incrediBILL - 10:16 am on Nov 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
I used to require bank wire transfer for orders over a couple of thousand just to avoid getting royally screwed by fraud unless it was a well established customer.
I would seriously check the customer to make sure they're legit because if a fraud wire transfer occurs the bank may just lock the amount of funds on your account while investigating but they could lock the whole account.
Banks get nuts over sour transactions in the thousands, so I'd suspect they go super bonkers when something goes wrong in 7 digits.
i suppose i could ask to be mailed a check to my physical address
I'd have it insured, registered and require signature and wait until the check clears before shipping.
FWIW, I'd just call my bank and ask them how to proceed as they obviously have a vested interest in your success with a transaction of this scale.
Assuming you're in the U.S., I believe anything of this size will also trigger IRS notices and might even catch the interest of the DEA :)