Sorry, for the delay getting back w/ some of your requests. Work had me slammed with getting everything done before the long weekend.
Here's an update: I had a few back and forth conversations via the PayPal Resolution Center with the seller. More or less, he felt that because the boat could still float and that there was no damages that prevent it from floating making it structurally sound, that meant it was "NEW". I would have been really screwed if it was listed as "USED" and what his definition of "USED" would have meant!
I firmly challenged him on his position. He agreed to a partial refund, I believe after he realized I was just going to turn it over to PayPal and that they would easily judge in my favor. He offered a refund of $40. Which I feel is a joke, but accepted it because I was tired of dealing with this piss ant.
I had to recontact him again because the $40 refund had not been refunded. He replied, "you must first close the case as my pay pal account is frozen. I agree to the $40.00 refund. I am sorry for the problems that this has caused. If you need additional items - wetsuits, i can offer you a great price to help with this situation. Once my account is open - i will refund immed. JIM"
I checked on closing the case in order to get a refund. Wrong!! If I were to close the case it would be over for good and I would be left hanging. I told him that by paying the agreed to amount filed in the Resolution Center that PayPal would automatically close the case.
I've attempted to contact him again tonight on the meager $40 refund. If I don't have it by tomorrow, I'm going escalate the claim to PayPal and let them take over.
Here is his eBay site: eBay My World - activegear4less
I've not given him Feedback yet. I feel that by doing so, would put him a position of not working with me anymore. FYI, keep in mind that eBay now allows you to change your ID every 30-days.