The alternative Straight Bill of Lading provided that the ABF driver was to receive two payments on delivery of the shoes. One payment was to ABF for the freight charges. The other COD payment was for Imports, Etc. for the sale of the shoes. The Bill of Lading said ABF was to accept only a cashier’s check for payment of the shoes.
When ABF’s driver arrived at the delivery address, there was no business sign to confirm that this was an A&M location. Instead, the sign said Bag Bazaar. In addition, the consignee tendered certified checks instead of cashier’s checks. After some phone calls, the ABF driver accepted the certified checks and unloaded the shoes. [Continue reading]