Having got scolding from my mother for quite some time now, for holding on to my old laptop – my first ever – which had been relegated to the dusty corners of the house since the new shiny iMac arrived as a gift from the recently USA returned cousin, I finally decided to break the two year old umbilical cord and sell it at a deserving price.
Old memories resurfaced the moment the thought about selling the laptop settled in my mind. Those days of endless Counter Strike sessions during vacations. Long movie sessions with the friends in the night. Pirated TV Series downloaded and seen till my eyes got read. And then those tender moments with Mia Khalifa in the privacy of my room. How can I forget those! Tears came into my eyes.
‘Selling is easy,’ Manpreet told me during lunch the next day as he tried to chew the bite twice the size of his mouth. With sauce stained fingers he started flicking the screen of his over-sized mobile. “See these,” as he indicated with his finger a few selling portals claiming making selling easy. “In no time you’ll get the right offer for your laptop,” he remarked as he leaned back on the chair. “And by the night,” he said licking his fingers, “it would be gone.”
But what ‘was gone’ was the peace of my mind. Notifications from ‘serious’ and ‘not-so-serious’ buyers bombarded my mobile. There were pop-ups from Gmail, SMS and these ‘sellers’ apps. In no way they helped making selling easy. Everyone was trying to bargain.
“Can you reduce its price by 1000,’ said one of the prospective buyers. “I’ll not take that even for free,” guffawed another. ‘Does it hang?’ inquired a blue eyed girl whose profile I clicked and checked thoroughly hoping to at least find a prospective girlfriend if not a prospective buyer. I failed to find success in both.
Others continued to bombard me with interest and a few agreed for an inspection visit.
Soon my home turned into the home of a man whose daughter has reached the marriage age. Boys of all kind thronged my house to have a look at the prospective bride. To see how good she sang (play music). How well she danced (plays videos). And whether she gets angry often (hangs under load). One even dared to have a live-in first. ‘Let me stay with it for the weekend,’ he proposed,’I’ll make decision later.
‘Over my dead body,!’ I almost yelled.
‘I can’t take all this,’ I cried as I plopped dejected on the couch. ‘This is a circus. I already quoted too low. And still everyone is bargaining. Let them try for a new one. They will have to shell out a fortune for such high-end laptop. I’m not selling my laptop like this.’
As I sat out of breath from the just concluded rant, I saw my mother standing at the door observing me.
‘Why don’t you try #Cashify,’ my mother said nonchalantly as she came towards me and sat beside me on the couch. ‘Log onto this website,’ she said handing over her phone to me, ‘and try to sell it here.’
“Not again,” I shouted.
But then just to amuse my mother one last time, I gave it a try. And to my surprise, it worked like a piece of cake. In a minute I got the offer confirmation. And in a couple of hours the laptop was gone and at a price more than I thought I would ever get. I was speechless. It was done in a ziffy. Just clean up what you want to sell, and the cash is out for you. The way you want it. #CleanUpCashOut.
I was at loss how my technologically challenged mother even knew about this upcoming website. She must have read this off my face because she laughed and ruffled my hair.
“Mrs Khanna from Sector 11,” she way saying with a pride in her tone, ” used this for selling her old mobile. She mentioned this in the last kitty party. And it was really easy. That’s where I came to know.”
Kitty Party huh, I thought. Never in my mind I imagined taking technological advice from my mother. And I used to think nothing good can ever come out of these monthly women gatherings in our society.
I immediately bookmarked https://www.cashify.in/ on my browser. And decided that from now on Cashify is going to be my preferred website for all of my selling requirements.
. . .
Voila !! Use coupon code CLEANCASH to get an additional Rs.250 on the sale of your gadget.