An acquaintance from Singapore on another board has offered to help me w/a purse purchase. If I pay using my creditcard through paypal (she is going to buy the purse and ship it to me) - will I be protected should I not receive the purse? Would my AMEX cover me if the purchase was made through paypal without an auction thru eBay? This girl seems wonderful but I need to protect myself as it's a significant amount of $ I'd be sending. thanks for any thoughts!