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I'VE MADE AN ENEMY... Views: 619 Comments: 5
Well I'm stealing the thunder from my last blog. Oh fucking well.
If you recall I traded my old BEAD-tuned Wenge neck Warwick ProLine and '51 Precision for an upright. The dude seemed to love the basses and was pretty happy with my trade, even though I felt a little ripped off. However, it was my own fault†as I didn't do my research.
Well, I was browsing for upright stuff online and I saw this:
Those are the exact same photos (and the same stupid "Jazz Bass Guitar" wording) as I saw in the Craigslist ad that set this all up. Then I saw at the end of the auction, these links:
The basses I traded. Fucking bullshit. Sure, he can do what he wants with the basses but dude was hustling me. Straight up shit-talking when he said he was taking up bass again and wanted some new axes. He has a basement full of crap that he's trading to people to get more stuff to sell. With a pleasant and friendly demeanor used to hustle. Now he's whoring out the instruments I've played out and cared for. This guy is a player, but he doesn't play instruments. If I knew he was just going to sell them, I'd have never traded them to him.
I wrote him a message saying how hurt I was and how unhappy I was at him trying to make a quick buck out of this stuff. I'm expecting one of three answers: "fuck you, they're mine and I can do what I want", "I just lost my job and conveniently need the money, but didn't the short while ago I made the trade", or "†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ".
I have fucking integrity, and I expect that from people. Musical instruments aren't things you whore for a quick buck - you play them out and use them like they should be used. This is fucking gutless and I'm not happy.
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wrote on Haanz May 20th, 2009 1:25pm That fucking blows, I really feel for you. The best you can really do is just hope they end up in the right hands eventually. I'd suggest contacting the member who eventually buys them, but in reality that's just creepy and stalkerish.. and what the hell are you gonna say, anyway?
I kinda know how you feel. The first bass I ever owned got jacked out of my car when I was moving out of my university dorms last year, and it probably got pawned off for like a tenner in the pub. Who knows where the hell it is now? quote
wrote on skippy_moogoose May 20th, 2009 6:35pm
Maybe a UGer will buy them...cmon all u Fitz Lovers
seriously though, uncool, but hey, you know you're the better person right? quote
wrote on Stud_Muffin May 24th, 2009 10:36am i thought you would be talking about the multi who keeps repeatedly posting immature threads about you...
but this is worse, same sorta thing happened to my dad over ebay, he sold his left handed rickenbacker 4001 for £500 to a guy he met in a pub, because he was a friend of his brothers and played left handed bass, but couldnt find any, and would be really grateful to him for selling him it.
next day, was on ebay, with a starting price of over £1500.
harsh stuff man... quote
wrote on 83lespaulstudio Jun 3rd, 2009 7:21pm sorry Big Dog! there is no honor concrening e-bay or craig's list sales. most adverts are professional dealers or pawn brokers trying to emulate private citizens.
sad, but true. quote
wrote on delicious Jun 21st, 2009 5:11am That is pretty shitty of the guy to do, man. Let's lynch him! quote