Originally Posted by bodhran4me
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.
Yes, that is a large part of the reasoning.
Luckily, these occurrences are the exception around here, not the rule. We'd all like to be able to say transactions here are safe 100%, but that simply isn't realistic. That's why we have all those rules and guidelines for the Marketplace; to try and limit these bad transactions. Still, they happen on occasion.