Originally Posted by verbal13
It's not a forum rule or anything, but it is within his rights in the negotiation to ask you to send first, just like it is your right to tell agree to send first, or not.
Correct. If the buyer is paying with paypal he is protected. If you send before receiving payment, you are not protected if the buyer never pays.
As stated above it is your perogative to not agree to a deal with a member asking you to send before paymemt. Even if the member has stellar feedback you could still run into a situation like what happened a couple threads below this where the buyer had time to list the card on ebay, but not send payment due to an "emergency".