They plaster things all over the place a bid is a binding contract. And although I have never don't it. I know from others if you don't pay they will send you nasty grams and what ever trying to get you to pay. Well I put a bid on a camera and lens. Ended up being the only bidder on it up to the last hour. Then wham my bid dissapears! I get an email from ebay stating my bid was cancelled and to see the bid history for reasons why. So I go to bid history and nothing, nada. So, I send ebay an email asking why my bid was retracted without my knowledge. They basically replied the seller chose to retract my bid for one of several possible reasons (they wont tell a specific one). But in any case, NONE of the options to cancell applied to the auction or my account (100% feedback, always paid within 24 hours, and well over 100 feedback score). There was no notice in the auction it may be ended early or requirements on who could bid. Basically the price was lower than the seller wanted (was a no reserve auction) and ebay let him cancel my bid so he wouldn't have to go though with the low price. :er: Thats BS. I know eBay has always been a sellers market. But thats total BS they a seller can just cancel bids on a whim and not have to say why. Ebay even stated they don't have to tell me why! What a scam!