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Old 10-16-2013, 05:21 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jcduncan View Post
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.
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