This is based on a true, real life encounter I had over ebay. Ok, I was the highest bidder on some bass stringsand so sent off a postal order as payemnt, or should I saymy mum did it whilst I was at college. Days passed, a week infact, then I recived an email asking where payment was. I replied: 'I sent it'. A few more days passed, and another email came in about payment. I then asked my mum for the Postal order tag to claim a refund, she said she'd forgotton to tear it off, meaning I had no proof of payment. The guy then said to fill in a form anyway, giving his name and such, possibly knowing full well he had the dosh and I had no method toretrieve it. I then, after a bit of thought, replied 'Yeah, good idea, theyll have any transactions made under your name on file and when tehy see you havnt done the transaction itll be proof that it didnt arrive'. funilly ebough, the order 'arrived' the next morning.