Post Number: 457
|Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 10:30 am: |
I have never sold an instrument when shipping was involved. I am now thinking about offering my MusicMan Sterling for sale here, but I would like to know how to handle the payment. Obviously I want the cash in my grubby little hands before I send the bass on its way. I don't do paypal or credit cards, so does anybody have suggestions for me?
Thanks in advance.
Post Number: 1858
|Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 10:43 am: |
HI Ben, if you do not do Paypal or credit cards then that leaves wire transfers or U.S. Postal Money Orders or personal checks, Paypal worked well in a transaction that I did in this forum from another member when I purchased an SF-2, but that is not one of your options as you have explained.
Wolf AKA Sonicus
Post Number: 458
|Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 11:03 am: |
I guess wire transfers and Postal Money Orders are pretty much secure and guaranteed. Personal checks take some time to clear...
Maybe I'll give it a whirl.
Post Number: 19
|Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 11:52 am: |
I use United States Postal Service Money Orders when folks have no Paypal account. Those are the safest for both parties rather than generic brands. Just a thought.
Post Number: 293
|Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 11:55 am: |
Cashier's checks work well too. Certified by the bank and they can't bounce.
Post Number: 366
|Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 7:05 pm: |
PayPal will ding you for the transfer of funds, check the rate.
Post Number: 281
|Posted on Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 6:53 pm: |
"PayPal will ding you for the transfer of funds, check the rate."
Not always, if you use your bank account as a source the transfer is free. It's also free if you choose the option of the electronic check.
This is up until a few months ago when I used it last time, I don't know if anything changed recently.