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Intermediate Member
Username: bumhucker

Post Number: 109
Registered: 3-2006
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2007 - 11:21 am:   Edit Post

this is on ebay. i seem to remember it being bought and then relisted at a higher price. anyone remember what it sold for first? i searched and couldn't find it-here or there.

i think it has been relistied a few times with the opening bid dropping about 100$ or so each time.
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Username: kungfusheriff

Post Number: 585
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2007 - 1:44 pm:   Edit Post

I seem to remember it was in the ballpark of $1900 but I could easily be wrong.
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Username: southpaw

Post Number: 132
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2007 - 4:32 pm:   Edit Post

Not sure of the original price either... The current auction is using the same pictures and incorrect text as well, (1980 was first year of the Distillate not '85). Possibly a dealer in Colorado is flipping it for a profit, many dealer are doing that these days. It is unwise to use the exact listing as the previous owner, it tends to raise suspicion given EBay's scam environment these days. It is a beautiful bass though, good feedback for the seller too.
Intermediate Member
Username: ajish4

Post Number: 113
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2007 - 5:11 pm:   Edit Post

The original BIN was $1500.00 IIRC.

I was looking at it with thoughts of lust. :-)
Advanced Member
Username: inthelows

Post Number: 314
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2007 - 6:27 pm:   Edit Post

$1500 is correct. The seller snatched it up before I could get it. That was like August last year. Relisted with $800 markup.
It's been relisted several times. Nice bass but I really just don't know about this price $2295. The asking price has not dropped below $2295. I contacted the seller the first time out and he wanted $2795! I have the original auction info but I don't think it appropriate to list it here. If you want I'll email it off line.
It was "bought" once at a higher price but the deal fell through. The seller didn't elaborate further.
Also the statement that 1985 was the first issue has been addressed. It's not, but that point doesn't seem to get corrected in the listing.
Sure is a nice looker though! Even if capitolism and the price hike make it a matter of how much do you want it, it's a free country, a fine bass, coco bolo top I believe, and the seller is content to wait it out until his price is met. I think with a lower starting price the bidding frenzy might get him his price. IMHO.

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