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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-05-2007, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Angry CRAP!!! I paid $23.00 for a page out of a guitar magazine!!!

Last week on my break at work I ran across a picture of Joe advertising his Ibanez 1200CA on evilbay. I thought it would look nice on the wall for my future guitar practice room/studio (long term goal).
I was in a hurry because my break was ending so I went for it and paid.

Well, I thought I was getting a poster advertisement (like those on the wall in music stores) from the seller. When I came home from work the package was on my doorstep. I opened it [email protected]#%^!!!! The seller just cut out an advertizement from a guitar magazine and sold it!

I totally fell for it because I rushed the purchase without doing a full check on what it was he was selling. If he said it was a clipping from a magazine, I would not have purchased it.

I deserve to be called an idiot or something and laughed at! Here's your chance to do it if you feel like calling someone an idiot without negative consequences. I just have to laugh at myself. I feel at fault because he advertised it just as it was. The measurements should have rung a bell in my head that this is a magazine page cut out. So glad I didn't pay extra for the special frame!

I just had to vent and share my stupidity. Now I'll go grab a cold one from the fridge and laugh more!

Lesson from this that I knew already and should have followed: NO MATTER WHAT IT IS, TAKE TIME TO RESEARCH AND READ WHEN BUYING FROM EVILBAY! ASK THE SELLER QUESTIONS!


Here's the description and item number if you want to look:

Seller's words: "Joe Satriani is featured in this Ibanez promo ad that ran in a music publication and displayed in a 8.5"X11" frame. Original ad. Excellent condition. "
320077921025
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Re: CRAP!!! I paid $23.00 for a page out of a guitar magazine!!!

Sucks for you.
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Yeah. Bummer, but quite amusing haha
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Re: CRAP!!! I paid $23.00 for a page out of a guitar magazine!!!

It does suck. And I thought it would be entertaining at least.
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So will you hang it up.
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Re: CRAP!!! I paid $23.00 for a page out of a guitar magazine!!!

sucks man, but my wife redid our spare bedroom as a studio for me, and she used magazine cut outs and framed them and it turned out really nice
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So will you hang it up.

LMAO!!! Probably! Why not? It will remind me of my evilbay mistake so I don't do it again! I'll tell everyone it's rare and very expensive!
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sucks man, but my wife redid our spare bedroom as a studio for me, and she used magazine cut outs and framed them and it turned out really nice
Tell you what...I have really cool Satriani picture that should be framed on your wall. I'll cut you a good deal...$35.00. And shipping will be: $22.00.

On a serious note, it will probably look better when I see it framed. Thanks!
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There's a whole bunch of those things on Yahoo! Japan. I always wondered who actually buys those, but now I know... maybe I should start tearing apart copies of Young Guitar and selling the ads on that auction site.
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I would have sold you the Entire magazine for that much.

Let me know if your interested.... I have a few back issues.

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Too bad it's not a reproduction of the ad, you could get the guy in trouble with the magazine.

In the meantime, you should bash your head into a wall. Ha!
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There's a whole bunch of those things on Yahoo! Japan. I always wondered who actually buys those, but now I know... maybe I should start tearing apart copies of Young Guitar and selling the ads on that auction site.
I am officially one of those people. Who Wants To Join the "Expensive Magazine Clipping Collector Club" (aka: EMCCC) with me!? Anyone? *crickets*

On the other hand, looking at his history, he's making a lot of money off it. Maybe this is an awaking for a new job for me?



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I would have sold you the Entire magazine for that much.

Let me know if your interested.... I have a few back issues.

I was waiting for that. I'm kind of burned out on buying magazines at the time.
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Too bad it's not a reproduction of the ad, you could get the guy in trouble with the magazine.

In the meantime, you should bash your head into a wall. Ha!
I think I'll just hand a baseball bat to my wife and then tell her. Actually she would bust up laughing at me. Better keep this quiet.
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Look it this way, you only paid $23.00. There are countless number of people who were conned on eb*y much more money than you. On that note, its not too bad....
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Re: CRAP!!! I paid $23.00 for a page out of a guitar magazine!!!

^^^This is true. I could have ended up much worse from previous buys on evilbay.

Just cracks me up that I could have purchased a few guitar magazines for that price though.
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