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Ebay Blunders

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

  1. SleepingMikkel


    Dec 10, 2011
    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


    Dec 17, 2009
    "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. I bid and nearly won a cymbal that had a crack in it. Fortunately I was outbid.
  4. bolophonic

    bolophonic SUSPENDED

    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    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.
  5. JTFormula


    Jan 20, 2011
    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.
  6. slagbass


    Apr 5, 2005
  7. BryanSwift


    Jun 21, 2008
    SE MI
  8. Versatek6

    Versatek6 Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2008
    Twin Cities, MN
    Bought a pair of Lace humbuckers for $35.

    Turned out to be a Lace p-bass pickup.

    :meh: :rollno:
  9. 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 !
  10. Flyingfrets


    Dec 25, 2011
    What are you complaining about? It's a fretless that comes with frets at no extra charge! :D
  11. BryanSwift


    Jun 21, 2008
    SE MI
    I know right? Also extras and a case! :smug: