COD CAN be your best friend IF you pay with a personal check. If the guy send you a box full of bubble wrap, and you hand the mailman a money order, you're cooked. A check can be canceled if you open the box and find it's a scam.
I was promised about $500 worth of gear, handed the postman a MO and sent him on his way. I opened the box, found a broken, leaking, barreless spyder, a VL200 hopper and a 12oz CO2! Lucky for me, the postman makes frequent stops. I ran him down, swapped him a check, canceled my check, and then demanded the seller give me $20 to cover the cost of the check canceling. He refused. I told him to kiss his gear goodbye. I sold it for $30. Luckily, it all worked out, but FYI, COD can go wrong.
-For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Philipians 1:21
-Don't try to use your fancy smancy "logic" on me! It won't work!
-It is better to stay silent, and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.