I closed a bank account over two years ago and removed it from my eBay profile. Somehow, when my seller fees were due, eBay took the amount out of that closed account and charged me $15 for the bounced withdrawal attempt. I then paid the fees with my *valid* account that was on file, but still got notices that I had to pay. Well obviously it takes a few days for a bank payment to clear, but I STILL kept getting notices that they were going to freeze my account, etc etc. I wrote to eBay multiple times telling them that I had initiated payment, but now it had to clear. Anyways, I asked eBay's "customer service" why they didn't hound non-paying winners the same way, and this was the response: Thirdly, in regard to why we do not "hound" non-paying bidders, it is not our role to do so. The bidders are paying *you*. If you want them to pay, you can contact them and demand payment. We are a *VENUE* for buyers and sellers, and we do not get involved in the transactions. If you list an ad in the paper and you receive a buyer who backs out of a transactions, would the newspaper call them and demand they pay? No. That's not what you're paying the newspaper for. You're paying the paper *for the advertising space.* It's not their role to get directly involved in the transaction, though it is their role to insist that you pay for the advertising space on the site. This is the same role eBay provides. We are only a venue. Hm...that's interesting. Because I actually thought that the transactions that occurred on eBay were "legally binding"? How is that the same as advertising in a newspaper? Newspaper ads do not oversee transactions, whereas eBay does! Obviously, eBay did NOT like my suggestion at all!