Very sorry for the rant but i have just had the deal of the year ripped straight out from under me from someone who can't honor a hand shake deal. I found a tele forsale on Saturday night, the add had very little description but i saw it was an american special, i asked for a pic of the serial number to be sure, he had it up for 1200 with four pedals, strap, the bag and other bits and pieces, i was the first person to enquire about it amd the first person to look at it. It was mint, barely played and still had the plastic on the pick up covers, being the nice person i am a told him what it was and that i have been looking for one for awhile now, i asked if he was negotiable on the price, i offered 1000 and he accepted, we shock hands and i offered him a deposit as i couldn't get to the bank until Tuesday, he said he isnt in a hurry and no need for a deposit as he wanted it to go to someone who would enjoy it and he felt that it was me when i enquired about it, so the deal was done and i was so excited about it. Then i have just got a message saying that another keen person has taken it for the asking price so the guitar is now sold... I replied saying g we had a deal, i asked you for a deposit and you said no and i should have had first reply in the asking price... his reply was apologies i assumed you only had 1000, i'm done now and im sure another will come up.... Yes i acknowledge the fact he apologized but thays not good enough, a deal is a deal and I should have gotten first right on a counter offer, i am gutted at this hence the rant. But anyway, hope everyone else is havong a good day.