Payment options for buying through the mail
OK, so I have a deal (private sale) going with someone in Mississippi on the FZ1OA board for a set of Yamaha lower bar mounts. As the buyer, what are my payment options?
I have sent money through PayPal before, and I feel fairly secure with their service.
I can also send a money order through the mail, but I would need to pay extra to have it couriered; if the money order gets lost in the mail, I can't cancel it and my money back! The courier could also confirm that the money order was delivered.
What other avenues are available for transferring money? Yeah, there's places like Western Union, but charge big service fees.
You gotta lean into it!
As is on eBay, the most common methods are actually Paypal and money orders... and you know the risks, so it's your call to take the risk or not. I've done several hundred dollar money orders before just through regular mail... I had the confidence the seller wouldn't screw me over...
it's always a risk, if it's small amounts, then it probably wont be too big of a deal to eat it if it goes bad, if its large amounts of money, i would have a middle man so you dont get screwed over.