Re: Ebay Nightmare - advice appreciated
The key thing is: what did you say in the ad?
If you said it was original and it's not, then pickyness doesn't matter and it's not as described ~ you lose.
If you didn't say one way or another, then it comes down to a dispute of "he said she said", and from my experience Paypal always sides on the sides of the buyer ~ you lose.
The one thing here is if you go through the 'case' process (which he would open if you didn't refund), then you might win or not, but again Paypal will side on the side of the seller, plus it's hard for them to reverse it because he's already shipped it back to you. And here, the advantage is it'll take a couple of weeks, the disadvantage is you wouldn't be able to sell again until it's resolved.
So the bottom line is, you either take your chances on the 'case' (which are slim), or just eat it and give him a refund.
Sorry buddy, but that's the way it is. Paypal sides on the buyer because ~ they have the money.