I sold a guitar for $100; she paid with a hundred dollar bill
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?
23 people like this
• United States
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
• United States
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.
• Bunbury, Australia
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.
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?