@tuktuk and I have had some recent eBay casualties. Last week I sold my aprilia RSV and took a £50.00 deposit with arrangements for the bike to be picked up on the weekend. Buyer later called and gave me the vet bills and lost a family member story. I retained the £50.00 to compensate for relisting fees. Relisted and sold again on Sunday, this time taking a £100.00 deposit. (I know these deposits are small, but I prefer to work on trust. For me, I'd leave nothing less than £500). Anyway, the purchaser arranged to collect Tues afternoon. He texted Mon evening and claimed he had an appointment he couldn't miss on Tues, so we changed the day to Wednesday afternoon. Just texted me this minute to say he 'forgot' that he was on afternoon shift tomorrow. WTF? Any of us who have worked shifts keep in mind the week's hours - especially in this case as he claimed to have booked a van for Wednesday. Using my trademark sarcasm, I texted back and reminded him to cancel Wednesday's van booking. He's replied and said they haven't got one for Saturday so he's trying other companies. Seems to me as if he's pussy footing about to back out of the deal. I don't care either way - so long as he'd be upfront. I love buying things, but I can't cop this selling malarkey!