Should I put my big boy pants on and just get over it or would you think twice about working with this dealer again? Just wanted to post about a recent dealer experience I had to see if being this bummed means I should never buy from this dealer again or give them another shot in the future. A dealer I’ve purchased a guitar from in the past had a very interesting guitar come up as used for sale. I’ve had my eye out for one of these guitars for quite some time. It’s not highly collectible model or color but just one I missed when it cycled around new and is not a production offering. I was excited and reached out to the dealer to see if they would take slightly less than what they were asking. Not substantial off but any amount always feels good and makes me feel better about any purchase. They countered and I accepted. We did all this over email. I asked should I buy direct from their site and then they could refund the small difference. They replied to contact the store directly to process payment and asked for a copy of my driver’s license. I had no idea why but went ahead and did it thinking it was their way of ensuring I was serious about the purchase until I could call live. I had meetings at work all morning; using email and online ordering is something I can multitask with in those meetings but not a separate phone call. Got an email about 4 hours after all this went down and before I could call stating the guitar had sold directly on their website and they were sorry. It got off with me I must admit. I thought we had a deal and even offered to buy direct from the site but was told to call (which I was when I got free). It perplexed me that I could be told sorry that the guitar had sold but we could not tell the person that bought it on the site that it had already been sold and was still listed in error. Would you deal with a dealer again or enjoy working with the others you’ve built relationships with? Man that guitar would’ve been sweet! Maybe another one will come up in the not too distant future. Have a great weekend all! PS I asked about wanting a copy of the driver’s license. They wanted a copy of my driver’s license to make sure it matched my billing address and they would only ship to this address due to recent fraud issues they had with online purchases. Not a huge deal but seems strange to require on a customer that’s already purchased a guitar and some accessories from the store in the past.