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BCam
Posted 2017-09-03 11:45 AM (#537295 - in reply to #535568)
Subject: RE: Craigslist Rant


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I just ran into another misleading Craigslist ad.  I knew it was too good to be true:

 Ovation Legend Acoustic Guitar - $100

 

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rbx2600
Posted 2017-09-03 4:56 PM (#537299 - in reply to #537295)
Subject: RE: Craigslist Rant


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Posts: 4

Location: Lawrenceville (NE metro Atlanta)
Yea, I see that a lot (people trying to pass Applause guitars off as Ovations) Although some of them are getting pretty good. Have you seen the Applause AE44II Elite?
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Love O Fair
Posted 2017-09-03 7:07 PM (#537301 - in reply to #535568)
Subject: Re: Craigslist Rant



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Posts: 459

Location: Spin axis of a California map
Jim: I need to sell a guitar I found.
Joe: What kind?
Jim: The kind with a plastic back.
Joe: Lemme see it. I'll try a chord I know.
Jim: Sure. Hold my beer. Be right back.
::returns::
Jim: Here. I hide my bong inside, so it kinda smells.
Joe: Wow, dude.. this is an Ovation! My cousin had one.
Jim: But it says 'Applause'.
Joe: Doesn't matter, man. It's their best. I've seen these.
Jim: How much is it worth?
Joe: Whoa.. dude, like, a lot. At least a hundred bucks.
Jim: Cool.
Joe: Yeah.

Now, if next time Jim would actually find an Ovation Legend, this could turn out to be a great story.
In the meantime...
Reel in, re-bait, cast. Reel in, re-bait, cast......


Edited by Love O Fair 2017-09-03 7:34 PM
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2017-09-03 7:55 PM (#537302 - in reply to #535568)
Subject: Re: Craigslist Rant



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Posts: 9939

Location: Keepin' It Weird in Portland, OR
Hey Now... I paid $94 for a Plastic topped AA12 Applause.
A year later I sold it for $99 (after shipping and fees).
So these must be worth a hundred bucks to someone.
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Love O Fair
Posted 2017-09-03 10:02 PM (#537303 - in reply to #535568)
Subject: Re: Craigslist Rant



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Location: Spin axis of a California map
@Arthur - "So these must be worth a hundred bucks to someone."

Heck yes. Yours even turned a profit!
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alpep
Posted 2017-09-04 10:59 AM (#537309 - in reply to #535568)
Subject: Re: Craigslist Rant


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December 2001
Posts: 9971

Location: NJ
well craigslist is kinda special
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Mr. Ovation
Posted 2017-09-05 5:36 AM (#537319 - in reply to #535568)
Subject: Re: Craigslist Rant


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Posts: 6883

Location: The Great Pacific Northwest
As venues like eBay and Craiglist get more popular and mainstream, you will see this more. In most cases, the scenario that Love O Fair put out is pretty spot on. Just because someone is selling something, doesn't mean they know, or even care to know details. They list it... someone buys it, or corrects them, they really don't care. It was a gift, they found it, it belongs to an ex... bottom line.. people list stuff all the time they know nothing about.
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DaveKell
Posted 2017-09-05 10:40 AM (#537320 - in reply to #537319)
Subject: Re: Craigslist Rant


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Posts: 595

Location: Fort Worth, TX
Mr. Ovation - 2017-09-05 5:36 AM

As venues like eBay and Craiglist get more popular and mainstream, you will see this more. In most cases, the scenario that Love O Fair put out is pretty spot on. Just because someone is selling something, doesn't mean they know, or even care to know details. They list it... someone buys it, or corrects them, they really don't care. It was a gift, they found it, it belongs to an ex... bottom line.. people list stuff all the time they know nothing about.


"... it belongs to an ex". I had to laugh because I recently saw a mint Gibson J45 custom on OfferUp for $300.00. I messaged about it immediately and a woman messaged back it had sold in the first half hour. I couldn't restrain myself, I asked her if she realized it was worth ten times her asking price. She matter of factly responded that she knew what her ex husband paid for it and that she just wanted it gone and didn't care about the money she left on the table. That got me in the habit of checking OfferUp frequently. Since then I've bought 3 guitars I flipped for minimum $120 profit on Craigslist. Still wish the J45 hadn't gotten away!
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