((((((( I don't have your pattern, but we have had Paypal for ten years or more, pay with our checking account which is backed up by their required credit card and have had no trouble. I remember being amazed the first time I sent $$ not connected to an Ebay transactions! LOL!!
Paypal has a guarantee system, too connected to Ebay and perhaps in general and they also have a customer support # that can be found online.
If you don't get your Ebay product, you get a partial refund and pdq. Study your buyer's feedback wherever you shop.
My guess is that there is fraud going on with claims, too.
Not so the shipping. In the old days, this was not true and now Ebay is a more trusted environment.
We purchase from all over the world and particularly the UK, AU and Hong Kong. We have more trouble getting products from American sellers.
I can get college money to the kids real fast with Paypal, too or have them bank where we do then connect the accounts with a transfer system.
i am looking for a knitting pattern that is called "double vision" . i saw it available for purchase through a company in the uk called woolythoughts. it says it can only be purchased through paypal which i do not want to use. if anyone can tell me where i can find this pattern, i would greatly appreciate it!!! it is stunning and was developed by a "matheknitician". thanks everyone![/quote]