A 15-year-old boy from Norfolk who bought a games console and games on eBay has taken the company to the High Court after it was revealed that the product he received was missing vital parts.
The boy, who cannot be named because he is an underage drug dealer, ordered and paid for a Playstation2 along with three games, but his purchase arrived one week later minus the all-important games. He was gutted.
The boy's father, also a drug dealer, told the BBC:
"It's a disgrace! He was so looking forward to playing with his new toy. I just feel that he has been badly let down by eBay. He's so disappointed."
A spokesman for the online buying and selling magnate defended the company, saying:
"We don't guarantee that what you order is what you'll get. You pays your money and you takes your chances. Mr Bay told me this himself."
Lawyers for eBay say an out-of-court settlememt of £44,000 has already been sent to the boy, who, although unhappy about his missing games, said he was "wholly satisfied" with the money-laundering service eBay provides.