I will need to call the buyer tonight after I get off work. I called the bank (his bank) and they said checks are generally very safe, but my absolute safest bet is to come in and cash it. It's about a three hour drive, but I think it would be worth it. I will see what he wants. I can either meet him by his bank, take the money on the spot, fill out the necessary papers, etc. or I can take his check, wait for it to clear completely, and fill out the paperwork after that.
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself" - Josh Billings