I am selling about 2,000 beanie babies (long story) to a gentleman from Massachussettes than I met on Craig's List. I am in DC. He said his preferred method is to for me to ship UPS COD, in the form of a postal service money order. My question...is this a fairly common scam, or are Postal Service money orders generally considered safe? I spoke with him by phone today, he gave me his (or a) name and address, as well as three phone numbers. Seems legit enough, but I know online fraud is extremely rampant, so I wanted to get everyone's thoughts on
1) the best way to sell online where the buyer is not prepaying, and
2) maybe some red flags I should look out for, or questions I need to be asking.
I don't sell much online, so I don't want to screw it up by falling for an obvious ruse.