Ok heres the deal, I found a guy who has a decent size collection I want to buy, including some ok figures from 82-85, some good and some bad. The meat of the collection though is about 10 sealed figures from 83-85, a few nice ones like Baroness & CG and some bad ones like Mainframe.
He was asking a good price for it all, not something stupid like $150 but probably not market value either.
He has no real references but seems genuine, I expressed my concern to him and offered a few smaller deals first to make sure the thing is legit. I'm considering sending him $100 and in return will get a few examples of the collection, a sealed figure, some loose and some misc stuff.
I've got his full address(still need to try and verify it)....as for the payment....even at only $100 what are my best options for potential recovery of $$$ afterwards? He doesn't have Paypal yet(working on it apparently) so I was considering US Postal Money Order, Registered Mail, I can trace the MO and he has to sign for it. Would that be sufficient for a Mail Fraud claim if he tries to skate off with the $100?
I'm still not 100% sure if I'll even do it yet...I'd love to go 3rd party but not sure if he would or not as he's fairly new to the boards and what not so I don't think he'll trust it.