I've been thinking about scaling down and selling a number of items locally to avoid having to deal with shipping and shipping charges. Some of the items are large and/or heavy (i.e. musical instruments), which makes shipping prohibitive and unattractive for buyers on EBay and other online marketplaces.
Problem is, I'm leery/wary about dealing with unknown buyers because of the potential for scams or even robbery. I'd prefer to not set myself up for a situation that could turn into something where someone could get hurt.
Facebook Marketplace might be better in this regard because people usually have their real names and info on the site, but I don't know.
I suppose meetings could be set up at the local police station. I've seen people suggest this, but has anyone ever done it? Are LEOs irritated by this? I've never done it myself, so I don't know.
Any ideas or suggestions? Other places to meet? Other forums or websites to use (e.g. OfferUp, etc.)? Thanks.