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Accepting postal orders

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aprilshowerssoon Thu 16-Jul-15 13:54:53

I've just sold something on eBay and hoped to post it this weekend before going away. The buyer has now got in touch saying that she only wants to play with a crossed postal order and that this is how she always does it and no other sellers had an issue with it. In 10 years on eBay no one is ever sent me one of these. I thought you had to have a PayPal account in order to bid on anything on eBay or am I wrong? Also does anyone know if there is any risk in accepting the postal order? what do I do with it am I meant to pay into a bank account? Post office? Thanks very much.

aprilshowerssoon Thu 16-Jul-15 23:07:11

Anyone? Thanks.

marriednotdead Thu 16-Jul-15 23:25:27

A crossed postal order is essentially a cheque. A bit dated but legit. So fine to accept as payment and you send out the goods once it has cleared.

aprilshowerssoon Fri 17-Jul-15 06:44:16

Thanks very much for the reply.

CointreauVersial Sat 18-Jul-15 01:26:17

You just take the postal order to a Post Office and they give you cash for it. Pretty straightforward.

Fallout4 Sat 18-Jul-15 08:00:18

If it's a crossed postal order it has to be paid into a bank account actually. Uncrossed ones are the ones you can exchange for cash at post offices.
Just google it.

CointreauVersial Sat 18-Jul-15 18:19:20

Ah. I stand corrected.

SistersofPercy Tue 21-Jul-15 15:31:42

There is a setting in your 'My Account' section where you can block bidders without a PayPal account if that is something you'd prefer.

aprilshowerssoon Tue 21-Jul-15 22:14:40

I never knew that - will do that - thanks.

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