I am glad you guys have a bad sellers forum to point out some of the bad sellers. I found a bike I want to buy in the classifieds from here. I've been communicating with the seller via email and we've pretty much come to a price on the bike. I've never bought anything on the internet that wasn't through a business other than a boat that I worked through the bank on so I was protected. What is the best way to make sure that I pay the seller to his satisfaction, as well as making sure the bike is shipped in a timely fashion (I have a trip planned october 1st)? I have paypal, and will be paying him through paypal. Any other precautions I can take? FYI this guy seems stand up and I am not concerned in general that he will screw me, but unfortunately with this kinda $$ amount and the general screwings you see people take on the internet with stuff I want to make sure that I cover my butt. I also want the seller to get his $$ like he deserves so we can both walk away pleased.