So I have a question, lets say hypothetically someone wants to buy my laptop for $1,000 and I receive the payment in my paypal account. I transfer all the money to my bank account, and then withdraw that money so that I physically have it in my hand. I send the laptop, but then I'm notified that the buyer is claiming that it never arrived or its not as described. Paypal has the power to go into my bank account and take that money back even if its not there? Or if there is insufficient funds they post the negative balace on my paypal account?
Is there anyway to beat a potential scammer at his own game in this case?
You account will just be suspended and you can never use Paypal under your name forever, or until the dispute is solved.
Just use the "Print label" shipping options provided by Paypal, when they send you the payment.
Also, check if their address is confirmed, and that there is an address on their payment, if there isn't one, refund it and tell them to resend the payment.