So, I entered into a trade contract with a guy in Canada to trade my Jazz Bass for his Rickenbacker. The deal was to be simultaneous mailing. Long story short, I mailed off my baby only to receive a piece of sh*t Ibanez not worth $100. Canadian claimed that he sent me the real bass, but it must have gotten switched in the mail. Aside from being obvious bullsh*t, the problem with his story was that the weight on the waybill that he signed was too light to be a Rickenbacker in its case, as agreed. After a number of angry calls and emails, I sued the living crap out of him in Canada. It took 18 months, but he eventually settled the lawsuit by wiring me the Jazz bass' value. I got the money two days ago. Moral of the story: despite our American stereotypes, there are folks north of the border willing to rip you off. Other moral of the story: never underestimate the value of a small claims court action, even in a cross-border transaction.