Payment by U S Postal money orders is preferred. I do accept personal checks and business checks but it takes 7 to 10 business days to clear my bank before I can ship the item. I can validate the postal money orders the day of receipt and ship the next business day. Cash at time of pick up of item is accepted. If buyer plans to pay by check and then pick up he or she must mail me the check or money order and wait for it to clear my bank before I will allow the item to be picked up. The best way to save a misunderstanding is for the potential buyer to call me at 518-282-9818 before committing to purchase the item. Email us at wgage2@roadrunner.com . Have a great day! Bill Gage Equipment: A business which no longer uses ebay, paypal or any other rip off web auction companies. It is great to find an auction site that doesn't want to run my business and my checking account.