On September 10th, 2010 I pm’d janapha an offer on her SDF Abadon. In her sales thread (The original sale thread is gone, could a Moderator check the graveyard to see if they can find it for me?) she states that he is used but evenly yellowed. I also PM'd her before making an offer, asking again about the yellowing. I’m fine with yellowing as long as it is even, and her thread clearly stated that this was the case. So I sent in an offer, she accepted, and the transaction proceeded. It took her a little longer than I’d expected for her to ship but I understood as I knew she’d been rather attached to the doll and sometimes it can be hard to let go. On September 25th, 2010 he finally arrived and immediately I noticed his uneven coloring. I gave him a bath prior to sending janapha a pm about his color issue just in case it was yellowed msc. The bath did lighten the coloring but it didn’t fix it. The doll is no less than four different and distinct colors. Here are pictures that have been taken under several different lighting conditions showing the difference. The hands and feet are white, the chest is greyish, the abdomen is pink and the legs are a different shade of pink. (Please excuse the nudity) I also showed the doll to several friends (both doll related and not) and they could all see the difference. I thought at first a partial refund would be alright but soon afterwards decided I really couldn’t do anything with a doll that was this badly damaged (and uneven yellowing, to me, constitutes damage as it severely limits what I can do with him). So I told janapha that I wanted a full refund and I would ship the doll back to her. She insisted I send him prior to receiving a refund, and that I pay for the shipping back. Before sending him, I opened a dispute in paypal, just to protect myself. This upset her, but as I explained, I had to be sure I could get at least my purchase price back (she had me send shipping as a separate payment so I wasn’t able to dispute that as well.) So I sent the doll as agreed, and the wait began. During this time, janapha was on DoA only sporadically. I understand people have lives and can’t be on DoA every day, but I was worried when time passed and I didn’t hear from her. The abadon has been sitting in customs since October 8th, and released on October 13th. But now he is just sitting there, and I found out it’s because she’s refusing to pay the customs fee on him. I sent him insured and declared his full value; she didn’t ask me to do otherwise and I would be the one out $575 plus the $75 for my original shipping if anything happened to him. That honestly wasn’t a risk I was willing to take without having received a refund. As of now, I have escalated my paypal dispute, although I really didn't want to. (it was the last day so I had no choice) and hope I will see my money back but I’m starting to doubt that will happen. I just want the $650 back. I have returned him. I'm sorry she has to pay customs charges, but it's not my fault.