Highest prices on Ebay

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  1. nmiller

    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Silver Supporting Member

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    Does anyone know the record selling price for a guitar on Ebay? I ask because I see [​IMG]auctions like this and think, "What are these people smoking?"
     
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    i saw that too and thought the exact same thing. i think in some cases, like this one, its a combination of zero knowledge of market value, and pure greed.
    the other funny thing about the astronomical guitar listings is when the seller will use a handful of crappy photos and little to no useful information. if Im buying an object that costs many thousands, I want high quality images to determine the investment first, and I want a phone number or physical address where it can be viewed and/or picked up.
    but then again, Im not a thurston howell the third, cruising ebay for farmhouse attic guitars.
     
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    I do believe that guy is just joking. I've seen a few auctions similar to that one, on most, you could tell they were not serious. A couple years ago, a guy was asking $200K for a Squier Strat made in China or Korea, obviously a joke. It's just some guys kidding around, poking fun at some of the overpriced guitars.
     
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    In February of 2006 a pre-war Martin D-45 sold for $255,000.00.
     
  5. nmiller

    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm sure that some of them are joking. I also realize that vintage prices are going up. But I've also seen people ask $2500 for Harmony Stratotones...
     
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    On a similar thread a few months ago, a fellow TGPer posted that he had once (for the fun of it) put up on ebay an end-of-life (not working anymore) battery. He said that he clearly stated that at the auction!

    The battery went out for a few bucks:jo

    Go figure...
     
  7. 1955Junior

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    I don't think he's joking.

    I offered him $87,256, and it was declined!:)

    I guess I'll never get a W. Starrett guitar at a decent price:jo
     
  8. mrbungel

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    Are YOU joking, Junior???? LOL!!!!!!!!!
    I have a WAAAAY cleaner W. Starrett that you can have for $50,000.

    Pony up :jo


    The funniest thing that I EVER saw on ebay...... a guy was selling Elvis' booger. The seller wrote a great description, even had a picture!!!! His dad was in the Army with Elvis. They were in the mess hall, the seller's dad saw Elvis blow his nose on a napkin. Elvis walked away, and dad took the napkin. Years later, dad passed it on to his son (the seller). It actually got 2 or 3 bids, went for about 2 dollars!
     
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    Top 5 that I have seen on Ebay:
    (1) 1958/9 Korina Explorer $550,000
    (2) 1959 Sunburst Les Paul Std $387,500
    (3) 1959 Sunburst Les Paul Std $225,000
    (4) 1957 Les Paul Goldtop $110,000
    (5) 1957 Les Paul Custom (3 p/u)$80,100

    But I don't keep track of everything - only things that are interesting to me.

     
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    mrbungel - Thanks for the offer, but I just picked-up a mint 1967 Harmony Stella that seems to be just as good - or better - than the W. Starrett. I don't know about you, but I think there is too much hype surrounding the W. Starrets - especially since they all weigh between 9 and 11 pounds:rotflmao
     
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    that made my day ...
    I d have a large grin all day long thinking about it :D
     
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    there was another guy selling a japanese electric guitar found on iowa jima in 1946 for 1000.00... the picture was a husk of a conrad/decca/global/kingston type thing from the late 60's. not EVEN a teisco. I emailed him and told him that it most definitely is not a guitar made prior to 1946... his reply was "oh sorry, i meant to say 1966". didnt change the ad though.
    ebay:NUTS
     
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    the lunatic relisted at ten THOUSAND dollars HIGHER.

     
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    More power to him. He has a worldwide audience of idiots at his disposal, and sooner or later, there's a chance he'll hook one of them. P.T. Barnum nailed it a century ago, "There's a sucker born every minute."

    Don't shoot the seller, just laugh at the bidder(s).
     
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    A '41 Martin D-145 went for about $265,000 on ebay a couple of years ago. I actually was able to check the guitar out before it sold... in the condition it was in, it was definitely not worth that price.
     
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    Currently re-listed for 108K!
     

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