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Ziret
07-24-2018, 03:06 PM
I hope this is OK. Please check my listing for my Timms koa uke on Ebay. I've sold--and bought--quite a few ukes here on UU, but this time I'm selling on Ebay because I didn't know what price to set. My reason for selling is simply that I feel bad having so much money tied up in so many ukuleles--and having three sopranos.

The uke sounds great, of course. Intonation is good. There is a slight amount of dishing in front of the bridge due to the extremely light build. This doesn't affect play, sound, or intonation. There aren't any strum marks, scratches, etc. The description on Ebay and the photos, are accurate. It has been upgraded with Gotoh UPT tuners.

Thanks for your interest. I'm happy to answer questions. I'll ship it well packed in two boxes, but no case is included.

If you use the link below to purchase, I don't think I have to pay a fee to Ebay. You'll still be covered by Ebay and PayPal policies.

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575378759&campid=5338273189&customid=&icep_item=323365409128&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg&toolid=11111

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Ukecaster
07-24-2018, 04:03 PM
Say it ain't so! But, I understand totally about having too many sopranos. It's a beauty. Good luck with the sale. It will be fun watching this one on eBay, being such a unique Timms. I'm making some popcorn now :D

Ziret
07-24-2018, 04:17 PM
LOL! Thanks, John.

UkerDanno
07-24-2018, 04:59 PM
Wow, just wow! I've always wanted a Timms, but a koa Timms!!! OMG!

DPO
07-24-2018, 05:07 PM
Just out of interest what makes you think you won't have to pay an eBay fee?

ukeinfused
07-24-2018, 05:39 PM
Omigosh...

Ziret
07-24-2018, 07:01 PM
Just out of interest what makes you think you won't have to pay an eBay fee?

When I was done listing it, eBay provided a link I could share, and it said that I wouldn't have to pay a fee if that was where the sale originated. At least that's what I read it as. Maybe someone on here with more eBay experience and expertise can clarify that for me. I can't even tell the difference between a minimum price and a reserve listing. Reading their help files is like entering a maze of dead ends.

Ziret
07-24-2018, 07:02 PM
Sorry I just realized the photos are dark. I'll fix them tomorrow.

Jddewitt81
07-24-2018, 07:29 PM
That’s a beauty!!

Lacerta
07-25-2018, 12:36 AM
This is beautiful - second on my dream list!

Jerryc41
07-25-2018, 01:16 AM
Just out of interest what makes you think you won't have to pay an eBay fee?

Like death and taxes, you can add fees by eBay and PayPal to the "inevitable" list. Reverb charges much less, something like 2.9%. They even give you the opportunity to lie, cheat, and steal. When you mark the item sold, they ask if it was sold outside of Reverb, in which case, there would be no fee.

Jerryc41
07-25-2018, 01:19 AM
If you use the link below to purchase, I don't think I have to pay a fee to Ebay. You'll still be covered by Ebay and PayPal policies.

[I]http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575378759&campid=5338273189&customid=&icep_item=323365409128&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg&toolid=11111


A suggestion: Rather than have the bidding begin at $650, have it begin at $0.99. I believe the fee is lower. You can have a reserve price (which adds a fee of its own) so people can at least start bidding, but you will be guaranteed to sell it (or not) at no less than $650.

mineymole
07-25-2018, 03:36 AM
Why not just set a dream price for it here and see what happens?

EDW
07-25-2018, 04:07 AM
Another option to consider is to set a dream price "buy it now" on ebay, but allow people to make offers. Sometimes that is a lot less of a hassle than the auction.

Ziret
07-25-2018, 12:21 PM
Thanks for all the advice about eBay, etc. I'll think about it.

Ukecaster
07-25-2018, 12:25 PM
This is beautiful - second on my dream list!

Second? What's first?

Ziret
07-25-2018, 12:46 PM
Here are the edited photos. Slightly better.

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Lacerta
07-25-2018, 01:19 PM
Second? What's first?

One of these. Cash waiting!

ukeinfused
07-25-2018, 01:31 PM
One of these. Cash waiting!

What is it???

Lacerta
07-25-2018, 01:42 PM
A Weissenborn style 2. I have a style 1 (without the rope binding), which is great, but the style 2 is the one for me.

ukeinfused
07-25-2018, 01:48 PM
A Weissenborn style 2. I have a style 1 (without the rope binding), which is great, but the style 2 is the one for me.

Cool-o.
Jogging my memory - is that the same brand as a very famous and much desired banjo-uke?
Or... maybe it's a lap steel i'm thinking of.

Guess i'm off track. Fun to see others' dreams.
Teri, hope you don't mind the 'bumps'.

Lacerta
07-25-2018, 10:38 PM
Cool-o.
Jogging my memory - is that the same brand as a very famous and much desired banjo-uke?
Or... maybe it's a lap steel i'm thinking of.

It's the lapsteel. Phenomenal sounding instruments

Ziret
07-26-2018, 07:43 AM
They are cool looking. Wunderkammer makes a replica, don't they? They are very cool, as well.

I think this Timms sounds like it was transported from the 1920s. More even than a mahogany Timms, or at any rate, the mahogany Timms I had.

EDW
07-26-2018, 08:26 AM
Are you the original owner of the this, or did you buy it second hand?

Ziret
07-26-2018, 08:31 AM
I think I'm the second owner.

Kenn2018
08-09-2018, 06:47 PM
Really a lovely instrument. If I played a soprano...