How do you handle payment for rackets?

Discussion in 'For Sale or Trade' started by bluetrain4, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. bluetrain4

    bluetrain4 Legend

    Feb 2, 2007
    For those who have bought/sold on through TW classifieds, what is the standards way for the purchaser to pay?

    Do they just send a check or do you use pay pal or something like that?
  2. diredesire

    diredesire Super Moderator

    Mar 16, 2004
    This is discussed in the FAQ somewhat.

    If you do decide to accept personal checks, give them a week or so to clear before shipping the racquet.

    Postal Money Order (good as cash), paypal, and/or in person cash trades are the most common forms of online trading i've encountered.
  3. Steve Huff

    Steve Huff Legend

    Feb 11, 2004
    Paypal is good when more than one person is inquiring about a racket. This way, 1st person to send gets it. Be relunctant to promise someone a racket when a lot of people seem interested.

    I've taken checks and money orders before also. Most people are honest here. I ALWAYS wait until a check has arrived before sending the racket. Often, if someone doesn't have many references, or I'm not familiar with that person, I tell them that they'll have to wait until the check clears before I send the frame (usually a week delay). If someone asks me to send it out the next day and they'll send the money the next day also, I suspect something is fishy. Even if they say they need it for a tournament this weekend, I'd wait or tell them it takes 5 minutes to set up a Paypal account.
  4. BHStennisplayer

    BHStennisplayer Rookie

    Jul 11, 2006
    PayPal is most common.

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