Why use them anyhow?
seems they have suckered us all into beleiving we must use them to pay our bills.
we must get away with using them and simply put our credit card directly to the company or person from whom we are buying the item. if seller does not have a merchant account, choose escrow.com(hope ebay doesnt own them too??) for just a few cents, dollars. OR, PURCHASE A U.S. MONEY ORDER and write in the memo portion "only cash this m.o. when supplying a delivery confirmation number."
if u lose money via a postal money order for about three bucks they can tell you exactly who cashed that money order and you can take action from there. but most sellers are honest. looking out to purhcase only from honest sellers is another thing to look out for, no matter how badly you want an item, a seller's reputation paints a pretty good picture of your risk.