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No “purchase protection” ?

WOODFISH
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No “purchase protection” ?

I recently saw a fishing reel advertised by a private party on Marketplace. I contacted the seller, and asked if I could purchase with my debit card. He said no, then told me to sign up for a PayPal account. I did that, and messaged him back to ask how to proceed with the purchase. He told me to select the “Friends & Family option, and send payment along with my mailing address as he would ship immediately. 
I received the package in about 5 days. I opened it, and was shocked that it wasn’t what he advertised, and I immediately sent him a message to tell him I wanted my money back, and would send the package back. He didn’t respond, and he has blocked me so I can’t contact him. 
NOW, when I contacted PayPal...they said “Purchase Protection” doesn’t apply for “friends & family” payments.  Obviously he scammed me...isn’t there something I can do ? Just doesn’t seem fair.