Well, after emailing the seller a million times and trying unsuccessfully to call a phone number, I filed a complaint through Paypal and they recovered about 2/3 of my cost. They said that is as much as Ebay covers and that they will do everything they can to get the seller to re-embuse me the remaining amount. Sheesh. Some people. And they're here in California too! If they were in a state that had hurricane trouble I would have understood. Oh well. No more bidding on items from sellers with 0 feedback. Bad mistake on my part. Still want my phonograph though.