Well, I just filed my first PayPal claim and I wanted to get some thoughts on whether I did the right thing. I did a BIN on a Balenciaga bag, and I paid $576.54 for it. The seller was in France with 27 positive feedbacks. I paid via Paypal right away and didn't hear from the seller. After a few days, I contacted the seller and he responded that he would mail the bag after the weekend because there was no mail service on Saturday. I waited a week and the bag didn't arrive and I didn't hear from the seller. So I e-mailed and asked whether he'd mailed the bag, and when I should expect it. No answer. Waited a few days and e-mailed again. No answer. Waited a few days and filed a PayPal complaint. He reponded within 24 hours with a French tracking number and link to the equivalent of the USPS. I went to the site and entered the number and received a message that it was invalid (no record of an item with that number within the last 30 days). I sent an e-mail to him via eBay and also through PayPal. Twenty-four hours later, no response. So I filed a claim. Of course, PayPal says I can only recoup $175. That doesn't seem right. The question is: Was I hasty or would you have done the same?