I'm selling an item and was wondering what you people recommend is the safest way for me to have the purchaser make payment?Any suggestions would be helpful.
Agree, or if you really don't trust them a Postal Money order and even then, they can be faked. I prefer personal check and the seller can hold as long as they see fit. I am typically in no hurry for anything I buy, and I hate getting bank drafts or a Postal MO. I would also say, it depends on the amount of money you are talking about also, as to how much security you want to try to have in the transaction.If you are dealing with the right person (integrity) personal check is easiest for both parties.
If you don't know the individual, certified bank draft.
Amount and delivery time would matter:I'm selling an item and was wondering what you people recommend is the safest way for me to have the purchaser make payment?Any suggestions would be helpful.
That is not the case everywhere. The Post offices here typically have lines out the door. I won't wait an hour+ to get a MO to pay someone. The small town PO's typically close at 2:30. I can't get there till 3. I went to 3 different towns a few weeks ago trying to mail a package before I found one open. This was 3 in the afternoon.Postal money orders without a doubt, and I don't work for USPS.
Look, it's such a piece of cake to buy and accept Postal money orders and avoid fraud.
But risk is risk, and everyone has their own approach to risk. Mine is zero tolerance when it comes to gun sales. I've got lots of ways to lose money that are out of my control. Not gonna happen selling my stuff!