Sadly I have to agree with oro_banana...
There are several reasons that it is fair...
1) The reason that you have to have an account
with them is because people DO email & say they
want to bid on something & then just drop off of
planet earth.. (deadbeat bidders)
2) On the deposit, its not just because you are
new to celga. Even celga members have to keep a
positive balance of at least half of thier bids.
So you were not "singled out" for the deposit.
They have to have these deposits in order to
pay the sellers.
3) They did give you a refund. I don't think
ALL places are willing to do that.
Maybe you can sign up with another deputy
sevice and still get the cel??
Good Luck :)