I think you will be fine TBH....the risk you run if selling outside of ebay using PP is that the buyer can file an INR but since you have added sig. conf. and tracking you should be fine, I hope you did purchase insurance?. Next time you might want to send an invoice picking the option "service" then there is nothing much the buyer can do as far as I know.
Don't know if instant payment means anything, but this will probably be fine. We hear so many horror stories on here, you're right to be paranoid Keep us posted.
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Thank you, everyone.
I am getting paranoid reading all the horror stories!
I just called PayPal, and they said despite the site saying I was only Partially Protected, that I am actually Fully Protected. I took the rep's name and ID # just in case.
Phew! I've got to start being more aware BEFORE sending out packages.
I really appreciate all of you taking the time to offer guidance.
I have an item on eBay that someone just offered less for, and I would also like to direct her to my Bonanzle listing so I can offer the discount there (since I can't afford to do it on eBay with all the fees). To the OP - or anyone else who might know - how would I be able to do this without eBay flagging the message? The potential buyer contacted me through the eBay message system and I was going to respond through the same. We both have good feedback and I don't want to risk anything...
I think if you don't put a hyperlink in your ebay email it should be OK? Like I would mention Bonanzle and your seller ID there, but don't put in an actual link. It would be preferable to just email the buyer, unless she kept the email hidden.