Quoted from rtotans:
Good afternoon pinsiders. I am selling a game to another pinsider. I don't know him personally. I know paypal says it protects both parties, but I heard paypal can refund the money rather easily. Is there ways to be taken through paypal? ( I have a feeling, I know the answer) Not saying from this pinsider, I just wanted to know overall. I want to be fair and protect any fraud to all parties in any future sales both as the buyer and seller. Thanks.
A definite no from us. We have been stung before. Paypal look after themselves first, then the buyer. Paypal is fine if you know each other.
"I can use my credit card with paypal and pay no fees" response: Please just go to the bank and get a cash advance on your credit card. We will only accept cash.
Trustingly, we sold a car through Paypal. Buyer then got brother to say credit card was stolen. End of story Paypal took us to court, got their money back for their client and car was reported stolen. We got the car back from the police (stuffed) after they found it at the Buyers house and he lived with his brother. They got a free car to drive around in for 12 months. Paypal did not look after us at all.