To be fair, I'm a big ebay buyer. Recently I ordered two computer mice for my daughters:
When they didn't arrive after two months, I contacted the seller and he sent to more. When one of _those_ didn't work he sent a _fifth_ mouse! This was two days before the claims for the unreceived mice was to expire in my favour (i.e. a full refund). I contacted Ebay and requested them not to close the issue in two days, as I was still waiting for the replacement mouse. Within five minutes (not two days) the issue was closed in my favour and I got an automatic refund that I neither wanted nor deserved. The poor seller sent _five_ mice and didn't get any of his money. He probably thinks that I'm a scammer as well, when the issue is that Ebay didn't even read my mail asking them to extend his deadline.
If there was any good way that I could contact the seller off-ebay and send him the $25 for the mice, I would.