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    Quote Originally Posted by kvehe View Post
    Okay, going against the grain here, but it seems pretty obvious to me that if this is the type of service you require, you need to either buy an instrument from Mim or choose a model that already has individual photos on the website in question.
    +1, concur

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    Quote Originally Posted by AQUATOPAZ View Post
    Sorry, but this thread was done with pure class. The vendor was never mentioned and a question was asked. If the OP felt that he wasn't getting an answer, it is understandable he would ask this question BEFORE following up since he didn't want to be unreasonable. Also, since it is a popular model, it makes sense that he wouldn't want to just wait some more with a follow up while the exact uke he wants is perhaps being sold. Apparently, time is of the essence. A customer has every right to ensure they are getting what they want. Are you insinuating that a benign question posted in this forum is wrong? This forum is to share opinions and questions, and the OP posted his/hers in the most respectful way possible.
    As per your own statement the OP was asking for opinions. I just gave mine, if you donít agree with me that is fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdenn View Post
    Wow, this got more responses than I expected. I appreciate all the encouragement and advice; it's been helpful in figuring out how to manage my expectations.

    I didn't want to name any names because it's their livelihood, and I don't feel like I was particularly wronged or anything. In the past couple months I've contacted over a half dozen vendors. Some have responded within hours with answers, pictures, etc. Some I never heard back from. In this instance, I couldn't tell if I was asking/expecting too much.

    To clarify, I prefer email because I'm better with pictures with respect to visual aesthetics. I'd have a hard time describing what kind of wood grain I'd like over the phone.

    Just to be safe: there's some incorrect guessing going on in here, but it doesn't seem like anyone's coming out looking bad, so I'll just leave it at that.
    can you share if you picked a uke from Andrew and the Ukulele Site? just nosey now after reading this thread....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DownUpDave View Post
    As per your own statement the OP was asking for opinions. I just gave mine, if you don’t agree with me that is fine
    You did gave your opinion, but not on what the OP asked, but instead on the creation of the thread itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewKuker View Post
    I think I found your email thread with Corey. Those two MGCDP he showed you might be the nicest cause he went through most of them. But I went through the rest of their stock today and will be putting up a few others on the site tonight. A lot of the latest batch of those is rather plain. But lately weíve been listing all the mango models picture specific for that reason. (Trying to pick the nicest ones Sorry for any delays, and mahalo to all the kind people here.
    I donít think that you can say fairer than that. To my mind it speaks very well of the company, itís no wonder that they are so popular and busy. Even the best retailers sometimes do have a snarl-up with communications so working at keeping the process going is worthwhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdenn View Post
    I didn't want to name any names because it's their livelihood, and I don't feel like I was particularly wronged or anything.
    We all know the popular sellers, and as you said, you weren't particularly wronged. If a poster doesn't mention the seller, then everyone guesses who it might be. Telling us the name of the seller helps because, as I said, we know all the sellers, and we can offer better advice. There isn't one popular seller that's bad, so you don't have to worry about anyone's livelihood. Your question was fine, but mentioning the seller in the original post would have gotten you a better answer faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryc41 View Post
    We all know the popular sellers, and as you said, you weren't particularly wronged. If a poster doesn't mention the seller, then everyone guesses who it might be. Telling us the name of the seller helps because, as I said, we know all the sellers, and we can offer better advice. There isn't one popular seller that's bad, so you don't have to worry about anyone's livelihood. Your question was fine, but mentioning the seller in the original post would have gotten you a better answer faster.
    When people name sellers, things can often turn into a gripe session, which is really unwarranted unless there is a serious problem. He wanted to know if he was being reasonable and the answers said he was, with the advice to call. Those answers wouldn't have been better with the vendor mentioned, nor would he have received those answers faster. There is really nothing to gain from including the vendor's name, unless vicarious enjoyment of others' complaints is considered a gain. The OP sets a great example in how to post a thread that we all should follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AQUATOPAZ View Post
    When people name sellers, things can often turn into a gripe session, which is really unwarranted unless there is a serious problem. He wanted to know if he was being reasonable and the answers said he was, with the advice to call. Those answers wouldn't have been better with the vendor mentioned, nor would he have received those answers faster. There is really nothing to gain from including the vendor's name, unless vicarious enjoyment of others' complaints is considered a gain. The OP sets a great example in how to post a thread that we all should follow.
    +1 Well said
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    You're being very reasonable. Makers who produce Ukes made out of exotic woods expect to sell them based on their physical appearance. Buying one without seeing it first would be pointless. I wouldn't spend my money until I knew what I was getting. However, notice that many online shops are posting stock photos of the instruments. You always have to ask if you're concerned with the actual appearance of the one you're buying. A Uke with a spruce top and mahogany body is probably safe to buy sight unseen. Anything "spalted," or featuring prominent wood grain patterns is not. And, that includes Koa, by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasGeorge View Post
    However, notice that many online shops are posting stock photos of the instruments.
    Right. As you said, spruce and mahogany don't vary much, but those exotic woods do. When a seller says the picture is generic, I don't consider it. That's why I like Mim and HMS. You see exactly what you're getting.
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