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Randy WheelerMoney Orders
by on Jul 7, 2010 at 12:22:17 am

Anything to worry about with taking a money order as payment for a one-day shoot in exchange for the master tape from someone flying in from Canada with me being in the USA? They have a very legit website, everything has checked out so far.


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Ned MillerRe: Money Orders
by on Jul 7, 2010 at 1:20:04 am

I just took a money order from a Canadian company, no problem. Especially if you are sure of their brick and mortar address, etc.

However, do not take a money order when selling equipment. A friend got burned by a perfect counterfeit money order for her van. She took the buyers to her bank, the teller said it was "good", she turned over the title and keys. A week later the bank said the mo was a fake and the teller had no authority, so my friend lost $11K.

I've been taking Pay Pal but you have to mark it up 3%.

Ned Miller
Chicago Videographer

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Mick HaenslerRe: Money Orders
by on Jul 9, 2010 at 1:57:27 pm

Yep. a buddy of mine got burned on an MO as well. I too have started taking Paypal and it works very well.

Mick Haensler
Higher Ground Media

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