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You say yourself the thing tells you it is not the right character. Then you talk about your account. Does this mean you bought it with another character? A lot of the items are character-specific. The armor even says "Owned by [name]".
The page was taken exactly from the publish notes, with merely the addition of some graphics. However I read:A Token of Skill Alacrity that allows you and your party members to
experience an increased rate of skill gain for an entire week. This
token is bound to the character that purchases it.