Originally Posted by subzali
If I go wire transfer, just go down to the Western Union and take care of it there? Never done one of those before...
Also I wouldn't use Western Union - as long as you both bank somewhere that participates in the Fedwire network I'd just use his bank and your bank for the transfer. You can search by bank name or routing number here: http://www.fededirectory.frb.org/search.cfm
You'll need to provide your "wiring instructions" which is the routing number listed for your bank on that website (or provided by your bank) along with your account number and your account name (if it's different from your personal name). If you go into a branch with the buyer, you can provide all that stuff directly to the bank so he doesn't have your info then you can contact your bank right after the transfer to ensure you have the funds or wait till you see the funds in your account on your phone or whatever.