Wow, thanks for sharing....I've only had a couple of ebay transactions, and they have all gone well, too, after doing as much research on the seller as possible and asking questions. However, situations like this only prove that it's still quite risky to purchase certain things on ebay. My guess is that some sellers that don't normally deal with selling fragrances, may get "taken" themselves with the product, and then they resell them assuming it's genuine, unknowingly passing along the "fake" to the consumer. Then, of course, there just simply some shady sellers out there, too. Either way, again, thanks for another post that proves we should all be VERY careful with stuff like this. Sorry it happened to you, though...have your tried contacting ebay or the seller about it? At the very least, I'd leave some "strong" negative feedback.