See if this trick still works:
Hmm - looks like eBay switched to AutoCheck. If you prefer CarFax, I know that people on CL will run them for less than 10 bucks - I did one that way. Had them send me the first page to verify they ran it, sent them the $, they sent the full report.
I wish sellers on Ebay would stop describing suits / trousers as in "very good" or "excellent" condition when they have sheen. Some of the stuff I've seen and received has been so bad that they just had be thrown. This is something I see time and time again, even from relatively big sellers. The absolute worst being when they know, but won't even mention it, just trying to CYA with "Look at the pictures" and vague or overly general description. Instant business killer.
I know that feel bro. But very good condition for used thing is not the same as very good condition for new one. Let's face it.
Thanks for the insight, fellas. I guess the flip side of that is if I have an item that's not otherwise selling, it could be worth passing all the savings to the buyer, for the sake of just moving the piece.
My $0.02 but if you have an item that isn't selling, donating it would be better than trying to make a couple bucks with the possibility of losing your eBay account forever.
If you really want to move the item, just offer to reduce the list price. Even though you may not get caught, I do too much business on eBay to take that risk over 1 sale. I get suspicious any time someone asks to take a transaction off eBay. I just assume they may already be blocked from bidding/buying from me for some reason.
So wait, he's claiming the item is inauthentic because the buttons are plastic rather than metal?
First off, that would be not as described, not inauthentic.
Two, you're way past the return window, and probably past the feedback window. Isn't it still 45 days from receipt of the item?
I would certainly call Ebay and point out that he is falsely claiming inauthentic to try and force a return. They "should" be able to close that.