I'm tagging on to Mike's post since it's in the same vein. I put a bunch of stuff on Craigslist yesterday, and stated that I would only sell to local buyers, face to face.
Someone from out of state contacted me and offered to pay in advance via PayPal and then have a local friend of his pick it up. He says that he is the one taking the risk.
I'm familiar with quite a few scams, but can't help but wonder if there's one I'm not familiar with that's going on here.
Can a PayPal payer refute the sale afterwards and have the money transfer back to themselves, the way you can refute a charge on say, Visa or MasterCard?
I'll look this up on PayPal's site, but again wonder if there might be a scam I'm not familiar with.
It's a $700 video tripod.
It's possible for a buyer to dispute a PayPal purchase if they don't receive the purchased item, or if the item is not as described.
If the buyers friend is going to pick up the item, you need to be able to prove the following to PayPal in the case of a dispute:
1) The buyers friend had authorization from the buyer to pick the item up.
2) The buyers friend picked the item up.