Originally Posted by madspeed
payment sent via paypal!
Paypal is the biggest scammer of them all. And one of the most popular.
Because Paypal offers pretty much no protection to the seller. There is absolutely nothing to stop you from selling a brand new item to someone else, and for them to simply 'claim' that what they recieved was in the worse condition possible and that you somehow "cheated" that person out of their purchase. Or even better that they never recieved it at all.. and STILL win the PayPal dispute. I've been had quite a few items sold on Ebay that were straight up stolen from me due to the above. My favourite is the buyer who files a dispute with Paypal, then sends an email from another address looking to blackmail you into a different price than what was agreed upon. I've had that happen a few times and even submitted the blackmail email to Paypal and still lost the dispute.
Either way, there is no way I'd sell an item to someone in Russia given all of the circumstances listed so far.