Saw this thread, maybe it is useful for you?Hello AZ, Can someone please provide escrow (member) suggestions for buying a cue?
I am the buyer and need an escrow service for the seller and I to complete the transaction.
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Says escrow service by member FAST N LOOSE
How did Proficient Billiards know that your bank check wasn't a fraud? Did you make the check out to Proficient Billiards, then they cashed the check before sending the cue to you?I've used Proficient for escrow. They take detailed pics and measurements, and will describe any roll outs with measurements as well (e.g., if there's a roll, it won't be described in credit card units). They will not verify that the cue is what it is being sold as. So if you are buying an un marked, unknown cue some guy says is a Balabushka, that's not part of the deal. They will, however, let you know if what winds up in their shop is different from the description and pictures. Once both parties OK the deal, Proficient ships the cue to the buyer, and the funds to the seller. As the buyer, I sent a bank check in an envelope so there was no possibility of a dishonored check - if you are selling, I recommend you request that as part of the deal. Shipping prices are the responsibility of both parties. Proficient handles the packing - they don't mess around on that front.
It put both me and the seller at ease given that I bough it from a total stranger over Facebook and we both wanted some level of security. I recommend it if you are shelling out $$$ for a cue from someone that has no prior history or is not an established seller or buyer.
Have the Seller, or if you are the seller, call the bank and verify the check. I had the check made out to the Seller. Proficient will not release the check until both parties consent to it anyway.How did Proficient Billiards know that your bank check wasn't a fraud? Did you make the check out to Proficient Billiards, then they cashed the check before sending the cue to you?