupid people too, its perfectly natural to get annoyed about someone else getting lucky without even trying or doing anything noteworthy. And its not a very elaborate con, considering it revealed itself in the post, so he should really know better.

sweetylnumb:

Revnak:

He also read the fucking category which said that it was not a photograph, which was why he bid on it. Why is everybody being so intentionally dense about this? It's not like the guy went out and hurt anybody, he was a victim of a con, and even if it is something that is fun to laugh about, that doesn't make him unworthy of any kind of sympathy. He's the victim here.

Considering how unfair life is for us not stupid people, and most stupid people too, its perfectly natural to get annoyed about someone else getting lucky without even trying or doing anything noteworthy. And its not a very elaborate con, considering it revealed itself in the post, so he should really know better.

If life is inevitably going to be unfair and arbitrary, then we should just aim to make life as good for all of us as we can. I understand why someone would be annoyed, a few years back I would have been annoyed with them, but that does not make it the right reaction.

What saddens me most about this is the vitriol being dished out towards the guy. He got very lucky, I doubt even he would deny that, but that doesn't warrant the bitter and hateful comments directed at him.

Well, they called their shop CeX. I wouldn't expect any better from them than to swipe some cheap publicity from a man's stupidity.

A dad at 15. If he doesn't learn from this I hope he at least knows how to put a condom on, now.

I live in Nottingham, this guy seems quite a fool. I seem to remember reading that this chap is jobless and on the dole. My question is how the feck did he get 450 quid to buy this thing. For your son? hmm... its nice to see my hundreds of pounds of national insurance money a month is going to a good cause.

smithy_2045:
What saddens me most about this is the vitriol being dished out towards the guy. He got very lucky, I doubt even he would deny that, but that doesn't warrant the bitter and hateful comments directed at him.

He isn't lucky, he did something stupid and decided to get some people's attention and make himself look special.

eBay saw it as covering their asses to refund his money, the site that started his story saw it as good clickbait and CEX saw it as a nice opportunity for good publicity.

It's a young man who, as far as we can tell, has not made great life decisions and continues to do so. And rather than people attempt to make him learn a lesson from his mistakes, it's being publically displayed as a story of the 'underdog' getting rewarded.

Except if this WERE the case of a legitimate underdog, it wouldn't be coated in caveats like '19 year old with a 4 year old son' or 'Even though I saw that the description said it was a photo of an xbone, I decided to buy it anyway because it was in the category I wanted to buy the product from' and best of all 'this gift is for my 4 year old son and totally not for me, the teenager who totally doesn't like to play video games'.

People are upset because the bullshit detector is going off the charts with this whole story. He plays up being conned and then goes around to con other people into buying his story and CEX decides to play along with the con by giving him a free xbone.

There is nothing 'lucky' about this, there's a VERY good chance this kid decided he could get some attention and some shit for free by acting like a moron and whadaya know, he did. It's society continuing to further reinforce that it's okay to be careless and make bad decisions, because you just might end up gold in the end when people pick up the pieces for you.

It's a continued reinforcement of this concept, just on an EXTREMELY small scale is all. He should not be praised for his 'luck', he was rightfully ridiculed in the original article that was posted. It's good that he got his money back but holy shit did he NOT need to be REWARDED for his mistake by not ONLY getting his money back but getting something for free too.

He's not a child, he's a fucking 19 year teen kid with a 4 year old son, though his behavior, actions and that smug look on his face in the photo SEEM to imply he has the mind of a 10 year old who just pulled the wool over the eyes of his parents.

Wow, you guys are jealous. Also, you guys don't le things die don't you? We get it, you think he's dumb for getting ripped off, and think he shouldn't be able to breed anymore ( Talk about pretentious.)

OT: Good for him.

IAmTheToaster:

Colour Scientist:

AndrewC:
Inbreds like this should be neutered, not rewarded.

eBay say that if you've read a description and it states what it is and you buy it: END OF. The seller was completely honest, and this dipshit clearly knew what he was buying, obviously for his 4 year old - yeah ok buddy - but yet he gets his money back and a free console.

Godfuckingdammitworldstopcateringtostupidpeople ;_;

This is definitely a proportionate reaction to the situation.

Indeed. He certainly deserved a refund, not a free console.

He certainly doesn't deserve neutering.

EDIT: On a side note, what's the use in neutering someone who has already had a child..?

when youre a 19 year old with a 4 year old already that seems to have managed to scrape up the dough that most of us with jobs cant, I can see an argument for it...

VoidWanderer:

Revnak:

VoidWanderer:

Nuts, I was going to say that this is encouraging idiotic cry-babies. The guy even admitted that it said PHOTO in the item description, and he still somehow got news coverage because he was 'scammed'.

He also read the fucking category which said that it was not a photograph, which was why he bid on it. Why is everybody being so intentionally dense about this? It's not like the guy went out and hurt anybody, he was a victim of a con, and even if it is something that is fun to laugh about, that doesn't make him unworthy of any kind of sympathy. He's the victim here.

Would have agreed, if he didn't admit it said photograph, and not the console in an interview.

If he admits he read it wrong and bought it anyway, that is not a con. This to me is more life-lesson than 'con'. If he took the time to read the description where it says photo and not console, and figured he would get the console anyway, needs to really think about his priorities.

He is only a victim of his own idiocy, and I am not meaning being a father at fifteen. Hell, the people who fell for the actual con of 'unlocking backwards compatibility' on the XB1 get more sympathy from me, cause most people aren't tech-savvy enough to know it wouldn't work, but he failed basic logic and reading skills.

Sorry Revnak, but I disagree with your opinion with my own opinion.

Being dumb does not mean the scammer is off the hook. And he's a victim of someone else's predatory efforts to take advantage of his (and others') idiocy. We can all shake our heads in bewilderment that he fell for it, but the fact that it ever happened in the first place is the real crime here that we should all be pissed off about.

I don't honestly know how I feel about this guy getting an Xbox One, though. I suppose it's fine...the store awarding it can do whatever it wants, after all....and I imagine this guy is not rolling in money...but doing this seems to be rewarding his lack of common sense. And while I don't bedgrudge the victim of a scam, I do think that the optimal solution here already happened (Ebay refunds him) while adding the free Xbox One seems somehow to be rewarding bad judgement and poor decision making skills.

jammiestdodger:
I live in Nottingham, this guy seems quite a fool. I seem to remember reading that this chap is jobless and on the dole. My question is how the feck did he get 450 quid to buy this thing. For your son? hmm... its nice to see my hundreds of pounds of national insurance money a month is going to a good cause.

Probably his parents. But who knows, you could be right.

Headsprouter:
Well, they called their shop CeX. I wouldn't expect any better from them than to swipe some cheap publicity from a man's stupidity.

A dad at 15. If he doesn't learn from this I hope he at least knows how to put a condom on, now.

Maybe we missed his outrage four years ago when he was awarded $10,000 from Trojan Condoms after complaining that he thought they were chewable?

The look on his face seems to sum this entire thing up

teenager.. 4 year old son... ugh

I still feel like it's the equivalent of falling for a Nigerian money transfer scam.
I remember people doing this selling a picture scam in 2003.

Shouldn't the photo be of the kid getting the Xbone? after all it was bought for him.

Revnak:

VoidWanderer:

008Zulu:
He is being rewarded for being a complete moron. I'm sorry, but no. This is not how society should work.

Nuts, I was going to say that this is encouraging idiotic cry-babies. The guy even admitted that it said PHOTO in the item description, and he still somehow got news coverage because he was 'scammed'.

He also read the fucking category which said that it was not a photograph, which was why he bid on it. Why is everybody being so intentionally dense about this? It's not like the guy went out and hurt anybody, he was a victim of a con, and even if it is something that is fun to laugh about, that doesn't make him unworthy of any kind of sympathy. He's the victim here.

There are things in this story, after having a long look at makes little sense.

First of all, the age of the kid, at most Peter would be 15 years old when his kid was born, but given the 9 months incubation period, this could get down to the very squicky age of 14. This makes me want to take a long shower to feel clean again.

Again, I bring up that he read the auction description which did not state that he would get a console. But I will accept that he was justly rewarded with a full refund of his bid. That is perfectly fine and fair.

But, if he is buying this brand new console for his 4 year-old, what game other than Lego Marvel Super Heroes would he get? I mean seriously, I highly doubt that Forza, FIFA, and all the other launch games are appropriate for a 4 year-old to play. And while I am aware that when we were younger there were games we could play, the size of the XB1 controller, compared to the older systems would make the logistics of him holding it questionable. I cannot figure out how someone with small hand could hold such a large item, and use the buttons and sticks effectively.

While Peter was a victim of a con (I will agree to this), I think this above and beyond any justifiable reward, and that got me thinking. Wasn't there an article or something stating that the PS4 outsold the XB1 in the UK or something? Wouldn't this be a great piece of marketing, not for the stores so much, but for Microsoft?

And I am sorry, but his face in photo is a little creepy. I mean, a cocked eyebrow and lop-sided grin?

Really?

I'm of mixed emotions of this story. For the most part I'm jealous he nabbed a much sought after unit. He got his refund after being conned that in itself is lucky. Half the time you'll get a "Buyer beware" when you try a refund from most companies or purchases. But to get a system for free that's a step beyond. The next part of me is angry that he was stupid as to not read the descriptions. This is a given on any purchase. Medicine or food you buy in the grocery store is the same way. Just buying it blindly and having an allergic reaction isn't the fault of product nor can you blame the store. You, the purchaser, have a duty to look at what you're purchasing. I guess in his defense it was in the improper heading, but still you'd think he'd look anyway. I tried to buy an original PS3 online (my old was fried) and after reading the description found out it was broken. Seriously the guy was selling a broken console. So I didn't buy it. Simple as that. Finally comes curiosity. After reading the story I start to wonder how many others have done something similar and yet got nothing from it. I truly believe this isn't an isolated incident. Chances are there are other unfortunate souls that fell for that trick. Perhaps they were too embarrassed to come forward with their stories? Got their refund and didn't raise as big fuss over their incompetence. Who knows. The guy got lucky, he should know that. Nothing I say or do will change that fact. Yet he shouldn't feel proud in the slightest, but seems he got his 15mins of fame.

Clive Howlitzer:
Everyone is so negative. Yeah he was a moron, and didn't really deserve it. Come on, though, if that happened to you, wouldn't you be pumped? Just be happy for the guy and move on!

This forum has a very large group of losers who have nothing better to do than to try and tear other people down every chance they get. I swear they would and have berated small children in the past for doing something "stupid". I wish someone studying psychology could shine some light onto what the hell is wrong with some of the people here.

Stupidity being rewarded... Awesome. -.-

Sarcasm

So, I'm totally going to go to my local store and buy some demo item. When they tell me it might have some wear and tear because it is a demo item I will dismiss this as they are a store and required to sell me new items. I will bitch to the media about said product and profit. Because fuck you people who use common sense. NOOBZ.

/Sarcasm

Baaaaah. So much hate and anger here. I love this society: people who get free stuff for being stupid are hated more than outright thieves. Seriously, where was the anger towards the scammer in the first thread?

No, he sure as hell didn't deserve a free Xbox, but does he really deserve all this hatred and anger? Shame on all of you.

sorry to be cynical, but I'm going to have to agree with the others that had the same opinion. Dont reward idiot behavior. I know this is a bit of hyperbole but all its teaches is that if you get laughed at enough and look pathetic enough you'll get free stuff and thats not a lesson you should teacher.

Baffle:

Blazing Steel:
'Stupidity' here was rewarded while intelligent people get scammed and suffer. If you've ever been scammed it's a hellofalot easier to be angry at him. Most feel it's unfair.

No, it's been said over and over again that only stupid people get scammed. The intelligent people don't get scammed. It's because he got scammed that he's stupid. Or maybe he got scammed because he's stupid. Anyway, there was a whole thread about it and the consensus was that getting scammed is for stupids.

Really? You're saying it's impossible for intelligent people to be scammed? Yeah right. Everyone at some point in their life will probably be scammed, only those who are extremely cautious might be able to escape their wrath.

Regardless this man wasn't scammed. Being scammed implies he didn't know about it but he clearly knew what he was walking into and bought the wrong thing anyway. Stupid or smarts, (see first reply) but not scammed.

Baffle:

Why is it easier to be angry at him because you have the experience of being scammed? Surely that's counter-intuitive? He got scammed and was fortunate enough to get a win out of it. You got scammed and didn't get a win out of it. Why is that his fault? Surely the bad man who scammed you is who you should be angry with.

Can you do confused smilies on this website?

Maybe that's just the cynic in me but my problem is that he wasn't really scammed, more that he was rewarded for his stupidly. Countless times I've heard or seen people who are scammed but don't even receive a refund for their troubles. If this man received a refund and nothing else then I'd be happy for the guy, but this guy was then rewarded for it.

To put it another way, I don't believe the guy should be rewarded. He in no way deserved it. Simple as that I guess.

Am I the only one who thinks the guy from the store kinda looks skeptical himself? I don't know why, but part of me is really entertained by the face he pulls next to the smug face of the guy receiving the Xbox.

Blazing Steel:

Baffle:

Blazing Steel:
'Stupidity' here was rewarded while intelligent people get scammed and suffer. If you've ever been scammed it's a hellofalot easier to be angry at him. Most feel it's unfair.

No, it's been said over and over again that only stupid people get scammed. The intelligent people don't get scammed. It's because he got scammed that he's stupid. Or maybe he got scammed because he's stupid. Anyway, there was a whole thread about it and the consensus was that getting scammed is for stupids.

Really? You're saying it's impossible for intelligent people to be scammed? Yeah right. Everyone at some point in their life will probably be scammed, only those who are extremely cautious might be able to escape their wrath.

Regardless this man wasn't scammed. Being scammed implies he didn't know about it but he clearly knew what he was walking into and bought the wrong thing anyway. Stupid or smarts, (see first reply) but not scammed.

No, in honesty I do not believe only stupid people get scammed, not at all. My comment was mostly in reference to the huge number of people in the original thread who felt the best way to make themselves look intelligent would be to point out how utterly thick anyone who falls for a scam is. Ordinary people (which is what this Xbox-receiving monster is) get scammed all the time. It happens; sometimes they're a little at fault for wanting something for nothing; sometimes they're just too trusting; sometimes the scammer is just that good.

He wasn't smart, it wasn't a scheme he had for a free Xbox, he was just lucky it all worked out well in the end. And I think it stinks that many people are so grossly mean spirited that they can look down on someone for that.

I read this thread and some of the comments and I am just utterly shocked at the amount of hostility being directed towards the victim of this eBay scam. Sure, the man needed to be more careful, but the fact of the matter is a crime was committed against him. The eBay seller is a criminal worthy of condemnation, but the victim's only crime was carelessness. Also, I highly doubt that the item title or description made it obvious that only a picture of the item was being sold.

Then again, I am rather sympathetic because I made a similar mistake 6-7 years ago and got ripped off by a rather similar bait and switch scam. I am going to list my recollection of the scam below for those willing to spend the time to read it, to give you a better idea of what this guy may have gone through, and the highlight what utter scumbags these eBay sellers who use misleading auction descriptions are (which by the way are a direct violation of eBay's rules along with placing the item in the wrong category).

About 7 years ago I wanted to upgrade the processor on my computer. I went to eBay a searched for AMD Athlon XP processors (if memory serves correctly) within the computer > processors category and found what looked to be an excellent deal from a seller named wholesale_dealzzz (now long since removed from the eBay community for rules violations). The auction title was AMD Athlon XP 2400+ Heatsink, lapped. The description really didn't expand upon the title, and led me to believe I was purchasing a processor and heatsink combo. Had I been more careful, the real give away would have been the picture, as I could not discern what was actually in the picture. It turned out the picture was the close-up of the bottom of the heatsink, but was taken in a manner that made it impossible to tell what it was.

Despite the poor picture, the price was too low to pass up. I checked over the seller's feedback rating before purchasing, it was excellent with a score in the high nineties and thousands of transactions. The first couple of pages under the feedback summary listed nothing but positive reviews, including such descriptions as "exactly as described" and "fast shipping". After reviewing the feedback I bought the item and paid using a money order (big mistake). The item cost was approximately $70.

It took the seller over a month to ship. When it finally arrived, I received a poorly packaged, extremely poor quality heatsink, something I could probably buy for $2 from an electronics dealer. Rather than receiving what I thought was a processor and heatsink combo (a rather common pairing of items), it was apparently just a heatsink for a processor, that just happened to be priced like it was the processor itself, and somehow found itself in the processor rather than the heatsink category on the eBay site.

I almost let the matter drop after releasing the meaning of the auction title and wrote the whole thing off as a loss, but upon reviewing several pages deeper into the seller's feedback and found other seller's complaining that they found the title misleading, so I chose to stand up to the scammer. I left negative feedback titled quite clearly "FRAUD" and opened an "item not as described" dispute with the seller in eBay's resolution center. The seller not only gave me negative feedback in return, but then opened up an "unpaid item" dispute against me, despite having received the payment. I have to spend another $10 to get the post office to verify the money order was received, and I eventually got a copy of the money order with the seller's signature on it confirming that the seller was in fact paid. This got the seller's dispute dismissed. Unfortunately, the seller never suffered any further negative consequences for intentionally lying about my lack of payment, and I never did get a refund.

As for why the wholesale_dealzzz maintained such a high feedback score, she engaged in what is known as feedback manipulation. In this case a large number of items costing less then a dollar each were sold by wholesale_dealzzz, each generating positive feedback, and this accounted for the bulk of the seller's transactions. When actual buyers did buy the big ticket items and got scammed, often their negative feedback got removed because of successful "unpaid item" disputes initiated by wholesale_dealzz, much like the fraudulent one that was leveled against me. In all likelyhood these other scam victims simply did not keep records of the purchases like I did. Their comments would still show in the feedback summary, but there feedback was not added to the seller's feedback score, so buyers would never see them unless they went digging deep into the feedback comment pages. Worse yet, the seller left negative feedback comments on the feedback pages of her various victims declaring that these unfortunate victims were referred to a collection agency. So not only would wholesale_dealzzz rip people off, she would then accuse them of wrongdoing when they complained about her little scam.

Thankfully this seller eventually got kicked out of eBay for these practices. Ebay has definitely gotten their act together since I have dealt with this seller, and Paypal will almost always give you a refund if you dispute this kind of thing now (I have never used a money order since this incident). The feedback system is still completely worthless though.

Hopefully this gives a better idea of what this guy had to go through. He is not some shrewd mastermind trying to exploit society, he is just some guy who got ripped off by one of the many predators out there. It also should give you an idea of what kind of scumbags these eBay scammers are. The scammers are not doing some kind of service by keeping people on their toes, they are ripping off honest people and have no business sharing civilized society with the rest of us. Please do not justify the actions of individuals who attempt to use deception to take money from those who paid for items in good faith.

*Cough* Blatant promotional stunt by CEX *cough*

But wait a moment... CEX deal with second hand purchases. Does this mean that someone somewhere has truly bought an Xbox One and ALREADY handed it in to CEX for trade? Damn.

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