"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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Its a good one, i do like the yellow PUPs the cream coloured Vol/Tone controls and the white scratchplate, it all seems to have aged in 3 different time zones, and then brought together by Dr Who and his tardis..

I think this one takes the 'Top Honours' , no point in anyone else participating, lets just draw this one to a close with this little beauty, as MC Hammer once said, 'You cant touch this'.


simply Wicked. :lol:

Sorry, Lee. I remember that urgly burger in the "worst finish" thread, but it doesn't quite make my criteria. I'm not sure what the MSRP on this guitar is, but I'll assume this one is priced on the high side. Even so, the seller hasn't gone for some laughable selling point in the body text. If it'd had "only this guitar can faithfully replicate No Woman no Cry" blurb, it might have been in with a shout.

Darn it all.. :twisted: Damned rules.

You've got a bit of a "thing" about that Marley guitar, haven't you?

I bet you secretly desire one. Or do you already have one stashed away?

I'm not sure what the value of this Hayman bass guitar is, but I love the fact that they think that they might make a sale by including the band name THE RUBETTES in the subject line!


Whoops, I mean guitar, not BASS guitar.

Another one from the same seller:

GIBSON RIPPER BASS -- 1976 , slightly modified.....




The listing says: maple body transformed by Jack the Tripper into some kind of tomahawk sculpture......... - as if that's a good thing! This poor bass has been butchered and they still want best part of 400 notes for it![/url]

glw wrote:
You've got a bit of a "thing" about that Marley guitar, haven't you?

I bet you secretly desire one. Or do you already have one stashed away?

Yeah Mon, i and i, and one love. :lol:

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