There was in November 2011 when I sent her 73$ - purelite - for a SPYDERCO ENDURA G-10 - 70$ for the knife and 3$ for shipping -
Because of the initial nice PMs exchanged I thought she's a serious seller and I did the mistake - BIG MISTAKE - of sending her the money as paypal GIFT. At that time the amount was representing my earnings for one day of work !
After around 3 weeks of waiting, seeing that the folder didn't show up, I asked her about it and she said she was gonna come back and keep in touch with me on X-mas !
X-mas has passed, 2011 was over so I sent her another PM in which I was asking her to check with her postal office about the knife !
She said she will ... other weeks have passed and she didn't send any PM.
I PMed her again but she didn't give me any answer !
Another PM in which I was asking her to show me - to send - a pic with the postal receipt - ... useless ! I emailed her also but I got no answer !
As far as I am concearn, as long as she didn't even bother of sending me an prove of shipping, she just stole the money from me ! Got the money and sent nothing !
I had no problems so far with FIRST CLASS parcels received from US ... I don't think that the knife was lost/stolen/confiscated by customs - I got even longer folders from US - but it hasn't been probably EVER mailed to me !
Purelite .... if you don't even think of refunding me, at least show the proof that the knife has been mailed out !!
I will never do any business with that person anymore and I will be MUCH MORE careful when sending money as GIFT to people I have never had any transaction with before !!