For your store items, you can turn on the "seller is away" message. Dont ask me where it is, because I dont have a store, but its there. Ive also brought auction items on vacation before How is purchasing something for your father against policy? OHNOYOUDIINT PS - Something odd happened when I clicked on your auction - I got a partial screen cap of it, but it disappeared quickly. Have you seen this, and what is it?