OK, so the thread I had started is closed by the moderators https://www.thegearpage.net/board/i...guitar-emporium.1975411/page-23#post-27144079. After waiting 36 hours not hearing from the other party, I had decided to post his TGP username, and I did. I didn't think in that situation there was anything wrong with doing that, but I guess there was. I apologize for that. Maybe it was closed because of a few posts that came afterward, or because of my post, or both. But certainly I'm not going to post his username again. I hope the mods are OK with me starting this thread. I suppose if they're not then I'll find out. I just felt obligated to do so because I didn't want to leave anybody hanging, since there was finally contact with the other party.... So here's the UPDATE: Right after I made that last post this morning on the other thread, I checked my email and the other party had contacted me. (to be honest his email had come in several minutes before I made my last post and I didn't see it.) He said he had his things including his laptop/phone etc stolen on Tuesday and was offline for a while because of it. Further he says there was a mixup and the the guitar which was intended for me shipped to the wrong person, and vice versa. He has offered to send me the correct guitar and to have me send the Sterling to the intended recipient...and I accepted. Hopefully the mods will leave this thread open, and I will let everyone know how it turns out. I do very much appreciate all the concern from fellow forumites.