Post # 1
I am selling something on the classifieds and the buyer and I aren’t sure how to handle the money. We’re thinking PayPal or something but neither of us have ever used it before.
Can anyone recommend the best way to exchange funds for items on the classifieds? And if it’s by PayPal can anyone let me know how that works?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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 # 7
Definitely by mail (Washington to Texas!). Excellent, sounds like PayPal is the way to go. Thanks!
Post # 8
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!