It is irritating when some buyers are slow to pay. But what really aggravates the situation is when after resubmitting the invoice for a couple days, no response. And after 3 days I send an e-mail reminder (a kind request to please forward payment at their earliest convenience), no response whatsoever, not even an e-mail from the buyer simply stating they will be late paying. When 5 days has passed and no payment still, I will open a non payment case. That usually puts a fire under their ass and I will either receive a response stating they will make payment in a day or two or they will simply just pay it.
The communication from a lot of buyers is terrible. And 98% of the time these slow paying buyers are new to e-bay.
Anybody else experiencing this trend? When I win a bid or BUY IT NOW I pay immediately. It is really that simple and it makes for a smooth, friendly transaction and both parties are happy.