A camera shop offered goods as compensation to a dissatisfied customer after learning he was a journalist, the Small Claims Tribunal heard yesterday. But the shop refused his demand for a full refund. Xie Qiao, SAR correspondent for China Radio International, told the tribunal after buying photographic equipment from Easirich Ltd, Causeway Bay, on May 18, he found he had been cheated. He had bought a long lens for $4,000, but an employee 'Brother Dai' persuaded Mr Xie to also buy a tele-converter. The employee said Mr Xie could have the tele-converter, which normally cost $3,000, for $280. Mr Xie paid by EPS, but when he checked the receipt he found he had been charged $2,850 instead of $280. He pointed this out to Dai who said the goods could not be returned and no refund made. He was told his purchase was still a good buy, as the tele-converter was worth $3,000. Mr Xie enlisted the support of his supervisor at the radio station, taking him to the shop two days later. After learning that Mr Xie was a journalist, Dai conceded that the item had been overpriced. He said Mr Xie could take his pick of goods by way of compensation. But he refused to give him a refund. Adjudicator Katina Levy ordered Easirich, which closed two weeks ago, to pay Mr Xie $2,570.