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Yeah.... Those shoes may have been well taken care of, but they are nowhere near "like new" by any reasonable definition.
I'll be blunt--the seller is either an idiot or a liar. On the few occasions when something like this happened to me, I demanded and received a full refund. I feel that I am doing a disservice to the whole eBay buying community if I let sellers get away with blatantly false sales like this.
Demand a full refund and keep the shoes? The shoes do have value, just not the $125 that I paid for them. Either I get a full refund and send the shoes back or I get a partial refund and keep them. Overall the uppers are in good shape and from the feedback, they won't need to be recrafted right now so I think they have some value. What would you say is a reasonable amount to pay for them?