I sold a guitar for $100; she paid with a hundred dollar bill

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Eugene, Oregon
November 25, 2017 3:40pm CST
I had an extra guitar, an Ibanez with a case included, all in fine shape. I had advertised on Craigslist last year and got no offers. So, it sat in my garage until last week when I decided to try again at $110. Perhaps the local economy is better, because I got some interest right away and a young Native-American (Indian) woman wanted to come see it. She also wanted to bring a friend who actually plays to check it out. I said okay and gave her my phone number. She called and said they would come by when her friend got off work. Rightly or wrongly, I am always a bit suspicious about buyers from CL coming to the house (It happens rarely). Since I had her name, I verified that she is an actual person by looking her up on FB (How many people there named Graywolf could there be). She was real, so I texted directions. They showed up about 6:30 PM; her friend checked the guitar out and she offered a hundred dollars. That was fine with me and she handed me a hundred dollar bill. I hoped that is was real! I Googled how to tell a counterfeit after they left and it is easy. The bill is real and I am happy that she bought it for her sister whose birthday was the next day. Do you ever sell or buy through online ads? Would you accept a hundred dollar bill?
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• United States
25 Nov
You can check in the light to make sure the $100 bill is real. But yes, I always verify on Facebook (stalker status) or type their # in to see if I find any info to make sure I'm safe. For things like selling I would meet up somewhere but for a car no choice since the title says your home address
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Nov
Verification is a good idea.
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• United States
26 Nov
@JamesHxstatic Yes it certainly is.
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@JolietJake (41394)
25 Nov
The only selling I do is online, so transactions are done through PayPal. I'd accept a $100 bill if I was doing a face-to-face sale, but only if it was someone I could identify just in case...
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Nov
Yes, I had her phone number and knew she was a real person from looking at FB, so I felt pretty safe.
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@TheHorse (52857)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Dec
I've accepted a lot of $100 bills. Never had a fake one so far.
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@allen0187 (27517)
• Philippines
25 Nov
Made a couple of sales on eBay and OLX as I had an online store in both sites. Payment is mostly made through bank deposit or PayPal and I just ship the items.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Nov
PayPal works very well.
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@allen0187 (27517)
• Philippines
26 Nov
True @JamesHxstatic . Anyway, grats on the sale and may you have many more.
@maezee (27852)
• United States
26 Nov
Nice. Glad to hear it. The bank never gives me hundreds so I wonder how people end up with them . I do orefer them over twenties as I find myself spending twenties quicker as opposed to breaking the large bill. I do love the Ibanez guitars I have also. She got a good deal.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Nov
I bought a used Taylor that I found easier to play. I am a slow learner though.
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@TheHorse (52857)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Dec
@JamesHxstatic Taylors are known for being easy to play. They're good guitars overall!
@Platespinner (18536)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
25 Nov
My husband buys and sells through Craigslist regularly. Lots of folks have come to the house and we've never had a problem.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Nov
Nor have I, but am cautious.
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@TheHorse (52857)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Dec
That's my experience too. But I always chat with them on the phone first. If they don't speak the stereo geek or guitar geek language, I'm suspicious.
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Nov
I would probably accept a $100 bill but I just think it is such a shame that we have to be so careful nowadays about who we give our address to, etc, etc. I know it's necessary to be really careful but it is still a pity that people can't be trusted.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Nov
I agree, Judy, and it really is too bad.
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@JohnRoberts (41098)
• Los Angeles, California
26 Nov
It all spends the same. I have never sold via CL but my mother has.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Nov
Yep, as long as it is real dough and this was.
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@LadyDuck (122260)
• Switzerland
26 Nov
I would surely accept a hundred dollar bill, I would not accept anything bigger. I am uncomfortable having people coming to our home. This is something I would have not accepted.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Nov
@LadyDuck It was easier than taking the guitar to a public place, but I know what you mean.
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@LadyDuck (122260)
• Switzerland
27 Nov
@JamesHxstatic You never know, in our days it's scary to receive people.
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@TheHorse (52857)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Dec
@LadyDuck Even in Switzerland? That saddens me.
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• China
26 Nov
Your guitar looks like a brand-new one! Isn't Ibanez made in Japan? The woman got a good deal on the guitar.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Nov
Yes it is made in Japan. I had paid $75 to a neighbor a year or so ago, so it was good for me too. It reduced the $300 price that I paid for my (used) Taylor guitar.
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@TheHorse (52857)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Dec
@JamesHxstatic That's a good deal for a Taylor! Do you know the model number?
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• Eugene, Oregon
11 Dec
@TheHorse What I sold was an Ibanez PF 10 with a case. I bought a Taylor 110 GB with a case for $300.
@amadeo (47977)
• United States
25 Nov
I have not.This is your business.Wether do accept it or not.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Nov
Well, yes and I did.
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@TheHorse (52857)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Dec
@JamesHxstatic I'm glad it worked out. I have actually sold a couple of guitars via Craigslist.
@Happy2BeMe (69842)
• Canada
25 Nov
Glad that you sold it and pretty much got what you were asking. I habe sold a few thungs online. I would take $100. We dont have a lot of problems here with counterfeit money here and our new bills are hard to copy.
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Nov
I recently worked in retail and have seen the new bills, so this one looked good, better after I verified it.
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@Happy2BeMe (69842)
• Canada
27 Nov
@JamesHxstatic Yes for sure!! Glad it was!!
@Tampa_girl7 (21656)
• United States
26 Nov
I have sold a few times from a Facebook page. I was always paid in cash
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Nov
I never think about that FB sale page.
@Meramar (1953)
26 Nov
Until know, everything I sold through Internet has been paid cash or through PayPayl,but never through a bill. You are doing well being careful but, can we really trust to all the information we find online, even on FB? Souldn't we be careful even with the information we find online?
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Nov
Yes, I believe it is necessary to be careful always.
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@TRBRocks420 (62269)
• Banks, Oregon
26 Nov
That's pretty cool & glad it was real.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Nov
Me too!
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@teamfreak16 (36593)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Nov
I've never bought or sold on Craigslist. I did used to buy Colorado Avalanche memorabilia on eBay, though.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Nov
We have bought and sold a few things on CL before, and it has worked out okay.
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@carebear29 (26144)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
25 Nov
that is awesome.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 Nov
Yes, I paid $75 a year or two ago and then got a better guitar, so wanted to sell this one.
@iridion9 (2328)
• Philippines
25 Nov
nice guitar nice case
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Nov
Yes, it is.
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@Kandae11 (27089)
25 Nov
I am glad that worked out well for you. One can't be too careful these days.
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Nov
I know. I like to know I am dealing with a real person.
@TheHorse (52857)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Dec
I buy and sell on Craigslist, and I invite people to my house, but I always speak to them on the phone first. If they sound "off," (it's only happened once or twice), I suddenly become too busy.
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@ebanreb (4759)
• Philippines
26 Nov
I have never tried selling or buying online. I prefer buying inn the mall or market.
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