I believe this why the Mods enforce the "no Gift" rule . The 'Purchase' option on Paypal offers some degree of protection for the buyer that the 'Gift' option does not.
My transactions have been good on this forum and others. One minor problem with a zipper on a piece of gear but after a lil' Google-Fu I was able to fix it easily. I asked the seller and he said he'd never had any problems so I chose to give benefit of the doubt. I have bought since and will again, if my wife and wallet allow !
Mr. Tattoo, congrats on the increase in your Karma quoitient.