Hopefully this happend months ago and the MO cleared the bank and everything worked out. This sounds like a classic scam where the MO is fake. Your bank will initially take the MO and credit your account; however, within a few weeks (less than 30 days) the bank will tell you that the MO is fake, take the money out of your account, and you will be out your gear and also the "extra" shipping money you sent. Unfortunately, just because the bank initially accepts the MO and credits your account does not mean that the MO is real. I know a family friend that got scammed out of $6K due to thieves using this same type of trick and it makes me sick to hear about. You should never accept MO from craigslist "buyers" and if you did not get scammed this time then you got really lucky.I had my Gretsch Black Falcon listed on Craigslist at a price I thought was a little high, but not totally unreasonable. I got a lot of people wanting to check it out an low-ball me and was starting to get tired of it.
Then I got an email from a guy out of state that was asking if my "Item" was still for sale. I replied to it saying I was not interested in scammers. He replied and said he wasn't scamming and asked some questions about the guitar that made me realize he was really interested. He was out of the country on business for a few weeks, but said if I could ship it to his brother who lived in his home town then he would pay me full asking price, shipping, and an extra $200 because of the trouble!! Since he didn't know exactly how much shipping was going to cost and he wanted expedited shipping, he sent me a money order for $3000 (I was asking $2200 for the guitar) and asked that I send him back any extra money that was left after shipping costs with the guitar when it shipped.
I thought it was crazy that he would trust me to not just keep the money since he really didn't know who I was. I did the right thing though and just put the cash from the overpayment in the case with the guitar when it shipped (today).
I totally thought it was a scam at first, but turns out to be a good deal for me after all! Plus, I made an extra $200 over my asking price!!