Okay girls, I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on what I should do. A little over a month ago, I purchased two bags from another member of a handbag community that I belong to. She had also sold another bag to another member of the community at the same time. It's been a month since then, and I still haven't received anything. She said that she had shipped the bag, and the other member of the community received hers. I had waited until now since international shipping could be iffy. Now, the seller did not purchase postal insurance or tracking on the package, so it's basically untrackable through the postal system at this point. I'm pretty dissapointed to be out that amount of money, but not every venue is closed at this point. I did pay using Paypal, so I could charge back for the item, but that would be pretty mean considering (if) she actually shipped the item. I also contacted my credit card company (AMEX) and was EXTREMELY disappointed that I couldn't report it as a lost since my card doesn't have buyer protection (which sucks, since I only used AMEX thinking I did have this option open). So.. does anyone have any other ideas ? The person which sold me the bag stopped emailling me when I asked her if she had idea suggestions for me (how rude), so she doesn't seem to want to help in any way. I just don't want to end up with nothing at this point, but it seems like I may have to write this one off at a loss.