I recently made a purchase on this site (possibly my last). like most sellers this individual has required "postal money order only". I have spoken with them on the phone, everything appears ok. I don't have a reason to believe they intend to defraud me. However.... Today I received an email stating that the postal money order was received. (mind you, I despise the post office. the inefficiency, the attitudes, etc.) The seller goes on to say that since it was a somewhat large sum, they deposited it into the bank. The bank told them it would take 5 days to clear. my question is should they have gone directly to the post office if they wanted to verify it was legitimate? the sellers issue with the bank is not my issue. I paid money directly from my account (zero options on payment or protection). I'm not defrauding anyone here. I want what I paid for. I held up my end of the deal, payment was mailed THAT day, not several days later. Am I wrong to be a bit angry about this having to wait? do they not trust a federally issued order? if I was going to be forced to wait another 5 days, why couldn't I just use a personal check at that point? What good is a postal money order if the sellers don't trust that either? Paypal, on the other hand, I've had ZERO problems with. buying or selling. to me, it's worth the fee any day of the week. I have approximately 70 transactions on eBay and that account has been open for over 10 years now. What was once an anticipation of being able to enjoy something new-to-me before the holidays, has now become something else. Flame suit on.