3 weeks ago I purchased an item on ebay from a private individual who had good positive feedback. I paid for the item the day that I won the auction and received positive feedback from him for prompt payment. The item has still not arrived although he insits he posted it a couple of weeks ago. I tend to beleive that he did post it - however he has my money and all I have is a hole in my pocket. So my question is, if said item has gone missing in the post who is responsible for the cost? Who should be pursuing the missing parcel with the post office? If it cannot be found what is the best way of recovering my money and from whom? I have not yet gone through the Ebay dispute procedure or left him negative feedback yet as I want to resolve this amicably. I suspect other Ebayers out there have suffered similar experiences - what did you do and what was the outcome?