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W126 Headlights in a W124??? Am I screwed?

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Hi, I’m afraid that I’ve made a newbe mistake. I bought some DEPO headlights off Ebay a few months ago for my 1989 300E, and I’ve just gotten around to trying to install them. Right off I notice they are much different than the stock lights – so I went back and checked the Ebay ad. The ad says they are fit the 1989 300E, but it also says the lights are for the W126 Mercedes, not the W124. When I bought these I didn’t know the difference, so I just went by the fact he said it fit the 300E. The deadlight shape is different, and I really wonder if these will work. It’s way too late to return them – am I screwed? What are my options? Any assistance would be much appreciated.
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This is a link to the headlights I bought, notice it says it will fit a 1989 300E:
Depo 81 91 Mercedes Benz W126 Euro Glass 4D Headlights Corner Lights Pair Wiring | eBay
I bought them March 20, so I'm outside the return period - but I sent him a return request explaining the situation. I guess if he declines I'll put them up for sale in the W126 section.
I was very civil - I explained the situation and told him what I needed (W124 headlamps). I haven't heard back from him yet, but will post when I do.
I didn't go by the compatibility listings, in his auction he says:

Mercedes Benz W126 Chassis 4 Door Models only 1981-1991 (Models includes: 300E, 300SEL, 380SE, 420SEL, 500SEL, 560SEL, 300SD, 300SDL, 350SD, 350SDL All Models)

I know now that the 300E is a w124, but when I bought these I just took him at his word that they would fit my car.
He's gotten back to me, wants me to pay return postage AND pay him about $30 to reship, says I bought incorrect part. I admit some fault, but his auction ad is wrong! I'll pay return shipping, but I think he should pay to have the correct lights shipped to me.
I'll keep you posted.
Thanks, I'm going to sell them. He's decided to be hardline and won't exchange, even though I offered an even exchange and the w124 lights are $29 cheaper than the w126 lights he sent me. He wants me to pay to return the lights ($27), then he will refund my money - minus $27 he paid to ship to me and a 20% restocking fee. This is his offer, even though he Cleary stated that these fit a 300E and they do not. He has, however, removed that clam from his current ad.
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