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strumsilly
01-20-2013, 01:34 AM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0056I7ACM/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

kvehe
01-20-2013, 01:40 AM
Oh, that's funny. Thanks for the first laugh of the day. I received the exact same uke less than a week ago - what a bargain at less than $50! For a while - I don't know if it's still there - Amazon had a pack of Aquilas for something like $600, or maybe it was $900.

ichadwick
01-20-2013, 02:23 AM
Yeah, I have had similar experience buying books from Amazon. Used books - not even rare books - listed for hundreds of dollars, when the same book was on Abebooks for $10-$20.

wayfarer75
01-20-2013, 04:04 AM
Must be a limited edition color! Priceless!

Doc_J
01-20-2013, 04:37 AM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0056I7ACM/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

But it does include free shipping. :D

whatevershebringswesing
01-20-2013, 04:43 AM
Yes.........................

Lalz
01-20-2013, 08:08 AM
I was going to buy a book there the other day. Price asked for used copy, 1991 edition: 500 dollars! Supposedly because it's "rare"?? You can buy the exact same copy, same edition, for 25 dollars if you order it from the editor. Only new, not used. lol

experimentjon
01-20-2013, 08:23 AM
Amazon uses a pricing algorithm on many of its items to achieve an ideal mix of volume and profit on its items. So on thinly traded merchandise, prices can move dramatically sometimes.

In the case of the OP's link, looks like a merchant didn't want to delete their listing in their Marketplace account, and just left it as a placeholder at $9999.

UkuleleThreads
01-20-2013, 08:32 AM
The price of starter level ukes have been going up recently, but this is ridiculous! The good news is I have several of these ukuleles, so if this is the new going price, it was a great investment!

OldePhart
01-20-2013, 09:14 AM
I ordered five - need to get them before the price goes up again!

Steedy
01-20-2013, 10:32 AM
I know the Red Dolphins are highly prized, but WOW! :)

stevepetergal
01-20-2013, 10:32 AM
Says right there, "Easy on the wallet".

Harold O.
01-20-2013, 10:36 AM
I know the Red Dolphins are highly prized, but WOW! :)

You get a Red Dolphin for $50, but the permit runs $9,949...

Nickie
01-20-2013, 01:37 PM
LOL, you guys kill me...

Nicko
01-20-2013, 02:11 PM
You haven't heard about the global shortage of red? Kala has cornered the market. Valentine's Day is going to be a back-breaker!

poppy
01-21-2013, 08:22 AM
I will say one thing for Amazon they do honor listed price. I order K cups from them fairly regularly, I came across a listing that I knew was way low ,about $50 actually. The next day the price was back to normal and I was waiting for the apoligeetic e mail when the product arrived with an invoice at the low price . The do service the customer nicely.

kvehe
01-21-2013, 09:05 AM
I will say one thing for Amazon they do honor listed price. I order K cups from them fairly regularly, I came across a listing that I knew was way low ,about $50 actually. The next day the price was back to normal and I was waiting for the apoligeetic e mail when the product arrived with an invoice at the low price . The do service the customer nicely.

True. I had the same thing happen with a clarinet.

SailingUke
01-21-2013, 09:33 AM
I've got several new in the box (even discontinued burst color) I will sell for far less.

Gillian
01-21-2013, 01:50 PM
I will say one thing for Amazon they do honor listed price. I order K cups from them fairly regularly, I came across a listing that I knew was way low ,about $50 actually. The next day the price was back to normal and I was waiting for the apoligeetic e mail when the product arrived with an invoice at the low price . The do service the customer nicely.

K cups? what are those? you mean like these?

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stevepetergal
01-21-2013, 02:49 PM
I know the Red Dolphins are highly prized, but WOW! :)

Calm down. That includes a really good set-up.