It seems that the Paypal/unauthorized transaction situation is going to turn out fine. But it has been kind of annoying. Mostly because when I go into my Paypal account and look at the details of the issue it says:
To respond with additional information, click “Resolve” below.
But – there is NO “Resolve” button!!!! It is maddening. I uploaded a note instead, because that was all I could figure out to do, but two days later my account still said:
Our records indicate that you have not yet responded to this chargeback. If you have evidence to support your case that you have not submitted, please contact us as soon as possible.
What? Why? I gave in and called them. Which was super annoying in its own way, because I was arguing with their automated system, which finally kicked me over to a customer service rep, and I was then transferred THREE times before they were able to connect me to someone who could actually help. But, the third person said I did everything right (shipped right away to the authorized address, and tracking shows it was delivered) and that he would be able to resolve the case for me right away. He said the resolution would reflect in my Paypal account in about 10 minutes, and I would get my money back in around 5 days. So, yay to that.
As a side note – I have actually changed a shipping address three times in the past when buyers asked me to. Two said they bought the item and then realized that their account had their old addresses on it, one was a snowbird who was at his “other” address. All three turned out fine. But, after this, it will give me pause if anyone ever asks me to do it again.