I’ve done that once or twice myself…
It's funny. I generally don't do stuff like that, particularly with guitar or music equipment sales which go through PayPal. Seems a little less than on the up and up screwing them out of their fees. Even though I hate them and hate using them. I never would have asked this guy to do it, but since he offered and since I have been trying to get this shotgun for a few months I didn't think twice.