1 langtryville 1 week ago Just wondering what other people's experience with online sales has been. I suppose this is a little bit of an opportunity to vent some frustration. I was looking at several guitars online for a very specific project and wanting kind of a quirky old guitar with certain attributes. Based on a description of one saying that it "plays beautifully" I contacted the store (which has a good number positive ratings), and wanted to negotiate price. In the course of the conversation I casually asked if the frets and neck where in good shape, after a little while their tech tells me that first thing this guitar will want a refret to play properly. Then after I ask more questions, he tells me the neck has a slight bow in it. This to me does not seem like "plays beautifully" material and I say so, then he tells me "well it's a matter of opinion." or something like that. I tell him I'll need to think on it. I don't think I really have any real question that I'm asking, but when I list a guitar, I am super forthright about every ding, fret that buzzes, tone knob that has some scratchiness etc. I think it's the right thing to do, especially when it's a ling distance deal and the prospective buyer can't try it out. and this guitar has a whopping $200 shipping fee which would be non refundable if I did buy it and would want to return it given that it would need something like $400+ work to get it "playing beautifully". sorry for the rant, please ignore this and move on if you want, but feel free to add to the rant if you want to. (of course my life is blessed and full of everything I need, so to complain about something like this is truly a waste of time, but here I am anyway).