Originally Posted by GordyP
Sure there's a good answer to this question.
Why not just have them do a direct bank transfer into your account? Why use paypal at all?
Would you blind transfer to a private seller in another country ? That's why PayPal is used!
From a selling point of view its easy to cover yourself. Only send it by trackable delivery to the registered PayPal address on the PayPal receipt. Also make sure its a verified address. Do not provide PayPal with the tracking until after you've confirmed it's been traced (buyer will see if its not been processed correctly and will try a chargeback)
Finally make sure you log into PayPal (using your own link, not one found on an email or receipt etc) to check the funds have cleared.
If you do that, your covered for not received claims, "as described" claims is a whole different ball game....