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jbb
12-09-2011, 09:05 AM
I purchased a KoAloha D-VI from MGM last Christmas as well as a KoAloha Tenor for my girlfriend in hopes that we would learn to play together. She loves her Tenor but I haven't even touched my D-VI, just don't have the time.

So I'm selling my brand new KoAloha D-VI tuned by MGM for $700 plus shipping. It comes with an O'ahu hard case as well as the humidity "rope" that MGM included with the ukulele. I have made sure to maintain sufficient humidity in the case since I purchased the ukulele.

I will accept the following payment methods: Cashiers Check, Money Order, WU (If you need the uke as quickly as possible), or COD.

If paying by COD make sure to have your money order/cashiers check ready for the delivery person and also make sure to open the package and inspect the contents before accepting the shipment.

If you would like any more pictures just let me know.


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EDIT:

Buyer did not want to pay the shipping charges so this uke is still available.

It is all packed up and ready to ship. If your interested just PM me your zip code and I will get a shipping quote for you. I am located in NC. You can also get your own shipping quote by using the following shipment details:

Shipping From zip code: 27712 if sent by December 26th or 28269 if sent after December 26th (currently at in-laws for Christmas hence the 27712 zip code)
Shipping To zip code: Your zip code
Package Weight: Doesn't matter, put in 5lbs
Package Shape: Rectangular
Package Dimensions: 37" L, 18" W, 11" H
Insurance: $800
COD Amount: $700 + shipping

FYI: Shipping quotes to California are:

USPS Parcel Post with insurance and COD: About $45. COD adds about $8 to the shipping charge.
UPS Ground with insurance and COD: About $80. COD adds about $10 to the shipping charge.
FedEx Ground with insurance and COD: About $80. COD adds about $10 to the shipping charge.

provines
12-09-2011, 09:22 AM
Hmmm.... First post and will only accept cash...

Do you have any references folks can call? You phone number would be helpful. Where are you located? Can people drop by and inspect it in person?

jbb
12-09-2011, 09:36 AM
Located in Charlotte, North Carolina. I do not only accept cash, I will accept COD which is the most risk free option available for a buyer. With COD if you aren't satisfied with the item you tape it back up and refuse the shipment. PayPal offers ZERO protection for the seller which is why I will not accept it. I do not post phone numbers on public forums, sorry.

I am selling a few high dollar items to members on the TalonAirgun forum, shipped a package out today and will be shipping another tomorrow. I guess I could get a potential buyer in contact with them after they receive their items sometime next week.

If a reputable member here wants to inspect it in person that would be fine.

I will accept Escrow as well but fees are much higher than COD.

Should I take another picture of the ukulele with a UkuleleUnderground note next to it?

Markr1
12-09-2011, 12:57 PM
You probably should put a sign up with the pic due to some people being anal about it. If I were looking for one of these I wouldn't have a problem buying from you. Nice looking 6 string you have there.
Located in Charlotte, North Carolina. I do not only accept cash, I will accept COD which is the most risk free option available for a buyer. With COD if you aren't satisfied with the item you tape it back up and refuse the shipment. PayPal offers ZERO protection for the seller which is why I will not accept it. I do not post phone numbers on public forums, sorry.

I am selling a few high dollar items to members on the TalonAirgun forum, shipped a package out today and will be shipping another tomorrow. I guess I could get a potential buyer in contact with them after they receive their items sometime next week.

If a reputable member here wants to inspect it in person that would be fine.

I will accept Escrow as well but fees are much higher than COD.

Should I take another picture of the ukulele with a UkuleleUnderground note next to it?

Markr1
12-09-2011, 02:17 PM
Just what exactly is this? I've seen them on eBay. I'm guessing it's a ukulele that's strung like a guitar giving the way the strings are laid out. Is it tuned the same as a guitar?

jbb
12-09-2011, 03:38 PM
Yes, it's a 6 string ukulele. It's been a year now since I researched and purchased the D-VI but I believe it is tuned regular ADGCEA and you can also tune to relative slack key. If I'm wrong I'm sure someone will come and correct me.

3nails4holes
12-09-2011, 05:32 PM
i'm in the charlotte area.

if it would help the uu community to feel safe about the sale, i could meet you, jbb. play the uke and let everyone know of its real existence and general condition.

what say you? i'm also very curious to hear/play one of koaloha's d-vi ukes.

drop me a note.

jbb
12-12-2011, 05:31 AM
i'm in the charlotte area.

if it would help the uu community to feel safe about the sale, i could meet you, jbb. play the uke and let everyone know of its real existence and general condition.

what say you? i'm also very curious to hear/play one of koaloha's d-vi ukes.

drop me a note.

If a prospective buyer would like someone to inspect the ukulele before buying I would have no problem with meeting up with you. Which area of Charlotte do you reside?

PoiDog
12-12-2011, 05:36 AM
Not for nothing, but if I were in the market for a guitalele, I'd likely be all over this.

jbb
12-14-2011, 02:18 PM
Not for nothing, but if I were in the market for a guitalele, I'd likely be all over this.

I thought that would be the attitude around here but haven't received any offers yet. I think I payed around $1000-$1100 from MGM so $700 would be around a 30% discount.

If anyone would like more information or additional pictures just let me know.

MickeyRat
12-14-2011, 04:48 PM
Hi Jbb,

I will buy this from you. I'm new to UU also, just for this purchase, but also been intending too. I'm a long long time "100%" positives ebayer, so I'm sure we can swing this quickly, as you sound like a straight up gent as well. I'm not experience with forums, however, so I'm not sure of the next step. Do we somehow exchange our email addresses or phone numbers? Can a fellow UU member provide quick advice on the best way to transact a UU sale for us. I DO find a quick chat for items of this value always brings comfort to everyone. COD is great risk-free option for both--much appreciated. Best Regards, MickeyRat.

Gmoney
12-14-2011, 04:56 PM
Hi Jbb,

I will buy this from you. I'm new to UU also, just for this purchase, but also been intending too. I'm a long long time "100%" positives ebayer, so I'm sure we can swing this quickly, as you sound like a straight up gent as well. I'm not experience with forums, however, so I'm not sure of the next step. Do we somehow exchange our email addresses or phone numbers? Can a fellow UU member provide quick advice on the best way to transact a UU sale for us. I DO find a quick chat for items of this value always brings comfort to everyone. COD is great risk-free option for both--much appreciated. Best Regards, MickeyRat.

You can click on the sellers name & "Private Message" him to swap necessary contact information. Looks like a GREAT deal on this uke!

MickeyRat
12-14-2011, 05:05 PM
...ah, MickeyRat here again...now I've got it figured out, I think...will email you directly via the private option. Oops. Slow on the uptake here. That's why I usually stick to 4 strings only--that's about all I can handle...but I'd like to stretch my brain with yours. : )

jbb
12-20-2011, 05:57 AM
Buyer did not want to pay the shipping charges so this uke is still available.

It is all packed up and ready to ship. If your interested just PM me your zip code and I will get a shipping quote for you. I am located in NC. You can also get your own shipping quote by using the following shipment details:

Shipping From zip code: 27712 if sent by December 26th or 28269 if sent after December 26th (currently at in-laws for Christmas hence the 27712 zip code)
Shipping To zip code: Your zip code
Package Weight: Doesn't matter, put in 5lbs
Package Shape: Rectangular
Package Dimensions: 37" L, 18" W, 11" H
Insurance: $800
COD Amount: $700 + shipping

FYI: Shipping quotes to California are:

USPS Parcel Post with insurance and COD: About $45. COD adds about $8 to the shipping charge.
UPS Ground with insurance and COD: About $80. COD adds about $10 to the shipping charge.
FedEx Ground with insurance and COD: About $80. COD adds about $10 to the shipping charge.

uke4life
12-20-2011, 03:39 PM
Just wondering any reason you don't use PayPal? It's safe for the buyer and seller and many would be willing to split the fees.

Drew Bear
12-20-2011, 03:54 PM
Interesting how two extra strings reduce value. A standard 4 string KoAloha Tenor at this price would have been scooped up in minutes.

An enterprising person on Oahu (may not be worth shipping costs for others) could find out how much it would cost to replace nut & bridge to convert this to a 4 string tenor. I'm assuming the 4 lower tuners could still be used as-is.


The D-VI 6-String Tenor Ukulele is a unique ukulele. It has a Tenor Ukulele body and Gloss Finish. It also shares the same sound as the Tenor, however it can be tuned just like a guitar...

3nails4holes
12-20-2011, 04:55 PM
Interesting how two extra strings reduce value. A standard 4 string KoAloha Tenor at this price would have been scooped up in minutes.

An enterprising person on Oahu (may not be worth shipping costs for others) could find out how much it would cost to replace nut & bridge to convert this to a 4 string tenor. I'm assuming the 4 lower tuners could still be used as-is.

that's an interesting conversion idea. but if you look at the pics on koaloha's site, you'll see that the fretboard for the d-vi is noticeably wider that the normal tenor.

a classical guitar fretboard is wider than a regular acoustic guitar. so, it's not unheard of.

Drew Bear
12-20-2011, 05:17 PM
that's an interesting conversion idea. but if you look at the pics on koaloha's site, you'll see that the fretboard for the d-vi is noticeably wider that the normal tenor.
Of course! I thought I might be missing something. Best play it as it was designed.

coolkayaker1
12-20-2011, 05:28 PM
Just a thought to original poster: it's a fine instrument, certainly. Takes a special buyer, one who can appreciate the six strings. For the 30% discount you offer it for, did you contact KoAloha? They're great folks, as you know, and they may buy it back from you. You paid $1100--so they profited once. They sell blems and seconds in their shop on the wall and may well check it out, set it up again, and sell it on the wall for $850 or so. Win-win. Just a thought.

jbb
12-21-2011, 06:09 AM
Just wondering any reason you don't use PayPal? It's safe for the buyer and seller and many would be willing to split the fees.

PayPal is NOT safe for the seller. If a buyer for any reason decides he wants his money back PayPal will do it. I had a customer the year before last charge back a whole years worth of orders (over $1000) and PayPal happily accepted them all even after I sent prior correspondence with the buyer telling me how happy he was with the products and sending tracking information for EVERY order. After that fiasco we canceled our PayPal account and got a real merchant account.

PayPal does not protect sellers, end of story.

jbb
12-21-2011, 06:10 AM
Just a thought to original poster: it's a fine instrument, certainly. Takes a special buyer, one who can appreciate the six strings. For the 30% discount you offer it for, did you contact KoAloha? They're great folks, as you know, and they may buy it back from you. You paid $1100--so they profited once. They sell blems and seconds in their shop on the wall and may well check it out, set it up again, and sell it on the wall for $850 or so. Win-win. Just a thought.

Interesting idea. I currently have another interested buyer, if he ends up not wanting it I will get in touch with them. Thanks.

GVlog
12-21-2011, 02:38 PM
Interesting how two extra strings reduce value. A standard 4 string KoAloha Tenor at this price would have been scooped up in minutes.
I'd buy it but I have necessities that are eating into my budget right now. I'd prefer a D-VI.

To the OP, just be patient. The right buyer will come along.

3nails4holes
12-28-2011, 10:28 AM
i showed up today to evaluate the ukulele at the address provided by the original poster. via pm's i thought we had the day decided upon.

you'll have to draw your own conclusions. but...

it was a seemingly empty office with no signs or placards on the door in an industrial office complex. there were small boxes in one side office and some items in a rear coffee area. the front office area was empty save dangling phone and maybe ethernet cables. i'll attach pics later if needed.

i stopped by twice that day with the same result. i knocked on front and rear doors with no result. i was given no name or phone number for additional contact possibilities.

oh well.

Snorky
12-28-2011, 12:12 PM
wow that sounds like a horror movie in the making!

Thank you for checking it out o.o

lookingforcurly
12-28-2011, 12:33 PM
I started to buy this, but there were too many signs that said "buyer beware". Glad I let my intuition guide me over my desire for the ukulele.

Kanaka916
01-16-2012, 06:51 AM
I'm closing this thread as the OP has not responded or updated the thread. Contact me via PM if you have any questions.