How sure are you that it wasn't swapped during the reshipping?That's pretty uncommon while the box of crap is a very common eBay scam.
I'm not convinced the OP is being honest about this (or that his "friend" who re-shipped didn't steal it. While there are 338 negative ratings for this seller over the last 12 months there are over 24,000 positive ratings.
I sell a ton on eBay and eBay has a system that is in favor of the buyer over the seller. Had this been a legitimate case it would not have been decided in favor of the seller so quickly. eBay would have asked for more information if the buyer hadn't provided all the necessary details.
Also, the buyer did not report the case to ebay for 45 days after purchase. Why so much time? International shipping to anywhere in the world is 6-10 days. Even if it goes to a friend first and than to the end buyer it should have been discovered and reported much sooner.
Sorry... not buying into the sob story.