I know many people use paypal and have no problems. HOWEVER, I have used TWICE and BOTH TIMES have had issues. The first time 2 IDENTICAL payments were taken from my account for same item. PayPal maintained that this was outside their terms for refund and I have to get money back from seller. DID NOT HAPPEN! SECOND ISSUE- Payment for international goods as stated on paypal webside should take 3 days from OZ bank acct. 5 days now and still payment is pending. Paypal says should be cleared today (Thurs) or tomorrow (Friday) which means further delays in receiving goods because no postage/ courier movements over weekend. I have paid fees and charges on this transaction and AM NOT HAPPY WITH SERVICE.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHEN USING PAYPAL! SOME PEOPLE SWEAR BY IT --- NOT ME!!!
A footnote:- 15 minutes after posting this guide I have received an email from paypal saying that my payment has cleared and transaction is now complete. How convenient! ( or am I just being cynical!!!!)
GOOD LUCK FELLOW EBAYERS...............................