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    Default I felt compelled to set this guy straight on his eBay listing.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Eddie-Van-Ha...item1c42784e18

    I don't normally do this stuff, but when it came up in my search, I couldn't believe my eyes.... until I clicked on the photos. Seller appears to be more ignorant than nefarious, so I sent him a nice note, letting him know what he had and how his headline was misleading and his price was in outer space. He tersely replied that he priced it below what eBay recommended. I replied, "But of course, you did. You listed the wrong brand in your headline." How is eBay to know it's an OLP when he says it's an EBMM EVH?

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    Good call !
    Stuff like that pisses me off . The seller is 'clearly' trying to pull a scam and make a tidy profit . Too bad he's attempting to sell a guitar and label it as an authentic EBMM EVH model . Those axes are revered , and we (those in the know) are privy to the most minute details . Hope someone less experienced doesn't fall for this bait and switch routine ....

    I have two other very recent examples of similar eBay shenanigans that I've messaged sellers about
    "There's too many people on this basketball that's floating around the sun, who are too afraid to allow themselves to FEEL" - Edward Van Halen
    "Van Halen was never about the singer..." - a very wise fan.
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    Well, to his credit, he ended the previous listing and relisted.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Eddie-Van-Ha...item1c42798684

    But this was his reply to my last polite message:

    "alright asshole im changing it. I just jumped on it because that's what I thought it was. "

    Obviously, he's a great seller with whom we'd all want to do business.

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    I hate when people try to con. $1k for a Chinese made guitar is ballsy. Thank G'd that there are generally no teenage kids that would get a parent or grandparent to buy them that axe, being that EVH is off the radar for many teenagers.
    Dammit!!! I still smell like cotton candy!!!

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    I don't there's anything wrong with asking as much as he can get. But listing a completely different guitar than he really has is a problem.

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    I saw that listing last night. It's amazing what people try to pull of on ebay and other selling sites.

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    I saw an ad for a Sterling AX40 guitar recently . It was listed as an AX40D (with the coveted AXIS pickups) and in a purple quilt . There was a limited run model released by Guitar Center , that was about $300.00 cheaper (with stock pickups which were not the EVH ones) that looked much more pink-ish than purple . I emailed the seller to point this out . He flatly denied that he was selling the inferior model . I know better - I mistakenly bought one myself ...

    Another seller had an ESP-SA-2 (Richie Sambora signature) guitar . When zooming into the photos , I noticed that it had a Floyd Rose Special trem. It was clear as night and day . The listing said he was the only owner and that it was all original . The Sambora guitars came stock with an original Floyd Rose , not a Special . I know better - I've owned one myself ...
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    Just today a total mutt of a Kramer Pacer with all kinds of bad info in the listing ended and got relisted.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=171372809857

    I don't know if the seller is a fraudster or got the guitar from someone else and just doesn't know any better. I'm not gonna bother messaging him to let him know his guitar ain't the real deal. But the OLP seller was just way off in outer space and was screaming out for a correction. I still don't think he believes what he has is a cheapo knock-off. But he was such a bag o'doosh about it, I will enjoy watching his item not sell and then, if it does sell, seeing the buyer want to return it.

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    I saw that ad the other day !!! No word of a lie . The scalloped neck caught my attention right away , as did the overall look of the guitar . I wasn't tempted to buy it , but did think it seemed cool ...
    "There's too many people on this basketball that's floating around the sun, who are too afraid to allow themselves to FEEL" - Edward Van Halen
    "Van Halen was never about the singer..." - a very wise fan.
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    I think it's worth every penny of $400, if I can get it delivered for that amount. Looks like a real Floyd, SD JB, the scalloped neck had to run $200-$300. Not a bad partscaster, but not a stock early 80s beak headstock Kramer.

 

 

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