So I've been playing a nylon string acoustic for a few years now and never really picked up an electric guitar... until the other day.

Now i have the itch.

I don't have a big budget, 100$ max. I'm just looking for something to play with for a while until I can justify buying a nicer one.... Also I am broke.

I've looked around on craigslist and came across these two:




Also a handful of other ones, but those are the ones that stood out to me.

I have NO CLUE about electric guitars; how they work, how to play, whats good whats bad. So any and all advice is welcome.

Thanks in advance.
No on the red one and a definite maybe on the second one.

Honestly, you can't tell until you have someone who knows electric guitars sit down with you and try it out. You may end up spending more in fixing a guitar that has some issue you didn't notice.
Of those two, the red one appeals to me, nice and simple. In terms of probable quality and price, it is about the same as my favourite guitar. Superstrats such as the second one have no appeal to me at all, too much stuff, especially the floating trem. Neither is a huge financial risk, but as dspellman says, it would be good if you could get someone to look it over for you.
Try to find a used squier standard Stratocaster.
Squier Vintage Modified 1970s Stratocaster.
Squier Classic Vibe 1970s Precision Bass
Guitar Rig 5
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Yamaha Pacifica. I always recommend this, becuase they arent just great beginner guitars, they are great guitars, peiroid. I just tried out two a few days ago in a store, the entry level ones, and i was kinda blown aways with how well they were made and setup. So yeah, cant go wrong with a pacifica.
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A few budget ones to consider:

Squier Strat
Yamaha Pacifica
Washburn RX line
Epiphone SG Special

All of these used should easily be under $100, and with the exception of the SG, you have the option of SSS or HSS pickup configuration depending on the model. The SG will only come in HH.

Might also check out Rondomusic.com for the SX and Hadean lines, which you can get new for pretty much what your budget asks. A few packages even come with an amp and gig bag--nothing you're going to blow people away with, but worth a consideration.
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Understood- I waste money on amps*, too.
That Douglass is actually pretty nice, and yes a Rondomusic product, Although I wouldn't suggest it due to the Licensed Floyd Rose bridge for a beginner. Even the high quality originals can be problematic for a newb, the licensed ones you really need to be careful with, as some are pretty bad,
That DeArmond although a really stripped down model is about perfect for a newb, Super simple and of decent quality, Plus it leaves you $50 bucks for an amp and cord, Which I might add your going to need, Sac huh? I'm not too far from you, So I looked around on CL, Never know I might find something I just cant live without, Unfortunately half of these people are smoking crack, You can get better deals on used gear at Guitar Center, Although I should consider selling some gear rather than collecting more. Provided this one actually works its about the best deal I found.
I'd recommend either an Epiphone Les Paul or SG special $99 new. Or a Squire bullet strat $99 new. I've had both and for a beginner they're very good. Of course, as always go to a store and check them out, see which YOU prefer. You don't have to buy it from the store but at least put hands on them and see which fits you better.
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Here are a couple others to consider
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/msg/5962245252.html offer him $100 for it.
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/msg/5941214053.html the blue strat one

Or I would also recommend something from Rondomusic.com as mentioned above, they even have packages if you need an amp too.

and I believe they do free shipping.