I understand your frustration as there is room for improvement there. In several dozen transactions I only had 1 deadbeat buyer and one deal that made it through five weeks past the date of agreement. However, I feel safe with sedo's escrow service. The 10% fee is rather steep; I utilize Escrow.com when possible. sedo's people also are very professional when you engage in phone conversations - a necessity, or things might move slower if both buyer and seller are not equally commited to complete a transaction fast enough.