Cancel the sale. Report the buyer.
Most likely, this is a legit eBay account that has been hacked. Telling eBay will help the owner get it back.
The purpose of saying "Africa" was to self-declare as a scammer. Scammers do this for good reason.
Any genuine buyer in Africa would know (by now) how to buy on American eBay properly. For instance they would ...
With eBay, what's important to always keep front and center is how to protect yourself via eBay's policies, because diverging from them can easily result in all monetary burdens resting on you, possibly along with account penalties being incurred. I'll explain, but to start, in answer to "how to deal with" this situation:
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Its a SCAM! Happened to me. They copy the PayPal page. When you click the link to check the payment the sites states that the funds are being held. Paypal doesn't hold money. Payments are transferred between parties instantly and if there isms problem then you file a dispute.
Whenever anything seems a little off check the url. They will trick you with ...
I think JTP's answer is a good one, you will want to cancel this order. Their reasoning is maybe a little more zealous than I would handle it, but in this case, I agree with your assessment - this is almost certainly a scam.
But it seems your real question is: How do I cancel this transaction. Here is a link to an eBay site explaining how to cancel it. ...
I've sold a limited number of times on eBay (not for profit, just cleaning out basement).
Any time a buyer offers anything that's not 100% 'normal', i.e. needing anything at all outside the terms of normal sale, I cancel the transaction. Maybe you'll lose the honest buyer who genuinely had some issue. It's a big world, and they'll find their item elsewhere, ...
I successfully did this in a slightly different scenario:
I live in Germany.
I'm getting Amazon points instead of "real" cash.
A second person is required (I assume a second account may violate PayPal policies).
I did this with a rather small amount of money and I strongly advise against "drawing attention" by using large sums!
So here's what I/we did:
You cropped the screenshot. In the portion you cropped is a link for "Don't see your bank" which allows you to identify the bank via ACH routing number.
This is more reliable anyway since many banks have multiple routing numbers
With a certain amount of difficulty, I was able to do this.
I created a Transferwise Borderless account as advised in one of the answers.
I wasn't able to add this to the PayPal account myself; however I called PayPal customer service and after a fairly long call had the account linked.
After that I immediately transferred the funds from PayPal, and they ...
Theoritically, one can transfer money from their Paypal account to their linked Bank account.
However, if the linked bank account is not originally in US Dollar and "local" to paypal, you will be in dire disadvantage of paying hefty conversion rates.
Another way to avoid the hefty paypal conversion by using transferwise, which you can transfer money from ...