ah, yes, and another one.... I think I should put eBay on hold until I have managed to finish my work situation.. ok, so i bought something on US eBay and since the seller only accepts payment from confirmed addresses through paypal I sent payment via mail (Germany - US). at the same time I sent payment for another item to US. this was 15th May. the second payment arrived after 2 weeks of which it spent the majority of time in US - slow service it seems. the seller had left a strike which he removed when payment arrived. Fair enough! the first payment just didn't show up - so I filed a report with the post office which takes about 1 to 2 months (GREAT). the seller is very patient although she doesnt communicate (power seller) but now I received a reminder from her vendio system (i'd say fair enough and about time). cut the long story short, I paid via paypal after all, explaining. so yesterday I routinely checked the tracking on usps.com to re-assure I did the right thing - and yes, you can guess, the letter showed up!!!! now, that I paid already. it is only $35 but that wouldn't make the item a bargain anymore if she kept both payments. It was only attempted delivery so I am hoping she will refund the paypal payment.... but seriously WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME????