No names and no hard feelings involved in this instance. Awhile back I sold a relatively inexpensive item ($12 shipped IIRC) to someone on these boards. He paid me right away via paypal and I stuck his item in a padded envelope and sent it off. Hadn't heard a peep from him in over a month so I inquired if he was happy with the item and if he'd care to leave me some feedback. Much to my surprise, he said he hadn't yet received the item. We agreed to wait a bit longer to see if it would finally limp its way into his mail box. There's no way to follow up on the item with the post office since there's no tracking number for it; tracking would have cost more than the item was worth. A few months have gone by and I haven't heard back from this admirably patient fellow. I'm about to give up on the item ever showing up and simply declare it lost. Now I want to do right by the buyer. I'm just wondering what that might be. Assuming neither side is being deceptive (pretty sure I'm not and, since he hasn't asked for anything, I doubt he is either) and everything else being equal, who's responsible for items legitimately lost in transit? The buyer, the seller or both 50/50? Just wondering what the general consensus is. Thanks.