David responded to my response as I hoped.
On Aug 18, 2016, at 11:31 PM, David Preston <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Thanks for the reply, I will be purchasing it with the present condition and i have contacted the shipping company that will handle the pick up from your current address to my home address previously in my message sent to you and I will like to know the method of payment because I do work outside home presently which you do understand.
I will be paying with my PayPal account through bank transfer from here to your bank account if you do agreed to sell it for me,You will need to create PayPal account and set up with your bank details but you can easily sign up your PayPal via there website http://www.paypal.com.
Lastly, your PayPal email address or your bank account details which is the account and routing number will be needed to be able to paid via PayPal kindly reply me back with your PayPal email address or account details, waiting for your reply.
NOTE: I have upgrade my PayPal to Business merchant account which means I can only transfer large amount at once but multiple payment is not allowed I do not want my account to be flagged.
Thank you !!!
My response to David:
I have to admit that I was getting a bit worried that I might not hear back from you. The more I think about the big surprise for your dad in Wisconsin, the more excited I get to pull the trigger on this deal. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of it. Does he know what a thoughtful son he has? I sure hope so!
I see that you have suggested something called PayPal. I can’t say that I’ve ever heard of that but I’m sure that if you can help me get it set up, we can move forward with things. (By the way, the name PayPal is so much fun to say! At the risk of being a bit too forward, it kind of reminds me of our new friendship…PenPals! LOL).
Anyhoo, I’m willing to receive the money through this PayPal service but I think we need to have a backup plan in case my computer isn’t working. I have been putting a lot of thought into this but let me know what you think. Have you ever seen the Smurfs? Under the safe assumption that you have, you probably know that they carry their money around in these tiny little burlap bags with a little rope tied around the top to keep their Smurf coins secure. That form of currency seems to work really well for them on the show so I’m thinking we do something like that, just to keep things fun? Not only will it be more fun, but no banks are involved and we can cut out the middle man – just get right down to business!
If you can find two dozen burlap sacks and some rope and fill each bag with 75000 Susan B. Anthony coins (equal amount in each bag, please) and mail them to my home, well then, mister, I think you’ve got yourself a deal! Don’t worry, I didn’t forget about the part where I have to return $65000 to you, I’ll still do that. Should I send the burlap bags to your dad’s house in Wisconsin? I aleady have the address.
OK, I’m going to be completely honest with you, I have been accused of having stupid ideas before so if you think that’s another stupid one, don’t be afraid to let me know. It wouldn’t be the first time somebody has told me that. I mean, I’m definitely willing to give PayPal a try and I completely trust that you will call me to help me out or maybe just respond with some very specific instructions on how to get it set up. Whatever you think.
David, thanks again so much for all of this. It means more than you know for you to bring me in on such a special moment with your family. I feel really good about this whole thing we have going on. Well, I’d better get back to work now. The foreman says we’ve got a lot more Canadian oil to siphon out of these fields! (He doesn’t know what he’s talkin’ ABOOOT! LOL!) I look forward to your next correspondence!
Warmest Regards! Your PenPal,
P.S. The Nigerian Prince that I referred to earlier, you know, the one who wants to exchange the CRV for the small, solid gold baby? He’s a persistent one! I have to say, I’m pretty intrigued at the thought of owning a small, solid gold baby but I’m still choosing you to do this deal with since we’ve seemed to have forged such a strong relationship in a relatively short amount of time!
Sent from my iPhone