Who was the seller? I'm a bit worried because I just paid a seller via money order and their user ID was canceled shortly thereafter.
The seller who ripped me off went by the user name shop_tavthong. Â He was deregistered in August 2002 -- a day or so after I sent him a money order via BidPay. Best of luck to you. Â Unfortunately, as I painfully discovered, the only thing that keeps much of Ebay running is the desire of sellers to maintain a good reputation. Â Assuming that the seller is a "repeat player," he won't cheat you unless the amount you're paying him is greater than the future stream of income he will be forgoing if he fails to live up to his word and you leave negative feedback. Â Once a seller is deregistered, however, that incentive is gone because his reputation is already shot. Â So unless your seller is uncommonly honest, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for your purchase.