TL/DR Got a fake, emailed Ebay customer support and seller, what can i expect to happen?? (OCD over here!)
i know, everyone will say dont buy off of ebay.
so i bought a LED Lenser P17, after looking at the sellers feedback 1700+, going through the negative feedback it's about things not turning up and the seller being ill in hospital for a month so i disregarded it.
bid, won, paid, then realised the seller is from China. Feck!
so then i look all over the net for things to look at when i get it, what other people have found on them that are fake. when i get it, i look for everything, the slightest sign of it being a fake, nothing arouses my suspicion except the sellers address. so i'm relieved that it's most likely a genuine product.
email LED lenser with the serial number, they say it's fake!
contact seller, comes up with the usual bull, 'supplier sent samples and i sent one out to you by mistake' 'i make big loss, you get good bargain' then 'i refund you half and keep it'.
i'm not risking using a fake unreliable torch, especially with all the fake stuff that has been exploding in china!
as soon a i learnt it was a fake, i emailed Ebay about it, and then the seller, first he sort of confirms it's a fake, then he says it's not, then he says half refund, then full refund. waiting on what ebay will say.
he has sold hundreds of these, i'm sure no one who bought one from him suspects they bought a fake, because they are really good fakes.
so what should i do? wait, let ebay sort it out and they will most likely ruin his whole business? take the refund from the seller, (he wants positive feedback, which i'm not going to leave)?
anyone know the process to all of this, never had to go through the whole 'fake product' thing.
hopefully i'll be uploading some high resolution pictures of the 'fake' at some point, so anyone searching for it can find what to look for easier than i did.