After 5 years and 100% feedback on ebay, I'm going to change the way I do business with sellers from now on. I don't want to do it, but it's apparent that there's no other way. I won't be leaving feedback for any seller unless they leave feedback for me first. Lately there have been several transactions where it's been apparent that the seller wouldn't leave positive feedback (or any feedback) unless I (the buyer) was happy with the "product". Well, I'm not going to play that game anymore. IMO, when I complete the auction, and complete the purchase in the extremely timely manner that I usually do, I've also completed my obligation to the seller and fulfilled the requirements for positive feedback. Satisfaction with the item is NOT a pre-requisite for determining if I'm an honest and trustworthy person that follows through with the purchase commitment in a timely fashion. To be fair, when I pay the sellers, I include a note with my payment explaining my position and precisely how I'll respond. To date 2 out of the 4 transactions I've completed under the new policy have left feedback. The others - even though I was quick with the payment (within hours) and happy with the product - are too timid to even respond with acknowledgement of my correspondence. Even when I drop them a note that I've received their item and won't be leaving feedback unless it's offered first, I get no response. It's OK by me, their loss. It's a shame it's had to come down to this but I'm not going to be a lackey for these bozo's any longer.