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webby
08-07-2012, 07:40 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-C1927-MARTIN-5K-UKULELE-UKE-/190694149630?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c6641cdfe#ht_4300wt_928


Is this over the top or what ???

The Big Kahuna
08-07-2012, 07:56 PM
Considering you could buy a pair of DeVines and a pair of Chuck Moore Ukes for that, I'd have to say yes.

mm stan
08-07-2012, 07:57 PM
Aloha Webby,
A couple weeks ago it was 20,000.00 probally had no bites... and I seen better condition ones...

Hippie Dribble
08-07-2012, 07:59 PM
na, no probs webby, I'll just go raid the money jar...we got lots of 5cent pieces in there, I'm sure it'll get me close :p

The Big Kahuna
08-07-2012, 08:11 PM
na, no probs webby, I'll just go raid the money jar...we got lots of 5cent pieces in there, I'm sure it'll get me close :p

The Australian 5c piece weighs 2.83 grams

$ 18,500 worth of 5c pieces would weigh 2,308lbs

Take into account the cost of shipping the payment to the vendor, that's all I'm sayin'

webby
08-07-2012, 08:12 PM
there was an Australian movie a few years back called "The Castle" (aussies will know it), there was a classic line in that when the son was looking at prices in a second hand goods magazine and was asking his dad if the prices on things were reasonable, the standard reply from his dad on every item was..... "Tell him he's dreaming".

i think that applies here. :)

Hippie Dribble
08-07-2012, 09:10 PM
The Australian 5c piece weighs 2.83 grams

$ 18,500 worth of 5c pieces would weigh 2,308lbs

Take into account the cost of shipping the payment to the vendor, that's all I'm sayin'

yep BigK, that's a dealbreaker...bummer :biglaugh:

The Big Kahuna
08-07-2012, 10:53 PM
Never mind Eugene, I've managed to find an early clip of you when you worked as musical director for the Australian Consulate...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJTTra34S_0

Barbablanca
08-07-2012, 11:54 PM
You'd think that with that asking price they would at least offer free shipping!!!

1931jim
08-08-2012, 03:14 AM
I am tempted because it was made the same year my mummy and daddy made me. HaHa!!
I don't like the rusty fasteners on the case. What is Martin's last name.?

vanflynn
08-08-2012, 03:15 AM
You'd think that with that asking price they would at least offer free shipping!!!

yeah, that extra $19.26 must really cut into his profit margin

Lideruke
08-08-2012, 03:16 AM
Not too long ago, this was listed at $25,000