EBay Descriptions

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by BigDub, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Graham

    Graham Pianissimo User

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    I once saw an alto sax listed as a "Jazz Trumpet". I've also seen mutes described as "silencers" and "baffles"... Baffling :p

    It's always good to watch out for these kinds of descriptions, as it can be indicative of the seller not knowing what they've got, and (hopefully) henceforth listing it at a fraction of the real worth!
     
  2. Graham

    Graham Pianissimo User

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    It's good to see that this vendor is willing to answer "ANT QUESTIONS"... It's nice to think that SOME people can still speak the language of ants!
     
  3. Conntribution

    Conntribution Fortissimo User

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    No, just a sad comment on the mutability of human endeavour.
     
  4. BigDub

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    Very funny indeed! Love these. Here's another:
    "The valves all press...........
    Has not been tested for playability
    Instrument is sold in AS FOUND condition. It may need repairs, tuning,"

    TUNING? that's a deal breaker right there! I've priced tuning at the repair shop and I know that can get pretty steep! LOL
     
  5. BigDub

    BigDub Fortissimo User

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    I was thinking the same thing- you could catch a diamond in the rough if the person doesn't have a clue what he has! A real collector is aware of the value of a vintage horn, but the non-player might think it's too old to be worth much!
    ;-)
     
  6. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

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    That is exactly how I got my Severinsen for $150. The guy at the pawn shop didn't have any idea what he had. He was putting it out on the floor that day and couldn't find the model "number". Of course the model is Severinsen, and I guess he didn't know who that was.:lol:

    I probably saved hundreds of dollars because the guy never watched the Tonight Show.:thumbsup:

    Sometimes, ignorance is somebody else's bliss.

    Turtle
     
  7. tobylou8

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    Man, you guys got it good. Around here, EVERY horn is a collector's piece (most are a piece of something else :lol:). Saw a completely useless Harry Peddler in an antique shop (everything frozen, missing parts) and the guy wanted $75!!! I would have given $10 for wall art or experimentation.
     
  8. oldgit

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  10. kcmt01

    kcmt01 Mezzo Forte User

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    Just what is a "valver" anyway? Obviously, us jazz musicians don't really need all those complicated parts to be in working order.ROFL
     

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