I had placed my '96 LP Custom up for sale last week on CL. I get an email response from a guy in Tampa who's interested in the guitar. He said that he really wanted it, and that he wanted to give me a deposit to hold the guitar. I don't normally take deposits, but since I was getting inquiries from others, I decided I'd accept a $1OO.OO deposit. The pickup date was set for today. The would-be buyer calls me this morning, and says; "We just discovered that our 2O year old daughter has type 1 diabetes, and that it wouldn't be a good idea for me to buy a guitar right now. If you want to keep the deposit, I can understand that, it's up to you..." As the buyer is successful businessman here in Central Florida. His reason for backing-out sounds like BS, and so I am inclined to keep the deposit. WTF? I'm not a music store! How would you handle this?