Originally Posted by ScottsGT
Yes, fly out to look at it.
In my example, I'm working off the assumption that a pre-purchase inspection has already been completed. At that point, I'm wondering what other buyers have done to make sure they receive the car and title after sending money.
I agree that picking the car up in person with certified funds is the most secure way. This is realistic for a car within a certain distance that can safely make the trip home on good roads. What about a car that has to be transported, either because it can't make the trip, or it's too far away, or the road and weather conditions are poor?