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A teenager who bought a photo of an Xbox One on eBay has been given a full refund - and a free Xbox One from retailer CeX.

The 19 year old father-of-one was donated the free console on Saturday, after hitting the headlines for spending £450 on an image of Microsoft's system believing it was the real thing.

"I'm just overwhelmed by the reaction to the story," said Peter Clatworthy, who intended to purchase the console for his four year old son McKenzie. "All I wanted was a refund. I cannot believe this."

"This shows there are some nice, kind people out there and it's really overwhelming. I can't thank them enough."

He added: "I think McKenzie is going to be over the moon. this is the thing he said to me that he really wanted. I can't wait to see his face, it'll be a picture."

Clatworthy previously said that he thought the eBay listing for an Xbox One photo was actually for the console because "it was in the right category".

CeX, of course, is known for its 'charitable' behaviour. It's currently asking Christmas shoppers to shell out £520 for a PlayStation 4 - £170 above RRP. Xbox Ones, meanwhile, are priced £550 at the retailer - £120 above their ordinary selling price.

Source: nottinghampost.co.uk

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Grip_Chimp's Avatar


As for selling Xbox One's for £550 I can confirm that CEX does not ask its staff to go buy up new hardware, open it up and sell it as "Pre-owned" on its shelves. No Sireee bob.

Instructions telling them to buy new games from Tesco for £24.99 and sell them on for £34.99 "pre-owned" do not, and have never existed.
Posted 17:34 on 15 December 2013
Grip_Chimp's Avatar


This man is able to vote. He is able to have his say as to who runs the country.
Think about that for a moment.
Posted 17:29 on 15 December 2013
WhatISayGoes's Avatar


What a numpty.
Posted 19:30 on 14 December 2013
OrangeTint's Avatar


Or he is a super genius and planned this whole thing out.
Posted 19:13 on 14 December 2013
gonzalobot's Avatar


Is that you, Boris Johnson?
Posted 23:40 on 09 December 2013
jasonsim's Avatar


Wow...this is wrong on so many levels. I feel a bit sorry for the 19 year old that got duped on Ebay and believe he was entitled to his full refund. Getting a free one is not all that bad either; free country right, where giving something away freely is allowed. What's a bit puzzling is how his 4 year old son wants nothing more than to have an Xbox One for Christmas! Is a four year old going to play Assasin's Creed or Call of Duty? Where are the priorities for this family?
Posted 22:08 on 09 December 2013


Nothing wrong with criticising an idiot for not reading, mate, but at least make sure your own language is up to standard, lest you provide others with ammunition ;).
Posted 22:01 on 09 December 2013
GR90's Avatar


What a Mong!
Posted 20:27 on 09 December 2013
Dreamcaster's Avatar


The guy is an idiot then gets rewarded a free console??? I thought these things only happened here in the USA. = )
Posted 19:24 on 09 December 2013
Bloodstorm's Avatar


*to our.

Check yourself before you wreck yourself.
Posted 18:47 on 09 December 2013
Bloodstorm's Avatar


What an absolute tosser, i'm going to try this with a PS4 and see what happens.
Posted 17:21 on 09 December 2013
YGBjammy's Avatar


What a great marketing statement - "We side with idiots"
Posted 17:21 on 09 December 2013
anialator136's Avatar


look at his horrible smug little face
Posted 13:49 on 09 December 2013
gonzalobot's Avatar


Oh, so he has a child too! This bodes well for the species.
Posted 12:54 on 09 December 2013


And so it pays to have little or no comprehension of the English language. I'll just leave a little 'quote' from him here...

"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."

Posted 12:53 on 09 December 2013
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