+1....take a step back and look at it from his point of view....item pictured (even with a bad picture and no description), buyer asked no questions, angry buyer....hmmm thats odd.
Where he ships it from has no bearing as to the item you bid on and received IMO. I ship from multiple states when I travel to help expedite the shipping process.
I recognize that I share partial blame on this one. But This dude was definitely hiding what the shorts were. YES, I should have asked for clarification, or more pictures. The ONLY case I have is on misrepresentation of the item's location. I could care less about shipping the item back to England... It's just another package to drop at the Post Office today. I don't even care about the postage price.
I don't ship outside the US for my sales, perhaps I need to do the same with my purchases?
I'm not asking any of you to be on my side. But please, for the love of God, don't lie about where you're at, misrepresent what you have, and don't sell crap (crap products, that is) on Ebay.