This only applies, however, if the buyer DOES NOT respond to the dispute. I believe--and I asked on Ebay boards--that if the buyer responds in any way to the dispute, i.e., I intend to pay--he/she CAN leave feedback. This was how it was explained to me. I recently went through the UPI process and the buyer (term used loosely) did respond, stating that she would pay. She never did. I gave up and filed the unpaid item, then debated whether I should leave negative feedback. Many on the Ebay boards advised against it--since I was sure to receive retalitory feedback--stating that an unpaid item strike is worse than any negative feedback I could give. The buyer is no longer a registered user.