Posted by Joe S. on January 30, 2001 at 01:24:36:
In Reply to: Re: How should I pay? posted by Occasional Seller on January 29, 2001 at 19:01:30:
One can purchase postal money orders from the Post Office. The maximum value per money order is $700, and the fee is about eighty cents per money order. If you are spending $2000 on a tuba for instance, you will spend only about $2.50 on the three money orders. Additional convenience to be noted is that you are already at the post office, and you can (for about $3 more) purchase "Certified - Return Receipt Requested" mailing service which will PROVE that the seller received the money orders. The post office, incidentally, furnishes you with a receipt for each money order. If they are lost, you can receive a refund if you possess the receipts.
The seller will appreciate the Postal Money Orders, because they can actually be cashed right at the Post Office, instead of having to deal with some bank teller at his bank who might be cautious about cashing (or allowing access to funds right away regarding) an out-of-town cashier's check.