I am one of those 'bad experience with paypal' people haha! Well not exactly bad....I have sold quite a few things on Ebay, and so I was elibigle to get the Paypal card....nice right? Well someone stole my card info, and ran up 600+ dollars at the Hard Rock Hotel in Biloxi. I managed to get the charges reversed so I wasn't financially responsible, but they put a permanant hold on my account....oh, sorry 'indefinite' until they could determine my account was no longer at risk. Its been 6 months now and I still can't do anything with my account.
But anyway, it really is the safest route, next to a USPS money order. The money orders take longer too, but the postal service insures them if they are lost or stolen, which is much safer than sending a check in the mail. Of course if you advertise on Craigslist locally, cash is the easiest route.