I went to buy a leather phone case on eBay for my elderly mother and most of the "Real Leather" phone cases were either vinyl or PU leather. I was only looking at items sold in Australia (not China). I eventually chose an Australian seller who guaranteed it was genuine leather. Even then, I'm still cynical. I'll see when it arrives. Why doesn't the ACCC or Fair Trading crack down on Australian eBay sellers for leading and deceptive advertising?
As an aside, I bought an ULTRASONIC dog whistle from an Australian eBay retailer last month. It was not ultrasonic, it was just an ordinary whistle that was well within normal hearing range. I ask for a refund and got it 24 hours later.