Funniest reason for not buying a bass after expressing profound interest!

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by pedulla-2007, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. pedulla-2007

    pedulla-2007 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    I have been a member since 2008, and in all my years of selling, this is the funniest reason for not buying after expressing a heartfelt interest and asking for a plethora of pictures and even inquiring the serial to see if the instrument was as vintage as I said it was. Are you ready for this? The so-called buyer said he didn't like the 15 pictures that I sent him, and that they were "LOW RESOLUTION". That was his reason for not buying the bass. Chime in if you have any other funny excuses for NOT buying a bass after they have expressed special interest. Thanks!
  2. ELG60

    ELG60 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Sounds like a wanker.
  3. were the pictures low res?
  4. Kro


    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    Any chance he was just asking for higher res pictures? :laugh:

    "As you can see it's in mint condition"
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  5. Goatrope


    Nov 18, 2011
    Sarasota Florida
    LOL, did you draw them?
  6. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    Pics or it didn't happen.;)

    Really, throw one up on here so we can be the judge.
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  7. pedulla-2007

    pedulla-2007 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    Absolutely , would you consider an 800.00 smartphone camera to take low resolution pictures? If so, guilty as charged!

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  8. Kro


    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    Technically... I would indeed classify 480x640 96dpi pictures as low-res. However, they seem to get the job done. Buyer probably just wanted an out, and that was the extent of his creativity. :p
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  9. pedulla-2007

    pedulla-2007 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    I really enjoy the quick wit of my fellow bassist, this forum should be about fun, exchanging ideas, and saving money, instead I get all the nay-sayers!
  10. pedulla-2007

    pedulla-2007 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    You could be a great litigator, I smell a lengthy education ?
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  11. Kro


    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    By these forums' standards I'm even worse... a marketer! Ad agencies put little faith in degrees though, so thankfully my education was relatively brief as far as the professional world goes.
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  12. pedulla-2007

    pedulla-2007 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    I wish I could express myself better, it would save me a lot of hard knocks, as well as misunderstandings!
  13. Funniest I got was “the action looks high”

    First of all it was funny because it was on a 6 string bass that I actually had set up with lower action than I normally prefer. Dudes stage name is probably buzz lightyear.

    Secondly it was funny because the neck was straight and clearly showed in pictures. So the action was easily adjustable for anyone who knows anything about bass guitars.
  14. Methaneman

    Methaneman Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2009
    Chicago suburbs
    Maybe his wife wouldn't let him.:)
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  15. Gilmourisgod


    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    Those look high res enough to show the condition of the bass. People like to see some overall shots, then closeups. There’s a thread on using a camera to photograph basses, which apparently I haven’t read thoroughly, because I SUCK at bass photography. It’s marketing though, if you want to sell something, worth getting the best out of a cellphone. Even the point and shoot camera most people have gathering dust in a drawer someplace will probably do a better job than a phone.
  16. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    I wouldn’t buy it based on I don’t care for your ceiling fan.
  17. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism

    Looks like they really dodged a bullet there.
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  18. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    Probably dodged a bullet. If those pics aren't good enough, odds are he would have found something "wrong" with the bass if he bought it.
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  19. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    He was probably put off after realizing you own 800 smartphones :smug:
  20. J_Bass

    J_Bass Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    Ahah, that was very funny!
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