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    Default Only 20k

    Check this listing out!
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F312568346048
    Little over valued don't ya think?
    2017 Silverangel A
    2004 Collings MT2R
    1920s Weymann Mandolute 30
    1990s Kentucky KM-400e
    1919 Vega Cylinder Back A

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    Yes, particularly because it’s missing a string!

    Is that a “head” lurking beneath the cover plate or is it one of the legendary non-resonator resonators? I know “Premier” make drums but not for how long. Quite why the seller asked Martin Guitars for an opinion, I’m not sure.

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    The ad says "May not ship to Canada." I bet if I sent them $20,000, even in Canadian dollars, they'd ship it to Canada. Nonertheless, I'll pass.
    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
    "I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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    When went to eBay I got a message offering me 5 off so it looks to be even better value!

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    Would be funny to ask them how much they'll knock off since it's missing the implied resonator....

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    Cool looking, great wall-hanger, but a little rough.........I'm thinking it's about $19,800 too high, maybe more!

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    But WAIT! Now only $10,000!!!

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    ... but he is open to “polite and informative comments” to help him figure out what it might be. Fortunately, I don’t have an eBay account, which is probably a good thing. i.e. It’s an overpriced piece of ..........

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    Kinda makes me long for those innocent, early days of eBay when any item could sell for almost any price -- regardless of item or market value --- buyers were bidding for the fun of bidding on this newfangled worldwide selling forum, eBay!

    (almost) embarrassed to say how many vintage belt buckles, sunglasses, books, records, etc. that I sold for $500-800 EACH! It seemed to be a magical price range where buyers didn't think too hard and just clicked the Buy It Now. So much money floating around, back then. Alas, buyers have come back to reality and I had to go back to working for a living........ but it was a great run!

    And, as a buyer, I also bid on stuff I didn't need just because it was a great deal and to keep someone else from getting it! (and to resell on eBay a week later!)

    I never sold a $20K instrument on eBay, but I did sell quite a few $2500 instruments that, in reality, were only $2500 instruments because that was a price I came up with and it only takes one person to agree. (and I was willing to ship worldwide to that doctor in Spain who wanted it!) I wasn't the cheapest, but I did provide the best service and communication. I even sold an "Elvis" guitar to a collector in Japan and delivered it in person to his "agent" at a local Starbucks, believe it or not!

    Yep, shame on the economy and shame on eBay not being the latest thing anymore. I still do enough horse trading on eBay to buy a few instruments every month and to feed us, but it certainly ain't like the ole days..........not as much fun, either!

    I wasn't around during the Gold Rush of 1849, but I would hazard to say next to finding softball sized nuggets of gold on the ground, eBay was as close as I was able to come.....

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    I clicked his feedback and see that he is a new eBay member as of January of this year -- who knows, maybe he will have some beginner's luck in finding a buyer....

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