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Looking for advice on safely selling/trading early modulars
When the modulars were first released I purchased extra Green Grocer, Fire Brigade and Grand Emporium sets with the vision of a large modular layout in mind. However with LEGO continuously extending the modular line and less space and time, it's time for me to thin the herd and move the extras on to new homes. My question is what is the best way to sell or trade expensive-ish sets without getting burned?
In the past I've attempted to sell them on Ebay, along with some of the more expensive Pirate ships like the Imperial Flagship, Black Pearl and Queen Anne's Revenge and they have all been fraud magnets of one kind or another. Every listing, every time was it's own little horror story.
With that in mind is there anything more experienced Ebay sellers do to prevent fraudulent purchases or does everyone just rely on PayPal's seller protection? Is there less risk of fraud selling here or Bricklink? Does anyone have thoughts or experience trading something on the scale of a Green Grocer? I'm trying evaluate all my options, so any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.