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Amherst business offers Kijiji safe zone

FinaMark Group’s Bryce Payne says the local financing business is open to unrelated business. Payne’s Amherst office is a Kijiji safe zone where transactions can take place instead of at people’s homes.
FinaMark Group’s Bryce Payne says the local financing business is open to unrelated business. Payne’s Amherst office is a Kijiji safe zone where transactions can take place instead of at people’s homes.

Ever find exactly what you were looking for on Kijiji but hesitant to go to a stranger’s home or unfamiliar destination to pick it up? There’s a solution for you right here in Amherst.

Since the online classifieds service’s inception, less than scrupulous persons have robbed, deceived and let down would-be buyers. Not every transaction is a horror story but there are many examples of things going wrong.

Enter the FinaMark Group.

Located beside the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission at the Atlantic Superstore in Amherst, FinaMark is recognized as a safe space for Kijiji buyers.

“We’re big supporters. We do a lot of business off of Kijiji where we finance private sales, so we’re known as a Kijiji safe zone,” owner Bryce Payne said. “If somebody was selling something privately on Kijiji and somebody wanted to buy it and they’re a little uncomfortable with that person showing up at their home, they can meet that person here. We don’t charge or anything like that. They can meet them in a nice, secure place and conduct their business right here.”

Kijiji gave FinMark the green-light to be a safe zone to its users, and the relationship has been good for everyone, Payne says, creating new opportunities for the public to become familiar with the unique-to-Amherst and Cumberland County financing group.

“Back in ’09 we started as a power sport dealer, quickly transitioned into simply offering finance options for persons who wanted to buy at a dealer or private sale locally or anywhere across Canada,” Payne said.

Over time more requests for financing came in from dealerships of all kinds – all terrain, boats, recreation vehicles and more. The dealer side of the business was closed, and now FinaMark offers financing for almost all occasions.

With their office location opening just a few short months ago, FinaMark if hosting an open house this coming Saturday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to introduce their Kijiji-friendly safe zone and business at large. Payne says there will be a number of prizes and giveaways during the open house, as well as barbecue.

 

Just the Facts

Who: FinaMark Group

What: Open house

Where: Amherst, NS

When: Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m.

Why: Financing business offers ‘Kijiji safe-zone’

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