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#2065184 - 04/15/13 09:35 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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A super deal! $10.00. Missing some parts but it should be loud enough. No picture.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3745735463.html
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#2065191 - 04/15/13 09:50 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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That sounds like an interesting "piano" David! You better jump on that one, its sure to go quick!
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#2065241 - 04/15/13 11:34 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: David, Las Vegas]
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Originally Posted By: David, Las Vegas
A super deal! $10.00. Missing some parts but it should be loud enough. No picture.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3745735463.html


Not only is it $10, but the regular price is $25.
That really must be some fine instrument!
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#2065242 - 04/15/13 11:37 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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I was ready to click out of this listing until I got to the last line of the description which made me lol.

http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/atq/3745112169.html
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#2065337 - 04/16/13 03:12 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: malkin]
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Originally Posted By: malkin
I was ready to click out of this listing until I got to the last line of the description which made me lol.

http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/atq/3745112169.html


That type of PSO is the only piano I've ever thrown away, and I've pitched two of them.
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#2067086 - 04/19/13 11:48 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/wan/3752810288.html



WANTED: Property to Burn a Piano On (Multnomah County (surrounding areas))

Well, you're obviously intrigued if you've clicked on this ad... and hopefully you're as excited as my friend and I to burn a piano!

You see, we have this beautiful piano that MUST go. And we thought "What better way than to burn it!?"

We'd also like to do a photoshoot of said "event". Being as we can submit our "documentation" for our final project in an art class.

The only thing crampin' our style is:

WE DON'T HAVE A ("SAFE) PLACE TO BURN IT.

So....

What we are hoping is:

You, or someone you know, has a large property where this project can go down.

We've done this before, trust us. We're just quirky art students looking to make our dreams come true.

Please help.

Thanks a bajillion!

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#2068100 - 04/21/13 03:37 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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This is an interesting definition of the word "fun".
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#2069613 - 04/23/13 10:15 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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!880's upright! The ivories look like they've never been cleaned and someone with very skinny fingers was playing it. It parallels with the old upright discussion of recent that the old Up's are beyond restoration. Too bad as the cases on this vintage are remarkable. Poor quality pic's.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3754766338.html
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#2069615 - 04/23/13 10:16 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: rysowers]
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Originally Posted By: rysowers
This is an interesting definition of the word "fun".


Looks like the fun has already been applied!
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#2071306 - 04/26/13 08:40 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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It ain't easy bein' green.
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#2071909 - 04/27/13 01:27 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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I'm amazed by the poor picture quality of some craigslist postings.

I think it is funny that this "upright" piano is not quite upright!
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#2072041 - 04/27/13 10:24 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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I wonder how the piano sounds when gravity takes over!
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#2079282 - 05/08/13 12:29 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Well I thought this was funny. Found an ad for another rebuilder using a picture of a Steinway "A" I rebuilt.
The picture shows my Steinway in my shop.

http://portland.craigslist.org/nco/msg/3778147172.html
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#2079317 - 05/08/13 01:30 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: David, Las Vegas]
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Originally Posted By: David, Las Vegas
!880's upright! The ivories look like they've never been cleaned and someone with very skinny fingers was playing it. It parallels with the old upright discussion of recent that the old Up's are beyond restoration. Too bad as the cases on this vintage are remarkable. Poor quality pic's.

In this one the insides might be remarkable as well. Original Mathushek's are always an interesting study. If I didn't already have a shop full of pianos I'll never get to....

ddf
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#2079561 - 05/08/13 11:25 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Rod Verhnjak]
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Originally Posted By: Rod Verhnjak
Well I thought this was funny. Found an ad for another rebuilder using a picture of a Steinway "A" I rebuilt.
The picture shows my Steinway in my shop.

http://portland.craigslist.org/nco/msg/3778147172.html


If the listing uses a link to your photo host, you could switch the picture on your host site for a funny little surprise.
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#2079568 - 05/08/13 11:39 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: malkin]
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Originally Posted By: malkin
Originally Posted By: Rod Verhnjak
Well I thought this was funny. Found an ad for another rebuilder using a picture of a Steinway "A" I rebuilt.
The picture shows my Steinway in my shop.

http://portland.craigslist.org/nco/msg/3778147172.html


If the listing uses a link to your photo host, you could switch the picture on your host site for a funny little surprise.


thumb thumb thumb

I sent them an email and they said they would remove it.
Am I justified to ask them to do that?
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#2081086 - 05/11/13 11:08 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Rod Verhnjak]
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Originally Posted By: Rod Verhnjak

I sent them an email and they said they would remove it.
Am I justified to ask them to do that?


Of course you are!


I'm tired--I had to do a double take on the thumbnail photo. Huh?! You'd think the seller would notice!

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=218&ad=25114192&cat=&lpid=9&search=piano&ad_cid=11
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#2081302 - 05/12/13 10:20 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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I understand Spinets, Consoles, and Studios. Lately there seem to be a lot of GDs. Are gravity defying pianos a new category of verticals?

Believe me, I don't defy gravity and I wonder how you play them?
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#2081559 - 05/12/13 07:56 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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For a mere $10 you can turn some pianos. http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/3801202195.html
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#2081568 - 05/12/13 08:15 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Great for piano shaped pancakes!

grin
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#2083794 - 05/16/13 06:33 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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#2083852 - 05/16/13 10:20 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: malkin]
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If I had a bigger house and either of those played half decent I would actually be interested in adding to my collection. (see signature)




Edited by Blues beater (05/16/13 10:21 PM)
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#2096683 - 06/06/13 12:55 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Ok, Ok, this has nothing to do with pianos. But it made me laugh so hard I had to share. Sorry. Just to keep things semi on topic, I also included the "Big old upright for guns" posting that I also saw today. Enjoy....

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#2099184 - 06/09/13 09:01 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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I wonder what else they don't know about their piano.

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&...no&ad_cid=4
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#2099271 - 06/09/13 12:06 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Maybe this piano was owned by a time traveler?

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/msg/3842500209.html


Edited by OperaTenor (06/09/13 12:07 PM)
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#2100011 - 06/10/13 12:08 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/msg/3794486649.html

Black Grand Piano, Must go!!!

I like how they used a stock photo of a Steinway and scribbled out the brand name.

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#2100580 - 06/10/13 07:47 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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[link]http://stlouis.craigslist.org/zip/3829058711.html[/link]

I'm just guessing, but I think I see what one "repair" might be.


Edited by Ryan Hassell (06/10/13 07:49 PM)
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#2100582 - 06/10/13 07:48 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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[link]http://stlouis.craigslist.org/zip/3783208576.html[/link]

"There are two keys that may need to be tuned." LOL
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#2100586 - 06/10/13 07:51 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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...and they keep coming. St. Louis Craigslist list is loaded with funny pianos tonight.

[link]http://stlouis.craigslist.org/zip/3719659036.html[/link]
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#2100639 - 06/10/13 09:34 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Those are GREAT! I actually did L.augh O.ut L.oud on these, especially the last one. It is amazing to me that people will post pictures of pianos covered with crap! This looks like an episode of Hoarders!
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