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#234348 by Planetguy
Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:01 pm
...to pick up the instrument of your dreams?

i was prepared to drive 1200 miles from Mid MO to Colchester Conn to pick up a 4 octave DEAGAN 64 marimba that's probably from the late '30's or early '40's.

it was listed on C-list for $2000 or best offer and due to it's size was "pick-up only".

these are very rare birds and the folks that have 'em don't part with them very often. at twice the price it would be a good deal.

so , i called and left several messages and texts last friday. finally heard back from her today and she said she made arrangements to sell it to someone last week. nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

they're supposed to get it today but she had a note or two of skepticism in her voice about them actually showing up to do the deal.

dumbass that i am, i made the god awful mistake of asking her what price they agreed on.... $1000!!!!!

i am seriously, SERIOUSLY BUMMED OUT! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#234356 by GuitarMikeB
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:14 pm
Your wife must be a saint! (If she would allow you to drive 20+ hours each way to spend 2 grand on an instrument!)

There's many more guitars around than marimbas, so its just not the same for me.

#234359 by Cajundaddy
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:44 pm
That's a nice piece. I'd go get it. 8)

#234392 by MikeTalbot
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:31 pm
I was lucky. I walked into Ken Stanton Music (Atlanta) and saw the guitar of my dreams hanging on the wall calling my name. At price cheaper than I'd anticipated.

White Gibson Firebird. I'd post a picture if I had one somewhere postable. Fits me like a dream.

Found my most loved bass ever in a pawnshop in Baltimore. (Ampeg Violin)

Talbot

#234437 by Planetguy
Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:03 pm
GuitarMikeB wrote:Your wife must be a saint! (If she would allow you to drive 20+ hours each way to spend 2 grand on an instrument!)



well, i had it all planned out, see? the purrrrrfect plan... i was gonna withdraw the 2K (no chance of her noticing, right?) then quietly disappear while i travelled a few days to get it.....sneak it into the house when she wasn't around knowing she'd never notice anything as small as that!

what could go wrong??????

wait....i'd need her to help me unload it from the van, get it in the house, and up the stairs to my music room. DOH!!! ok, so maybe the plan has a few kinks to be worked out.....still, hey not too bad for a rough draft, no????

#234440 by gtZip
Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:09 pm
Call them back this eve, or in the morning.
If they didn't show, go get it!

#234451 by Planetguy
Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:34 pm
yeah, that's been my plan but for some reason i've been putting it off. guess i want to keep the door open on a glimmer of hope.

ok....gonna call now.

#234455 by Planetguy
Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:45 pm
gone goodbye. ah, well. better to have loved and lost..... :(

#234456 by gtZip
Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:47 pm
:cry:

Call back and ask them if they have the contact info of the buyer.
Then call the buyer and offer them $1500

#234457 by Planetguy
Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:54 pm
hmmmmmmmmmm.

#234465 by ANGELSSHOTGUN
Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:37 pm
gtZip wrote::cry:

Call back and ask them if they have the contact info of the buyer.
Then call the buyer and offer them $1500


This is a rare moment... HE'S RIGHT. :lol:

#234470 by Planetguy
Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:55 pm
i called the orig seller and left a mssg. i'm no doubt just prolonging the heartbreak but it's sure worth a try.

#234475 by gtZip
Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:56 am
GLENNY J wrote:
gtZip wrote::cry:

Call back and ask them if they have the contact info of the buyer.
Then call the buyer and offer them $1500


This is a rare moment... HE'S RIGHT. :lol:


Theres the old Glen I knew. :lol:

#234500 by Starfish Scott
Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:51 pm
I drove 4.5 hours to get my Kurzweil, ONE WAY.

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