A local business woman is fighting to keep people safe as they buy and sell stuff online.
Trina Brewer started Deals Depot as a physical store after hearing about different Craiglist murders.
It's in Brooklyn Park. People who post stuff on Craigslist, Ebay or any online site can drop off the item and then when someone buys it online they go to the store to pick it up.
They actually pay the Trina, then she gives the money to the seller, minus a service fee.
She wants people to feel safe when they sell stuff online and not have to worry about going to people's homes and people coming to their houses.
Trina says, "There has to be a way to do this so they can still make their extra money and get rid of their items and still feel safe."
There's even a testing area to make sure an electronic item you're buying actually works. Trina's goal is to really help out seniors.
Right now she has a full service option where staff picks up the item from the person's house, but she can only afford to help those in Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center. She can see one day helping seniors getting rid of items without the lifting a finger and feeling safe.
Right now Trina can only pick up and drop off stuff certain days of the week.
She hopes the business will keep growing and she can afford to hire more staff to help more people and get these types of shops up all over the Twin Cities.
Trina is registered with the Better Business Bureau and says she's the only store like this in the country.
Check out more at www.dealsdepot.net