They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but one eBay user has learned the hard way certain pictures aren’t even worth the paper they’re printed on. eBay member Paul Barrington decided to buy a MacBook on the auction site for what he thought was a good price of $460. When the “package” came to his house, he noticed it seemed too light to contain a laptop; he was right – all the box contained was a picture of the MacBook.

Man Bought Macbook On eBay, Got Sent A Picture Of It

The poor guy was just trying to buy a much-needed laptop so he could get his business as a DJ up and running and earn a little money. Thankfully, eBay is standing behind their customer, saying:

We were very sorry to hear about Mr Barrington’s unusual experience. eBay’s Money Back Guarantee will ensure he gets a refund as soon as possible. With more than 150 million active global buyers having access to over 800 million listings at any given time, the overwhelming majority of listings on eBay come from honest and law-abiding sellers. Bottom line, when you shop on eBay, we have your back.

At least it seems Mr. Barrington will be getting his money back and hopefully the seller won’t get away with his actions.

I used eBay quite a bit when it was at the height of its popularity. But now, I can’t tell you the last time I bought something on the site. Besides someone trying to con me out of more money than I owed on one occurrence, I never had any problems buying or selling anything. Have you? Let us know in the comments section below.

Also, be sure to read all the fine print the next time you buy something!

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SOURCE: Yahoo Tech