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How do vendors handle expired transactions?

A little context: like many, i've had trouble with failed transactions lately (see /r/monerosupport). I was trying to purchase something through xmr.to->bitpay->vendor. My first 2 attempts failed (or so i thought) and the transactions on bitpay and xmr.to both expired, third attempt went through. But later I saw that the second transaction also went through. My general question is how these expiring transactions are handled? Do the addresses they give you still exist? Or is there a way to somehow block the transaction from coming through once it expires? It's been many days and I have not been able to get any info yet from xmr.to to see if they still have the money or if they forwarded it to bitpay.
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