He's right. You are not going to get your money back, even if you exclude shipping. Meermin is simply not in high demand. If you want substantiation just check old classified ads or completed eBay listings.
Black, dark brown, color 8 (burgundy), navy, and whisky. Though whisky is not always available. I think we tapped out their current stock with the recent GMTOs through next year at least.I believe that's ex-VAT, yes. VAT exclusive values are rarely that round.