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Uhh... WHAT!? stupid ebay kids.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Whafrodamus, Dec 2, 2005.


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  1. LiquidMidnight

    LiquidMidnight

    Dec 25, 2000
    I'd feel guilty buying it. It is a beautiful instrument, though. Actually, it's probaly one of the nicest Thumbs I've ever seen.
     
  2. Redhotbassist

    Redhotbassist

    Oct 19, 2002
    England
    Haha, he took the pic of the front of mikes thumb! doesent look like a 96 bolt on to me! :scowl:
     
  3. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    And you belive all that crap??

    Why shipping without strings??



    ""Oh! You put the strings that wayy and didnt take it to a tech?? Oh you scewed up! Im sorry the bass was fine before I shipped it!""
     
  4. DarkMazda

    DarkMazda

    Jun 3, 2000
    NJ
    it's how Wishnevsky did it!!
     
  5. Hah, the shipping in total is $130.00...
     
  6. RoVaughn

    RoVaughn

    Oct 8, 2005
    OK I dont get it......whats wrong wit this sale? You think its a scam?
     
  7. Redhotbassist

    Redhotbassist

    Oct 19, 2002
    England
    Basically he says he is selling a 96 bolt on (which he probably is) and hes got front view pics of Mike Flynn's (talkbass member) very nice thumb neck thru 4 string.. and behind pics of a thumb bolt on which is probably 96..
     
  8. RoVaughn

    RoVaughn

    Oct 8, 2005
    Why that cheezy rat...!?! had me fooled usually scammers dont have that much detail...if he is selling a 96 bolt on is he a scammer or more like a tricker?
     
  9. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    How do you know it's that particular one - I mean Warwick must have made thousands of those...:meh:?
     
  10. Redhotbassist

    Redhotbassist

    Oct 19, 2002
    England
    How do i know its mikes? beleive me the amount of times ive looked at it on his site.
     
  11. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member


    I've met Mike in person several times and I have even had a go at his bass once in Portslade ;) - but I've seen loads of very similar ones in shops.

    Still - I can believe what you're saying and I've heard of many occasions recently where people have been defrauded on eBay by criminals not actually owning the goods they are trying to get money for!! :meh:

    I wouldn't say "stupid kids" - I woudl call "a spade a spade", and say it's fraud or criminal activity!! :rollno:

    Has anybody advised Mike ...?
     
  12. Redhotbassist

    Redhotbassist

    Oct 19, 2002
    England
  13. lowrez

    lowrez no.

    Nov 27, 2004
    New Englandish
    the pattern in the wood is like a fingerprint... pretty damn close match... too close.
     
  14. Look's like the auction was ended early.
     
  15. Phil Mastro

    Phil Mastro

    Nov 18, 2004
    Montréal
    I agree. Same piece of wood. Props to the guys who recognized it in the first place.
     
  16. BassJunkie730

    BassJunkie730

    Feb 3, 2005
    Brooklyn
    Not to mention another pic looks like it's lifted right from BassNW (recognise the bass of the Wall o' Cabinets behind it?)

    This was probably a scam from someone hijacking someone else's account.

    Scum of the earth if you tell me. That's why I don't use ebay anymore. I have TB, not E-bay. For the record- aside from one of my bag end s15Ds - I purchased my entire rig from info or sellers right here on TB.
     
  17. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Those are exact pictures from his site.
     
  18. klharper

    klharper

    Oct 16, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    He also advertises 24 frets - his "stolen picture" shows 26
     
  19. don't know who's bass was in the front pic, but that pic is deffo a thru-neck, no way a bolt on, completly different wood on the front and back as well, they must think all bass player are stupid or blind :eyebrow:
     



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