I have had the last 9 items I've sold the buyers haven't paid, I can't get in touch with them and I can't even leave them negative feedback? I have over £1000 worth of unpaid items but eBay have taken the fees off me.. You wait 7 days to sell the item, 4 days min to open an unpaid case, then 7 days until eBay close it so for a total of 18 days.. When it happened twice on one item that's well over a month of sitting about waiting, its rediculous. Is there anything I can do to stop this madness?! (Apart from stop using ebay) I've requested instant payment on the buy it now stuff, but its the auctions I have problems with. Any tips to help avoid shit like this constantly, I didn't know you couldn't leave negative as a seller so I always thought someone buying with 100% feed back was fine.