You’re not the first person who got scammed… It’s happened once or twice to me as a buyer – goods bought were NOT in NEW OR EXCELLENT shape as advertised – and as a seller I had a guy recently try to gouge money out of me over an alleged “not delivered product.”
(I checked and postal website said that the item I sold was delivered to the address this fellow gave me… Had he waited another week or two INSTEAD of blasting away at me and accusing me of being a thief to both PayPal and Bonanza, I probably would have refunded his money. I’ve waited on items FAR LONGER than one week – the buyer gave me less than a week before he filed a report – and gave sellers the benefit of the doubt until after a month. This fellow just wouldn’t honor the rules and shot his gun off right away! Both PayPal and Bonanza ruled in my favor, btw.)
I always do minimum of delivery confirmation so that NEITHER the Post Office or buyers can scam me that way.
P.S. – The biggest scammers I find are comic shops buying old issues from collectors and Used Videogame Stores… On average, you can expect AT BEST 25% of market value on a hot comic… You generally get pennies on the dollar for most books, however. Right now, most comic shops aren’t even buying back issues of most things sold after 1986. The surer comics for them are from the 1960s and 1970s as Marvel releases more films based primarily on stories from those eras. Golden Age comics are harder to sell to all but high-rollers and comics published after 1986 generally have little story/historical value. The late 1980s is generally when the comic market started to dive quality-wise. The financial collapse of the US comic book market actually happened 1993-1994 after speculators gave up on the market.
Game stores are even worse on used games. First month, you’ll get 50% value of a newly released game. Unless a game becomes rare and in-demand, they’ll end up less than $5 paid back to you most times after a few months… This is why I’m VERY picky about the games I buy! (Plus I can’t afford to buy everything like most anyone else…)