We bought a Phil and Teds pushchair on ebay, admittedly it went for a very low price and I sent DH to pick up (he paid cash). I took it out of the car today, it is covered in marks, smells musty, has three flat tyres and a screw missing so the handlebar doesn't stay on. The seller is refusing to refund saying it was 'sold as seen' and is a bargain at the price! Can I ask ebay to refund given that we have paid cash? really cross about it.
What did the item description say? Did it mention these flaws? I think you will just have to accept it and make the most of it for as little extra expense as possible but you could leave negative feedback if you feel that the description was misleading. Tbh though that is darn cheap for Phil & teds so I would really expect it to need repair for that price! Ours was from ebay in good condition (didn't need anything doing to it) and I got it on best offer for £150 which I thought was very cheap and was very happy with that.