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Unless it's a VERY confused seller it definitely sounds like a scam - if you cancelled the transaction and paid a 'random' invoice through Paypal they could get away with not sending anything and keeping the money, as you'd have no record of being owed an item on EBay.
I had a similar situation where payment was mot accepted. The seller was a newbie and had an issue with her PayPal account. She still posted a item which was ten beautiful silk roses. Seller never ever claimed her payment. I even offered go send her a cheque but she didn't provide her address.
The first thing I check out is their feedback even if I'm spending a fiver. I want 99.7% or higher and I'd be wary of buying from anyone who had opened an account in the last few days and then started doing odd things.
I once bought an item which I was sure was a fake- it was a high-end cosmetic- and the packaging was only slightly different . You had to look closely. I reported it but Enay wanted a manufacturer's letter saying it was a fake. But- guess what? The seller disappeared and was not available anymore. That is what they do and 2 days later they can open another account in a new name and no one's any wiser.
This may well be what your seller did- no selling history is a big no-no.