im sorry if this is covered someone, i tried searching but couldnt finding it..
i just wanted to know can i can send money to someone for something they will send me but put it on hold for them so that i wont get ripped off.. its not through ebay just threw two friends.. thanks
You can't, sorry.
Paypal is an instant transfer system - once the money has been sent, there's limited coverage.
You could ask your friends to send you an invoice and then pay that invoice - Paypal may protect you if the item never arrives. That might work.