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Old 10-21-08, 12:34 PM
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Do you ever buy stuff online via Money Order??

Its been a policy of mine to never use cash/checks/MO for online purchases. Ive been pretty successful so far even with private purchases from online sellers who would accept paypal or a few times ive traded DVDs blind.

But Im interested in a private sale online where the guy wants me to pay via MO. Its a few hundred dollars so Im wary. Is it ALWAYS a bad idea to deal with MO with a private purchase?
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Old 10-21-08, 05:46 PM
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I wouldn't do it because there's really no protection if the seller winds up screwing you.
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Old 10-21-08, 05:48 PM
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Last time I got a money order was YEARS ago when an apartment I was renting required it for the initial deposit.
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Old 10-21-08, 08:25 PM
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I used to do it all the during my high school years using eBay. But that was only because I had no credit card.
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Old 10-23-08, 09:11 AM
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I have sent USPS money orders and received them as payment and never had a problem.
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Old 10-23-08, 12:23 PM
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I used USPS MO's for years and never had a problem.
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Old 10-23-08, 12:32 PM
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I used to use them years ago before there was Paypal or people trusted credit card transactions over the net. I never had an problems but that doesn't really help you though.

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