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This subject has been discussed on the TMF a number of times on various threads.

I agree that setting up a dedicated bank account for eBay sales and maintaining a minimal balance is a safe way to proceed. Keep in mind, that whenever one writes a check, all the banking information is there for the world to see. "Stealing" that information is as simple as reading the check. Ditto for wire transfer information, such as that I have to routinely give out to my customers abroad.

In 22 years of eBay sales, some exceeding $30,000, I've never had an issue receiving what is due me, but I have been scammed right here on the TMF. And I personally know of two people who have been killed by allowing people they don't know (i.e. via CraigsList) onto their properties. Unless somebody has been a previous customer, nobody gets into my house to "shop" for any item.

There's no simple solution, but if you want to do business, you've got to take some degree of risk....just play it smart.

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Raphael wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:41 am And I personally know of two people who have been killed by allowing people they don't know (i.e. via CraigsList) onto their properties.
WOW Really ! That's astonishing :o Were the offenders caught?

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soundgen wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:41 am
Raphael wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:41 am And I personally know of two people who have been killed by allowing people they don't know (i.e. via CraigsList) onto their properties.
WOW Really ! That's astonishing :o
Unfortunately no, it's not. I would suggest reading a book called "How to Be Invisible" which is about maintaining privacy and security in a world where personal information is increasingly tracked and/or available a bit too easily. Some of the techniques are definitely not for everyone, but the basic principles still apply. Currently in the 3rd edition. The first edition is highly obsolete, but the 2nd is still useful.

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Holy cow, this slipped away quickly...

Using PayPal to sell through a website doesn't require people coming to your house. Same as eBay, same banking type info, just now they go to your site and you don't pass as many fees along to the buyers.

If you WANTED to use Craigslist think about this; 50 million people use Craigslist a year coordinating transactions in the hundreds of millions. 20 deaths have been attributed to Craigslist. You're as likely to be killed by somebody walking on the sidewalk next to your house... which isn't very likely.

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That's true... One friend said :"Life is a pure [crap]... and at the end, you die!" This stated, there's no more left than being reasonably safe (i. e. not imprudent) and don't worry too much...
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Also now Ebay hold money for ages , I sold lots of items on the 4th and today they are still processing them , they will have held this money for 4 days , never happened with PayPal :x

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Inigo wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:56 pm That's true... One friend said :"Life is a pure [crap]... and at the end, you die!" This stated, there's no more left than being reasonably safe (i. e. not imprudent) and don't worry too much...
Life's a [Fifi] and then you die ! Dorothy Parker ?

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Inigo wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:56 pm That's true... One friend said :"Life is a pure [crap]... and at the end, you die!" This stated, there's no more left than being reasonably safe (i. e. not imprudent) and don't worry too much...
My personal favorite is "Life is sexually transmitted- and fatal". Can't argue with that...
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gramophone-georg wrote: Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:40 pm
Inigo wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:56 pm That's true... One friend said :"Life is a pure [crap]... and at the end, you die!" This stated, there's no more left than being reasonably safe (i. e. not imprudent) and don't worry too much...
My personal favorite is "Life is sexually transmitted- and fatal". Can't argue with that...
Except perhaps for Tardigrades http://www.astronoo.com/en/news/tardigrade.html :D

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soundgen wrote: Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:17 am
Inigo wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:56 pm That's true... One friend said :"Life is a pure [crap]... and at the end, you die!" This stated, there's no more left than being reasonably safe (i. e. not imprudent) and don't worry too much...
Life's a [Fifi] and then you die ! Dorothy Parker ?
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