Nervous about something I just sold on the bay...
I just listed my old laptop for sale on *bay. I was a complete idiot and forgot to click the box requiring immediate payment when you do a buy it now. Stupid stupid stupid.
Anyway, my laptop sold, of course, before I noticed that fact. The buyer, of course, didn't pay right away.
It sold this morning, so I wouldn't normally be nervous, but the buyer just joined today (member since May 13, 2007). They obviously have no feedback, no history, nothing. I'm mostly nervous it's a phony account. It seems there are more people scamming others than there are folks who just happened to buy a "big ticket" item their first day as a member and don't respond to e-mails within 8 hours.
Since I only use Paypal, I know I'm a bit more secure than if I were waiting on a check or something... but I'm still nervous. Any suggestions on how I can proceed cautiously? An outside the US shipping address would be my first red flag, but what else should I look out for? I know not to send anything until payments clear (assuming I receive one).
Maybe I'm overreacting... but like I said, there are more crooks than honest people out there these days.