Anyway, more on this train of coincedence...
I bought a 7VWH off a guy on **** that just so happened to turn out to be Jemsite member Ross. The guitar had the neck sanded to make it super-fast which in turn took off the serial number. I went to sell the guitar on to raise fund for a car when I pass my test. So this davetheceiling fella keeps contacting me saying that he'll swap it for a mint Gibson Les Paul Premium and that it was because he always wanted a jem that he didn't mind losing out. I declined because I wanted cash (probably the smart thing to do, knowing him it was probably an Epiphone with a Gibson decal, or a Studio) So I put the guitar on auction and it didn't sell at the price I put it at. He e-mails me saying he'll give me cash but for much less and that I should ring because he didn't want to do it via e-mail (this wasn't the first time, very suspiscious.) I ended up selling to a really top bloke for the same amount that I bought, it for which was a bonus.
Now this brings me to a problem I'm having with another seller, blue_powder_86, has anyone dealt with this guy?
Basically I bought a Jem555 from him because he claimed that he had a luthier professionally install an original Edge trem and that it was mint. I received the guitar that had an Edge Pro II hanging on to the body for dear life and on further inspection, realised that the body was cracked inside severely and it would cost me a ****load to repair it. I told him I wanted I refund which he agreed on (damn right!) but he could only afford £250 of the £450 that I paid for it until I send back the guitar and he can sell it on. I said OK but to MAKE SURE to part the guitar out or to sell it as faulty and describe the damage, to which he agrees. He then sells the guitar without mentioning the damage to some guy that bought it for his kid. Then blue_powder_86 decides he doesn't want to speak anymore and has stopped contacting me. **** are investigating and the police are set to get involved, not to mention this kid's dad (nothing as furious as an angry dad! :mrgreen: )
So yeah, any idea what the score is with this seller? same guy? or random butthole?
This just gets more and more surreal, goes to show what a small place the internet is!