Originally Posted by cking
Yea but maybe someone does not like the idea of having thier money tied up in a claim for 3 weeks if the new person never sends.
Yep - This describes me on a higher end sale. I won't necessarily buy from a new seller, even if protected, because I don't like dealing with the Paypal process of tying up my money or potentially the hassle if the seller could try a scam and send an empty package or something. Just harder to prove with Paypal.
I always offer the middle man route with new sellers. If they don't like that idea then I usually don't deal with them since (for high dollar sales at least) as it's such an easy option and plenty of people here offer their services that I would trust.