So I put one of my old pedals up on craigslist (Boss ME-50) and I get an email from some guy named Tony the next day.

He sends me this offer, which for some reason I found a bit strange.

I'm interested in the Boss ME-50. I can offer...

the items in this post:
Dual 8" Car/Truck Ported Sub Box Enclosure (SEE PIC)
Color: Midnight Blue
Model: THUMP8
800 Watts Power Handling
2-Way Design
Two THUMP 8" High Performance Subwoofers
Poly-Laminate Cone
Triple Treated Surround
Two THUMP Optimized Compression Horn Tweeters
Easy Carrying Handle
Black Aviation Grade Carpet
Frequency Response: 30Hz-20 kHz
Signal-to-Noise: 92dB
Dimensions: 28" Width x 6.5" Bottom Depth x 4.5" Top Depth x 10" Height Each
Impedance: 4 Ohm

Let me know.

I tell him no thanks, so he offers me a roland 8 track recorder/workstation thing. Again, only pictures from where it was sold.

Then in another email, he asks what I would be interested in, how long I've been playing, what I play, etc.

Then I get this...

I sent you links to a couple of posts I had up on Clist yesterday that including a number of "extra items." Did any of those items appeal to you??

Some of those items below.

Full Band/Length Backing Tracks
Blues Guitar Course
Sound Effects
Chord-scale-mode software.
Guitar / Music books on disk.
Audio Loops
Cakewalk Guitar Tracks Pro3 PC recording software
Yngwie Malmsteen Book/CD Instruction
Paul Gilbert instructional DVD


And this is the one that really makes me think all this stuff is either stolen, or he's going to rape me.

I do not have a distortion pedal.

I'll throw this offer out, delivered to my home since I don't drive due to Multiple Sclerosis:

>Dunlop GCB-95 Wah pedal with power supply (New in box, never unpacked)
>One of the following, black. Also new, unpacked. See link to one on eBay below.


You didn't tell me anything about your playing ability, style, gear... - so I'll just include the following.
>Comprehensive Blues Guitar Course (orig cost $79)
>100+ backing tracks
>Scale-Mode-Chord Software
>20+ guitar books in .pdf (see titles below)

>How To Play Chord Melody Style
>Jazz Guitar Chords
>Marty Friedman Hot Licks Exotic Metal Guitar
>Guitar Scale Patterns
>Hal Leonard Picture Chord Encyclopedia
>Marty Friedman Melodic Control
>Rock Guitar Secrets
>Guitar Olympics - 19 Excercises
>Beatles 1962-70 Tab Book
>Beatles Tab Book1
>Beatles Tab Book 2
>Dream Theatre - Paradigm Shift
>Eric Clapton Unplugged Tab Book
>Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland Tab Book
>Jimi Hendrix Are You Experienced Tab Book
>Jimi Hendrix First Rays of the New Rising Sun Tab Book
>Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
>Steve Vai Sex and Relegion Tab Book
>The Beatles Complete Songbook
>Creed One
>Dream Theatre When Dream and Day Unite Tab Book
>Jethro Tull Guitar Anthology
>Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magic
>Red Hot Chili Peppers One Hot Minute
>Steve Vai Fire Garden Tab Book
>Steve Vai Tab Book


Should I keep talking to this guy? It just seems kinda fishy to me. How could he have all of this shit new, unopened, and ready to go?
Last edited by kraftmacaroni at Jul 27, 2010,
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This guy sounds legit. Go ahead. Go pick up the stuff from his house. Take no one else with you and leave your cell phone home.

He paid me to tell you that.
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If you REALLY find something that you wanna pick up, make yourself a friend who's a cop and can legally bring a gun and go with you to pick it up.

If the cop thing is not a possibility, do the same, just change the phrase 'legally bring a gun' to 'illegally save your ass need be.'
Just be honest and tell him there is no way he has all that just ready to go, and that he will need more proof if he expects you to be interested
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