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Mike,
I have been there, done that, many times and I have learned many valuable lessons. Once I was selling an old car for $500 and the buyer insist he pays me by check. Another time I sold another car in cash and it gave me many headaches afterwards. Here is what I would do,

1. Unless it is meager item and does not have much value, I always insist on seeing the person's ID and willing to show my ID. I write down their name, address and phone number ( see item 3 below ). This came handy numerous times when I want to contact the buyer afterwards.
2. An exception to rule 1 I have a trail of email that can link to the buyer. During the email correspondence I ask for name and phone number so I can call them. That way I have their information.
3. Draft sale contract and have everything in writing.

As for the check, you can either wait to clear, go to the buyer's bank if there is local branch close to you and cash it right away ( ask the buyer to pay any fees ). Unfortunately not that many banks cash checks nowadays.

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