Originally Posted by El Fiendo
I would NOT send money as a gift though. If you have a dispute with money sent and put a claim to Paypal saying the items weren't received or not as described they can say "Items? What items? This was a gift payment, DENIED." I'm pretty sure it perfectly sidesteps what little recourse you have getting your money back with Paypal and actually this has been a method scammers have used (convincing you to send as a gift payment).
Yes! I feel that this statment should be repeated to make sure everyone see's it. I am glad TPU finally made the "no gift payment" rule. I was sending gift payments all the time before I found out about this small loophole. Most other forums already have this rule because it has caused problems for others. I want to say thank you to the mods here at TPU for making the FS section that much safer for all of us.