Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: San Antonio, TX
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
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I like old fashioned US Post office money orders. Buy them with cash. they actually have pretty good protection if you get ripped off. I had to contact them once. In just a few days, armed Federal agents showed up at this guys home. And they gave him a choice: pay them the money or go to jail. Now.
I got my money back about 10 days later. I called the local US postal service inspectors office a few years ago and confirmed this is still the process. I was told yes. I do see some on line negative comments about USPS money orders. But it has not been my experience.
If you want to revert back to as close to a cash transaction as you can with some protection, I think This is the only way. The govt doesn't require any form of ID to buy. There is no record of the transaction. As long as you fill out the payee block with complete info, I think you are good to go.
I've also used pay pal countless times, and they resolved my only problem quickly. A seller didn't provide the goods. I contacted PayPal, and they froze his account for both incoming and out going funds. He shipped my stuff quickly. Was funny,, asshole seller called me that day and asked me to lift the paypal embargo. Ha ha. I left it on a few days after I received my stuff. Computer issues prevented me contacting paypal. It happens.