LOL! This is hilarious...didn't even have the decency to use lube on OP.
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Since this was regarding an Hermes item and the forum is what it is I was expecting some comments there thus no worries. I needed a new strap for my Quentin belt (would never wear the "H" belts myself) and figure I'd grab this one to replace it. I know there are a lot of Hermes fakes on ebay but wasn't aware of that they were faking receipts now as well. Also, I thought I was protected since I used Paypal. Big mistake indeed.
Regarding the seller. All the negatives he had before me was for Calvin Klein underwear. I own a pair of the model myself and they feel cheapish and could easily be mistaken for fakes. The model feel way cheaper than regular Calvins. The seller also had 900+ positives or so.
Why not take the easy road and put in a lot of work to assist the person who just tried to scam me? Had I known Paypal was systematically supporting scammers I would obviously have acted differently but at the time I did not know that was the case. Hindsight is always 20/20...
I read online that the reason that PayPal now requires claimants to destroy counterfeit items is that a few designers sued PayPal over it. (Apparently they used to require that the claimant send the counterfeit goods back to the seller.) So if you can find out more info about the lawsuit, you can use that as leverage against PayPal CS. Threaten to make a big fuss about it to Hermes and all the other designers if you don't get your refund, get your refund (hopefully), and then make a big fuss about it anyway.