"Optimistic" eBayers

OK, we all see a "get real" auction, so I'm going to set the bar quite high on this one. Can you fulfill all three requirements and give us all a laugh?

1) Guitar is a well-known plank
2) Starting bid and/or BIN is frankly barking mad
3) This is the tie-breaker - a really lame/inventive excuse for the barmy price.

Perhaps ultra-mods like Mike and Jason will come up with a duff prize if the thread takes off. Here's my starter:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7336164763&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

Starting bid is twice the value, BIN is quadruple the value, and I love this bit of pitch from the seller - "i would think a fender collector would want one of these and now you can". If I have to, I'll bring up the crummy Marshall cab "as used by Page and Plant" in reserve.

They've gotta be good'uns, people :)

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1968-Fender-Competition-Mustang-Bass_W0QQitemZ7354560108QQcategoryZ4713QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

A Mustang bass, with (providence unknown) Precision p'up. Look how the pole pieces fall nowhere near the strings. De-fretted, in the most professional job that this 3-rated seller has ever seen :roll: Finally a piece of beer-mat under the "A" string at the nut. Starting price of £300 and reserve not met? Why not? :shock:

Oh dear. I've always been a firm believer that if you want fretless it's got to be longscale. What's the point of a fretless shortscale bass? It'll just go THUD.

Mind, having said that, many people think a fretless should have flatwound strings. Why oh why? Absolutely pointless.

1bassleft wrote:
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Incidentally, I can't be bothered to flag it up, but there's a right POS circling the Fleeb. A Marshall 1936 ( the so what 2x12 cab)?

Not so 'so what' if you take out the GT-75's and replace them with a G12m Greenback and a Vintage 30, then it becomes 'Stratospheric'.
You have to stand up for Marshall or they will end up scooting off to China along with everything else in the world.

1bassleft wrote:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1968-Fender-Competition-Mustang-Bass_W0QQitemZ7354560108QQcategoryZ4713QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

A Mustang bass, with (providence unknown) Precision p'up. Look how the pole pieces fall nowhere near the strings. De-fretted, in the most professional job that this 3-rated seller has ever seen :roll: Finally a piece of beer-mat under the "A" string at the nut. Starting price of £300 and reserve not met? Why not? :shock:

What a great find, im still laughing now, beer mat under the A string, Electronics have the tendency to 'Hum' ? nut height causing buzzing? this is usualy down to the string buzzing against the frets, but it has none! it must be the lowest cut nut in the history of 'Nut cutting' and you would have to be a nutter to even think about bidding, im watching this one cloely, well done Bass.
And what constitutes a 'Major scratch or Ding' ? this thing would be pulled off the Fender Relicing production line for 'having gone too far'. It's scrached and dinged to buggery, i suppose a major scratch actualy goes through the body and comes out the other side. Classic.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Custom-Built-2x12-Guitar-Cab-in-wine-red_W0QQitemZ7353810517QQcategoryZ23794QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

not a lot wrong with this item, if you like win red 2x12 guitar cabs, but it's the line at the end that caught my eye.

'I have a second matching cab that I would be willing to sell if this item proves popular'.

what he's trying to say here is:
Ive got my Jigsaw and Nail gun ready if this one should hit the £200 mark.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CUSTOM-BUILT-Fender-Strat-Guitar-Phone-WORKING-COLLECT_W0QQitemZ7353632443QQcategoryZ38079QQssPageNameZWD2VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

looks more like an accoustic of some sort than a Strat, then 'local pickup' is $5 !! , a curly black telephone cord would have looked better than the bright white one he has fitted, do you think it comes with a warranty?

Nothing wrong with a 1936 cab until somebody sticks a "BIN" of £550 on it because it's got Page/Plant stencilled on the side. I was frankly perturbed by the Superbass head opening wallets all over the world because of the "JHE" stencil, but a Page/Plant 1936 as used by the hurdy-gurdy player's roadtech?

Another funny on that £21 cab in red; the update "actually, the other speaker is an H-H, not EV as previously stated..." has a slight effect on the bidding, that late erratum.

Finally, if prisoners have suddenly taken up old-'phone carving instead of making chesspieces from soapstone and alabaster, I wish they'd look at some library pics. "Shall we call it a Strat? Yeah, Strat... That's a guitar isn't it?" :)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/M-DIXON-HAND-MADE-BASS-GUITAR_W0QQitemZ7353443848QQcategoryZ4713QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

'I swept up all the crap from the woodshop, got a tin of Evostick wood glue, threw it in , mashed them up into a log shape, and cut this beauty out of it, and im hoping for £300'

Some people..

Oh dear oh dear oh dear!

Have you seen the fingerboard on that one? It's a bit of crap wood painted black.

As for the stickers - the RADIOARSE one in particular makes me want to smash that guitar.

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