Purchasing or selling an item listed on Slang using PayPal or any means other than Slang checkout is called an "offline transaction" and is prohibited.
When payment for the full value of the item is not exchanged through the Slang system, we cannot guarantee that both parties ship and transact as promised. If we don't process payment, we aren't able to refund the buyer if something goes wrong (for example, if the seller never ships your item or the item you receive is not as described in the listing). As a result, our SlangSecure™ buyer protection program does not cover offline transactions. In addition, if we don’t process payment, we can't guarantee that the seller receives their earnings if they deliver the item as described.
Taking transactions offline is harmful and hurts everyone. Members who repeatedly take transactions offline will have their future buying and selling privileges restricted on Slang.
If you are approached to take a transaction offline, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.