Pensioner who cancelled sale of tape recorder on eBay is ordered to pay ... trends now
A German court has ordered a British pensioner, who cancelled the sale of vintage tape recorder on eBay after noticing it was damaged, to pay £11,600 to the winning bidder.
Mike Godden, 72, put an advertisement up for the 1970s recorder on the American auction site, allowing bids starting from 99p.
The Studer A80 tape recorder is the same make as the one used by Pink Floyd for their iconic 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon.
The device proved to be very popular among bidders and offers rose to £1,380.
But Mr Godden, a retired music studio manager, cancelled the auction after noticing the recorder was damaged - eight days before the end of the sale.
Mike Godden, 72, has been forced to pay £11,600 to the winning bidder of his eBay auction to sell his Studer A80 tape recorder