No, I wanted him to do it b/c the seller gets charged the fee. Its all a moot point now but its something to keep in mind with Paypal.I may be a little confused. If I understand, your buyer wants to use the "Family and Friends" feature of PayPal to avoid paying a fee. If that is correct, I agree with you, don't do it. If you do, all protections for both buyer and seller are gone. If he insists, bow out. You might try to offer splitting the fee with him. If he refuses, bow out.
Rebel, you're probably right (Ebay owns Paypal). I used to dabble in Case doctors knives and sold/bought a ton on Ebay never an issue. But this guy didn't want pics or anything to even prove what he was buying.
Lesson learned. I wasn't as interested in selling it as maybe helping out another ww'er.