So I just received the Tissot Janeiro I'd ordered from Albania, which was a gamble because the photos were either too bright from the flash or too dark from a dark room. I could tell from the photos that there were some scratches around the bezel, but that was all that was revealed. The watch description was "PERFECT," and the listing had described the watch as having "light use signs," so I thought maybe the scratches weren't going to be too bad and the watch would be in pretty good condition when it arrived.
When it finally did arrive there were scratches all around the case, dings on the bezel, sponge-like indentations all around the side of the case, the back display crystal either has a very deep scratch or crack, and there are two nicks on the acrylic crystal. The movement is in good shape and keeps good time, but overall I'm very dissatisfied with the watch and the deception of the seller to describe it as "PERFECT" and as "light use signs."
I took immediate action and contacted the seller and started an eBay case (unknowingly by clicking the 'item not as described' icon). I told him that I wanted to return the watch because it's not as described, but I do not intend to spend the $50 to expedite it back to Albania. He demands that I send it expedited so he 'won't loose any time' with the watch, as he expects to sell it for more money. He then goes on to lecture me and tell me that if I expect a used watch to be perfect, then I should buy from a boutique! The whole problem is that he listed it as in "PERFECT" condition "as in looks, time keeping, and performance."
So we're now in a battle and waiting for eBay to decide who should pay the return shipping. Is it preposterous for me to not want to pay the expediting shipping costs? or would you feel the same way?