I came close to making the score of a lifetime..... on Craigslist. I think you all know where this is going. 1972 rosewood telecaster in great shape about three hours drive from me. $800. My first thought was that they’d missed off a zero. But i emailed them anyway. So heres the guitar. Its a sad story. The price is, indeed only $800. The lady is selling because it was her husbands and he passed recently. So sad. Sad also that since he passed she has relocated to North Dakota to leave her past life behind. Good for her. Sad also that the guitar is no longer a three hour drive from Chicago. Perhaps she should have placed her advertisement in North Dakota Craigslist instead, bless her heart. I asked for more photographs and she was very thorough given her grief and how busy she must be with the move and all. Even took the trouble to take the guitar apart and get a snap of the control panel. Really going the extra mile. im still talking to her via email. The sticking point for me is that she seems committed to using Google Checkout for everyones peace of mind. So thoughtful. Its a gorgeous guitar. I think it must have been at Gruhn’s at some point because of the file name on some of the photos she sent me. Im going to play this out for a while and see how much of “her” time i can waste. And, no, I wont be following up with my full name, address and phone number so that Google Checkout can handle the transaction. Apparantly this is a common scam but ive not seen it before. The Google Checkout component. The item not in the location where it was listed. The reassurance that i will have 5 days to checkout the guitar before Google processes the sale. The dead husband is not standard, just a nice touch.