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Zakulele
08-07-2010, 12:01 PM
3 days ago I was window shopping on ebay, and came across a Johnson brand Baritone ukulele with its seller claiming that it was given to him by Jack Johnson. There are no photographs of this uke with Jack Johnson nor is it signed or verified in any way. Also, I don't exactly find it realistic that he would own a economic-priced instrument, being mad rich and all. He had it listed at $500.00 reserve and a Buy It Now price of $750.00. I immediately call B.S. Fast forward to today and I find the listing again, this time changed to a $200.00 reserve and a Buy It Now price of $250.00. I message the seller, who has to no history on Ebay, "Pictures or it didn't happen.", He soon replied with this,
"I can't post pictures, the pictures show me and Jack Johnson smoking. But I assure you, it did happen, which is why I'm allowing returns."

In summary, this listing totally smells rotten.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Johnson-Ukulele-Owned-Jack-Johnson-/180543504136?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0

Markwell
08-07-2010, 12:45 PM
Definitely sounds like a lie. His reply dug the hole deeper, too.

bryanperk
08-07-2010, 12:55 PM
Yeah there's no way that thing is real... sounds like he just bought a baritone, realized he didn't like it, and is trying to make money off of some unknowing person. It's kinda sad haha

timmoore8
08-07-2010, 02:52 PM
Definitely do not do this. Even if he accepts returns, who is to say that you will ever get your money back. And I am pretty sure everyone knows jack smokes so tell him to send it any ways or bleep out his face kinda

MarySue
08-07-2010, 08:04 PM
Price appears to have dropped, it's now 200/250 buy it now.

fromthee2me
08-07-2010, 09:31 PM
" Hello I am Jack Johnson". . . . . . "that Baritone uke was indeed mine" ! I bought it of the estate of the late George Harrison, and had my surname put on the headstock! ;-)

Zakulele
08-08-2010, 04:19 AM
" Hello I am Jack Johnson". . . . . . "that Baritone uke was indeed mine" ! I bought it of the estate of the late George Harrison, and had my surname put on the headstock! ;-)

LOL, seriously if anybody has an ebay account, which I'm pretty sure most of us do, you need to just message him "Pictures or it didn't happen"

ukeeku
08-08-2010, 04:43 AM
But, it says johnson on the headstock!!!! :p

rpeters
08-08-2010, 05:39 AM
I just reported the item as fraudulent. I said he has no proof, and therefor is trying to trick customers into paying more for the item then it is worth.

Zakulele
08-08-2010, 08:35 AM
I just reported the item as fraudulent. I said he has no proof, and therefor is trying to trick customers into paying more for the item then it is worth.

Nice, I was going to report him,but I was having trouble navigating Ebay reporting system.

lindydanny
08-09-2010, 05:56 AM
Is it by the same company that made those "Big Johnson" shirts in the '90s? If so, count me in!

~DB

Mim
08-09-2010, 06:24 AM
Didn't you hear?! Jason Mraz walked into my shop and said it was the coolest place ever and that everyone should buy their ukuleles from me!!! Billy Joel popped in the other day and said I convinced him to drop the whole piano man thing and he is re-writing his song to "Ukulele Man". So, with 2 high-name celebrity endorsements under my belt everyone should buy from me!

Even if it did happen, if you buy it with no proof it is worth no more than your word. But, I agree, total scam.

Oh, and did you know I was featured on Oprah's favorite things? Buy away!!!

cletus
08-09-2010, 07:23 AM
Oh, and did you know I was featured on Oprah's favorite things? Buy away!!!

You looked "mahvelous" on TV!

dnewton2
08-09-2010, 07:33 AM
Wait so we don't think it is really Jack Johnson's uke????

I need to retract my bid. :)

jacothedog
08-09-2010, 02:49 PM
This economy is bringing out the best in ebay. He has another auction if you didn't notice. Warning!!!! Make sure there's nothing in you mouth when you click the link below, as you will spit it out in your fit of laughter!

Clickety clik here! (http://cgi.ebay.com/Zune-30-GB-Red-Owned-Jeff-Gordon-/180543819808?pt=Other_MP3_Players)

Zakulele
08-09-2010, 02:51 PM
If Ebay, had a police force, they would arrest this guy.

jacothedog
08-09-2010, 03:17 PM
OK - so I asked for picture of him with Jeff Gordon giving him the Zune. His reply:

"I do, but unfortunately, I just moved, and the pictures are on its way to my house as we speak."

MarySue
08-09-2010, 03:42 PM
You know, if the seller says, "I am not a scammer", that usually means they are.

MGM
08-09-2010, 04:45 PM
However if it is a Kamaka Cigarbox It would be Jack Johnsons as He bought mine

MGM
08-09-2010, 06:20 PM
Oh and whats wrong with two people smoking cigarettes lol

kalmario
08-09-2010, 06:53 PM
However if it is a Kamaka Cigarbox It would be Jack Johnsons as He bought mine

maybe thats why he is selling his baritone........

jacothedog
08-10-2010, 01:16 AM
Well, I asked if he could copy me on the Jeff Gordon pictures if they arrive at his house prior to the bid ending. His response: "They won't. It's coming by sea, which is an 8 week shipping date.

dnewton2
08-10-2010, 02:43 AM
Well, I asked if he could copy me on the Jeff Gordon pictures if they arrive at his house prior to the bid ending. His response: "They won't. It's coming by sea, which is an 8 week shipping date.

Thats funny that he has his Jack Johnson picture (but they are smoking) and not his Jeff Gordon picture.

schubs
08-10-2010, 06:47 PM
Hey The price lowered to $150/$200 buy it now. http://cgi.ebay.com/Johnson-Ukulele-Owned-by-Jack-Johnson_W0QQitemZ180544947836QQcategoryZ16224QQcmd ZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DSI C%26its%3DI%252BC%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFI CS%252BUFI%252BDDSIC%26otn%3D20%26pmod%3D180543504 136%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D6488608745642639264#ht_500 wt_1154

Chris Tarman
08-11-2010, 01:43 PM
Awwww man! If only he was selling Jack Johnson's Zune and Jeff Gordon's ukulele! Then I'd bid for sure!