Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by andyp, Dec 8, 2005.
thing is I remember the same thing happening at the PS2 launch, someone paid 400 quid for the box a PS2 came in on Ebay, same scam.
Unlucky! ("This auction is not for a Xbox 360 game system, but instead a picture of one. I hope you enjoy this high-quality item. The 360 is the hottest thing on the market.")
- I was seeing prices for Freeview boxes earlier on and a couple were definitely boxes!
very irritating - and the worst thing is that nothing can be done for them... there was no false advertisement so ebays fair trade policies (or whatever) cant help them
one moral thing tho... how can the seller do that live with themself??
they prolly o spend the money on a pretyfull new xbox 360!!!!
check the seller's feedback ...
That's mean! But not really their fault?
well.. i suppose they didnt read what they were buying - and wouldnt you want to read every singe word before spending that much???
as for the seller - to do that sort of thing you must have little or no moral judgement whatsoever
I beg to differ. Everything except the last sentence says how you will enjoy playing games live, etc...
I mean really...was that entire decription accurate of the picture...I think not!
That's odd - I wonder if the "real" seller's account has been hijacked?
You can't. This seller has "decided to make their feedback private". I wonder why?
- you can't read the comments, but you get the positive/negative counts. Shame we can't view any more! :frown: (and the name's been registered since July, 2003)
It says at the bottom, 'Thanks for the tip off'. Should read 'rip off', methinks.....
What's even sadder is that even if it were for the whole games system, I wouldn't pay £470 for it!
If I was spending 400 quid on anything I would check the blerb pretty carefully. That said the way the ad is worded is an obvious ruse to exactly what has happened.
TBH I'm not sure where I stand - part of me says well the person should've checked things out beforehand, part of me thinks that they were just a bit naive and fell for a sucker punch, but eBay should monitor these cases. I just don't know. As has been said creveat emptor - buyer beware.
Hmmmmmmm! I wonder if the buyer actually paid for it? Legally, he is bound to the contract as he accepted the auction and theoretically the item description. If he doesn't pay, I suppose the site terms and conditions biases the seller in this case, regardless of how anyone views him/her.
The old phrase Buyer Beware springs to mind.
Just goes to show you should always read the descriptions.
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