[QUOTE=coolaid;2043000]the buyer has very good rep (95)[/QUOTE]
The buyer or the seller? If you mean 95%, that is not a
very good feedback rating. I get nervous if a seller has less
[QUOTE=coolaid;2043000]i then asked if he can accept money send to him directly, let it be western union or an international money order…[/QUOTE]
That is a risky way of doing business. Using Paypal gives you two
extra layers of protection. If you don’t receive the item within a
reasonable period of time, you can open a dispute with eBay. If
the item is lost, you may be able to make a claim with Paypal
and if all else fails, you can ask your credit card company to
do a chargeback.
Have you paid for the item yet? You can’t expect the seller to
ship it until after you have paid for it?
Have you any reason to believe the seller is a scammer?
Do you want to post the item number here so that some
of the more experienced eBay users can have a look at the
details to see if anything looks dodgy.