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    Hmm. I've just had a thought. Most of these...

    Hmm. I've just had a thought. Most of these vintage ukes must have been exposed to much cigarette smoke, as decades ago smoking was extremely common. How has this affected the vintage ukes you run...
  2. Please post about it after you return.

    Please post about it after you return.
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    You have a selfless heart of gold.

    You have a selfless heart of gold.
  4. That sounds like a great idea.

    That sounds like a great idea.
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    Uke shaped Nukes.

    Uke shaped Nukes.
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    We are counting on you to find a way. In the...

    We are counting on you to find a way. In the meantime you have piqued my interest. I must fins a Konter to smell. Would it be odd if, after locating one and bothering the sales staff to bring it...
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    Either you have incredibly poor English skills or...

    Either you have incredibly poor English skills or you are incredibly rude. "If you have normal intelligence, you can understand this causal relationship. If you steal, you will be arrested. If you...
  8. Thread: UKE Republic

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    I have no opinion as to whether Mike made a...

    I have no opinion as to whether Mike made a mistake or not in setting up Alan's uke. However, the ONLY pertinent point is that he and his friends played it for 2 weeks and damaged it in the process....
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    The Clara is valuable but isn't it supposed to be...

    The Clara is valuable but isn't it supposed to be rugged and extremely difficult to damage? Combined with the abs case, how could there be a problem. I'm still confused why something that is...
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    Amazon is being sued by some manufacturers for...

    Amazon is being sued by some manufacturers for co-mingling inventory so that some "sold by amazon" items were actually fakes of poor quality. You should return the item, as it probably isn't from...
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    UAS has gotten people to buy loads of ukes,...

    UAS has gotten people to buy loads of ukes, including new ukes. Since most people who buy lots don't seem to want to keep every uke they buy, I would guess that the inventory of used ukes searching...
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    There are enough ukuleles made in Vietnam,...

    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 would be surprised if Kala, being a successful...
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    Poll: Wow. Quite interesting. Liked the Koa the best. I...

    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, though I do't know f it's true, that the wood on a...
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    Would a 1 word response "no" suffice?

    Would a 1 word response "no" suffice?
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    Bargaining in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia...

    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 asking price. I'm nowhere as brave and go for 1/3....
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    If room for the uke is the issue, would donating...

    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 that count as getting your money's worth so that...
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    They just say "best offer accepted" and the...

    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 buyer and seller, and only they have it show up in...
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    Seeing that everyone wants to offer you 40% less,...

    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 price.
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    In all fairness, you did leave out some...

    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 accept return requests within a week, despite this they...
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    So good to hear your side of the story Mike. I...

    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 how to play that action - much less buzzing now...
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    "daily rate after being out of work sick for 30...

    "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 operative word is after. There would be no point in making...
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    Sorry, but that sounds revolting. You could just...

    Sorry, but that sounds revolting. You could just use your choice of fragrant wood chips.
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    I have purchased from them and had no problems...

    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 rather than be as kind as Alan ad allow them to...
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    Some people are just really nice and try to have...

    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 understand why they would choose to take it to a...
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    I have only purchased strings from them, which...

    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 "coming soon", and the second is that, unlike Mim,...
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