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    Default Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    The seller is missing out on some easy money there. Fight the good fight, houseworker! Try $10, see what happens. Or better yet, offer whatever the price is for a new one - undiscounted - plus $1. If he doesn't take that, he really is a fool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by journeybear View Post
    Try $10
    Not with $49 shipping on top, no way! Actually the seller stopped inviting offers right after he got mine. Can't think why....

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    $49 for shipping??? That must be one HEAVY bridge.
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    Only $25 in the USA. USPS must have put up their prices recently.

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    JB Definitely disbelief in SA rands R490 for shipping for a bridge? Definitely disbelief.

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    Good thing Duane Eddy doesnt own it.

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    Another ebay gem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dustyamps View Post
    Another ebay gem.
    Now, those thumbwheels are turned down low...
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    Wow a custom bridge for a mandolin with custom string spacing and height adjustment. Let me guess: $700 for the bridge or does it come with a mandolin?
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    Any involvement from Duane Eddy with this one?

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    This is on a busted up KM-11 listed as a Kalamazoo guitar
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    I'm a habitual shopper of the classifieds here, and every couple of weeks check out what's what at the main dealer websites. Just because, right? It's been a while since I looked at eBay, but I cruised through yesterday and was surprised at all the excessively optimistic "buy it now" prices and opening bids. For whatever reason, eBay as a marketplace for used mandolins appears to be about over. Instead of finding some good deals, everybody thinks their 1960 A is worth $2,800.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Romkey View Post
    ...everybody thinks their 1960 A is worth $2,800.
    A Gibson "A" from 1960 would be worth that, since they stopped making that model in 1933…

    However, I guess Mike's referring to an A-40 or A-50, which were still made in 1960, and might possibly bring half that price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dustyamps View Post
    This is on a busted up KM-11 listed as a Kalamazoo guitar
    Phew that KM-11 is a poor baby however it really doesn't belong on this thread since it already has 9 bids and no reserve, so it will sell.

    We need the illusion-driven sellers who think they have the ultimate treasure.
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    Yes, that is the A to which I was referring.
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    Well, not a mandolin but a sweetheart of a pick for $100. 1806?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    Phew that KM-11 is a poor baby however it really doesn't belong on this thread since it already has 9 bids and no reserve, so it will sell.

    We need the illusion-driven sellers who think they have the ultimate treasure.
    Looks like someone paid $141 for it. Too bad, I didn't get a chance to ask my ant question.

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    1913 Gibson F-2 with broken head scroll, $5,000 opening bid and the lucky winner gets to own one of those awful early leather cases. Better yet is the description which reads in part:

    "What a Great Mandolin! This one is all ready for festivals. It's beautiful tone rings like a bell. At least that's what I'm told everywhere I play it."

    "Only flaw is that the one top curl is missing, broke off. Not sure of which decade it could have happened, but not on my time. Will hate to see it go."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Tichenor View Post
    1913 Gibson F-2 with broken head scroll, $5,000 opening bid and the lucky winner gets to own one of those awful early leather cases.
    Just like Bill's... sort of... I also like "one owner" except he is owner #2.
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    Here's one precious Gibson tenor guitar:

    http://shoals.craigslist.org/msg/3958912047.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmando View Post
    Here's one precious Gibson tenor guitar:...
    Asking $10K, "serious offers only." (Oh, and "restored by family member," no doubt a thoroughly professional instrument technician…!)

    What's a "serious offer" responding to a ridiculous asking price?

    Hey, Mac, I'll get serious when you do...
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    Well, the seller tells me he already sold it for $9,600.

    Which makes me wonder what he really had.
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    Default Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Perhaps he found one of those things that Barnum said was born every minute or he didn't have what he thought he had.
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    http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/msg/3919109602.html

    This one is about an hour away from me. It's not in my budget and has been on CL for quite a while. Mentions a case (original?) but no picture. Thoughts?
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    Default Re: This weeks mandolin that won't get a bid or buyer

    Quote Originally Posted by jim simpson View Post
    This one is about an hour away from me. It's not in my budget and has been on CL for quite a while. Mentions a case (original?) but no picture. Thoughts?
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