COD payment

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by zyuzin4, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. zyuzin4 macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2002
    Eugene, OR
    I might try to win an auction where the seller has 0 feedback. He is willing to send the item COD. Is this any consolation? How does the USPS COD system work? Does the personal check get made out to USPS or the ebay seller? Is there any way to inspect the package before accepting delivery and paying?

    Insights and experiences welcome!

  2. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    I don't think it's any consolation.

    To open it and inspect the contents, the package would have to be delivered, which means you'd have to pay.

    How special is this computer? If you absolutely must buy from this person there are other ways to do it.
  3. cpjakes macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2003
    Buffalo, NY
    I haven't purchased anything COD since 1997 with my Performa 6400... Then, I had a cashiers check made out to the retailer and UPS got it back to the company. Basically, you trade the check for the box, I don't think you have the option of opening it up.

    I would imagine you could call USPS and stop it, but I'm not sure what their policies are or if they ever get involved.

    I have never bought or sold on eBay and although I think I'm an honest person, I am skeptical of 0 feedback sellers.

    Good luck...


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