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When you make a purchase on Craiglist, do you have the seller meet you somewhere? Are you comfortable going to their house? ViseVersa...if you are selling, do you allow the buyer to come to your home?
Usually I'm comfortable going to their house because I'll communicate with them online and then call them or have them call me. I'll typically take someone with me, though, so I make sure they know that someone will be coming with me (especially by using phrases like "we will be by at 3:00" and "we are excited to get the ---")
It also depends on where they live. If I'm not comfortable with the area, I ask them to meet me somewhere that is close to them, but in my "safe zone". Living in Baltimore, there are just some places I won't go.
When someone is buying something from me, I do the same. They are allowed to bring someone with them of course but I also don't live alone, and I make sure I talk to them a bit first!