So I bid on a sportcoat from an ebayer that was listed as NWOT and measurements provided were for a 24" chest. Although the manufacturer sized the item an XXL the seller stated it was equivalent to a 46L and provided the aforementioned measurements. The item arrived on time but the fit and measurements were totally off, actually the tag inside the chest pocket states that it is a 60L Italian (50L US). I emailed the seller the following:
I received the Jacket today. While it is very nice, your measurements were very off. The chest measures 25.5 inches (51 inch chest) and is actually tagged inside as a 60L Italian which is the equivalent of a 50L in US sizing. I am quite upset to say the least!
Thank you for your email. I believe you must be mistaken. The coat I sold you is sized a XXL which from Polo Ralph Lauren is a 46L. I am sorry you are so upset.
Now after inspecting the coat a bit more I noticed there were sweat stains on the lining inside the sleeve. The seller had it listed as NWOT. I responded to him with the following:
The inside tag states that it is a 60L italian which is a 50L in US sizing. The measurements were off by 2.5 inches as well. Your listing was extremely inaccurate. There are also some sweat stains on the lining in the sleeve cuffs. How you posted as NWOT is beyond me!
So far he has not responded.
Now the item was inexpensive and the cost of return shipping would be almost the price I'd be refunded if the seller does take a return (seller is in Canada). However he doesn't seem to be interested in doing so. Truthfully I don't plan on returning if it its gonna cost me any money but I am interested in seeing how the seller responds. I think how a seller interacts with his buyers is an integral part of the transaction and buyers should be warned of sellers who display poor behavior when it comes to reconciling issues.
Am I being an ass?