Hi I purchased a scarf on ebay UK from Kingcraig Fabrics and paid for it on December 2, 2009. I tried contacting him regarding dispatch and there was no response. After a month had passed since payment I raised a claim against the seller through paypal. He responded that he had proof of dispatch. I responded please give the proof of dispatch. He did not give any response. I kept on waiting since the period to escalate to dispute is still pending and the scarf might turn up after all. Today I got a mail from paypal that the seller had escalated the dispute and asked paypal to investigate and decide the outcome. I was a little bewildered upon seeing that the seller had chosed to escalate the claim to a dispute. I am wondering 1. What is the benefit from the seller's point of view of escalating to a dispute. 2. Is the seller not obligated to provide any proof of dispatch. I thought the seller has to provide proof of delivery rather than only proof of dispatch. Please note that the seller is from UK and I am from India. Recently I purchased a pair of shoes on ebay from UK seller and forum member salsalocust and they turned up in India 5 days after payment. Also just received a tie and a sweater from members in the US purchased through B &S. So I dont think Indian customs is the problem. What are your thoughts and what should I do ? Best regards STATUS UPDATE Just got a mail from Paypal. Relevant portion of the e-mail are extracted below The seller has responded to our request for tracking information. We haven't confirmed the tracking information yet but wanted to share the seller's response with you. Tracking Company: Royal Mail Tracking Number: Air mail postal receipt Logged onto Paypal and on the resolution center it says Package Status:\t\tRoyal Mail tracking # Air mail postal receipt and the "Air mail postal receipt" is a hyperlink which links back to the same page i.e. the resolution center.