glad for that thread 'bump', I read all thru this and figured I was going to be kind of late for the party. Too many rules, just use common sense,post your price, negotiate the details privately, if you can't come to terms, no problem, some one else will or they won't. My personal opinion is adding back pay pal fees is kind of pissy, but if that's how they want to do it, and you want it, well...I've had more than one knife sent to me to peruse & either send a check or the knife back (as a matter of fact, that's how I was converted from lockbacks to linerlocks many years ago) and of course we had done business before. I've sent a couple out for perusal, it all depends on the deal, the circumstances, individuals, etc., but rules shouldn't be used as an excuse against common sense. But 'gifting' payment just doesn't sound right, I mean if the parties are tight enough to not worry about protection, his knife and your check can cross in the mail and see what issues develop then. or not. so i vote yes, but I don't see ever doing it personally, your business is your business.