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Paypal buyer protection is not an insurance policy. In the event of a dispute it is always one persons word against anothers, Paypal make a judgement call and in their opinion didn't seem to think the item was 'significantly' other than described (which it has to be for you to win a dispute).
So you have the option of a credit card chargeback IF you funded your Paypal payment with a card (a must in my opinion) OR if you have enough proof a small claims court action against the seller..........if the seller thinks you are going down that route them may refund you anyway.
I think a solicitor would cost you more than the item is worth unless its a mega expensive item !!
Paypal is not an insurance company or a 100% guarantee of everything, they give you 'some' buyer protection and its up to you to risk assess your transactions.
Sadly if you buy tat from Asia then an item 'not as described' is pretty much a guarantee of what you will receive.