Jazz bass on ebay for $75,000.00!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by davidjbass, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Jjango


    Nov 16, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yep, there was a fairly long thread about this bass a week or so ago. She's a real beaut!
  2. I didn't realize there was a thread already. Sorry to waste space.
  3. Thunderitter

    Thunderitter Bass, the final frontier... Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2007
    Difference this time is that previously the 'asking' price was $65,000.

    So the economy is definitely coming back then.... :)

    I'd say he's looking for options and also making sure it's at the top of any listing searching from High to Low price-wise, as a lot of us do.
  4. Kraken


    Jun 19, 2001
    Aylesbury, England
    this one appears every few months or so on e-bay, exactly the same bass pics with the same date stamp on the end of the neck - I know because it is 13 years (to the day) before I was born, and always at some extortionate price.

    been seeing it periodically over the last two years.

    absolutely insane.

    I wonder why the price keeps going up if it isn't selling?
  5. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin'

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
    To quote Samuel Johnson, "the triumph of hope over experience."

    SOMEBODY's gonna make me rich! C'mon, guys, step up to the plate. The widow I cheated this out of is bugging me about it.
  6. lmfreeman9


    Sep 1, 2007
    The price is barely relevant. It is an auction with best offer. If someone were naive and they offered let's say $25,000 and got it, they might think they were getting a good deal because of the exorbitant listing price. Then they'd be more likely to follow through.
  7. Every time this one pops up on ebay I low-ball an offer at $200. It's immediately declined, go figure.
  8. ITs probably worth a pretty penny, and I saw some pictures of it from that other thread and yeah, its georgous. Almost too good. But 75,000? Not even if I had it.
  9. Handyman


    Sep 4, 2007
    Austin, TX
    How much does this guy have to pay in listing fees every time he unsuccessfully tries to sell it? I know this is at least the fourth time I've seen it listed.
  10. JazznFunk


    Mar 26, 2000
    Asheville, NC
    Is anyone else noticing the REALLY wide spacing between the A and D strings in those photos, or is it just me, or is it a funky bridge perhaps?
  11. evhest


    Jun 10, 2006
    Sh*t! I just counted all my money and I came up 10 cents short. Too bad.
  12. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Yeah, the auctions for that one always make me laugh.
  13. LCW

    LCW Inactive

    Mar 2, 2009
    if i was a billionare i would buy it.
  14. Jason Brown

    Jason Brown

    May 1, 2000
    SLC, UT
    That 7 is actually a code for something else rather than the day of the month. All Jazzes had 7s on the date stamp, while all Ps had 5s.
  15. I'll let my 65 CAR go go for half that :D First $37,500 takes it.
  16. edbass


    Nov 8, 2004
    I don't imagine the seller has any delusions of getting $75,000. Judging by the wording, sellers feedback, and choice of photos, I suspect they know exactly what they are doing... ;)
  17. Rav


    Dec 29, 2004
    Aurora, IL
    ebay changed how they work awhile back. They don't charge listing fees on something like the first 4 listings a month but now they charge the % of the total sale if it sells.

    So he probably isn't paying anything.

  18. Rav


    Dec 29, 2004
    Aurora, IL
    You know for $75,000 US you would think it would come with free shipping. Does he really need the extra $65 if someone buys this?

    Hell for $75,000 it should come with hand delivery door to door by the seller anywhere in the continental US.

  19. bassplayeroreo


    Jun 8, 2009
    Tel Aviv
    Yeah you made me notice that... I wonder why it's like that. 75 k and he can't get the string spacing right?