and the seller said she bought it from someone else from eBay as well.
Seller seems nice, but said she can't send a return postage since she lives in Canada.
What do I do? Do I pay the return shipping?
I'm wary because this has happened to me in the past, and while the seller refunded my payment, I was out of the international shipping fee. eBay said I should not have sent the item back without the return postage. I even had a message from eBay that said buyer will refund the return shipping fee. But apparently, according to eBay, since the buyer did not explicitly say that they will refund the return shipping, they could not deduct the money from the seller's eBay account. Even if it was eBay who told me the seller will refund the shipping fee! I told eBay the communication problem was between them and the seller. This was two years ago.
Oh and the bag was a Tumi backpack. I didn't even know there are fake Tumis! However, when it arrived, I could not believe how shoddy and fake and low quality it looks. I knew it was 100% fake, but I did show it to the Tumi store here who confirmed. It looked like one of those bags from China being sold on eBay for $10.
Seller said she spent $40 to send it to me. I paid $20 for the original shipping. I don't understand her point, tbh. But she seems actually nice and apologetic but said she will talk to eBay.
I'm just thinking her original transaction with the seller shouldn't be my concern?
Go via eBay Resolution. Open a case. Recently I had a seller taking a Not as Described item back but refusing to cover the return postage. So I opened a case via eBay. After the allotted period eBay found in my favour, told me to return item, and they sent me a return label. I got my money back and assume that eBay took the money from her PayPal account. I didn't pay it.
Don't know about the two years though. There might be a time limit.
If an item is fake and you can prove it sometimes ebay will authorise a refund and not make you return the item. I had this issue with a pair of fake Levis last year. You need to open the item not as described case.