Ok, long story short, I bought some items off ebay(KOs from China) from the same seller. So, it took me about a week to get the funds together for the payment, but over this time, the seller became a none registered user, but his last like 7 or 8 feedbacks were all positive, and within the last week or 2. Now, my question is, should I send the payment, or just not take my chances, because I dont think Im covered under ebays protection if the seller isnt registered anymore, and I dont think he can leave a neg either if I wouldnt send the stuff. My instinct tells me no, but I figured Id see if I was still under protection of Ebay if I would send the payment, and if I wouldnt, I couldnt be hit with a neg. Oh, and I am still in contact with the seller, he is responding to my emails. I dont feel like gettin burned again, especially when I have more important things to use that money for. Also, for those of you who skim the posts, and may have missed this part I HAVE NOT SENT THE MONEY YET . Thanks for your advice!