Jeff, someone gave me an Alvarez banjo that I did not want. (It was built somewhere in the 1990s and not the desired Alvarez banjos made before then.) It needed a setup but that was minor.

Since, I had nothing in the banjo, I took it to Guitar Center and they gave me a really fair price for it. We agreed on a price that I thought was more than fair.

A friend of mine had a similar experience with a guitar he was trying to sell.

Would I be careful? Yes. But I would do it again. So would my friend.