I bought the Pal Zileri SC from here: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=225188, and had some trouble first time after years of ebay and B&S dealings. - 16th of Feb: I paid to a german bank account as requested (it is not so unusual to have to pay bank in advance when dealing with eg. ebay.de sellers, so I went for it - I am in Finland so a cross border transfer) - 23rd of Feb: got a message from seller that the money had been received and the SC would be shipped that afternoon, and that I would get the tracking code - 6th of March: had not heard anything or received it, so e-mailed to seller requesting a tracking code, without getting any response - 8th of March: I noticed that the sf-member selling the SC had also an ebay account so messaged him through the ebay system requesting the tracking code - 8th of March: he told that he had posted it on friends behalf, whose e-mail address was on the B&S ad, and would contact the friend - 10th of March: had not heard anything so messaged the seller and sf-member again - 10th of March: the seller then e-mailed me that the SC had been mailed over 2 weeks ago from that and he would try to find to tracking code next day and reply to me then, and suggested that I probably had given him a wrong address - 12th of March: had not heard anything, e-mailed the seller requesting information and tracking code - 14th of March: had still not heard anything, e-mailed the seller and messaged the sf-member, got a short response from sf-member that maybe it has been delivered to my work address (where it should have been in first place) - 15th of March: the SC arrived! According to tracking code it was shipped 3rd of March So happy ending to a sad story - but I cannot understand the lack of communication. I got a single BS response from the seller for my multiple e-mails about the delivery problem, and all he would have had to tell was "Sorry, it got shipped late, here's the tracking code" and I would have been more than happy. Now the fishiness got me already planning on filing a fraud suit. The SC however is quite nice, clean, fits great and even Fratelli Tallia di Delfino Super 120's fabric, not mentioned in the listing.
Was going to purchase some shoes from "Allaboutshoes". I was advised the shoes I wanted had to be ordered and would take several weeks to get in. Unfortunately, I didn't want to wait that long. Allaboutshoes was very understanding and refunded my money promptly. Although I did not purchase the shoes from Allaboutshoes, I will definitely consider him in the future for any purchase. Communications was excellent with fast responses. Buy with confidence!