I have this same problem. I ordered 250g of elemental iodine on eBay from a Chinese vendor called bfenggu22. Since the expected delivery date was way past any money-back guarantee limits, when the stuff never came, I was just stuck. The vendor led me on and on and on, and finally when I started asking for a refund he did the same thing again, one delay after another. Now I'm out my money and still no iodine. eBay policies are not much help either. There's no remedy in a situation like this. The reason I stuck it out like I did was because eBay said to talk with the vendor first. Well by that time it was way too late, no help from the vendor, no help from eBay. In the community discussion several people said that many of those Chinese sellers will string you along knowing that eBay won't ding them because it's past the time frame for any of that. So just beware of bfenggu22. And iodine has gone up to almost twice what it was in January. Even the iodide salts have all gone way up. Good luck!