Posted a couple laptops on a classified ads site just now. Like three seconds later, my text goes off. Here’s what’s happened so far:
Them: Hey Im interested in buying your lenovo t540p.May I know it’s condition and your final asking price?
Me: It’s pretty much like new. Asking 275. (yes, I’m already aware. They have a US phone #).
Them: Sounds good
Them: Where are you located?
Me: Town name
them: Actually I’m out of town for a busienss trip but I have a liable shipping company that will come over for the pickup at your door step. When will you be available to meet them?
me: I’m out of town for business as well so it wouldn’t be available until next week time. (No I’m not).
them: Perfect, I’m okay with that and I’m going to make the payment with a certified cheque, hope you know how to make a mobile cheque deposit.
Me: I have two available, do you have any interest in both? I would do both for $400. As for mobile deposit, I don’t know myself, but I’m sure my wife can figure it out.
Maybe. If this account schedules enough no-shows then they get charged just for going somewhere or the account gets cancelled. If it is a pickup service seems like the local worker is getting paid regardless.
You should tell them that they shouldn’t bother with the expense of a certified cheque. Rather, just have them provide you with their routing and account numbers and you’ll take care of the payment for them.
Also, tell them that you have a cousin in the area and they’ll just drop by with the merchandise, you just need their address.