Left: £4.99 + £3.50 P&P / Right: 99p + £3 P&P
The bag on the left STINKS of smoke. To the point where I've not used it because I don't want to smell like a chain smoker. It's also got some rust around the catch and the other parts of metal, which wasn't mentioned in the description. When I left neutral feedback for the seller, she sent me a passive aggressive message saying I could have contacted her for a refund, but the description stated that no refunds were available!
So now I'm not sure what to do with this bag. I don't want to get rid of it because then it'll have been a waste of money, but unless I can get the smoke smell out and scrape some rust off, I don't see myself using it.
The bag on the right was a bit more successful; I've used it a couple of times and I do like it. I was just a little annoyed that the seller had failed to mention two pretty sizeable faults with the bag. There's a white mark right on the front (you can see it in the picture, just above the light glare), and the strap had become detached on one of the sides. The strap was still attached to the bag as a whole, so I thankfully managed to glue it back down.
I contacted the seller, who did offer me a refund if I returned the product but that wasn't exactly the point; I wanted her to recognise that she'd essentially lied in the description when saying it was in 'great' condition. I haven't left her feedback because I don't really know which way to go with it.
These are the only two bags I've ever bought from eBay, which means I'm going to be pretty reluctant about buying any bags from there in the future! Think I'll stick to shops in this case.