So, I am thinking about selling my Intel iMac on Craigslist but this would be my first transaction. I have typically sold computers on eBay but each new auction seems to bring more stress and trepidation than the last. But, I do have a few concerns over Craigslist as well. One of the benefits of using Craigslist is that most transactions are face to face. This gives the buyer a chance to inspect the goods and knows what they are getting before they pay. However, I do not want some stranger coming in to my house (my wife and young children are there all the time) to check out my computer. That just seems very odd to me. Does anyone else have similar concerns or ways around this? Also, how do buyers typically pay? I would obviously prefer cash but I feel like asking for cash makes ME seem shady. I know if I was buying from someone and demanded cash on the spot, I would be a little worried. But I could not accept a personal check for fear that they would stop payment on it after having the goods in hand. I also couldn't accept a money order for fear that its a fake. Not that currency couldn't be faked as well. I am just very unsure about all of this. Am I being overly paranoid? Edit: I just found this article from sfgate.com that talks about people getting robbed when people come by posing as buyers to inspect the item for sale. The authors response is to meet in a public place. What would be a good place to meet?