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    agreed to buy a leupold vendetta from a guy. he wants a usps money order. he has only three transactions on his feedback(all good), but he was doing the buying. i think he should be allright, but i'm a little nervous.
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    Communication. Get pictures of the item, keep all communication records so if there is any shady dealing you have proof of the deal. A lot of guys deal with money orders, some aren't very paypal friendly ... but paypal tends to side with the buyer, so there's that.
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    i thought about requesting pictures, but cant he just copy and paste a pic from someone else
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    I do pay pal only just for the peace of mind
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    Default USPS money order

    USPS money order is one of the safest ways to make a transaction for both parties. The money order is federally insured and makes it a federal crime if he was to try to rip you off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themiddleman View Post
    USPS money order is one of the safest ways to make a transaction for both parties. The money order is federally insured and makes it a federal crime if he was to try to rip you off.
    that is very reassuring
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    I agree. He could be nailed for mail fraud, which is a felony if he doesn't hold up his end of the deal. I ONLY deal usps money order on AT. You can still get ripped off on paypal. Gotta remember too, everyone has to start somewhere to get references.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehunter View Post
    Gotta remember too, everyone has to start somewhere to get references.......
    Exactly. It's like getting your first job. Most places want experience, but how do you get it if you can't get a job?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boobowbender View Post
    i thought about requesting pictures, but cant he just copy and paste a pic from someone else
    I'm also into designer vinyl, a big thing that is done is to have them take a picture of the item with their username or some other identifying mark with the item ...
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    He should be willing to give you any and all contact info that you request along with pictures of the item. Sometimes a phone conversation goes a long way in that you can get a feel for the person's personality. As a seller I like to have the potential buyer's phone number so that I can talk to them for the same reason. It pays to go the extra mile. Ask any of my customers, and I am willing to share who they are so that a person can check my feedback on a one on one basis.

    As for payment methods, I like to deal in postal money orders, but accept personal checks which delays shipping by a few days. In approximately 10 years I've never run into an unscrupulous buyer and I treat them all in kind. I'm not a dealer either. Just a guy that helps my sales rep sell his sample bows and extend some very good buys to those looking for the bows I'm selling.

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