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#2280472 - 05/24/14 11:25 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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“Burglary suspect said to sell piano.

"A North Little Rock man is facing a breaking and entering charge after he reportedly stayed in a building for several days and advertised a piano on Craigslist without the owners permission...for $800 and sold it…”

From today's Arkansas Democrat Gazette

[Except for the sheer stupidity of the burglar, not funny at all.]


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#2280583 - 05/24/14 04:51 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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I had an experience with that years ago. We received a call from someone who wanted to sell a piano. It sounded like a good enough deal to take a look and we got the address and made an appointment for a short while later. However we were busy in the shop and were delayed in getting there. When we arrived and knocked on the door there was no answer. We waited around a bit but no one ever showed, so we left our business card in the door and returned to the shop.

Hours later the phone rang. It was the police. Seems they had some questions for us. shocked When we explained how it was they found our business card in the door, they told us the resident of the apartment had arrived home to find his piano missing. That was the last we heard so we were off the hook but I don't know if they ever found the piano or the thief.

#2280662 - 05/24/14 09:44 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: CoolPianoStuff]  
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One might be excused for thinking a piano is fairly difficult to steal.

Amazing!


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#2280710 - 05/25/14 12:51 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Until the grand piano theft from a Toronto Hospital last year, I had not heard of it. (The instrument was recovered.)


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#2280767 - 05/25/14 08:50 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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In retrospect, I wonder if the mayor had anything to do with the Toronto theft. It did, sort of, go up in a puff of smoke.


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#2281189 - 05/26/14 10:03 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Minnesota Marty]  
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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
In retrospect, I wonder if the mayor had anything to do with the Toronto theft. It did, sort of, go up in a puff of smoke.


Had not heard this. Thanks Marty.


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#2281249 - 05/26/14 01:21 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Um, Bob, it was a joke. Have you heard about the problems connected with the current mayor of Toronto and his "smoking" problem?

Google: "Rob Ford"


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#2281271 - 05/26/14 02:15 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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The guy didn't rob Ford; it was a hospital. I don't think the mayor was involved in either incident. They sure didn't think is was a joke. (What does this have to do with smoking?)


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#2281322 - 05/26/14 03:55 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Minnesota Marty]  
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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
Um, Bob, it was a joke.


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#2281331 - 05/26/14 04:12 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Minnesota Marty]  
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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
Um, Bob, it was a joke.




(Actually, on second thought, I'm not sure who got who confused .)


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#2282554 - 05/29/14 01:51 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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This piano looks really easy to play. It doesn't have all those notes:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/zip/4474609823.html


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#2282607 - 05/29/14 07:26 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Ryan's suggestion is the key to learning to play the piano. Ya don't have to hammer out long practice sessions.

LOL


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#2288412 - 06/11/14 08:44 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=21...amp;lpid=2&search=piano&ad_cid=6

In what way would this piano be "wonderful for kids?"


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#2288423 - 06/11/14 09:12 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Destructive kids?


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#2291839 - 06/18/14 10:17 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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#2291846 - 06/18/14 10:27 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: WurliFan]  
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"...a bad leg..."
but why didn't they mention the support post or the crossword puzzle?!


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#2291856 - 06/18/14 10:54 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: malkin]  
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That ad makes me feel dirty somehow.


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#2292566 - 06/20/14 01:30 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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I did not want to start a new topic; this one is close enough.

Just now, watching the History Channel, I noticed that piano tuners were honored by a prominent mention in an Angie's List commercial. Don't use Angie's List, but it was nice to hear.

Last edited by bkw58; 06/20/14 01:31 PM. Reason: typo

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#2292579 - 06/20/14 01:55 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: rysowers]  
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Originally Posted by rysowers
That ad makes me feel dirty somehow.


LOL


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#2293616 - 06/22/14 10:39 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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#2293754 - 06/23/14 07:47 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: TX-Bluebonnet]  
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Originally Posted by Linda G

Hey, I've seen that piano ..., or one just like it.


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#2294498 - 06/24/14 07:32 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Utah folk can make sentences like "needs tuned" without batting an eye. Usually I hear "The baby needs changed."

You can also hear sentences with "might could" like "Elmer might could tune it."


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#2294535 - 06/24/14 09:02 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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"Needs tuned" would be common in Missouri, also. Growing up in a very Germanic area, I would often hear something like "Throw the baby down the stairs its rattle."


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#2294844 - 06/25/14 01:51 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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#2294861 - 06/25/14 02:24 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: bkw58]  
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Originally Posted by bkw58
I did not want to start a new topic; this one is close enough.

Just now, watching the History Channel, I noticed that piano tuners were honored by a prominent mention in an Angie's List commercial. Don't use Angie's List, but it was nice to hear.


Yes, it's on in Orlando too - the tuner guy hits his tuning fork against the plumber's metal wrench. I'm quite sure that tuning fork needs calibration now.

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Originally Posted by BrainCramp
World's worst crafts project?

http://nh.craigslist.org/msg/4535881368.html


"A true conversation piece"
It's true, we're having the conversation now, but probably not the one he had hoped for.


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#2294930 - 06/25/14 04:46 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: BrainCramp]  
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Originally Posted by BrainCramp

I think it's a great crafts project!

The perfect way to turn a POS into a PSO.


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#2295388 - 06/26/14 04:15 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Does a player mechanism develop saliva?


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#2295933 - 06/27/14 08:21 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Minnesota Marty]  
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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
Does a player mechanism develop saliva?

Marty, I think they do if they start chewing tabakkee. 'Course, I've never observed it. 'Just an educated guess. laugh


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