Question re eBay failure to pay procedure
I recently had my first eBay incident in which a buyer failed to pay. In this case it was a midi controller -- not a lot of money, but still aggravating. The procedure for a non-paying buyer isn't entirely clear to me and I figured others here have dealt with this.
As directed, I opened a case, and I understand that eBay then contacts the buyer. As expected, there was no response, so after a week or so I relisted the item. I went to leave Negative Feedback and a nasty note for the derelict buyer, and was surprised to find that you can't do that. The only options are Positive or Report a Buyer which, of course, I already did by opening a case. Kind of a bummer that they don't even allow you the satisfaction of talking smack about these guys.
Anyway, here's what I'm wondering:
1) Does eBay automatically ban non-paying buyers from future bidding?
2) Does eBay automatically credit/refund my listing fees? Somewhere in the non-paying buyer stuff I recall reading that "you may be eligible for a refund or credit of listing fees..."
3) Do I shortcircuit 1 and 2 if I now "close the case," which is apparently my only available option for this transaction? Or am I supposed to just let it ride for a certain # days and then the rest of the Ebay machinery kicks in to do ... whatever it is they do?