Just checked my DHGate messages. Seller "sunshinestore" replied, and claims it was an honest mistake, supposedly the packager grabbed the wrong item off the shelf. Claims it will be fixed and a new pipe will ship soon. I am hopeful... but I've had scammers promise many things and still not make it right in the end. I've learned with DHGate that until the pipe is in my hands, it's not real yet! I'll keep watching this one, and report the outcome.