I'm pretty sure I know which seller you bought it from. I knew something was off the way his "friend" kept making a big deal about putting up CLEAR pictures. I was gonna drive out to jersey to pick them up also but I'm glad I didn't waste my time. I get people aren't always active on forums but still want to sell something to a specific group, but you still need to follow standard selling rules with clear pictures, details, etc. Now it all makes sense why this "friend" wasn't on here himself to sell the item, and made it such a hassle to communicate any information about them.
Did you use a credit card that funds paypal, or bank account? If credit card then try filing a claim with them.