Matt Shoukry has made quite the business for himself selling items on eBay. So it seems likely that he’d never usually give much thought to the people buying his products. But that perhaps all changed in February 2019 when he sold a VCR player to an elderly customer – and received an emotional letter in response.
This story begins in 2018. At that time, you see, Shoukry – who hails from St Louis, Missouri – had his world turned upside down when he received a cancer diagnosis. And as a result, he was forced to quit his job so that he could prioritize what was important: undergoing treatment.
Yet even though Shoukry was unable to maintain his previous job role, he still needed a way of earning money. So that’s when he turned to eBay, using the e-commerce site to sell a range of items that would help him pay his way through his illness. And thankfully, his efforts were successful.