i am trying to sell a tobias growler. very nice bass just not a 5-string, anyway... i have it listed on here and at a classifieds-based site. i got some hits and after someone saying they will take the bass, here is what i get from them: up come the red flags... i'm not comfortable running around with someone's extraneous $2000+ and wiring it to god-knows-where... i tell the person that i am not really comfortable doing so and that they should simply send the amount for the bass (along with a shipping address in the main 48 states) and do whatever they feel necessary with the rest. reply comes back: to which i reply: if the shipper is coming to me, why not send him/her all the necessary funds and have him/her pay me (with a cashier's check, money order, or flat out cash since there is apparently enough of it to go around) and do what needs to be done with the rest? as of yet, no reply... all this seems kind of not really worth it for the bass in question... i mean it's a good bass but it's well under a grand and not like it's an exotic alembic series I, or 50's p-bass, etc. i'm thinking it has to do with some kind of ID theft or drugs, laundering of some sort... in any event, it is pretty bizarre! any thoughts, comments, and/or similar experiences are welcome.