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Before paying me for something you would like to buy, please first check that I still have it, either by telephoning me ((+44)07831 194 997) or emailing me (firstname.lastname@example.org). I try to take down any sold items as quickly as possible, but just occasionally things slip through the net, for which I apologise.
From the UK, my preferred payment is by Direct Bank Transfer. The reason is that cheques involve my driving 35 minutes each way to my bank and a parking charge in addition to the delay while the cheque clears banking system - usually 3-5 working days. I can accept payments by Paypal - as a last resort, but they sometimes charge an extra 5%, so please factor that in.
My bank does not accept payments in foreign currencies, but this problem is easily overcome as there are good money transfer systems which are considerably cheaper than using banks. Two of them are TransferWise and Currency Fair, but there are others and they are simple to use.
To make any of these systems work, you will need my bank account number and sort code, which are 14580492 and 23-05-80 respectively. For those paying from outside the UK you may need my BIC and/or IBAN. They are MYMBGB2L and GB43MYMB23058014580492, and if you need it, my bank is Metro Bank and the address is 1 Christ's Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3BZ.