Sorry to hear this has happened to you mate. As you are likely well aware, pending is never received. Paypal usually make you aware of this when it is a 'Goods/Purchase transaction' and when it is safe to send, but given this was outside of a sale platform.. you may have been unaware.I'd like to share my experience as a cautionary tale for sellers:
I got ripped off doing a paypal transaction (outside of Bigfooty and eBay), the payment made into my paypal account was 'pending' and I received a screenshot indicating payment the had been made so I posted the guernsey. Big Mistake...
Tracking was on the guernsey and as soon as it was received the payment was cancelled. I had a bit of back and forth with paypal and all they could offer was contact the buyer... Who, of course, I did not hear anything back from.
Lesson learned, I was the dope and should have waited for the cash to appear in my paypal account before posting. I'd never seen the 'pending payment' in paypal before this transaction.
I hate the 10% seller fees in eBay, but I think all my future guernsey sales will be through eBay from now on.
Don't let the bugger get away with it, report it as a cyber crime and it can hopefully get investigated by the local police.
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