Hopefully, the parents will step in and do the right thing because I don't think this kid will pay otherwise.
A few things stand out. The OP made a bad deal. He did a deal with a kid, the kid had no references, he took a split PP payment ( a great big no no) and he shipped without delivery conf. That is four big mistakes in one little deal.
That said, he still deserves to be paid as agreed. Parcel Post can be very slow and the fact the racket(s) arrived later than the kid expected is moot.
NEVER NEVER NEVER accept split payments on PP. It queers the seller protection as does shipping without del conf.. And frankly, volunteering to do a deal with a kid is just a very bad idea.
Last edited by Fearsome Forehand; 08-27-2012 at 03:17 PM.