I live in quite an isolated area so buying second hand stuff from Gumtree with face to face isn't likely to happen unless I'm buying cows or old farm equipment. Having had some decent trades trusting sending money to people I've recently lost some money to a scammer ( I know) and am trying to think of some way I can protect myself buying via post.
Has anyone used escrow services like escrow.com with Gumtree? How did this work out for you? Or do I need to forget about this sort of thing?
Any other suggestions?