I purchased my Casita
late in May from an old Gentleman in Nevada.
I was intrigued by the way he handled the transaction. He had the entire transaction videotaped at someone else’s expense.
I had driven to Nevada from San Diego to see the Casita
. I confirmed it was in very nice shape, and decided to purchase the trailer.
The former owner insisted on doing the deal at his bank. He also insisted I bring the largest bills possible. He requested $1000 bills, but those are not in circulation any more, so he had to settle for $100s.
At no time did he ever touch the money I was to pay for the trailer. He refused the envelope several times. He filled out a deposit slip and had me give the cash directly to the teller, who counted it out and deposited it in his account.
He then took me over to the center table where most people in line do their deposit slips. You know the one – right in the center of the bank. We did the paperwork for the sale and he made out a bill of sale and we were done.
Not until we were on our way out did I realize why he insisted this happen at his bank. Everything is on video and at the bank’s expense. The center table is right under a camera that has the resolution needed to read notes made out by bank robbers or bills of sale for trailers. Pretty clever.
He refused to touch the money in case it was counterfeit. By having the teller count the money on camera he absolved himself of any possible issues with the currency.
I learned a nice little trick from that old Gent.