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How to pay

In person

If you're meeting a local seller, bring cash. When you meet, examine the item carefully.

If you like it, give the seller the amount you agreed to. If you don't have exact change, your seller may be able to make change, or ask a grocery store or bank to break large bills.

OfferUp shipping

If you use shipping within OfferUp, you'll be asked to add your credit or debit card when you make an offer. You'll be charged when the seller accepts the offer, and the transaction will be final 3 days after the item is delivered. How to set up a payment account

Shop safely

When paying and getting items shipped through OfferUp's system, you'll be covered by OfferUp's Buyer Protection program. By keeping your transaction inside OfferUp, and not using an external payment or shipping service, OfferUp can help protect you from fraud and theft.

Avoid other app-based payments like Venmo, Google Wallet, and PayPal. Also avoid wire transfers such as Western Union or MoneyGram, or non-cash payments such as gift cards or personal/certified checks. These payment methods are usually sources of fraud.

If you run into any suspicious behavior, items, or payments, please let us know by reporting the person.

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