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Thread: New Banjo Uke for $35.00 : )

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    Default New Banjo Uke for $35.00 : )

    A friend just sent this to me. I can't imagine what kind of quality it has.

    https://www.unityets.store/products/...sales_pop=true
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
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    It does not seem to say or show measurements for scale length?

    Nut to body rim is 10.6" so maybe it is soprano?

    Scrolling down to where it says "23" concert banjo ukulele" does not jive with the 26" overall length shown in photos.

    Red flags for me.

    Description and photos does not seem to match, leaves me questioning the overall build and QC, thus hard pass.

    But Jerry, thanks for looking out and sharing this here.
    -Joe......Have uke, will travel...

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    The photoshopped “instrument” is a compelling touch....

    BE6CCE79-C050-4BB3-AB1F-8E949319F63A.jpg

    Jerry, will you be taking one for the team...?

    ~ S.

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    what they have pictured, which may or may not be what you get, is a vangoa... those are on ebay for about 70-75 usd shipped and are listed as concert size. my guess is about the same quality as kmise. it's tempting, but I wonder if that page is legit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spieler View Post
    The photoshopped “instrument” is a compelling touch....

    BE6CCE79-C050-4BB3-AB1F-8E949319F63A.jpg

    Jerry, will you be taking one for the team...?

    ~ S.
    No, thanks. : )
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

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    That site looks like a pop-up. I would not trust it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rorym View Post
    That site looks like a pop-up. I would not trust it.
    It looks like this one. It's probably a Chinese site, although they say it is sent from the U.S.



    https://www.ebay.com/i/124560973858?...aAs2tEALw_wcBS.
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

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    Seeing this line makes me nervous:
    DUE TO THE OUTBREAK, THE STORE IS ABOUT TO MOVE DUE TO FUNDS, THE GOODS ARE AUCTIONED FOR A LIMITED TIME, AND THE QUANTITY IS SOLD OUT.

    If you go to their home site, you don't see this item even listed. Kind of bizarre. It would be temping as a junker, but I don't trust the site.

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    All the way at the bottom on the right where it says “powered by Shoplazza” is a link to the parent page...

    https://shoplazza.com/

    I would definitely not give them any payment information...


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    I'm new to uke, not at all new to stringed instruments. Compared to guitars, banjos, mandolins and fiddles, all ukuleles are dirt cheap. I've learned many years ago that cheapie-cheap instruments do nothing but interfere with learning and enjoying an instrument.

    We all know what a decent instrument should cost, and which builders are building them. I stay away from anything that appears "too good to be true" because experience shows it is.

    I also don't like unnecessarily adding to landfills. Even if the financial cost is minimal - even if something is free - I don't want to get a "musical-instrument-shaped-object" that I'm just going to toss because of its poor quality.

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