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Blackmailing in Ebay Violin Description...

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I guess he really wants it out of his house...lol.

 

You'd think ANY money would be better than no money (if he kills it)...but each to his own...

 

I wonder what the signature is about?

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Looks worth more than $200. Usually when a seller claims naivete they are full of it. In this case, I am optimistic that the seller can be taken at face value.

The signature is pretty stupid though. Boo.

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Looks worth more than $200. Usually when a seller claims naivete they are full of it. In this case, I am optimistic that the seller can be taken at face value.

The signature is pretty stupid though. Boo.

 

Wood quality looks good, but the drawn on purfling is very poorly done. Wondering if it was maybe done at a later stage?

 

And yea, the signature might just be a "graffiti"-like thing. Dont think any maker or restorer would do that.

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Seems like a nice back to put on a cheap violin?

 

Could the signature be some 'famous' violinist (of the time) that maybe signed it for a student?

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Well, lack of purfling doesnt always indicate poor quality. But I dont have enough experience to identify the quality of violins such as this.

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Can't see what it says, but that seems probable.

The repair is disgusting now that I'm looking, geez. But if it sounds good...y'know? $200 isn't much. That's probably exactly and more what it's worth, but that first photo seemed alright to me as far as the overall look.

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Ships from Topeka Kansas. He is probably not bluffing as far as not knowing anything. If he can write that poorly on purpose he should win a prize. The photos are taken in some pothead's apartment. It adds up to me.

But by all means, send nails. :D

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He's a guitar person, and therefore capable of anything depraved.  Consider Faulk...........  :lol:  :lol:

 

Very pretty fiddle, except for the graffiti and the hellacious crack.....repair?

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I found this recent question and answer at the bottom of the listing.  Is he threatening the buyer or himself?

 

Q: The violin will you be able to sell the violin and the shipping for 200
A: NO For gods sake the shipping is extra Please don anyone else ask me this or I,ll just take it offline and smash it to Bits Lowballers everywhere....

 

 

Something like the bank robber screaming "Don't move or I'll shoot myself!"

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LOL...almost makes you WANT to ask him again... :ph34r:

 

However (to be fair)...I have an acquaintance who was giving away some old lawn furniture (serviceable, but bulky to transport).

 

The people who said they'd take the furniture also wanted it professionally cleaned, delivered and set-up... :rolleyes:

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I found this recent question and answer at the bottom of the listing.  Is he threatening the buyer or himself?

 

Q: The violin will you be able to sell the violin and the shipping for 200

A: NO For gods sake the shipping is extra Please don anyone else ask me this or I,ll just take it offline and smash it to Bits Lowballers everywhere....

 

 

Something like the bank robber screaming "Don't move or I'll shoot myself!"

 

Is weed legal where he is from? Might explain his behavior... Either that or he is very bad at blackmail.

 

Im wondering if he really thinks someone is going to say "Oh please no" and buy the violin....

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Is weed legal where he is from? Might explain his behavior... Either that or he is very bad at blackmail.

 

Im wondering if he really thinks someone is going to say "Oh please no" and buy the violin....

Not yet,  it took awhile for gambling to be legalized again- weed will take longer to be accepted.  His Craiglist add has a phone number and he's about 50 miles from me but I have enough violins.  

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We could sic PETA on him...

People for the Ethical Treatment of Acoustic-instruments. ..

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We could sic PETA on him...

People for the Ethical Treatment of Acoustic-instruments. ..

Perhaps we should form "Peeved Ebayers for Tasteful Auctions"  :lol:

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"If the instrument doesn't make a  decent price I will hang it on the wall in my studio with a  12 inch nail right through the middle."

 

I would think that nine inch nails would be more appropriate ....

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