I've sold and bought birds on CL, among other things. Always met in public places to be safe, except for 1 time. Ended up (found this out much later) she's married to a police chief, and we are now good friends, so, I think my instincts are fairly good So I've got two roos for sale, had a guy contact me from out of town. Knows about the lines and wants to buy my roos to diversify his genetics, etc. Asks if I have any pullets to sell, I say no. Says that if I sell him a pullet, at a later date he could sell me one of his so we could both benefit from diversifying our lines. I say something noncommital, but that I will hold the roos for him, that I want him to have them. We email a bit more making arrangements. One of his emails he asks if I have a container I don't need back, and I tell him I can get a box if needed. I give him the directions to the grocery store in my little town, where I always meet. First he was going to send his son, now he's coming himself, and says he'd like to see my broodstock if I don't mind him coming to my house. Um, I already told him that I didn't have any pullets for sale. And I do mind. I guess, being a man, he doesn't have to think as much about personal safety, and he may think I'm married for all I know. Maybe he's just eager to see my other birds, as I'd be curious, too. I love seeing other people's birds and set ups. It just seems a tad forward to push to come to my home when I already said I'd meet him at the store. I'm probably just being overly sensitive,( but have no intention of letting a stranger come to my home. ) Do you think most people are just oblivious to the safety aspect of these transactions?