19-year old Peter Clatworthy paid $750 through the auction site in November for what he thought was an Xbox One. Instead, he received only a photo of the system. The system was intended as a Christmas gift for his four-year-old son.
"I'm just overwhelmed by the reaction to the story," Clatworthy said. "All I wanted was a refund. I cannot believe this."
In addition to the Xbox One, he also received the refund he sought thanks to PayPal's buyer protection guidelines.
The Xbox One launched on November 22 and sold more than 1 million systems during its first day.