An escrow service holds the buyer's money until the buyer receives and inspects the item. Once the buyer inspects the item, the service releases payment to the seller. If there is a problem with the item, the buyer can reject the item and return it to the seller. Upon receipt of the item by the seller, the buyer's money is refunded. If the buyer wishes to use an escrow service, the buyer should contact the seller using "Ask Seller a Question" link prior to placing a bid on the item or purchasing the item. It is up to the seller to determine if they wish to accept payment through an escrow service.
Many escrow services will not handle firearm transactions. Please confirm if your service of choice approves firearm transactions prior to use.