UK Man Spends $750 on a Photo of A XBox One – Idiot of The Day
The idiot of the day goes the UK man who spent $750 on a photo of a XBox One. I don't know anyone who could be so stupid. Who really spends that amount of cash on a photo?
Peter Clatworthy paid the large sum of money thinking he was bidding for an XBox One on eBay. The UK resident was not able find the game console because it was sold out everywhere in the United Kingdom. Peter wanted to have the latest game console for his son for Christmas. He was quite desperate.
Peter knew he was conned because he admits the listing on eBay clearly said it was a photo of a XBox One. Since the listing was under video games and consoles category, Clatworthy took his chances with the listing but knew things could go wrong.
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," he told the Nottingham Post. "I 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. It's obvious now I've been conned out of my money."
eBay will take action against the seller but it may not help the idiot of the day since the product was sold in the UK. Peter understands that he has made a huge mistake but there is a positive side of things. Peter's family and friends are having a great laugh at him for his stupid decision to spend $750 on a XBox One photo.
This guy takes the cake of stupidity today. I know Christmas is important but to spend more than retail for a video game console is stupid. Risking that amount of money on a misleading post on eBay is just as bad. I hope that Peter will wise up real soon, for his son's sake.