Since I don't sell on ebay (just buy and buy, LOL), can anyone explain to me why sellers no longer contact buyers about their purchases? In the last 10 things I've bought on ebay, I think I have gotten one email from the seller. Usually, I paypal money right away and then just hope that something shows up at my door eventually. In the olden days of ebay, it seemed like I would get an email from the seller saying "thanks for winning my auction" then another saying "I've shipped your stuff". For example, beginning of last week I won a buy it now on an American Girl, sent the money right away...well, here we are a week and a half later and I don't have a clue if the seller has sent the item or not (it's a Christmas gift...would be nice to know if I'll get it before Christmas). Just a quick note that says "got your payment, so I sent your package by USPS, UPS, FedEX, Covered Wagon, Slow Boat to China, etc" would be much appreciated!