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Old 09-01-2016, 12:25 PM   #11
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I have had sellers "verify" me with PayPal before completing the transaction. The more a person uses it for purchases, the safer it is for the sellers.
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Old 09-01-2016, 09:23 PM   #12
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The safest way to handle a sale like this is to finalize the transaction at the buyer's bank. You can witness him getting a bank check payable to you, sign the paperwork on the spot and have anything notarized there. Once the title is taken care of inside, go back to the parking lot and help him hitch up.

If you are flexible about the time and bank location, this will be acceptable to most buyers and will keep all the scammers away.

That said, I sold my last camper for a check because, it was drawn on the same bank I use and the guy wanted me to store the camper for two weeks while his TV was getting set up.
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Old 09-01-2016, 09:42 PM   #13
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I would stay away from paypal (fees, refunds,a hold/wait times) and if you accept a check your bank will put a hold on it, with a check I would not release the RV or title until the hold is over and the funds are cleared, this can sometimes can take up to 10 days.
PayPal will definitely put a 10 day hold on large transactions. And after that you may be out the money and your camper. Sounds shady to me. Best options are cash, meet at his bank, or if a bank check or certifed check, you both go to your bank and have them call to verify the funds and check. Only then do you hand the title over.

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Old 09-01-2016, 09:54 PM   #14
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The safest way to handle a sale like this is to finalize the transaction at the buyer's bank. You can witness him getting a bank check payable to you, sign the paperwork on the spot and have anything notarized there. Once the title is taken care of inside, go back to the parking lot and help him hitch up.

If you are flexible about the time and bank location, this will be acceptable to most buyers and will keep all the scammers away.

That said, I sold my last camper for a check because, it was drawn on the same bank I use and the guy wanted me to store the camper for two weeks while his TV was getting set up.

This is what I did. I met the buyer at their bank at a mutually agreed upon time. The bank can then either direct deposit the money into your account or issue a cashier's check while you are present. You can also get all paperwork notarized while at the bank. I had the buyer sign an as is where is type contract that protected both parties. Turns out we had both drawn one up. His was worded better, we agreed on using that version. We had both the title and contract notarized.
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