well the whole instruction scarf mess is finally over. the seller never responded to the dispute so i won. actually he emailed me on thursday asking for MORE money. i cancelled the request. i think pp probably put a hold on the full amount and he was trying to recoup but since i had not gotten any refund at that point i was not paying anything more. i won but since i had filed for a partial refund pp ended up giving me 80 euros back- about 100 dollars. i also checked today and the scarf was delivered from madame p this week and no one in my building told me there was a note on it saying the staining (i guess the discoloration) could not be corrected without ruining the scarf. which is odd because they a) told me they tested it and it could be fixed and b) charged me for the whole thing anyway. i can't tell if it looks better because the light in my house stinks. so basically i got the money for the repairs back plus a little extra. and i called pp and they gave me a little more back. so i paid something for it but not much. i also left a message for madame p to see what that note meant. sigh. at least it's over... now i'm just going to wear the darn thing and love it. maybe put it on the massai.... thanks everyone for your support and humoring me through this whole deal.