I intend to try to sell a laptop on Gumtree. Since this is my first time selling something online, my knowledge of this is near zero.
I've researched the safest ways to sell items on Gumtree and I've decided that I'll ask the buyer to come over, inspect the item, and upon approval of its condition, close the deal. The problem I see is the method of receiving payment. Since I intend to sell the laptop for 800+, cash is not an option.
I thought that I'd ask for payment to be made through Paypal but then I remembered some of its irritating policies and the buyer's ability to ask for a refund.
After that, I thought that I'd just give the buyer the sort code and account number to my bank account and ask for the money to be transferred. This is the only option I feel like I have left. However, the buyer will also known my address so I'm not sure if it's safe for me to disclose this much information.
Is there a safe, foolproof method of making the sale and receiving the payment?