My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: PA
I sold an item on ebay on 9\12\11 for a little over $500. This was a personal sale. Was paid by seller via paypal and item was shipped. USPS tried to deliver item 4 times and sent it back to me unclaimed after 17 days. I have sent over a dozen emails to this buyer as well as leaving around 6 messages on her answering machine. I also sent her a letter on 10\11\11 asking that she call me on my cell or email me regarding her purchased item. I used delivery confirmation and insured package needing a signature when shipped. Also had a delivery confirmation that USPS showed as delivered when I sent the letter. So letter was received on 10\13\11 by the buyer but she has not contacted me to date.
Ebay has emailed her and she has not responded. She appears to be still active buying on ebay as I can see her feedbacks left from the sellers to her. She has over 107 feedbacks as a buyer and has never left a seller any feedback on her purchases. All I ask of her is to contact me and pay the re-shipping fees from usps so that she may obtain her item.
I plan on sending her a 2nd letter (with delivery confirmation) to contact me and asking that she does so within a certain time frame before I consider the item unclaimed. The costs of these letters with delivery confirmation is going to start to add up.
Can I consider an item unclaimed after a certain time period and can I legally resell it? Buyer is located in SC.