Many banks will not disclose to another bank the status of a certified check. BOA comes to mind. A Postal Money Order is the way to go, or a bank draft for larger items. If the Post Office does not have enough money to cash a MO, they will verify it for you.
I frequently sell stuff on this site. Little items, such as Gun Lube, or loading accessories I no longer need, are shipped as soon as I get an address, and I welcome a personal check to be sent at the buyer's convenience. When things get above around $250, I wait for certified funds to arrive.
Make sure you obey federal law concerning firearms.
If you sell on here to a known poster, no prob. Just ask about the buyer on here and you will find out fast. If I know the buyer or people on here I know do, I send the item normally before I even get the funds. I have bought and sold a lot with 100% success
I agree with cubancigar2000. Numerous times I have purchased items and sold items without the need to wait for funds. Naturally, if there is a large sum of money involved, a person would want to be assured that the funds have been received. Ed
Great people to do buisness with here. I have not had one issue with the people here. I felt totally secure selling here. I have learned from some of the sellers here that prompt communication and a whole lot of trust are the key.---Matt
Most of the problems I have seen with internet sales is the lack of communication between buyers and sellers. This site is no exception. Make sure you and the buyer can keep in touch with one another. I've never had a problem buying on this site.
This is the best site to buy and sell stuff on I have seen. There is a self imposed ethics code here that seems to work pretty well. If you screw somebody you get completely ostracized by the community. If you shoot trap this can come back to bite your ass.
Honest people will normally do the right thing unless communication becomes the issue. Don't let it! Talk to people. Don't expect that anything is cut and dried. Discuss all details outright, and this includes both sides of the deal. if it isn't stated it may not be true. As long as everybody understands what everybody is supposed to do, NO PROBLEMS.
I personally have bought several items off this site, never a problem!!!
USPS MO's are the best way to pay for anything. Checks of any kind can have problems. USPS MO's are as good as gold. Note:I said USPS Money Orders !!!
Fly by night MO's are no better than a cashiers check on an unknown bank.