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Well like a posted a while ago I am selling a 2008 Custom Shop Les Paul Axcess w/ Floyd Rose for a couple whose son went to college, and prefers his G&L.

I figured the Floyd Rose puts this squarely in the heavy metal camp -- but I gotta say never has any guitar I ever had for sale had more flake-outs, bought twice/no pay, weird messages, stoner communications, etc. absurd lo-ball offers, trade-for-my-Jackson etc. kinda stuff.

But gonna hold out to try and net them $2250 after the reverb/paypal bite. We'll see how it goes.

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You're bringing the shredders out, eh?

That's funny!

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I was selling an amplifier head last year and had the same kind of experience. I made the mistake of setting my Reverb listing to worldwide shipping. I don't mind shipping international if they pay for it, eBay works better for this, Reverb I found....not so much.

After a bunch of tire kickers, false starts, non payments, it sold to a guitar store..... in Dubai. I'm on the West coast of the US! The Reverb system added like $80 to the purchase price automatically for the shipping, and that was it!

It ended up costing something like $195 to ship so I was out only $100 or so, so I let it go. Lesson learned though.

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If you want to have some "fun," post something for sale on Facebook Marketplace. I put some PA speakers up for $900 for the pair and got lots of offers, for $450-$600. One guy kept texting me "$700, come on!" every day. Another guy said "I only have $600, it's for my church." I replied and said "I talked to God, he said buy a pair of Peaveys and he'll make them sound good in church." Finally, someone on craigslist came over and picked them up for close to the asking price. Another lesson learned.

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If you want to have some "fun," post something for sale on Facebook Marketplace. I put some PA speakers up for $900 for the pair and got lots of offers, for $450-$600. One guy kept texting me "$700, come on!" every day. Another guy said "I only have $600, it's for my church." I replied and said "I talked to God, he said buy a pair of Peaveys and he'll make them sound good in church." Finally, someone on craigslist came over and picked them up for close to the asking price. Another lesson learned.

– giffenf

I learned long ago not to deal with any churches that aren't mainline. I was working at an electronics parts house that covered everything from loose resistors and caps to complete electronic packages.

These two guys came in, started ordering a very extensive PA system with every well and whistle imaginable. I gave them the total figure and asked how'd they be paying for the purchase. They looked dumbfounded and then said that God told them it'd be donated.

I tore the paperwork up in front of them and walked away.

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I blame the smartphone. People who normally wouldn't bother with internet (like drug addicts and crazies) now have 24/7 internet access and they have a lot of time and are easily bored.

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I learned long ago not to deal with any churches that aren't mainline. I was working at an electronics parts house that covered everything from loose resistors and caps to complete electronic packages.

These two guys came in, started ordering a very extensive PA system with every well and whistle imaginable. I gave them the total figure and asked how'd they be paying for the purchase. They looked dumbfounded and then said that God told them it'd be donated.

I tore the paperwork up in front of them and walked away.

– wabash slim

Interesting choice of words --- "churches that aren't 'mainline'" calls to mind Karl Marx's quote about religion being the opiate of the masses.

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Isn't Marxism a religion?

– beatbyrd

It's become one for a lot of people, but when Marx said that, it hadn't got there yet.

As Marxists go, I prefer Groucho.

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back when i was in high school i read The Communist Manifesto and my reaction was "this isn't politics, it's a secularized religion with the Dictatorship Of The Proletariat substituted for the Immanent God." i was a weird kid.

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Not so weird ---- and plenty observant. Orwell's novels went to lengths to illustrate that, although they also applied to fascism and authoritarianism of every stripe. Wonder what he would have made of Scientology?


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