Dear MU-43. I'm new to this forum and even using paypal to make transactions. I want to buy some equipment and I had couple of general Questions. I apologize if this post is inapporiate for this forum.. if it is I would appreciate members to send me pm with some info and taking this post down. Camera, lens, and etc are quite pricy and I dont' want to take any kind of risk. I understand that normally transactions are done through paypal. Do most people ask/use "gift" option? If not what options do you guys use? Are there any cases of scam you guys experienced? from my understanding that if you send money as gift option you are basically just sending the money to the other person and buyer bears all the risk? is it worth it to save copious amount of money. i want to know how the process works usually! i want to buy!