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Ebay seller - thestratosphere

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by WillEVee, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. WillEVee


    Feb 19, 2013
    Anybody have any experience/dealings with this seller? Lots of positive feedback but, the negative is pretty damning. Looks to have some great Fender parts.
  2. deekay911

    deekay911 Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2007
    Charleston SC
    I've dealt with them a while back - all good experiences.
  3. BBox Bass

    BBox Bass Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2011
    NW Pennsylvania
    I bought a Squier Jazz Deluxe V body from them last year. Price was reasonable (not all of their stuff is), it shipped fast, and didn't have a mark on it.
  4. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    I have bought a lot of necks, body's and hardware from them.

    I have nothing but good to say about them.
    Great new Fender parts at very fair prices.
    I put together a all Fender 2011 P5 for $850 and a 2012 all Fender hand stained ash Jazz body with a new P neck for $800.

    Who needs Warmoth or Allparts when you have The STRATosphere!!!
  5. alembicguy

    alembicguy I operate the worlds largest heavey equipment Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    No problems, I've bought a few items from them.
  6. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    All good... many transactions.
  7. TRob1293


    Feb 1, 2008
    Louisville, KY
    Transactions are great if you find what you want and purchase.
    I have purchased quite a few parts - my favorite being the Squire CV P-Bass neck...
    Perfect as advertised, shipped fast and great packaging, but...
    Communication sucks because they don't seem to understand English very well.

    Q: "How often do you get the Fender 70's Precision Bass neck in stock?"
    A: "That neck comes from the Fender 70's Precision Bass."
  8. fretlesswonder

    fretlesswonder Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2006
    New Jersey
    Bought a few bodies and parts, no issues.
  9. WillEVee


    Feb 19, 2013
    tlr1239 - that's just too funny.
    Thanks for the feedback everybody
  10. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.

    LOL!! So true,

    Luckily they always have good photos and descriptions.
    I once asked if a certain part was included with a idem I wanted and they replied back no.
    The description stated that everything was included. I ripped a couple of photos from the auction and blew them up in Photoshop and I could see the part I needed so I bought it figuring I could send it back if the part wasn't there because the description said complete.
    Three days later the box came and the part I wanted was there.
    The best thing was that I bought it during one of their sales and got a great price on it. I took the part I wanted and listed the rest on CL for $20 more then I paid. It sold that afternoon!!
    I got paid $20 to get a part I was willing to pay $40-50 for!!:hyper::bassist:
  11. I've purchased several items off of him. All good.
    He has an ebay rating like 200,000+!. That's a lot of transactions.

    It looks like he takes guitars apart and sells them piece by piece.
  12. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I once bought a right handed 6 bolt vintage Strat bridge from them. Based on the picture, description, and emails back and fourth it was exactly what I needed.

    What came in the box? A left handed 6 bolt Mexican bridge.

    When I asked them about it I was told they just use stock photos.

    I took an EBay dispute to get my money back from them, they refused to refund me stating that a MIM bridge is the same thing as a vintage bridge!!! Never mind the fact that its not even remotely similar, it was left handed.

    Never again
  13. Brockerboy


    Nov 15, 2012
    ive dealt with them a couple times and their parts were decent
    i bought a body and it had a few tiny nicks.. i also bought a loaded pickguard and the pickup poles were rusted a bit..
    i guess theyre alright, they seem to be the only place you can get new fender parts
  14. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    I've purchased a few small trim parts from them. No problems.

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