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aremick
11-05-2017, 02:08 AM
Would anyone be interested in taking a cedar top Mainland soprano off my hands?

Gold geared tuners with amber buttons, Martin strings. padded case.

$210+Shipping

SoloRule
11-05-2017, 03:29 AM
You need to post actual pic of your uke not a pic from the factory website .
Your pic also need to be taken today with a handwritten note to proof the date.
Please read UU rules.

aremick
11-07-2017, 02:43 AM
There I go again, offending the gods of one or more websites.

I copied and pasted that from elsewhere, in a hurry to get it out.

Here is my offering to appease the gods: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1L1dCyYc-f7dgSEEbdwM7__whFKFYWYuM

aremick
11-17-2017, 02:07 AM
Still here!

Xtradust
11-18-2017, 06:24 AM
Oh Booli. lol. You're good guy, but pick a lane will ya?

They're $14 more than this, new, on the Mainland website. The due diligence here was zero. :(

Booli
11-18-2017, 08:45 AM
Oh Booli. lol. You're good guy, but pick a lane will ya?

They're $14 more than this, new, on the Mainland website. The due diligence here was zero. :(

FYI:

New from Mainland = $239 +~$15 shipping

+

Hard-foam case = ~$35 +~$10 shipping

THUS

$225 w/case, plus shipping seems a good deal compared to the above referenced prices which add up to $299.

aremick
12-01-2017, 01:52 AM
FYI:

New from Mainland = $239 +~$15 shipping

+

Hard-foam case = ~$35 +~$10 shipping

THUS

$225 w/case, plus shipping seems a good deal compared to the above referenced prices which add up to $299.

Thanks Booli. Yes, I think $225 is a pretty fair price for the uke and case.

frianm
12-01-2017, 02:32 AM
My rule of thumb has been 65% of new for a used non vintage instrument. Adjusted lower if there is any significant signs of use. Plus shipping.

Jddewitt81
12-01-2017, 04:56 AM
65%!!! WHOA!! You don’t happen to be selling anything do ya!! :)

frianm
12-01-2017, 05:07 AM
65%!!! WHOA!! You don’t happen to be selling anything do ya!! :)

This is the result of several conversations with UU members of considerable standing. Of course one can ask what one wants and then the asking is usually negotiable. Adding cases etc helps, plus maybe free shipping.

Xtradust
12-01-2017, 10:18 AM
I want to apologize to aremick and booli and everyone else. It's not my place to point out negative things in someone else's ad. I've felt bad ever since I posted and I'm sorry.

A ukulele is worth what someone will pay for it.

jimmer
12-01-2017, 10:52 AM
ONE MAN's UKE, IS ANOTHER MANS' TREASURE....��

aremick
01-04-2018, 03:21 AM
I want to apologize to aremick and booli and everyone else. It's not my place to point out negative things in someone else's ad. I've felt bad ever since I posted and I'm sorry.

A ukulele is worth what someone will pay for it.

Apology accepted! Hope you have a Happy New Year!

Booli
01-04-2018, 10:51 AM
I want to apologize to aremick and booli and everyone else. It's not my place to point out negative things in someone else's ad. I've felt bad ever since I posted and I'm sorry.

A ukulele is worth what someone will pay for it.

No worries from me now. No hard feelings either. Please carry on as normal. :)

Graham Greenbag
01-05-2018, 12:04 AM
I want to apologize to aremick and booli and everyone else. It's not my place to point out negative things in someone else's ad. I've felt bad ever since I posted and I'm sorry.

A ukulele is worth what someone will pay for it.

Well done for recognising your error.

As an overlapping point there is a general problem with forums in that any offered well intentioned comment or advice can, for a broad variety of reasons, be badly received. It’s also very difficult to phrase things in a way that avoids any potential issues - I’ve not managed it myself yet, but I’m trying - and sometimes it’s just better to leave a topic or comment alone - I’m not so good at that either. It’s just my opinion, but for what it’s worth folk are well served by being open to and tolerant of views that they don’t agree with. When they are not they then miss opportunities to learn from others and to check the validity of their own beliefs.

I hope that the OP has already sold his instrument, but if not then perhaps the bumps on this thread will help and in time someone will agree a sale with him.

aremick
01-15-2018, 03:46 AM
Well done for recognising your error.

As an overlapping point there is a general problem with forums in that any offered well intentioned comment or advice can, for a broad variety of reasons, be badly received. It’s also very difficult to phrase things in a way that avoids any potential issues - I’ve not managed it myself yet, but I’m trying - and sometimes it’s just better to leave a topic or comment alone - I’m not so good at that either. It’s just my opinion, but for what it’s worth folk are well served by being open to and tolerant of views that they don’t agree with. When they are not they then miss opportunities to learn from others and to check the validity of their own beliefs.

I hope that the OP has already sold his instrument, but if not then perhaps the bumps on this thread will help and in time someone will agree a sale with him.

Thanks for the comment, Graham!

aremick
02-24-2018, 11:43 AM
Hmmm. Maybe I should consider offers...

Regmon
02-25-2018, 05:19 AM
Why is there a long thread? The gentleman is trying to sell an instrument regardless of the price.

Choirguy
02-25-2018, 07:15 AM
This is the result of several conversations with UU members of considerable standing. Of course one can ask what one wants and then the asking is usually negotiable. Adding cases etc helps, plus maybe free shipping.

My general rule of thumb is 70% from new retail if not “vintage” and collectible (e.g. old Martins)—and that goes for anything that I sell, too.

I don’t buy ukuleles as an investment...I buy them to play...and I expect to lose money when I sell them, and to save money if I buy them used. I’m working up the nerve to sell some of my instruments to pay towards my recent acquisitions—or to buy other things (Gotoh UPTs).

Best wishes to the OP for the sale...Mainlands are all good ukuleles, and the cedar models are very nice (a concert is on my wishlist).

aremick
03-21-2018, 03:02 AM
Here's a twin (not mine) in Concert, if anyone is interested...

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?131899-Mainland-Concert-(rosewood-w-red-cedar-top)

Jerryc41
03-21-2018, 04:08 AM
Would anyone be interested in taking a cedar top Mainland soprano off my hands?

Gold geared tuners with amber buttons, Martin strings. padded case.

$225+Shipping

A coincidence. I've been considering this uke, but with friction tuners - gold and amber. For $14 more I could get a new one and not have to buy and install the tuners and deal with the remaining screw holes. It's a nice uke, and my mind will process this during the day. So tempting!

I had a mahogany Mainland that I swapped with someone for a tenor that was too big for her. I miss the little guy.

aremick
03-28-2018, 05:21 AM
OK. $210

But you pay shipping.