Not really a pet peeve, but something I fail to understand. I only buy on ebay, not a seller. When the "buy it Now" price is only slightly higher than the opening bid price. Here's an example: today I bought a CD lot of 5 discs. opening bid was $15, buy it now was $20. If you really want the item, why would you create unwanted anxiety over bidding. I just (gladly) bought the CD lot for $20. Also, what is up with international (non US) shipping prices. You see these great deals---as an example a CD I wanted for $3, but the shipping cost was $28.95! It was an item that usually sells for $12, so it seemed like a great deal until you saw that ships from UK shipping price!