How do you handle payment for rackets?

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

  1. bluetrain4

    bluetrain4 Legend

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    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?
     
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  2. diredesire

    diredesire Super Moderator

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    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.
     
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  3. Steve Huff

    Steve Huff Legend

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    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.
     
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  4. BHStennisplayer

    BHStennisplayer Rookie

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    PayPal is most common.
     
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