Paypal goods is fine. That way you're both protected since you don't know each other. But ask the seller beforehand that you want to ship AFTER the funds have cleared into your bank account. Send the bike via a trackable service. Hope for the best. You could go with paypal gift, but if I was the buyer, I might politely decline.
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ing the Paypal payment into your bank account help? PayPal will still take it back if they want.
First, it ensures the money was actually legit to begin with; I'm aware of at least one scam where a fake paypal payment was made and it appeared to be in the seller's online account, only it wasn't in the seller's account at all. There was some re-routing going on...not too familiar with the rest of the details, it wasn't me. Any ways, he shipped the parts, unpaid. Second, paypal can't simply 'take it back if they want'. There needs to be evidence that the seller didn't ship the item, that the item wasn't as stated, or that some other form of fraud occurred on behalf of the seller. I don't love paypal, but if it was that easy to swindle legit sellers, I don't think they'd be in business for long. That's why I also said the seller should send it via a trackable source, and take pics of the bike boxed up for good measure. I've sold a bike or 30 online...never had a single transaction go wrong. Or just don't sell it to him.