Personally, I'm still only seeing a bloke selling a couple of unused jersey's rather than the front to a major counterfeit operation, so as such don't really see why the seller has any real responsibility for a refund.
Fatal Swan wrote:
To clarify, I just posted this thread to ask for advice on verifying authenticity of the top one way or the other
It seems fairly similar to the 2011 Specialised kit made by Pearl Izumi.
The design is slightly different, but I'd imagine it's as easy to counterfeight something 100% accurate as it it 98%, that's probably not a concern.
You could go to a Specialized shop and feel the quality then compare - that's probably the only way you'll know for certain. But then you're also comparing a £45 jersey with one a third of the price (regardless of the reason) so you also have to make a decision whether you're happy with that or not. For me, the question you're asking yourself is whether it's value for £15, anything else is a bonus.
I doubt there's an accurate way to do prove it, even comparing labels, etc. As I said, I doubt it's much harder to counterfeit something accurately than almost doing the proper job.