My biggest fear is what if Paypal "Ok'd" the transaction and it turned out as scam? I don't know what's my recourse and for $1400, I don't want to take risks.
I know everyone has to start somewhere (regarding feedbacks) but I don't feel too good about this one. I think I will just issue a refund.
Initially, I thought it's fine, especially when he said there's no rush in shipping since he won't be back in US after 3 months.
If there is no rush, then why not just hold it until the funds are verified as being in your account for withdrawal?
I think people are too quick to jump on the scam bandwagon with little or no evidence.