Gosh, where do I start? I'm a long time eBay user. Mostly buyer and I am just appalled at the lengths buyers will go to when it comes to getting a bit of a discount. The rudeness, the threats, the disgusting language.. It's all just too much!!!
I must say, I'm a good... No.. Excellent buyer. It really doesn't take much to read the sellers conditions . I pay on time, I ask but do not demand combined shipping, I always ask if they are willing to post to Australia if there is nothing in the auction.
People need to realize that eBay is not a dept store..
I feel your pain. I have been blessed to not have rude buyers as I have had non paying buyers. I have had 3 in the past 3 months which is more than I've ever had. To me non paying is rude when you can see that they are buying and receiving feedback for other items but just refusing to pay for your item. I think its the world in general, people just don't "act" right anymore. Just go to Walmart and see how people behave in there...
I think the vast majority of buyers are nice, reasonable and honest. All of mine have been. But I am a very small time seller - I just use eBay to unload things that still have value but I don't want anymore.