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    Today, 10:12 AM
    AQUATOPAZ replied to a thread Effect of tariffs in Uke Talk
    There are enough ukuleles made in Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia. I assume some of the Chinese production will be shifted to other places as well. I...
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    Today, 09:26 AM
    Wow. Quite interesting. Liked the Koa the best. I wonder if a sound comparison with plastic vs wooden fretboard would show a difference. I've heard,...
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    Today, 07:03 AM
    Would a 1 word response "no" suffice?
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    Today, 06:59 AM
    Bargaining in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia on EVERYTHING is an art form. A good friend was the best at this and typically started at 25% of the...
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    Today, 06:51 AM
    If room for the uke is the issue, would donating it or gifting it count? If you play a $360 uke every day for 6 months (a cup of coffee a day), would...
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    Today, 06:46 AM
    They just say "best offer accepted" and the original price crossed out, they don't show the actual selling price. That is kept confidential to the...
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    Yesterday, 08:20 PM
    Seeing that everyone wants to offer you 40% less, start the listing at close to, and just ever so slightly off. Maybe they will haggle closer to your...
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    Yesterday, 02:02 AM
    AQUATOPAZ replied to a thread UKE Republic in Uke Talk
    In all fairness, you did leave out some significant details in your original post. You returned the uke after 2 weeks (most retailers will only...
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    08-21-2019, 02:25 PM
    AQUATOPAZ replied to a thread UKE Republic in Uke Talk
    So good to hear your side of the story Mike. I know I purchased an RC Replica in Los Angeles, and they have a low action. It buzzed while I learned...
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    08-21-2019, 05:56 AM
    AQUATOPAZ replied to a thread Ukulele Insurance? in Uke Talk
    "daily rate after being out of work sick for 30 days" MEANS the clock starts after the 30 days are up, up to the maximum number of days. The...
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    08-21-2019, 05:39 AM
    AQUATOPAZ replied to a thread NUD: Martin C1K in Uke Talk
    Sorry, but that sounds revolting. You could just use your choice of fragrant wood chips.
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    08-20-2019, 05:24 PM
    AQUATOPAZ replied to a thread UKE Republic in Uke Talk
    I have purchased from them and had no problems and speedy shipment and if I had received a ukulele with problems I too would have asked for a refund...
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    08-20-2019, 11:07 AM
    AQUATOPAZ replied to a thread UKE Republic in Uke Talk
    Some people are just really nice and try to have faith problems can get fixed. If Alan had to pay return shipping after having it "fixed", I can...
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    08-19-2019, 01:13 PM
    AQUATOPAZ replied to a thread UKE Republic in Uke Talk
    I have only purchased strings from them, which were quickly shipped. I do have 2 qualms about their website. The first is that models always seem to...
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    08-19-2019, 10:37 AM
    AQUATOPAZ replied to a thread Sunset Fluke in Uke Talk
    It's gorgeous, but after 2 coats of gesso, and 4 coats of acrylic, what's it sound like compared to before? Or was it made as a wall hanger?
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    08-19-2019, 10:00 AM
    I LOVE Amazon, but I recently saw a newspaper article about a manufacturer who, after receiving complaints of inferior merchandise, started ordering...
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    08-19-2019, 04:08 AM
    AQUATOPAZ replied to a thread Another Timms on eBay in Uke Talk
    19 hours + left.
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    08-18-2019, 04:40 PM
    If it's the hard foam case, they are quite good.Had no problems with mine in over year of use.
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    08-17-2019, 08:15 AM
    AQUATOPAZ replied to a thread Ukulele Vanity Plates in Uke Talk
    Good luck. Remind them, you're just trying to bring some of your normal back to a devastated life. Traumatized survivors deserve a small amount of...
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    08-17-2019, 07:29 AM
    AQUATOPAZ replied to a thread I Love These Ratios! in Uke Talk
    No. I watched the installation video, and whoever installs them at HMS was saying how they install them as an option for those without rabbit ears,...
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    08-17-2019, 07:24 AM
    AQUATOPAZ replied to a thread I Love These Ratios! in Uke Talk
    Can't find the link, but it was on this forum. Contact HMS. They had the tuners a short while ago, and another UU member posted the link to the...
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    08-17-2019, 07:22 AM
    AQUATOPAZ replied to a thread I Love These Ratios! in Uke Talk
    I followed a link on this forum, but I can't find it right now. Maybe PM Andrew Kuker.
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    08-17-2019, 06:43 AM
    AQUATOPAZ replied to a thread Ukulele Vanity Plates in Uke Talk
    Have you noticed people giving you lots of space when you drive?
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    08-16-2019, 08:21 PM
    AQUATOPAZ replied to a thread I Love These Ratios! in Uke Talk
    On the HMS installation video it states that there are 2 sizes, and that you have to measure the depth on the head stock to make sure you order the...
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    08-16-2019, 11:25 AM
    AQUATOPAZ replied to a thread Shipping Costs in Uke Talk
    Easyship, Parcelmonkey and Shipgooder are all good for getting discounted shipping rates. Insurepost is a good way of buying insurance when you don't...
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    08-16-2019, 08:41 AM
    AQUATOPAZ replied to a thread Ukulele Vanity Plates in Uke Talk
    So sorry to hear you were in that Paradise fire. Is it possible to give them the burnt out licence plates? Was there anything left of them that could...
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    08-16-2019, 06:57 AM
    Your link is for an Amazon search, not a specific case. The hard cases were way over price and the soft cases were not "hard".
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    08-16-2019, 05:47 AM
    Thanks. I haven't tried the low g Phds yet, but when the wound string that came with my RC Replica unwinds, I wanted to try fluorocarbon. I doubt HMS...
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    08-16-2019, 05:38 AM
    AQUATOPAZ replied to a thread Shipping in the heat?! in Uke Talk
    Foam - if you can find some leftovers from other shipments, put around on all sides, as thick as you can. "Polystyrene and plastic foam are both...
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    08-16-2019, 05:33 AM
    Do you realize that none of your suggestions came anywhere near the $30 OP desires to spend on one?
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