I have bought, sold and traded guitars, amps and pedals in the Emporium with only two very minor issues when I was the buyer. I have also done three excellent trades that went without a hitch. I stopped selling online a couple of years ago due to PayPal’s very biased dispute resolution policies that almost always favor the buyer, and their 6 month return policy. However, I have bought two Gibson Historic Les Paul’s in the Emporium using PayPal in the past year and I am very happy with both instruments. My most recent purchase was a terrific R4 a few weeks ago that completely exceeded my expectations. I would not do a bank transfer for any online purchase. And as I mentioned above I don’t care for PayPal as a seller due to some of their policies As an alternative I have used www.escrow.com for a couple of guitar and amps sales, which I highly recommend. Both the buyer and seller are fully protected. Their fee is very reasonable, doing transactions through them is very secure, and I’ve been very happy with their customer service.