I hate having to do this, but I have been unable to get a response from lulu222 for over two weeks now, even though I know that she has received and read at least one of my messages regarding this transaction.
On 6/28/2012, I contacted lulu222 regarding a Dollstown Seola7 she had up for sale. After a brief and friendly negotiation, we agreed on 6/29/2012 that I would purchase the doll from her, on layaway, for $450 + shipping. The layaway terms were as follows: $150 immediately, $150 within 30 days, and the final $150 plus shipping costs (to be determined, but estimated by lulu222 to likely be around $22) to be sent no later than 60 days from the beginning of the layaway. However, I also expressed that I intended to pay off the layaway as quickly as possible, and would likely be paying for the doll in full before the first 30 days had passed, which lulu222 indicated was not a problem, but also wasn't necessary (her exact words were "Yes, that's schedule is fine with me! Please don't feel rushed - I'm pretty easy to get along with.").
My last communication from lulu222 on was 6/29/2012, shortly after I sent the first layaway payment of $150.
On 7/09/2012, I sent lulu222 the second layaway payment of $150 early, and a message letting her know that I had sent it and that I hoped to pay the day off before the end of this month. I received no response to this message.
On 7/11/2012, I sent lulu222 a message requesting a shipping quote, so that when I am ready to send the final layaway payment I can send it and the shipping all in one lump payment, saving both lulu222 and myself time and effort. I again received no response.
Shortly thereafter, it came to my attention that lulu222's inbox had been intermittently full, and while I had not gotten a notice that the messages were undeliverable due to full inbox on either of these PM's, I decided to give lulu222 the benefit of the doubt, and thought she might not have received them. So on 7/13/2012, at 9:40 in the morning, I sent lulu222 another message, letting her know that I had been trying to contact her, that I had sent my second layaway payment early (as we had discussed I likely would), and requesting a shipping quote. This time, I attached a read receipt to the PM. According to the read receipt, lulu222 read this PM at 10:04 that same morning, only 24 minutes after I sent the message. However, I still have not received any responses from her. I fully understand if she needed time to get the shipping quote, but that is something that she would need to tell me. The complete lack of communication of any kind has me very concerned.
As regards desired resolution: I have currently sent $300 to lulu222. I do not have any desire for a refund. I do still want this doll, and I wish to pay off my layaway (which I have been ready to do for a while now) and have the doll shipped via USPS Priority Mail with Insurance, as stated in the sales thread.