"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:


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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Loks like he sold it privately, maybe Franz Ferdinand offered him a free CD and a Jam Donut for it.

Or a web-search turned up unfavourable comments :lol: . In those circs, he'll make like Orange Juice; "Rip it out and start again..."

Showing my '80s pub-quiz-winning credentials, here :)

Except it was "Rip it UP".

Don't you hate a know-it-all?

:lol: , I don't want to do the "I knew that" thing :) , but I thought "Rip it out" fitted the auction-pull better. "Rip it UP" is not something I would try on a London City, except in the literal sense. With a chainsaw :lol:

Ah, so you were paraphrasing. I'll let you off in that case.


I had to look at this one, as I couldn't believe a Fresher (not particularly good, 70s Japanese copies) was starting at 1,000 euros, with a BIN of 1,300. Yes, a Fresher it is and that comedy Bacofoil scratchplate just adds to it. Then I read (my German's not great) of the repair to the neck. Scroll down and look at the pics, it had once been decapitated :shock: I don't rate the 'professional' repair job, certainly not the lacquering. Is he seriously saying the repair bill was 1,200 euros?

It reminds me of people who buy a one grand car then splash 20k turning it into an unconvincing piece of eyeache.

Blimey. I reckon that one takes the biscuit.

and its a bloody big biscuit too, its the wagon wheel of biscuits, THE DADDY!

Not that I care, but

small silver label to the reverse of the headstock reading: Reinforced Adjustable Neck - Made in Taiwan

in the descn for the first auction would bother me. I thought that Teiscos (in fact all Japanese guitars) were still completely domestically built in 1969. It dates the guitar to much later in the 70s but I've often seen blatantly 70s guitars and amps listed as the much more desirable (and lucrative) "sixties" gear.

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