I have second thoughts on any man buying a $1000 handbag off the internet.
Like blaming the bank for financing the purchase of a car that turns out to be a lemon the guy has missed his target by so much he's shot himself in the foot and so much admits so with his "caveat emptor". Does he really expect E-bay to authenticate each and everyone of the billion or so items sold on it's service?
Dude sounds like an asshat. If you've got the scratch to buy $1000 handbags and they don't have a store in the area then fly yourself to Paris and buy one from the store front and feel good about it.