Dispute with eBay seller (was cost to repair stitching?)
I bought a saddle off eBay. I've bought/sold saddles through eBay in the past and never had an issue until now. The seller said that the saddle (a Prestige Andrea Palladio) had no blemishes, which I frankly didn't believe since this is an older saddle, but I figured a few blemishes wouldn't hurt at the price I paid.
Turns out it's in not-so-excellent shape, as was stated, and has some shoddy after-market work (kind of hard to explain, but there's some really strange girth strap that was stitched to the underside of the flap--and the stitching shows on the outside of the flap), and the flocking is exposed under the saddle due to stitching that needs to be repaired. I don't even know where to begin to see about having this repaired, if I do go that route. I've contacted the seller to see about sending it back or getting reimbursed for the repairs.
Anyway. Has anybody had anything like this done, and where did you send it? The saddle manufacturer? How much did it cost? I'm just SO disappointed!
Here are some photos: