I'm writing this because of my own frustration with myself for not knowing better, and hopefully to let others know if they didn't. I'm in need of a tonearm for a turntable I have, and after a few weeks somebody from another forum got in touch that somebody he knew had one and provided that email(hint no.1). I did, and the person responded with pictures. I agreed on the price and asked what his Paypal address was. He said he didn't take Paypal and could use Google Pay(hint no. 2). I never used Google Pay before and set up an account, and transferred the money to him, all the time communicating with him and he doing the same. Money took a few days to get processed, and when it was completed he confirmed. I asked him when he would ship? Nothing. Waited a day. Asked him again. Nothing. Now I'm not feeling so good. Looked at the profile for the person that had given me the tip on the other forum. His only 2 posts were the messages sent to me(bingo...I feel dumb). Went to dispute with Google and that's when I learned that there is essentially no dispute process. You're not supposed to buy goods with Google Pay. Or at least that's what it looks like to me. If I'm wrong please let me know. So that's the story. Of course I've learned my lesson. Not the end of the world to be sure, but boy do I feel stupid today. Hopefully me being a bonehead will help somebody down the road. Or give the rest of you a good chuckle for a Friday.