OK so I grabbed this from the BIN section filippo trecca - paid straight away (as per the instructions) and then got this today:
******************** has issued a full refund for your payment.
Temporary Hold Information: A temporary hold has been placed on funds that were returned to your account because you used Instant Bank Transfer to fund the original payment. The funds from this payment cannot be released until they have arrived from your bank account, which usually takes three to four working days.
Message from merchant: Hi Lee,
I/you/they are mortified but this morning has happened that in the Postal Office a robbery and us to escape we have left all where in the office.
Besides your package there was other things that I also have lost.
Meanwhile I refund you if you need other they are to your disposition.
I will leave feedback
Hi and it excuses so much Franco
Am I getting cynical in my old age or di they just find out they sold it to me too cheap or has there been a sting of post office robberies in Italy where the villains scarper with all the parcels?