My largest sale ever was a few years back for $65k... Yes, $65,000!
I use a call center to handle inbound sales calls and they know to email or call me if something important (out of the ordinary) comes up.
I got an call while I was out golfing from a rep at the call center I use and she said that said a woman called in who wants to talk to me about purchasing 120 xxxxxxxx from one of my stores! I thought it was a joke because I knew this was a pretty expensive item that I sold and I typically only sold one or two at a time....
I called the woman back right away (from the golf course) to see what was going on and she explained to me that she was a buyer for a catalog company and they wanted to buy in bulk and warehouse the items then ship them to their customers. She told me she would be able to send a bank wire as soon as I sent her a PO and her boss approved it... I literally wrote all of her info down on the back of a scorecard and left the golf course before I was done playing to get home and back on my computer.
I went home and researched their company, learned that they were legit, sent out the PO, then called the woman back the following morning to follow up. They requested one sample product to make sure they wanted to proceed with this order (which they paid for). I had the item overnighted to their HQ and the woman told me she would get back to me within a week and sure enough, she did. They confirmed the sample met their standards and they sent the money for the full order, I negotiated a GREAT bulk deal with my supplier and had the items delivered.
I was freaking out the entire time the items were in transit because this was such a big order but once they arrived the woman I was dealing with told me their warehouse workers confirmed everything arrived safely.
I took a huge sigh of relief and then proceeded to go on a VERY nice vacation!
Does anyone else have any HUGE sale stories?