WSJ (no free online version): “What happens when an eBay steal is a fake”(“The counterfeit market has become a major headache for the luxury-product industry — and for unwary consumers. Our reporter finds out what recourse people have when they buy fake goods through an online auction.”)
Four out of the five designer items the reporter purchased for the article turned out to be certainly counterfeit and the last one probably was as well. Two sellers provided refunds, eBay provided partial refunds on two others.