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    To be honest, I don’t want a 10k uke even if I could afford it. I cannot imagine the amount of fear that I will have that I could in any way, intentional or not, to put a tiny ding on it.

    I would do so much extra stuff to keep the uke safe and likely be so ever careful when playing. Most probably I don’t even play it at all. Of course, different people differ strokes.
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    To me, a retired nurse, my Loprinzi might as well be a MB.
    IT already shows wear from strumming it (Not scratches) and I don't mind, really, it just has that "I've been played" look.
    As many UUers have stated here, I don't buy my ukes for looks, even though I like them to be pretty, I buy them to play the heck out of.
    If I was crazy rich enough to afford $10K ukes, they would probably look played before long. And I wouldn't mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickie View Post
    To me, a retired nurse, my Loprinzi might as well be a MB.
    IT already shows wear from strumming it (Not scratches) and I don't mind, really, it just has that "I've been played" look.
    As many UUers have stated here, I don't buy my ukes for looks, even though I like them to be pretty, I buy them to play the heck out of.
    If I was crazy rich enough to afford $10K ukes, they would probably look played before long. And I wouldn't mind.
    Agreed with you. A kamaka entry level would be my MB. I would play it like it’s a 50 bucks ukulele too.
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    What a mess. It wasn’t “fair” because people that wanted it were not able to bid. It was over by the time Corey got back to me that even he wasn’t able to bid for the customer. And right after that my server tells me they closed part of the extension 4 hours earlier. But with that said, I didn’t end the auction. It closed and someone won and they did everything by the rules. So I have to sell it to them and hope for forgiveness from others. I really do feel horrible. And I feel like this is TMI for UU but I opened the can of worms so I thought I should close it up.

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    Andrew, this was a bad situation for all involved I think. However, as you stated since the auction closed, the buyer won the item and played by the rules, so they should be awarded the item. I know others that wanted to bid are frustrated and disappointed, but I personally think you did the right thing here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewKuker View Post
    What a mess. It wasn’t “fair” because people that wanted it were not able to bid. It was over by the time Corey got back to me that even he wasn’t able to bid for the customer. And right after that my server tells me they closed part of the extension 4 hours earlier. But with that said, I didn’t end the auction. It closed and someone won and they did everything by the rules. So I have to sell it to them and hope for forgiveness from others. I really do feel horrible. And I feel like this is TMI for UU but I opened the can of worms so I thought I should close it up.
    I guess the best way forward is to beg Chuck to make more ukuleles....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewKuker View Post
    What a mess. It wasn’t “fair” because people that wanted it were not able to bid. It was over by the time Corey got back to me that even he wasn’t able to bid for the customer. And right after that my server tells me they closed part of the extension 4 hours earlier. But with that said, I didn’t end the auction. It closed and someone won and they did everything by the rules. So I have to sell it to them and hope for forgiveness from others. I really do feel horrible. And I feel like this is TMI for UU but I opened the can of worms so I thought I should close it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrdr View Post
    I guess the best way forward is to beg Chuck to make more ukuleles....
    It would be great if the bidders could get first dibs on Chuck's ukuleles. Just my thoughts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewKuker View Post
    What a mess. It wasn’t “fair” because people that wanted it were not able to bid. It was over by the time Corey got back to me that even he wasn’t able to bid for the customer. And right after that my server tells me they closed part of the extension 4 hours earlier. But with that said, I didn’t end the auction. It closed and someone won and they did everything by the rules. So I have to sell it to them and hope for forgiveness from others. I really do feel horrible. And I feel like this is TMI for UU but I opened the can of worms so I thought I should close it up.
    Andrew, IDK what happened, but it sounds fishy.
    Sorry you had less than a great experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewKuker View Post
    What a mess. It wasn’t “fair” because people that wanted it were not able to bid. It was over by the time Corey got back to me that even he wasn’t able to bid for the customer. And right after that my server tells me they closed part of the extension 4 hours earlier. But with that said, I didn’t end the auction. It closed and someone won and they did everything by the rules. So I have to sell it to them and hope for forgiveness from others. I really do feel horrible. And I feel like this is TMI for UU but I opened the can of worms so I thought I should close it up.
    I was one of the bidders but I get it Andrew. No harm, no foul and nobody died so no big deal.

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