OK, that was what I thought. I have messaged the seller. Understood, and this makes sense to me. He has agreed to PayPal (at least initially), but based on @futuremyth 's note above, I'll understand if he insists on cash and I will just have my proxy handle that part of the transaction. I just know I'm asking her a favor, and I want it to be as easy on her as possible. Thanks for the helpful replies, gents!