Hi all, again :O) Sorry long post!
Some time ago I started a thread asking for a cheap DS as I had been scammed on Ebay. You can find it if you look for other threads started by me.
I have some updates and need your advice please.
1- Bought DS on Ebay
2- Paid for it through Paypal
3- Ebay sent me e-mail saying not to bid/pay as the seller was fraudulent and their account has been closed _ by that time I had already paid as auction had already ended!!!!
4- Seller would not reply my e-mails
5- Put a dispute through Paypal
6- Paypal ruled in my favour but told me that there werent enough money in the seller account to refund me
7- Paypal closed dispute automatically
1- After Paypal outcome I contacted seller again for last time to tell her how upset I was
2- Contacted my bank to dispute fraudulent transaction- they sent me forms to fill
3- Seller finally replied that she had not got the money however after an exchange of several e-mails she agreed to send me the DS and apologised
4- DS received sent via Recorded Delivery
5- I suspect strongly that the DS is fake. It is yellow (Pokemon special edition), as I bid for it, but that didnt worry me because import DS come in different colours BUT the plastic is so thin that you can see the round speakers through the top flip part. It is all very flimsy, light and the built quality is just not there.
6- I compared my other son original one with this one and the writing at the back is exactly the same apart from the serial number it starts with UG but the letters and numbers are a different font. There are 8 numbers and the last number has a little square around it. The original DS has all the number close together the fake one has the last number a bit off the right.
What do I do now?
If I send it back I wont get a refund because the seller account is blocked and she wont refund.
Cant return the bank forms because now I received the item.
All your opinions, suggestions, and advice is welcome.