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    Registered User jim simpson's Avatar
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    Default Ebay F-4 seller with low feedback

    This auction ends tonight, price is low but likely to spike, Seller has a feedback # of 7, that would concern many but I guess there is protection with Paypal?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Gibson-...d/153746742427
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    Default Re: Ebay F-4 seller with low feedback

    kind of like me.. a year ago I cancelled my Ebay account.. I had 1700 plus I restarted my account about two months ago and have 0 but I have 30 plus mandolins and Guitars that I will be selling.. I have no issues from buying from a 7 feedback seller.. I am pp protected.. but I do make sure I ask questions and get the answers needed..

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    Default Re: Ebay F-4 seller with low feedback

    I understand your concern. Also, none of his other transactions as a seller were for musical instruments. OTOH his description seems above board. He even mentioned the refinish and the scratch on the back, which may account for the lower bidding. A later refinish, even by Gibson, would likely lower value by 1/2.

    Gibson Mandolin F-4 Serial# 23090, 1915 Beautiful one piece back. All original including handel inlaid tuners. Comes with old case plus new plush more secure case. This mandolin has no repairs but I was told it had a factory refinish in the mid 50's. The mandolin plays very well, sounds great and has no issues with frets or bussing. Someone scratched the letter R on the back of the headstock.
    If you are seriously interested contact the seller and see if he/she will talk to you on the phone. The last F-4 I bough on ebay was a Loar era one and I talked on the phone with the seller and he even referred me to the luthier who had done some work on it and who vouched for the instrument. We also arranged a return if things were not up to snuff. They were—it had lots of snuff and was a nice instrument. I did eventually sell it since I am allergic not only to snuff but to scrolls.
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    Default Re: Ebay F-4 seller with low feedback

    It sold at $2950.00, I didn't bid on it as over my budget at this time plus I need to finish my F-4 hybrid build.
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