I just sold an item on eBay, and as it is a somewhat high priced item (just went for $1525), I am a little wary of scams. I haven’t used eBay in some time, so I’d love for some Dopers to tell me what they think about this:
It’s an Alienware Notebook, and the winning bidder, despite my saying that I would only ship within the US (the person who bid is actually IN the US, but wants me to ship it elsewhere). I prefer to use Paypal, and she’s going to pay me that way. This is the note she sent me after she won:
She then gives me an address for someone in Nigeria.
Is this fishy, or am I just being overly paranoid? The reserve for this item has been met, and she’s getting set to send me the payment through Paypal right now. She’s paying the extra for shipping - is someone going to get burned here? Or is she just legitimately new to this whole thing?