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PlayStation freakiness just got freakier after an empty console box brought more than $400 on eBay.

Bidding started at $9.99 for the item, described as a "PlayStation 2 Original Box And Receipt", on December 27. Over the three day online auction the gaming collectables, item number 1204183251, received 39 bids. They were eventually snapped up by "arturofuente 13" for the bargain price of $425.

The seller, who goes by the user name "tru2dis2k" and lives in Cleveland in the US, very kindly offered to pay for the shipping.

However, it seems "arturofuente" didn't quite understand the auction, and was a mite surprised when the box turned up on her doorstep.

Tucked away in the comments on the Seller's Feedback Profile she has written "Complaint: Buyer Beware!!! Misleading information about item. Paid $425 for an empty box!"

To which the seller responded: "I sent what was promised in the auction. I do not rip people off. She's a liar."

Judge for yourself - the eBay auction can be found here. ®

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