I've had any number of good deals on TGP - however, I just did a deal with "Drop D" that was simply outstanding. Since he only has a single post right now in the forum, I thought I'd post this up for everyone to see. Thanks again, Drop D, for the simply stunning Vintage White Thin Skin Strat! Of note - when he said the guitar was "as new" - it was really as new. I mean totally mint and just like he represented the instrument, the case, and the contents. This is, sad to say, becoming rarer and rarer with online buying lately. Unfortunately, for all the good deals I've had on TGP, I recently had another transaction on an "as new" guitar that arrived simply not "as new". The case was completely beat up and just barely functional, paint chips on all the metal hardware, a completely filthy trem cavity, indentions on the neck, nicks on the edge of the fretboard, an unplayable instrument when it arrived (action a 1/2 inch off the 12th fret), etc. etc. Problem was that the only solution the seller would accept was to have me return it, postage paid on my end. I decided in the end to take the high road and just eat the deal. I'll put a lot of love and care into the instrument - but the really troubling part of this is that the user (seller) involved is a long time member, has over 4 thousand posts, and even admitted that he didn't really look the guitar over well enough. Then he wouldn't budge with regard to paying postage or coming up with a fair solution. Wow - I was seriously disappointed - I expected much better from a long standing TGP member. That thread has dropped off the "be deleted" list in the for sale forum, by the way, so please don't go looking for it. This is just a reminder to be exceptionally clear in your communication with any seller as to what his or her definition of "mint" or "as new" actually means. I would have thought it would have been fairly clear, but over and over again lately people who sell on forums seem to be misrepresenting the condition of their items for sale. Drop D, however, completely was on the mark with his "as new instrument! It is completely brand, spankin' new - nice transaction!