I recently sold nearly $10,000 worth of stuff in a span of about 4 days on this forum. Shipped out over 30 packages.
Every transaction was done with PayPal. I included the fees in my selling price. Everyone paid for the items, all got shipped and every one happy.
However, there is either a certain amount of trust or hope and prayer on behalf of those that send large amounts of money with PayPal. I had some send me as much as $1500.00. But it works because I am an honest person.
But in reality, a person could take the funds, never ship the items and PayPal will do NOTHING about it if items are sold outside eBay.
Lot of people took a chance sending me huge sums of money and were rewarded with their faith by getting a lot of new items cheap.
But not everyone is honest and some have been burned on this and other forums.
To be Honest, it is a crap shoot for the buyer.
I have decided a long time ago to treat all whom I deal with as 100% honest. I know that not all people are, but my guess is most are, probably in the very high 90 percent column. That way I never do anyone wrong, and if I get done wrong, so be it. It wasn't my day.
Don't mean I wont try and hunt em down though.
But most people are honest, almost all people. Thats a good thing to know.
And to date not a single person has ever stole from me thru internet transactions and I have made a lot. I am batting 100%!