So, won a MISB BM Tankor on eBay about three weeks back (on November 13) and paid the following day for the item via Paypal. Well, I wait patiently and honestly forget all about it (I had a lot of crap coming within the last month from early Christmas presents for family and friends to just some good deals I'd found for myself) until it dawns on me that that one item never arrived and it's about a week late as I paid for Priority Mail. So, I contact the seller about three times within that week. First politely and than towards the end I start getting a little more 'encouraging' shall we say as I'm beginning to get worried about my item and my money. It takes him until the following week (and after I had said that further non-responsiveness from him would force me to take action either through eBay or my Credit Card) to respond to me. Supposedly something had happened to his keyboard and he'd been unable to get online. Fair enough. He said that he'd shipped it out on November 16th and supplied me with the tracking number as well -which didn't work when I input it into the USPS database-. He also gave me his cell phone to call him, but I wasn't going to do that as I find pestering someone over the phone to be rude unless it's an absolute last resort of communication. So, I later message him that I appreciate the tracking number, but that it wasn't registering in their system. He than tells me that he'll go to his post office the following day (11/29/07) to attempt to get things squared away. Also, to prove to me that he wasn't dicking me around with a fake tracking number he supplies me with a scan of both the receipt itself and the insurance receipt. Again, fair enough I say and let him do his thing as I've been dealing on eBay and with USPS to know that the two receipts he scanned for me were legit. He also asks me to check with my local post office as he checks at his, which I tell him I can do two days from then as that is the next time I will be shipping items out from my sales on eBay. He also supplies me with a number to call the post office and speak to representative, but it was just a general help line. So, on the 29th I get a message from him saying that he just got back from the post office and that they told him that sometimes the insurance number doesn't show up in their systems and that it sometimes shows up on their side (meaning it might not show up at his post office, but may show up at mine) and to call the customer service number (which, as I stated was just a general help line and even the manager had no idea what was going on). He than asked me to keep him posted. So, the 30th I got myself down to the post office (I take a printed copy of both receipts with me) and the guy I know down there (see him frequently and have made it a point to make good friends out of him and a couple of the other 'shift managers' there) uses the number to look things up for me. He than tells me that it shows as having been received at the other post office (meaning that he did ship it out), but that it hasn't gone anywhere from there. He tells me to tell my seller to go to his post office to file an insurance claim as the item is now considered lost (as it just disappears in their system and such) and that even though it's insured there's nothing that he can do for me here as I don't have the original receipt. That way I'll be able to get my money refunded to me at the cost of the post office. So, I pass the information on to him and wait. Two days (12/01/07) later and I hear nothing back from him so I attempt to message him again... just a polite message asking him if he got my last message or if he had any word on how the insurance claim was going. Well, it's now the third and I've still heard nothing from him. So, my question is, what should I do from here? Should I just keep pestering him via email? Or perhaps file an item not received claim with eBay? I'm kind of at a loss here, because it's not really his fault -the post office lost the package-, however, it is insured so he has to use the insurance receipt to get my money refunded. Any insight of suggestions would be greatly appreciated.