Originally Posted by jcduncan
Well I asked him to do a money order through USPS and he asked what is that...
He might just get his MO's through his bank or at a Grocery Store or something. That isn't necessarily a red flag.
General rule of thumb (as others have pointed out)
USPS MO - Can ship right away because you would be cashing it at the same time (or I'd hope you would be) - so you've got the cash.
MO from anywhere else - Deposit in the bank and wait to clear (just like a check) so shipping will be delayed a few days.
It's really that easy.