While Clatworthy has already successfully pursued a refund thanks to PayPal's buyer protection guidelines, the chances of getting a new Xbox One unit before Christmas weren't looking positive for the Nottingham teenager.
Well, for anyone losing sleep over what wil go down in history as The Clatworthy Conundrum, here's some peace of mind: British retailer CeX has given our bumbling hero a free console.
When reached by the Nottingham Post for comment, Clatworthy said he was stunned by the response his predicament has triggered.
"I'm just overwhelmed by the reaction to the story," Clatworthy said. "All I wanted was a refund. I cannot believe this."
What a beautiful ending to a tragic story.