I've seen a thread about buying with BT for a private purchase, but I'm going to be flying over to England shortly to buy a car near Leeds. I have paid a £300 deposit by credit card, but the seller (Harrats) want me to make the full payment 24hrs in advance of coming over, so that the funds are cleared in their account. Is this a secure enough method? Obviously they are a big dealer so not just some chancer, but it still feels a bit odd paying the cash over before I've even sat in the car! I'd get cash, but Ryanair might look at me funny with £13k sticking out of my pocket... PS I've already haggled and knocked £500 off the asking price and got some extras included, which they have confirmed by email.