Can I get my money back on ebay?

I sold a laptop on ebay yesterday for £280.00 and the seller emailed that they would pay for it. The next day I received an email from ebay saying that the seller paid for it, but that they wanted me to ship the laptop to Nigeria to their son. I phoned up PayPal about this and they said it is a scam and the seller... show more I sold a laptop on ebay yesterday for £280.00 and the seller emailed that they would pay for it. The next day I received an email from ebay saying that the seller paid for it, but that they wanted me to ship the laptop to Nigeria to their son. I phoned up PayPal about this and they said it is a scam and the seller is trying to scam me. I checked my spam messages and they are from ebay confirming the payment has been sent when it hasn't and I tried to call the seler, but their number is barred. I haven't lost any money, but I can't understand why the seller would go through all that trouble? Is there anyway I can be compensated for this?
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