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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-03-2008, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
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So, my wife's mom is in some financial trouble so I decided to put my Les Paul Goldtop up for sale to help her out. I listed it for a fair $2400 and I got a response from someone asking if I was interested in trades. I told the guy not really guy I would listen to his offer. Then the guy has the balls to offer me my choice of a Wii, an Xbox 360, 2 early 1900 Hanson Brothers scales, an iPod, a Superman Collectable from the 1970s, and ready for the big offer, a 1937 Canadian Dollar. Im actually speechless and don't know how to respond to his email. A simple and polite "no thank you" doesnt quite get my point across. I was going to suggest he save up another $2399 Canadian dollars then get back to me. This guitar sells at MF for $3500 and his big offer was a Canadian dollar. Just for giggles I checked the bay for the going rate of a 1937 Canadian dollar and it seems to be between $30 and $150 US Dollars, though at $150 there wasnt any interest.

A fkking Candian Dollar.
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The way the US dollar's been lately, I say you take it! :P

Just kidding, that's freaking crazy.
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I'll give you a South African Rand for it....

OK, a half Krugerrand
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I'll give you a South African Rand for it....

OK, a half Krugerrand
Thanks, but I'm going to hold out for pocket lint and half a bagel.
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Thanks, but I'm going to hold out for pocket lint and half a bagel.
Does that include shipping?
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Does that include shipping?
and paypal fees
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and paypal fees
Real Dimarzios?
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He was probably 12.
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You think this guy might just be messing with you, or do you think he was serious? Pretty sad if he was serious...
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I think he was serious.
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How about I swap ya an old Star Wars comic book (torn), a empty chewing gum wrapper and some belly button lint?
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Is it real Dimarzio belly lint, or IBZ/USA belly lint?
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I have some EMG active belly button lint...it's too bad I'm not looking for an LP Goldtop though. Now if you had a couple of vintage ibanez mudpies we might be able to do a deal...
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I once put up a guitar for sale on craigslist for 800 and someone asked if I would take 300. Now maybe I understand bargaining within a benjamin, but thats a benjamin less than HALF of my asking price. I also put up another guitar for sale (specifically capitalizing the letters in "NO TRADES" and the first offer i got was not only a trade offer but an offer to trade it for the EXACT same guitar in a different color. I've learned not to be upset by it but just take it as a chance to laugh. My recommendation is for you to do the same otherwise youll end up banging your head into a wall, lol.
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So, my wife's mom is in some financial trouble so I decided to put my Les Paul Goldtop up for sale to help her out. I listed it for a fair $2400 and I got a response from someone asking if I was interested in trades. I told the guy not really guy I would listen to his offer. Then the guy has the balls to offer me my choice of a Wii, an Xbox 360, 2 early 1900 Hanson Brothers scales, an iPod, a Superman Collectable from the 1970s, and ready for the big offer, a 1937 Canadian Dollar. Im actually speechless and don't know how to respond to his email. A simple and polite "no thank you" doesnt quite get my point across. I was going to suggest he save up another $2399 Canadian dollars then get back to me. This guitar sells at MF for $3500 and his big offer was a Canadian dollar. Just for giggles I checked the bay for the going rate of a 1937 Canadian dollar and it seems to be between $30 and $150 US Dollars, though at $150 there wasnt any interest.

A fkking Candian Dollar.
I say take it.
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