Hello people. Almost a week ago I put up for sale my Acer Aspire 5050 laptop. That very night someone bought it. Or at least, I thought someone bought it. I was very happy, and thought the worst of my troubles were over.
See, earlier this semester, the office needed verification from me in the form of a physical copy of dad’s 1040. My dad filed his taxes online, and due to some computer problem, lost his copy. He had to get the IRS to send him a new one - but it took two months. In that time, I had already withdrew from my classes and found a new job.
Then he received it a couple weeks ago. I figured hey! I can go back to school!
Not so fast.
Apparently, I have to pay 50% of the tuition costs from that botched semester before I can register again. If I don’t pay it by final exams, it goes to a collection agency, and I can’t come back next semester. If I don’t come back by next semester, six months will have passed, and FASFA can start billing me for the loans I received from them since 2005. Returning to school and my old job would become impossible. I’d be relegated to flipping burgers at minimum wage for a long long time.
I don’t want that. And luckily, I had some money saved up to buy a car. Unfortunately, I’m still $700 short. I figured if I sold my laptop, it would be easier to make the difference.
But no, selling shit on eBay is not easy. Every - single - time, you will get some con artist ending your bid by ‘buying’ it. Then he’ll send you fake Paypal emails telling you he paid it, when Paypal clearly says he had not. Then I have to relist it again! Now it’s on the second time. Someone bought my laptop again, and a few minutes later got suspended!
I suspect he’s a con artist too, but out of hope, I sent him an email explaining that he could still get the laptop provided he pays me. I have his address and everything, and I’m sincerely hoping he’s the real thing.
If not, I’m going to have to sell the unit another way… and before the month of December.