Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
paypal has it made because they are now owned by ebay and therefore they are the only method of payment allowed for most stuff sold on ebay. The best way to go around paypal is to use money orders or escrow. But both methods still leave loopholes for fraud, so most buyers wont even buy your stuff if you dont take paypal.
I've been burned on paypal deals as seller a couple times, but it has also saved me as a buyer a couple times. One other thing you can do, is make sure you follow all of the paypal rules for "seller protection". Im not sure about international, but I know domestic ebay sales are usually covered and the seller can make a claim to get reimbursed for the loss. Have fun!