(Closed) How do you handle money in the classifieds?

posted 10 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think you just need to sign up for an account on paypal.  But you could also ask them to pay with a money order.

Post # 4
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I prefer paypal. That way if there’s ever a problem they can be your middleman to help you fix it if need be. I also like it because you don’t have to go to the bank to cash checks or MO’s so I think it’s pretty easy.

Post # 5
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Are you meeting the person in-person or are you selling something and then mailing it? 

If you’re meeting in-person (meet in a very public place) you can have the buyer either pay cash or with a cashier’s check.  I think cash is better though – unless its something youre selling for a lot of money. 

If you are mailing the item after receipt of payment, I would definitely do PayPal.  Its really easy to sign up.  Just go to the Paypal website and open an account.  You will need to link it to your bank account (it is safe) and that’s how it will verify you.  Then you can add a credit card if you want to as another payment source.  You either choose your bank account or the credit card as your default payment (if you ever use the account to buy something).  To receive someone’s money though, just use the site to send an invoice and they will follow the invoice’s instructions to send you payment from their PayPal account.

Post # 6
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I think Paypal would be the safest option.  You’d both have to sign up for an account, and you’d have to verify your bank accounts.  It has an instant verification option, but if that doesn’t work, you have to wait a few business days to recieve random deposits and input that amount into paypal to verify.

Also, there is a fee for the seller to accept credit card transactions.  You could either request that the buyer pay the fee or ask them to use their bank account to pay

Post # 8
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

paypal or money orders is probably the best way to go!  If you don’t have a Paypal set up yet, I think you’ll find that you’ll use it plenty once you get going!  It’s really convenient and secure for online purchasing!

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