8.2 Pounds or 8 pounds 2 ounces?

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  1. Bodhisattva

    Bodhisattva Member

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    I'm selling a les paul ..and i get the question above. I think the guy is joking. I convert ounces to grams and respond. Well he's not joking.

    In the biking world we called these guys Weight Weenies. They may be 20 pounds overweight but they're gonna spend $$$ on the lightest titanium gear.

    Do you guys really tweak about ounces? I get it if it's 8 pounds, 9 pounds 10 pounds whatever... but freakin ounces? It's 8.2 on the bathroom scales and on the hang tag where i bought it. I just had to quit responding.

    And i know, ounces = pounds and pounds = pain but we're not talking about a 3 day special op into Afghanistan

    I just wanted to share the love.
     
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  2. burton56

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    I’m with you.
    I’d be happy with around 8 lbs, or 8.5 lbs. That’s close enough for most people.
    Some, but not all, of the buyers who need exact weight might use it as an excuse to return a not as described item over buyers remorse.
     
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  3. Boston617

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    8.2 pounds = 8 pounds, 3.2 ounces.

    Either one is descriptive enough.
     
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    What did you tell him?

    8.2 pounds

    or

    8.2 “on the bathroom scale” with no mention of unit
     
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    I wouldn't describe a buyer that wants to know the correct weight to be "tweaking".

    Making a thread about it maybe
     
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    I know, right? When I was selling a Les Paul I had some Picky Paul ask if it was a Gibson or Epiphone. WTF?!? I can't be bothered with that ****! Just buy my guitar and be happy I'm selling it to you! Asshole.
     
  8. teefus

    teefus Silver Supporting Member

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    i sold a Hamer Standard mahogany on reverb last year. i took a photo of the guitar hanging on a digital fishing scale with an inset closeup of the readout. the buyer ended up initiating a return because he said it felt heavier.
     
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  9. Mark Robinson

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    Well, I’m not a guy who knows the weight of any of my guitars but I do know that there are 16 oz to a pound, don’t ask me why I know.

    That isn’t base ten, so using a point in the description could mislead some folks. So In the interest of precision, I’d recommend using the description of 8lb. 2oz.
     
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    8.2 on bathroom scale and on the hang tag from Carter Vintage where i bought it. Which i also posted a picture of in the ad.
     
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    You've been here for thirteen years and you're wondering if ounces count?

    Ninja, please.
     
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    If only there was a decimal unit we could use.
     
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    Sure it matters. 8.2 feels like 8lbs and 8.8 feels like 9lbs, but the difference between 8.2 and 8lbs 2oz is nonsense.
     
  15. Bodhisattva

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    yeah that's my point. It's a negligible difference.
     
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  16. Bodhisattva

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    you ok there bud? Pretty emotional response and pretty weak analogy.
     
  17. darchirnoj

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    This is interesting as I too am selling a Les Paul. The hang tag says 8.20. The scale sales 8.3 lbs.
    I assumed the hang tag was incorrect, but looks like it was my error (8.2lbs = 8lbs 3+oz.).
    Glad I saw this thread, and good luck with the sale.
     
  18. Darby Crash

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    Just to be clear, I wasn't calling you an asshole (just my example buyer).
     
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    It's a wide open door for "item doesn't match description".
     
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    Hey, accurate weight is important to some buyers.
    I'm not as anal as some guys, but I do have chronic lower back pain, and need to know the weight.
    I don't like it when the seller responders with 8.2 (for example) because I don't know what the .2 means to the seller.
    It's much better to give lbs & oz.
    If your going to sell more than a couple of guitars over the years, just pick up a digital postal scale.
    I did this years ago and it just makes life easier for me and the buyer.
     

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