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Old 02-12-2013, 09:32 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:13 PM   #22 (permalink)
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As already stated, use USPS money orders. They are not 100% good though. Back when I worked at a post office a bunch of authentic USPS money order blanks were lost or stolen. The PO had a list that they would check before cashing the money order.

I will accept USPS money orders as payment because I can cash it and ship the item in the same trip. If the MO turns out to be invalid, I don't ship the item.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:21 AM   #23 (permalink)
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A seller is telling me he only accepts money orders. I've never paid that way before. What security do I have by paying that way? He can get my MO and not shop my stuff, what would I do then?
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:42 AM   #24 (permalink)
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A seller is telling me he only accepts money orders. I've never paid that way before. What security do I have by paying that way? He can get my MO and not shop my stuff, what would I do then?
You have no security paying that way. If he doesn't have years worth of positive feedback, don't do it.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:04 AM   #25 (permalink)
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A seller is telling me he only accepts money orders. I've never paid that way before. What security do I have by paying that way? He can get my MO and not shop my stuff, what would I do then?
That's exactly why I have no problem accepting MOs, but never pay with them.
(Unless, as maggot pointed out, it's someone you feel you can trust.)
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:35 AM   #26 (permalink)
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If you don't send the item after receiving the MO, you're in a whole lot more trouble than PayPal... actually violating federal laws.

MO is pretty safe.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:18 AM   #27 (permalink)
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If you don't send the item after receiving the MO, you're in a whole lot more trouble than PayPal... actually violating federal laws.

MO is pretty safe.
Not completely accurate. Law enforcement rarely, if ever, follows through on prosecuting for scams under $1000. Even if they do, you're not getting your money back.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:32 AM   #28 (permalink)
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You have no security paying that way. If he doesn't have years worth of positive feedback, don't do it.






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That's exactly why I have no problem accepting MOs, but never pay with them.
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Not completely accurate. Law enforcement rarely, if ever, follows through on prosecuting for scams under $1000. Even if they do, you're not getting your money back.
So basically I shouldn't do it. I did a quick basic search for the seller and didn't find much. His name is foxdie and he was giving me a decent deal on a boss bolt and harness.
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