Selling on Craigslist

When selling a large cost item on Craigslist, what is the safest payment method to use?

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April 26, 20171 found this helpful
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Cash is what I like. I would never take a check. If it's a big ticket item you can always complete the deal at a bank. For example, have them get you a cashiers check from their bank, meet there, cash the check or verify it's authenticity and then exchange goods. I believe postal money orders can be cashed at a post office, so that might be another option.

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April 26, 20171 found this helpful

I would ask for a bank check or cash. A bank check is the safest; you will not have to worry about counterfeit bills.

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April 26, 20171 found this helpful

Cashiers Check but preferable cash.

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April 26, 20170 found this helpful

i would only take a check if both parties were in the bank together, even if they have all kinds of ID - otherwise you would be taking too big a risk - lots of professional scammers work off Craigslist.

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There are plenty of machines around for getting cash - or let them come back with the cash - do not get in too big a hurry to sell - be safe - not sorry.

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April 26, 20170 found this helpful

Cash and cashier's check.

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April 27, 20171 found this helpful

cash.

so saying, I DID once get a counterfeit $100, which sucked, but if you insist on $20s you should be allright

cashier's checks I would not touch with a 10 foot pole, especially if sent from somewhere not in my living area - all those Nigerian scams & whatnot heavily rely on them. I'm not even sure I'd trust a money order because i've heard they can be counterfeited

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September 20, 20180 found this helpful

Yes you can accept cashiers checks if made by a teller in your presence. Either that or cash, everything else is too risky.

If you accept cash, mark the paper money with a special pen (sold at Target) that changes color if the money is fake

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August 5, 20170 found this helpful

I prefer Paypal, but no system is perfect, other than cash.

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September 20, 20181 found this helpful

Accepting cash is the safest way (but mark the paper money with a pen that changes color if the money is fake). If you want to accept bank check, then both you and the buyer go to a local bank where a teller makes a cashier's check in your presence.

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Do not accept personal checks / any other checks / money orders.

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