Background: I've been posting a for trade ad on craigslist for a couple of months now. I'm looking to trade my Ken Smith BSR5GN for a BSR6GN or a BSR6P. The reason I'm posting it on CL is because I want to do a local trade i.e. bring your bass, I inspect and play yours, you inspect and play mine and decide if you want to trade or not. I'm not looking to trade pictures via email, I'm not looking to ship my bass and I'm not in a hurry to get rid of it which is why I'm not selling it, I want to trade it for a Ken Smith 6 of similar value. A fellow answers my ad about 2 months ago saying he has a BSR6P and he wants to trade for a 5. The conversation(email exchange) sorta goes like this: Me: "Great, when can you come by, I'm in Brooklyn close to X stop on the Y train. Him: "I'm in Philly" as in Philadelphia At this point, I'm saying to myself, "what part of local deal does this person not undersatand?" I say okay, let's play along. Me: "When can you come and check out the bass and bring yours?" It's something like Wednesday. Him: "I can come to NY on the weekend. Can I see some more photos?" I don't even bother to respond, because to me, this guy is flakey. Fast forward to today, I'm browsing NYC CL and I see an ad for a trade, it's this same cat with the BSR6P, posting in the NYC i.e. Manhattan CL saying his location is downtown. I email him: He replies: What you all think?