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Ebay Blunders

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by SleepingMikkel, Nov 18, 2012.


  1. SleepingMikkel

    SleepingMikkel

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    I wasn't sure if a thread like this has been posted, but I'm interested in sharing stories of our slip ups while surfing Evil Bay.

    Just a few minutes ago I was flipping through the pedals just scanning my eyes across the screen when I see the Dunlop Bass Wah at $59.00 with a minute left, I stared at the screen and like an ass I tried to nab it in the last 30 seconds with a $64.00 bid... Only to be presented with a screen asking me to sign in. Doh! Too little too late, heh. Congrats to whoever got it.
     
  2. rust_preacher

    rust_preacher

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    "Yes! I'm gonna win this 1981 G & L"... "Oh no it's FRETLESS!" <ding>

    Got home a bit drunk one time after an office party... The great thing is I bid on my 1974 P - but I was also the highest bidder for a long time on a pink champagne sparkle 1978 P! Fortunately that one was bid over.

    I usually don't regret anything that has slipped me by.
     
  3. mixtapelove

    mixtapelove

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    I bid and nearly won a cymbal that had a crack in it. Fortunately I was outbid.
     
  4. bolophonic

    bolophonic

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    I've let so many things slip by... some of them have been heartbreakers, but what this thread is reminding me of is all the times I have "blundered" by impulsively bidding on something I wanted but didn't need, or realized afterwards that I was going to get hosed on shipping, or some other form of bidder's-remorse. Thankfully, I have been outbid on most of those.
     
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  6. JTFormula

    JTFormula

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    Brick, NJ
    I bid on an 83 dodge Ramcharger for $350 in Staten Island NY at the last moment. It was a no reserve auction and had 3 mins to go. I scanned the description and said hey its got to be worth that in scrap. I placed my bid then after I won it, I really read the auction "no brakes, runs rough, lots of rust, best used for parts"

    Well I drove out there with cash and my car trailer since I won it. I held into that POS for two months and posted it in Craigslist for $400 just to recoup my money + tolls and gas. I sold it for $350 to a kid who was going to school for body shop and this was his project. At least it found a home.

    I am sure to read the auctions fully before I make that mistake again.
     
  7. slagbass

    slagbass Supporting Member

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  8. BryanSwift

    BryanSwift

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    SE MI
  9. Versatek6

    Versatek6 Supporting Member

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    Bought a pair of Lace humbuckers for $35.

    Turned out to be a Lace p-bass pickup.

    :meh: :rollno:
     
  10. No Neck Shrek

    No Neck Shrek

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    I put a bid in right before leaving for a job interview. When I got back home later I checked the email and was informed I won. I when and told my wife - "I accidently bought another bass". She just laughed and asked to see the ad, then told me how pretty it is ! :)

    I only paid $200 for this one !
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Flyingfrets

    Flyingfrets

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    What are you complaining about? It's a fretless that comes with frets at no extra charge! :D
     
  12. BryanSwift

    BryanSwift

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    I know right? Also extras and a case! :smug:
     

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