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Old 08-05-2015, 08:15 PM   #21
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I've sold a lot of items and never had a problem taking cash. Usually $100 bills for higher priced items. Sold a 1930 model A 5 window coupe on CL last year. Buyer came with car trailer and $7k in crisp bills from the bank.

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Old 08-05-2015, 08:28 PM   #22
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I've used PayPal for this in amounts up to a couple of thousand dollars. The buyer can use a smart phone to make the transfer on the spot.

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Old 08-06-2015, 01:37 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Fermion View Post
I dusted off the pinball machines, changed a few bulbs, and wow are they gorgeous. My jaw dropped when I checked the current selling prices (The Addams Family and Twilight Zone are selling for $4,000 to $7,000!

I'm sad you don't live near me! I <3 Addam's Family so much!! I've always wanted to buy one, but have never pulled the trigger... :-)

That said, I second the vote for cash only or meet at their bank and *then* get cash! :-) I'd be too worried about getting either a counterfeit cashier's check or some other unforeseen circumstance.

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Old 08-09-2015, 06:43 AM   #24
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A new trend around here is conducting craigslist transactions in Police HQ parking lots. (some officially sanction this) No thief is going to rob you there, right?
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Old 08-10-2015, 02:36 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by frayne View Post
I've done many a craigslist deal for five figures in cash with no problems.
Have sold several boats in the 10k to 15k range for cash with no issues but took a certified check for the RV which sold for a much higher price. Although I did check with the buyer's bank to confirm the check, I didn't expect an issue as he traveled from Alaska (to Alabama) to pick it up.
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Old 08-10-2015, 04:57 PM   #26
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I checked my Paypal acct and I am not able to have someone put money in my acct. Those of you who mentioned Paypal, or might know the answer, is it that I need to upgrade my Paypal acct?

Also, I have "Square Cash". Using Square Cash money can be sent to you and it goes directly into your banking acct.

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