On Wed, Jul 26, 2023 at 11:48 AM Steven Stengel via cctalk <
I want to buy an old computer from a guy I don’t know
in Houston (I’ll pay
shipping to CA), but it’s a lot of money, and I don’t want to lose it -
what are my options?
What do you mean by "lose it"? Get scammed? Delay so someone else gets
Generally to avoid the later means increasing your risk of the former.
If you know someone in Houston who will fund the purchase, get the item
fast and ship it to you, that's the best option. Just remember "no good
deed goes unpunished" so if they're not an expert in the item, have them
skype you in to eval it before they hand over the money.