Ridge, thx for the info. I will wait 1 more day. Never thought to open a complaint with eBay. I may explore that route later on. I was going to contact seller. If she doesn't want them, they will go back up for auction and I will leave negative feedback for her.
The other thing is, she appears to be new to eBay with only 5 reviews, but all are excellent.
I was giving her the benefit of maybe something happened that caused her to forget to pay.
I have a clause in my auction listing requesting payment within three days. On the third non-payment day, I resend the invoice, perhaps with a note, "Did this slip your mind?" After 7 non-paying days, I alert eBay, and so far, that's always resulted in immediate payment. I don't know what eBay actually does, probably threatening them with closing their account.
If their address shows that they're in an area afflicted with a big storm or other crisis, I might ask if they're affected by the event. Of course, if they're really affected, they won't be getting their email.
At any rate, you need to contact eBay so that you get your end-of-auction fees refunded.
From LauraKY: It always shocks me when someone tries to fool COTH. What was she thinking? We hunt in packs.
After 4 days you can open a complaint, then you have to wait 4 days before you can relist the item. You'll get your fees back, but you won't be able to leave negative feedback once you've opened a complaint. The non-paying person will get an unpaid item strike against their account which doesn't mean a whole lot. According to the forums over there, this has been a huge issue anymore on ebay.
This happened to me 2 x when I was selling a saddle for $400. Seriously ! It was a PITA but there is nothing more you can do about it.
Has timing rules changed? I thought it was 7 days before eBay would let you file a non paying bidder report? I'll usually resend the invoice a couple of times, then after 7 days do the eBay nonpaying bidder report. If no response, cancel sale and relist.