Paypal purchase refund direct to bank instead of Paypal account
I'm in the process of getting a refund for an item that the vendor is unable to deliver. They offered to pay the refund direct to my bank as "Paypal can be a nightmare". I'm worried this would negate my buyer protection if they then claim that refund has been sent and it never arrives if they key in the wrong numbers etc.
Is this the case or would my buyer protection still stand?