putting my Tokai babies on Ebay (sigh)

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putting my Tokai babies on Ebay (sigh)

Post by WillRockwell » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:05 am

I've decided to sell my guitars because I just don't play them anymore. Fact is, I never got good at guitar, despite starting at 14. Anyway, here's what I'm about to part with: a very gently used metallic blue 1985 AST56 with case and whammy bar, virtually new, and a mid-80's Hard Puncher bass, barely used, no case.
I haven't written up the listings yet, so maybe you all could suggest important info to include. I'll post the links here when the listings are up.

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Post by Goestoeleven » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:46 am

That's a shame.

I can't play worth a damn either, but I have fun trying. :D

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Post by WillRockwell » Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:58 pm

Okay I have the AST 56 listed. Here is the link.

EDIT: somehow the listing came down. I'll link to it once it gets sorted out.

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Post by WillRockwell » Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:02 am

Apparently the listing got pulled by Ebay because I used the term "like new". Today I'll have to rewrite the whole thing and re-post pictures.

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Post by marcusnieman » Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:42 am

WillRockwell wrote:Apparently the listing got pulled by Ebay because I used the term "like new". Today I'll have to rewrite the whole thing and re-post pictures.
"Like New"......what the hell's wrong with that? If you mentioned FENDER anywhere, that's more suspect.

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Post by WillRockwell » Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:21 am

marcusnieman wrote:
WillRockwell wrote:Apparently the listing got pulled by Ebay because I used the term "like new". Today I'll have to rewrite the whole thing and re-post pictures.
"Like New"......what the hell's wrong with that? If you mentioned FENDER anywhere, that's more suspect.
You got me worried, so I spoke with Ebay live chat. According to them, the word that got me in trouble was "replica". Go figure. We'll see if the listing stays up with that offending word changed to "copy".

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Post by WillRockwell » Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:21 am

marcusnieman wrote: "Like New"......what the hell's wrong with that? If you mentioned FENDER anywhere, that's more suspect.
You got me worried, so I spoke with Ebay live chat. According to them, the word that got me in trouble was "replica". Go figure. We'll see if the listing stays up with that offending word changed to "copy".

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Post by marcusnieman » Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:03 am

WillRockwell wrote:
marcusnieman wrote: "Like New"......what the hell's wrong with that? If you mentioned FENDER anywhere, that's more suspect.
You got me worried, so I spoke with Ebay live chat. According to them, the word that got me in trouble was "replica". Go figure. We'll see if the listing stays up with that offending word changed to "copy".
That's ridiculous. What word do they want you to use - was"copy"
their idea? Isn't a replica a copy? I hate eBay

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Post by WillRockwell » Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:06 am

marcusnieman wrote:
That's ridiculous. What word do they want you to use - was"copy"
their idea? Isn't a replica a copy? I hate eBay
It's been pulled again. I'll have to wait for them to tell me what the problem is.

stratman323

Post by stratman323 » Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:07 am

If you post a draft of the ad on here, maybe one of us can work what the apparent problem is.

Mike

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Post by Goestoeleven » Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:20 pm

Ebay are a law unto themselves when it comes to this sort of thing.

Just list it as what it is, and avoid any reference to what it's a copy of.

Anyone who seriously wants one will know what it is anyway.

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Post by WillRockwell » Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:01 pm

Goestoeleven wrote:Ebay are a law unto themselves when it comes to this sort of thing.

Just list it as what it is, and avoid any reference to what it's a copy of.

Anyone who seriously wants one will know what it is anyway.
That's what I wound up doing, and it seems to be staying in place. Here's the link.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :IT&ih=007

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Post by WillRockwell » Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:07 pm

I got the bass listed as well, here is the link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0268583644

and here are pictures of the guitar and bass

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Post by ochay » Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:50 am

I just finished round 5 with ebay- listing this guitar >>

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :IT&ih=013

bottom line to fleabay is if you call it a copy/clone/replica and name a Trade marked Brand like Gibson --if and only if some dick reports you fleaby will remove the auction
Guitar Farmer !

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Post by marcusnieman » Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:33 am

ochay wrote:I just finished round 5 with ebay- listing this guitar >>

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :IT&ih=013

bottom line to fleabay is if you call it a copy/clone/replica and name a Trade marked Brand like Gibson --if and only if some dick reports you fleaby will remove the auction
Yeah, there are spies out there.

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