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billcarr
03-13-2013, 09:53 AM
Just browsing Ebay and came upon a seller with a large number of factory blem ukes. lanakai?

I have no connection with the seller. Just thought it might be of interest.

Link:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?_nkw=blem&_sacat=0&_odkw=&_osacat=0&_armrs=1&_ssn=butlermusic

Bill

drbekken
03-13-2013, 10:31 AM
Just browsing Ebay and came upon a seller with a large number of factory blem ukes. lanakai?

I have no connection with the seller. Just thought it might be of interest.

Link:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?_nkw=blem&_sacat=0&_odkw=&_osacat=0&_armrs=1&_ssn=butlermusic

Bill

Check the thread 'Baritone Bargains' right here on the UU forum.

The Big Kahuna
03-13-2013, 10:42 AM
Love the Washburn parlour guitar.

Dave-0
03-13-2013, 10:50 AM
Thanks, but I think you're singing to the choir here man!

There are people here that scour eBay daily if not more often than that.....myself included.

Sven-Uke
03-13-2013, 09:12 PM
Just browsing Ebay and came upon a seller with a large number of factory blem ukes. lanakai?

I have no connection with the seller. Just thought it might be of interest.

Link:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?_nkw=blem&_sacat=0&_odkw=&_osacat=0&_armrs=1&_ssn=butlermusic

Bill

Thanks! Maybe I can find a Ubass I can afford :)

barefootgypsy
03-14-2013, 01:29 AM
Thanks, but I think you're singing to the choir here man!

There are people here that scour eBay daily if not more often than that.....myself included.Maybe, but it was thoughtful of the OP to post.

TG&Y
03-14-2013, 01:44 AM
Thanks for the heads-up Bill. Wouldn't have seen it otherwise. That's quite a selection. A weak will could land a guy in a lot of trouble there. Good thing for me about the and not the $.
Note sure why the autoharps are calling out to me. And the resonator, and the banjolele, and the...

NoKaOi
03-14-2013, 02:42 AM
It's somewhat encouraging when B-stock is advertised as such, and even more so when the seller happens to be an authorize dealer! A number of UNAUTHORIZED sellers offer products which are often procured from 3rd parties, some of which actually include "blems" &/or B-stock, but are not represented as such, being that there is little recourse from the manufacturer to those sellers, unlike buying from a factory approved vendor.

Many companies list some of the bogus sellers -- online & otherwise on their respective sites. Here is a link to Kala's dealer page that lists some unauthorized Ebayers & online sellers of their products -- caveat emptor in dealing with these chaps -- NO factory support or warranty coverage in the event of a mishap, you're on your own! http://kalaukulele.com/DealersUNAuthorized.html

billcarr
03-16-2013, 12:19 AM
Well the other thread was all about baritone ukes. I was looking for an inexpensive but decent tenor to have on my boat for the summer season. I wouldn’t dare leave my $2000 koa on there. I also wanted a uke I could do some fettling on to learn a bit about set up, strings and such.

I bought a Lanikai laminate mahogany for 69 bucks. There is a small gap under the edge of the bridge but otherwise it should be fine. I figure I can fill the cap with a mixture of wood glue and African Blackwood dust that I can make from a broken bagpipe part I have.

I see this same model sold on Amazon for about $80 but shipping to me here in Norway is always a hassle.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350716877830?

I’m happy… :)

Bill