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#1976313 - 10/20/12 02:35 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: charleslang]
Rusty Fortysome Offline
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Registered: 07/25/11
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Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: charleslang

- If you write "great deal" it's a dead giveaway that you're trying to get more for your piano than it is worth.

Describing a deal as "great" is a sure sign of trouble. The buyer will be able to figure out a great deal on their own.

Quote:

- "Kawaii" is not a maker of pianos (or even an island chain).

Maybe they are selling a cute piano.
(Kawaii --Japanese for "cute". Kawai ≠ Kawaii)
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#1976349 - 10/20/12 04:26 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: JeanieA]
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Originally Posted By: JeanieA
I was wondering what the Dickens IS that thing sitting on the right side of the keyboard?


Maybe the handle of something jammed behind the keyboard.
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#1980327 - 10/29/12 10:27 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Another classic! I must be a fool to not buy this as an investment piano!
http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/msg/3373726689.html
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#1981903 - 11/02/12 05:50 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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I always wonder what the “expert” charged for the appraisal.

Cool name on the plate though.
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#1988155 - 11/18/12 12:45 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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For a mere $400, you can buy this beauty "now" on eBay. The current owner says, "Works great. All keys and hammers and wires are intact. I would strip the paint if I were gonna keep it."

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1946-1951-Winter...=item2325118303
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#1988500 - 11/19/12 11:24 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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No bids on that beauty.
It looks like someone did 'strip the paint' already.
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#1988512 - 11/19/12 12:01 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: AprilMae]
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Originally Posted By: AprilMae
For a mere $400, you can buy this beauty "now" on eBay. The current owner says, "Works great. All keys and hammers and wires are intact. I would strip the paint if I were gonna keep it."

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1946-1951-Winter...=item2325118303


Imagine if that person had an 'ebay store' . . .
- Old banana peels: two for $25
- Burnt-out refrigerator built in 1975 that has been sitting outside in the rain for two years: $225
- Used syringes, $2.50 each
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#1994202 - 12/03/12 03:44 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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#1994208 - 12/03/12 03:55 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Sometimes, just sometimes, the ad is accurate.

http://rmn.craigslist.org/msg/3446471927.html
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#1994398 - 12/04/12 12:10 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
This one keeps showing up. Someone is REALLY serious about selling it. It get listed about every holiday. If they would nail a can of Spam on the side of it someone might consider taking it. Yuk

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3452779682.html
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#1994405 - 12/04/12 12:50 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Ouch! They sound so optimistic about the usefulness of those brittle plastic parts! These pianos actually did have some interesting innovations. But who cares if it falls apart?!
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#2021641 - 01/26/13 12:43 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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She said... Oh I didn't know I had to clean the top off. Or, "gee..... should I go get the vacuum?".

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3571828240.html
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#2021646 - 01/26/13 12:51 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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#2021791 - 01/26/13 05:47 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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Square pianos are perfect for collection as you can put one on the other, you need less space than with modern pianos.
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#2022118 - 01/27/13 10:57 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Throw a table cloth over that square grand and a family could use it for a dinner table too!


As for the clutter one, I think they need a trash can first and then a vacuum cleaner.
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#2022195 - 01/27/13 01:22 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: malkin]
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Dan,

I was unfamiliar with a place called Burnaby...and my mind made a little slip when I saw the ad....

I saw a square grand and 'Burnbabyburn!'

TunerJeff

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#2022242 - 01/27/13 03:09 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Olek]
Minnesota Marty Offline

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Originally Posted By: Olek
Square pianos are perfect for collection as you can put one on the other.

Somehow, I'm reminded of a two story outhouse.
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#2022299 - 01/27/13 05:38 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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I'll take the old squares, if I can't fix them, I'll make a nice desk out of them. LOL
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#2022929 - 01/28/13 03:55 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: TunerJeff]
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Originally Posted By: TunerJeff
Dan,

I was unfamiliar with a place called Burnaby...and my mind made a little slip when I saw the ad....

I saw a square grand and 'Burnbabyburn!'

TunerJeff
+1 Tuner Jeff
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#2022966 - 01/28/13 04:51 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Loc: East Nashville,TN Scottsville...
The most popular hits I get are the 100 or so calls I get wanting to know how to get the SOLID BRONZE or BRASS harp out of pianos to sell for scrap. You can only tell someone a few 100 times that it's guilded cast iron and magnets only stick to iron and steel. Then they will cut up the strings to get all .98765 cents worth of copper off the Bass strings and spend a week doing that.

Then I get the calls about how they got 6 bucks for the harp at the scrap yard and "it suddenly was not brass " lol
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#2027603 - 02/05/13 06:01 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Nash. Piano Rescue]
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#2027650 - 02/05/13 07:09 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: MaggieGirl]
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Originally Posted By: MaggieGirl

The music rack must be optional.
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#2028308 - 02/06/13 07:05 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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The first one.... What's missing here.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3598918911.html

2nd.... You'll need to excavate this one to get a look.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3598913547.html
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#2028889 - 02/07/13 05:31 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Registered: 09/18/11
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This one is very sweet....I love how he counted the keys and pedals.

"88 Keys - 36 Blk 52 Wht Number of Pedals: 3"

laugh

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/msg/3593976769.html

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#2028891 - 02/07/13 05:32 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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This one gives new meaning to the term "Piano Bar"
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/fuo/3600936324.html

Check out the pedals....


Edited by MaggieGirl (02/07/13 05:32 PM)

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#2028928 - 02/07/13 06:46 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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#2028950 - 02/07/13 07:16 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Oh my!
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#2029018 - 02/07/13 09:47 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Scott Hamlin]
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Well, that's in-your-face advertising, isn't it? shocked
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#2029020 - 02/07/13 09:50 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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I can't imagine that person has any work whatsoever.
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#2029224 - 02/08/13 09:21 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Well, I'm certainly not calling him!
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