I may have just done something rash

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by mbkri, Jan 13, 2022 at 7:32 PM.

  1. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Busy day today. Actually it’s been a busy week. I’m kind of frazzled. Came home and sat on the couch underneath a warm cat and jumped in on an eBay auction I never thought I’d win. And I won.
  2. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I've been there too. Many of my guitar purchases were a predictable result of Pinot Noir glow.
  3. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Ive come upstairs to my studio for a different perspective. Im now sitting under a different cat on a different couch. Still dont know quite how that happened.
    NGD on the way.
  4. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    I confess to being a dangerously impulsive buyer. I have to consciously exercise self-disipline by delaying purchasing decisions on anything that isn’t immediately essential. I quit browsing eBay years ago because of my compulsions.
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  5. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    What is it?
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  6. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Well of course I’m not going to spoil the NGD announcement….but i will say its a GRETSCH!
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  7. Gasee

    Gasee Gretschie

    Jun 4, 2009
    North Wales
    I have been a Gas Addict since Walter Becker first coined the Term... of course he was referring to Gear acquisition - which later became Guitar acquisition... I'm like Jelly Roll stay off the Bay and Verb...
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  8. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Sound advice Gasee. Sound advice, but too late.
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  9. oneforsorrow

    oneforsorrow Synchromatic

    May 15, 2020
    Years ago, a friend of mine said there needed to be a breathalyzer for your computer to prevent questionable spending decisions.
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  10. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
    Buzz buying. Boldly buying when you normally wouldn’t. Sure, I can understand this but be very cautious about Sleep Buying! You know, when your mouse is hovering over the Buy Now button and you’re almost asleep and accidentally add the item to your cart..let’s zee-zzzz zzz-New Tezla-zzzz-Leather Seatz-zzzzzz-20” wheelz zzzz….zz
  11. Philtertronic

    Philtertronic Gretschie

    Feb 26, 2014
    ....at 3am!!
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  12. Philtertronic

    Philtertronic Gretschie

    Feb 26, 2014
    I used to enjoy the delight of staying up late and bidding on auctions in UK, Europe, and (when the exchange rate was favourable) in the US. I used to have multiple pages of an auction open so that I could instantly tab to a new page and bid if I got outbidded.

    It was fun for a while until the advent of sniping tools. Glad the OP got hos catch.
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  13. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Blame the cat.
    Rash? They make a lotion for that.
    My Dad said that nothing good happens after midnight.
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  14. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    I remember buying a Tokai Strat on eBay some years ago. The price was o.k..
    The seller wrote me an email:
    "Dear Frank, I am selling from Japan and the shipping costs will be around USD 150 for the insured instrument. Since the guitar is only USD 300 I thought that I better ask you before shipping whether you are still interested in the deal. It would be no problem for me if you would withdraw your offer...."
    What a gentleman.
  15. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
  16. AllenK

    AllenK Gretschie

    Enjoy your new Gretsch. If you've snagged a bargain the worst outcome is that you'll probably be able to at least break even if you decide to move it on.
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  17. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    Sounds like you did what I did to win my Jackson KV2 USA model. Saw this 3 month old like new guitar on ebay for bidding with No Reserve starting at 1500. So I laid down, 1600. What the heck, someone would come by and bid more and get it. 5 days later, no one did. So I scored a brand new guitar for used price. It was pretty sweet. Not an expense I was planning on.... but one I'm glad I ended up getting.
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  18. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    I think im going to delete Ebay from my phone.
    Its like living in a guitar shop!
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  19. SAguitar

    SAguitar Synchromatic

    Jan 17, 2020
    Jack Plate, Oregon
    I did have that problem! Somehow I don't suffer from the Gas anymore, it might have to do with being over 71 now, and having plenty of guitars around here.
    Once though, I was a cruising Ebay for a specific all-Koa Carvin model and two of them showed up on the 'Bay at the same time. Both of them met the specs I was looking for, their only difference was once was an HSS and one had twin humbuckers. I bid on both of them hoping I could score one of them and ended up with the two! Oh well, I still have them and enjoy them, great guitars and so well made.
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  20. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron

    I'm not so impulsive these days,infact I tend to dither about until some other bugger buys it from under me!

    I do still cruise all the used geets across several shops and Ebay,Reverb ,Gumtree and so on,on a daily basis.

    I must be getting soft though as I let most of them go.
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