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Craigslist + PayPal, what are the risks?
I listed a set on Craigslist and was contacted by someone who was not a local. He said he'd pay the asking plus shipping through paypal. I haven't used paypal in years, and I know that Craigslist warns against dealing with non-locals. The buyer appeared to be a real person (no Nigerian scam here, I am pretty sure), and understood my reluctance. Could you comment on what the risks may be when doing this type of transaction using paypal? I guess I can insist on getting paid before shipping. Can paypal take the money out of my account at a later time due to buyer's complaints or for some other reasons (paid with stolen paypal account, etc.)? Thanks.