Post Number: 3395
|Posted on Friday, November 21, 2008 - 7:32 am: |
Here's an interesting new twist on Ebay. Bruce Becvar is auctioning off a copy of John Paul Jones 3x Omega that hasn't even been built yet!. The winner can pay for the bass up front, $18,000, and then Bruce will build it.
Post Number: 7187
|Posted on Friday, November 21, 2008 - 10:32 am: |
That's interesting on a lot of levels.
Post Number: 472
|Posted on Friday, November 21, 2008 - 5:32 pm: |
OMG...that's my absolute dream bass. Now if only I had $18000....
Post Number: 2091
|Posted on Friday, November 21, 2008 - 11:17 pm: |
I reported that to eBay when I saw it. The basic concept of the auction is misleading and someone will probably buy it before they read the fine print. It should be an auction for the full price with the terms specified as first $4K down, remainder on completion. eBay will probably kill him for fee evasion, if nothing else. He's trying to sell an $18K item and only pay fees on $4K of it.
Post Number: 921
|Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 5:44 am: |
I am glad he put the auction up. I was trying to get in touch with him for years.
Post Number: 182
|Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 8:14 am: |
I'm confused... who's design is the triple omega? Did JPJ buy his 8 string bass from Alembic or BB? I had always assumed JPJ's 8 string was an Alembic.
Post Number: 7203
|Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 5:54 pm: |
Mike; these two prior threads will help. First go here, and be sure to read Susan's post. Then go here and scroll to the bottom to read Val's post.