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ukeinfused
03-23-2017, 06:43 PM
FYI for anyone looking for a pretty and affordable little player:
It may not be a good sign when a uke makes it way to Overstock, but these seem like a screamin' good deal.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/302258512334?_mwBanner=1

Note it is final sale. But even if there are action or intonation issues, at $94 with free shipping (solid woods!), a gal should be able to afford a good luthier set-up...?
I purchased two for nieces.

Moderators, please transfer the post if there's a better spot for this...

ukeinfused
03-23-2017, 07:09 PM
And they sound real purty on HMS!
http://www.theukulelesite.com/kala-spruce-ovangkol-soprano-asov-s.html

Mivo
03-23-2017, 08:17 PM
Really does look like a great deal. Suspiciously so. When they say "final deal" (we don't have this in Europe if it's a commercial seller, always can return online-bought items within two weeks), does that also exclude returns in case of obvious damage like cracks, water, etc?

Ukecaster
03-24-2017, 02:57 AM
Whoa, these go for $200-300 elsewhere, with $460.00 MSRP. Sounds great on that video, and pretty impressive HMS description: "Simple, beautiful, and wow, the sound is incredible. This is by far the best sounding soprano I have ever heard from Kala". High praise indeed! Looking at the ebay ad, it says they have 4 left, and have sold 10 in the last 24 hours!

UkerDanno
03-24-2017, 04:13 AM
Note it is final sale.

posting says..."Returns: 30 days money back, buyer pays return shipping"

tempting! Not that I need another soprano...:shaka:
If only they had a concert for about another $20...

FYI, from an email I got from HMS, closeout on Bocote...
http://www.theukulelesite.com/shop-by/brand/kala.html?utm_source=The+Ukulele+Site&utm_campaign=fedf07af77-Closeouts%2C+new+models%2C+and+ukulele+accessories&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3b2ffa97da-fedf07af77-49564673&mc_cid=fedf07af77&mc_eid=659ae7e1d7

ukeinfused
03-24-2017, 05:53 AM
It does say "Final sale exclusion" on the listing, granted that return policy also there is confusing.
Someone must be buying besides me - they had 14 lst night and now there are three.

Debussychopin
03-24-2017, 06:57 AM
Crazy.


Someone please grab them all thanks.

jjdejd
03-24-2017, 07:28 AM
Just bought one after I discussed a possible return with customer service if it was damaged or neck warped, They said if it was defective in anyway, they would replace it or refund. Also, using PayPal makes me feel a little better. I did research a few sites, regarding this model, and many of them are out of stock. I then went on to Kala's site and did not see this model offered anymore. I'm wondering if they're discontinuing the line.

johnnyn2o
03-24-2017, 10:39 AM
Thanks! I just bought one too. Hope it sounds a nice as it looks.

When my wife sees it, I'm going to blame you ;)

Debussychopin
03-24-2017, 10:47 AM
Are they all gone yet? Please buy them all.

johnnyn2o
03-24-2017, 10:57 AM
..........-

PhilUSAFRet
03-24-2017, 10:58 AM
Alllllll gone!

johnnyn2o
03-24-2017, 10:58 AM
And they sound real purty on HMS!
http://www.theukulelesite.com/kala-spruce-ovangkol-soprano-asov-s.html

Corey could step on a cats tail and make it sound good.

Ukecaster
03-24-2017, 11:16 AM
Corey could step on a cats tail and make it sound good.

Our cat runs fast when I start playing...the dog too. Hey, there's still one left at Amazon...for $220.00:(
98807

ukeinfused
03-24-2017, 11:42 AM
All gone.
I was going to close the thread so as to not break hearts, but I'm curious about what others think (including best strings) when these are all shipped out.
I'm sure most were purchased by this community, because they weren't flying yesterday.
I'll keep this thread open for a week or two then close it. My pair are due in MN next Fri.
Feel free to report back!

onyx725
03-24-2017, 12:22 PM
I just barely made it on time and got the last one. For the price, it looks and sounds topnotch. Can't wait to get mine.

Thanks for the tip, Tracie!

actadh
03-24-2017, 03:01 PM
I got the third from last one!

PhilUSAFRet
03-24-2017, 03:31 PM
I almost bought one and I didn't even want one. Inveterate bargain hunter here.

OhioBelle
03-24-2017, 03:40 PM
I'm soo glad these are gone! I don't need another soprano!!!

Everyone report back when you get yours!

Now, about those bocote models...

I do love butterflies!

jjdejd
03-24-2017, 04:48 PM
All gone.
I was going to close the thread so as to not break hearts, but I'm curious about what others think (including best strings) when these are all shipped out.
I'm sure most were purchased by this community, because they weren't flying yesterday.
I'll keep this thread open for a week or two then close it. My pair are due in MN next Fri.
Feel free to report back!

I'll be out of town until April 5th and won't get my hands on it till the 6th. Hope to see a few reviews from the folks who purchased one.

UkerDanno
03-24-2017, 05:21 PM
All gone.
I was going to close the thread so as to not break hearts, but I'm curious about what others think...

might be better to take reviews and discussion to Uke Talk...:shaka:

jjdejd
03-27-2017, 09:03 AM
98869

98870

My uke came today. Had a neighbor accept delivery. Hope it's OK. Won't know until I can really look it over next week.

strumsilly
03-27-2017, 10:07 AM
they are all sold

Ukecaster
03-27-2017, 10:33 AM
Ouch, that crushed box looks dangerous, assuming the uke was just wrapped in thin plastic inside :eek:

jjdejd
03-27-2017, 10:52 AM
Ouch, that crushed box looks dangerous, assuming the uke was just wrapped in thin plastic inside :eek:


Yes, but it looks ok

Ukecaster
03-27-2017, 11:58 AM
Moved post to Uke Talk

Debussychopin
03-27-2017, 12:41 PM
98869

98870

My uke came today. Had a neighbor accept delivery. Hope it's OK. Won't know until I can really look it over next week.

Knowing it was shipped only in the flimsy box without any padding , that does not look good
Hope it is fine

ukeinfused
03-28-2017, 02:03 PM
Closing thread since JohnM2001 has been kind enough to start a new thread about these ukes on the Uke Talk forum... Check in there!

YI - that box! I have my fingers crossed that my pair will arrive unscathed despite insufficient packing.

Love that I learned the word "inveterate" on this post.