Having won an item a fortnight ago and no sign of it in post, I emailed Seller and was told that, although I paid via Paypal the Seller hasn't been successful in claiming the payment. The payment has gone out of my bank account and on the Feedback/payment section of the transaction on My Ebay there's an hourglass saying Pending. I've been in negotiation with the Seller but all he's suggested is that I send a cheque, but of course, as things stand now, this would mean paying twice. It looks to me very much like stalemate. Should I write this transaction off rather than spend time, energy and patience pursuing it - it's a relatively small amount, £23.00 in all, but maybe it's a case of principle more than anything?