I woke up this morning to find a bag of mine had sold and the buyer had sent an e-mail saying she was having problems with PP in making payment and would try again in the morning. When I saw this I went into eBay to send an invoice and the invoice gave a completely different name, address and city than the original eBay notification upon sale so I messaged the buyer to ask which is correct. The buyer responds this morning that the bag is really her friend's purchase - a friend who doesn't have an eBay account but does have a PP account and that her friend told her she made payment and it went through. However, I have NO payment to my PP account by anyone and no notification from PP of any payment. This second person would have to have my e-mail address to send me payment via PP, which could have been provided by the ebay account holder. Also, my listing was clear on the shipping options and it was evident in buyer no. 1's e-mail that they had it ass-backwards. Either way, I just don't like it. I would have appreciated being asked up front to avoid confusion, PLUS what protection is there if the payment is made OUTSIDE of the ebay auction? I emailed the buyer (ebay account holder) and said as much and that I may have to cancel the transaction and that her 'friend' needs to just set up an ebay account. Am I out of line here? I don't necessarily think it's a scam as the buyer/ebay account holder has 300+ at 100%. It may just be they are helping out a friend. But I really am irritated by the lack of consideration. What would you do? TIA!!