Flakey ebay sellers and slow PayPal refunds
I've bought a lot of stuff on eBay, with generally good experience. But I recently bought a "Buy it now" lens from an auction where the seller had 138 sells with 100% rating. Sounded good.
After I sent the payment, and received the email confirmation, etc., about 5 minutes later, the seller refunded the money, and within minutes relisted the lens at $100 more than I had paid for it. Well, other than bad juju for the seller, that shouldn't be a problem. Unfortunately, PayPal has shown the refund as pending for two weeks now, and they tell me to contact them if it doesn't go through in a couple of more weeks.
So, because of a flakey seller, I end up with my money tied up for a month, perhaps. That's a first for me.
"Nothing exists beyond the edges of the frame."