I buy and sell for personal. I've been doing it over 10 years as well. Ebay has made it so tough on the seller with fees and the time it takes to place a listing. I try to respond whenever I receive payment but it's not always a priority because I dabble at it. I just want to get the item out as quickly as I can. I want it to be a positive experience when I buy AND sell. What about when the buyer doesnt' resond to multiple emails and doesn't pay within the time frame. i don't want to give negative feedback but then they never respond. and finally pay in full. Buyers and sellers do not have equal protection. I long for the good old days as well.