Which I ignored.
Had they contacted me after they had bid or after they had won it but before I opened the case I would have canceled the bid. I would have been annoyed, but I won't (and actually can't) make someone buy something if they don't want it. Also, they could just pay for it and return it and I'd be out shipping both ways. So it is in my best interest to not make people follow through on something they don't want.
However once I open a case, the only way I will shut it is if they pay. Once you end a case early you can't open another one and have to cancel the auction which means the buyer has to agree to it. And it's not like I have any confidence in their communication skills or anything. So if they ignore the cancel request, then you're out the fees for that listing and nothing happens to them.
So random E-bay person, the issue is now closed, so you kinda got what you wanted but now you have a nice little strike against you. Perhaps next time you'll bid on something you really want.
And I never heard anything from the other auction so whatevz.