Times tough or typo?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by egb41, Jul 24, 2003.

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  1. egb41

    egb41 Guest

    Mar 26, 2003
    U.S.A OHIO Columbus
    I was just perusing the Harmony Central classified and saw a Pedulla for sale for 300.00. and a Warwick Dolphin for 300.00. Times must really be tough, or when a deal seems to good to be true etc. Just thought I would share since a lot of us have perpetual GAS ;)
  2. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    If the seller is overseas, then it's a scam.
  3. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    What does GAS mean ?

  4. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    G.A.S = gear acquisition syndrome

    300 bucks? that really looks too good to be true! but might as well be a screw-up: you pay, but no bass
  5. dabshire

    dabshire Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2002
    Allen, TX
    So I emailed the guy, here's what he wrote...

    <b>My original mail: </b>


    I was wondering if you had any pics of this bass, where you are located, and what the total price you would need plus shipping would be.



    <b>His Reply:</b>

    I`m from Romania.The bass cost 350$ and shipint to USA
    100$.If you want let me know.

    <b>My Response:....</b>

    Why are you charging $350 for a $2000 bass?

    Just curious.


    <b>And His response:</b>

    Just curious?????????????
    Ok , let tell you.This bass send by my father ho work
    in Germany.Hi pay for this bass 1200 Euro.I`m student
    and i must pay my scolarship taxes for this year.So,
    to pay that taxes i sell my stafs, my CD,my bycicle,
    CD`s colection ,i sell my amp and now i must sell my
    guitar bass to get all money that i need .
    Sad but true.
    That it.


    Sounds like a scam to me....

    Plus I checked out his profile on yahoo (using his email address), and he seems like an "interesting" person. (If you find it and see the picture you will understand. Don't go looking unless you want to see something that might make you ill)
  6. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    i would try buying it...but i would do escrow..and i would pay for the fees..and if he has a problem with it..then you know its a scam for sure

  7. I bet its a scam...I wouldnt sell all that stuff to pay for a scholarship...maybe if he didnt have a scholarship i could see why...BUT HE HAS ONE!
  8. Mustn't have gotten his scholarship to study finance....
  9. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    he has to pay for taxes..

  10. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    y do you poople inlslt me silling bass for to pay scholership to scool.
  11. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    I couldn't find it, using the e-mail on his profile...
  12. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    Im sure his english is better than your romainian (if thats what he speeks) Pollybass!
  13. Ditto. I saw it and wish I hadn't.
  14. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Link please. If I can look at Uday and Qusay dead, I can look at this guy.
  15. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    Yeah, but it should have the correct spelling of "Warwic Dolfin" on the bass itself. . .!
  16. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    They are also two different email accounts:

    cri050871b (the Pedulla)



    The HC profile for the former is "Marina", but the Yahoo profile for that account is Cristi (the name on the second HC account).

    I couldn't find the second one in Yahoo, but then I also don't find my own profile if I search for it??

    Anyway, the whole thing looks pretty sketchy to me.
  17. Prahainspring

    Prahainspring Guest

    Oct 22, 2002
    New Jersey
    It sounds like a scam. I bought a Marshall Guv'nor from there and had no problems. If you do buy it and it is a scam you cant really trace throw-away e-mail accounts like yahooo and hotmail. be Careful!
  18. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    Ditto. I'd like a link. PM if nessicary.
  19. jenderfazz

    jenderfazz Guest

    Apr 17, 2003
    montreal, qc, Canada
    What's up with his profile?

    I wouldn't trust this guy, but that's just me.
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