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I placed a listing last night with very specific directions. First, I donít ship to unconfirmed PayPal addresses, and two, bidders with zero feedback must contact me first before bidding. Well this morning that item sold for $400 dollars with the "buy it now" option and I received an instant payment from him, which was placed in PayPalís 21 day hold. My question is, can I trust a buyer with zero feedback and their address is unconfirmed by PayPal? Their account has been opened since 2006, but they donít have any feedback, so I am a little nervous that he may be trying to scam me.
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wait till the 21 day hold is up before sending the item. Theres no way i would send it untill them and with a uncofrimed address at that way to risky.
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I would NEVER send to an Unconfirmed address. Not even for $50...

Your gut instinct is correct, go with it.
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What about with signature confirmation?
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Refund the money, block the bidder (if that's still an option) and re-list the item.
With all the scamming-buyer horror stories out there, are you really going to trust somebody like this?
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Damn, that pp account has $1500 in it and its a pre 11/2007 account without a ss#. So if I refund the money pp will put a limit on me? Should I just ship the item out and take it as a lost, so I can keep my account open?
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Am I better off sending the item and maybe take it as a lost, rather than getting my pp account closed?
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You can request that the buyer get the address confirmed before you ship.
Hell... I couldn't take a $400 loss. If you can, you might want to go for it.
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Well,i wouldn't ship the item,i will refund the money first and contact the buyer to see if he would like to resend it and providing the confirmed address.
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Why didn't you set in paypal to block payments from unconfirmed addresses?
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