I'm kind of new to the on-line purchasing thing. So I need help with this situation. I've been wanting an effects pedal that is no longer being made. It just so happens that a member of TB PMed me about a new (unused) pedal that he found in his country, Taiwan. He said that he bought one, sold one to another TBer just recently and has offered to buy it and send it to me. He will make some money off the transaction, but that's OK in my book. He mentioned paypal for payment, but we haven't gotten into any detailed discussions. (At least not until I just read this thread). Question: How do I protect myself across borders? If I send him the money, and he doesn't send the pedal or sends a broken one, do I have any recourse? He seems to be a nice guy, but everybody's a nice guy when they want your money.