Hamilton residents can now complete online purchases at the police station
Published October 6, 2021 at 11:01 am
Anyone who has bought or sold goods and services online has likely felt the anxiety of meeting a stranger and completing the transaction.
The Hamilton Police Service (HPS) has created the Buy and Sell Exchange Zone located at the Mountain Station on Rymal Rd. East.
Beginning Oct. 6, 2021, buyers and sellers can use the two well-lit parking spaces located at the front of the station to exchange items and complete transactions.
“Meeting an unknown buyer or seller in person has risks. Our new Buy and Sell Exchange Zone offers a safer place for individuals to meet and exchange items,” says Inspector Frank Miscione, Community Mobilization Division.
The service says it’s looking for online transactions to move away from secluded parking lots and personal residences.
The Buy and Sell Exchange Zone is available at all times with no appointment necessary.
The HPS does not monitor or mediate the use of the spaces, however.