When did it become ok to win items at auction and then just not pay? This has happened twice in 2 weeks now. All you can do is open a case but when I've looked at their feedback (all positive) the comments say they do this a lot but sellers can't leave negative feedback.
Do ebay actually do anything about it? And don't even start me on the fees! I'm not selling with them again.
You can set in your preferences that you won't accept bids from buyers who have had 2 or more (or 3 or more etc) NPB cases in the past 6 months. Hopefully, if more people do this, and more cases are opened, those time-wasters will realise that they can't buy anything on eBay unless they start playing by the rules.
If they emailed to apologise and say they had changed their mind or decided they couldn't afford it or whatever then I HONESTLY WOULDNT MIND and would cancel the transaction and relist without a second thought.
But to not pay and then ignore you is just fucking bad mannered.
I have sold on eBay for over 10 years now, and it is only in the past 1.5-2 years that I have had trouble with non paying bidders. Before that, I did have a couple of people who mucked me around with all sorts of excuses, but paid up in the end. Like Tryharder it is the non-communication that really bugs me, especially if there are other bidders I could offer it to - or free listing weekends that are being missed out on!