Hi gals, I don't know where else to turn to, hopefully all you wise PF'ers can offer some bits of advice. I'd appreciate whatever you can give me! ush: So it's the same sob story, I got scammed for the first time with an ugly fake Chanel. The seller offers on the ad a "200% money back gaurantee" should it be found non-authentic (omg, you guys should have SEEN the "authenticity card"!!! it's like they didn't even try!). So, naive little me goes ahead to have it authenticated by Angie at MyPoupette, and I pursue a dispute on Paypal, yada yada. I recently just faxed over the written statement of non-authenticity to paypal and emailed to the seller. This whole time, mind you, I was very courteous and professional - can definitely not say the same for the seller. The last mssg I got from them before I sent the written statement was that they were pretty certain their buyer's dispute was not valid on Paypal, and they even ASKED ME WHAT THEY SHOULD DO. (It was so hard holding back the "kiss my booty!"). I sent them a very gracious email attached with the statement, requesting them to honor their 200% guarantee and maintaining their reputation as a viable seller (hah). Ok, thought everything was dandy, until they respond the next day with: "Oh, don't worry, we contacted the chanel boutique to find nearest one to you.. they will determine if the bag is not auth as you described (THIS IS AFTER I SENT THEM THE STATEMENT).. also, we are registered company in hawaii doing business in japan so we are trying to find a best lawyer for this case... we also asked paypal if it is permitted to ask compensation to the buyer for the losses caused by the buyer... Thanks." Err? If that wasn't fun enough, they actually had the audacity to file a dispute on eBay claiming the item was never paid. I'm like, good lord, are you that desparate?? If I never paid, what the f*ck are we disputing over??? I'm wondering if I should seek legal advice also.. I had no idea it would be so serious. Are they just trying to intimidate lil ol' me? They're actually accusing ME of causing losses! I'm not the one scamming people online!! Should I just wait as Paypal reviews the claim? There is no way they can win.. I have done nothing wrong! This post is rather long and I doubt many of you will read it, but just wanted to rant and get it out there. If any of you have ever been in similar situations, I'd love to hear how you took care of it. Regardless, I ain't backing down, girls! I'm on the crusade for a CLEANER, less fraud-polluted eBay!