Guys sometime this weekend Ill be putting the ebay store on vacation mode for a couple weeks. Its taking too much time away from orders right now and I need to focus on getting orders out. My small Etsy store will remain open. I will also be happy to sell you any striker you like right here..Ill be making a striker for sale thread here and in the for sale section. To be honest the ebay store is not that great..Ebays fees are getting out of hand and I hate to raise my prices much more..By the time I pay the store fees,the ebay fees and the paypal fees Im not making much of a striker at all..Then I offer free shipping so if I sell a striker for $25 then Im only getting about $17.50.Not counting gas to the post office. now according to a ebay buyer last week who wrote and offered me $15 for one seahorse shipped he said its "just a hunk of steel".. Well its a hunk of W1 tool steel that I order, that's forged,normalized,ground and then heat treated in a digital kiln in professional grade quench oil.. Almost no one goes to all the trouble I do heat treating strikers like that.. Its not just a hunk of steel to me, or you. Scams are getting more and more prevalent on ebay. Ive had to report several buyers already this year(which really ammounts to nothing because ebay has little seller protection) for trying to hold my feedback hostage wanting something for free. saying they never got their stuff but the tracking says they did. Even at that Id be willing to give some the benefit of the doubt that maybe they didn't and Id help them out someway but when they send a message like "You didn't ship my stuff, want two or I leave neg feedback" and so on I know whats going on. hey Ive lost money on orders before when something went wrong just to make a customer happy. that never bothered me. Id rather loose a few buck than have a unhappy customer any day but some of the stuff that's going is getting under my skin.. Im not talking about my own mistakes that a customer asks me to fix either. Im happy and I want to do that.. Im talking about the cheats. Then theres the ones that order an item and literally two days later open a "ebay request/case" because they haven't got their stuff yet..never mind its not even suppose to ship for four more days but theres no way they could have gotten it anyway.. So paypal puts my money on hold and ebay just says "yes I understand its unreasonable but we will close the case after they get their item"..Yea but I cant get my money until then.. If I don't change my mind I may close the ebay store all together this year I don't know yet. Ive bent over backwards to keep my feedback 100% on ebay over the years but trust me you folks have no idea what its taken to keep it that way.