Escrow.com: A safe third party option that holds money in a ?trust? account until the buyer receives the goods. Once goods have been cleared by the buyer the money is released to the seller. Note that you should only use Escrow.com and no other services advertising as 'escrow'.
But like fudjj, I haven't had any experience with escrow to say if they are good or bad. You could try visiting Link hidden: Login to view to learn a little more about it, prior to taking the plunge. $45K is a really big amount to begin with.
Hey guys, anybody out there who's had any first hand experience with escrow? Please lend us a hand here. It'll be highly appreciated :)