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#1492057 - 08/09/10 08:41 PM Funny craigslist piano listings  
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#1492072 - 08/09/10 09:00 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Haha, keep them coming - love these smile


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#1492078 - 08/09/10 09:05 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: pppat]  
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I foresee a long life for this thread! smile


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#1492089 - 08/09/10 09:17 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: charleslang]  
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I wish I could still find a link to the one that said "you push the black and white things on the front and sound comes out the back". laugh


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#1492395 - 08/10/10 05:50 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: charleslang]  
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Stay tuned.

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#1492989 - 08/10/10 08:18 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: tds]  
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#1492991 - 08/10/10 08:22 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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#1492995 - 08/10/10 08:29 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Here's another Funny ad. The last line is the punch line.

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#1492996 - 08/10/10 08:29 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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#1493032 - 08/10/10 09:23 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Of course its a grand, it says so right on the fallboard!!!
http://cleveland.craigslist.org/msg/1891536266.html


I'll figure it out eventually.
Until then you may want to keep a safe distance.
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#1493037 - 08/10/10 09:28 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Little_Blue_Engine]  
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Here's another "grand".

Kees

#1495123 - 08/13/10 11:06 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: DoelKees]  
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#1495159 - 08/13/10 12:05 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Thomas Dowell]  
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Originally Posted by Tdowel


The music rack makes me think of a Chickering, maybe not. Probably just as well that Illinois is so far away...


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#1495164 - 08/13/10 12:19 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: UnrightTooner]  
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So watch this one. Some of the language is a bit colourful. Do you think this guy gets any calls for tuning??


http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/nyc/1598225097.html


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#1495213 - 08/13/10 01:18 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Silverwood Pianos]  
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Originally Posted by Silverwood Pianos

So watch this one. Some of the language is a bit colourful. Do you think this guy gets any calls for tuning??


http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/nyc/1598225097.html


I've seen this ad posted regularly for at least six months now, but I always thought it was a joke.

I'm suspicious because the tuning price is extremely low for NYC, and it's also difficult to believe that a tech would try to drum up business in this manner. But then again, it IS New York, and there are a ton of crazy people here who might be really into it.


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#1496244 - 08/15/10 01:35 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: James Carney]  
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I don't think the bench is quite a match, And where are the balance rail bushings?

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/1899213597.html



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#1496808 - 08/15/10 10:38 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: David, OHIO]  
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#1497342 - 08/16/10 06:04 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: kurtguz]  
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This one doesn't even say 'Upright':

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/msg/1901963008.html


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#1497348 - 08/16/10 06:07 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: charleslang]  
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Now I can excuse thinking that a 20th century piano is from 1850, but an electronic organ???

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/msg/1902162328.html


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#1497467 - 08/16/10 09:16 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Silverwood Pianos]  
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Originally Posted by Silverwood Pianos

So watch this one. Some of the language is a bit colourful. Do you think this guy gets any calls for tuning??


http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/nyc/1598225097.html


YIKES... even though he is almost certainly joking, I think I'd be really nervous having such a cretin touch my piano. All the techs I know are very polite and cultured. That kind of ad is absurd.


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#1497493 - 08/16/10 09:53 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: crogersrx]  
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Patented in 1907, but might be a little bit older? Is this sort of like going back to the future?

http://houston.craigslist.org/msg/1902494541.html


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#1497668 - 08/17/10 06:38 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: crogersrx]  
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OT. It makes me remember...

I was seeing old family pictures with my elder sun Erik, at this time he was 6 years old.

We came to a picture of his grandpa when he was maybe 12/13 years old.

Erik exclaimed: Look, it's me when I was bigger!


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#1497683 - 08/17/10 07:25 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Silverwood Pianos]  
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Originally Posted by Silverwood Pianos

So watch this one. Some of the language is a bit colourful. Do you think this guy gets any calls for tuning??


http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/nyc/1598225097.html


Actually he tunes for some famous New Yorkers, like HOWARD STERN! laugh laugh laugh


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#1497926 - 08/17/10 01:54 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: UnrightTooner]  
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http://austin.craigslist.org/atq/1899536857.html

I'm not sure if these folks are looking for a contractor or trying to sell their piano...

#1498777 - 08/18/10 04:55 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: pianovoce]  
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Considering the supposed history of this piano, I would be verrrrry cautious of what might be lurking inside that makes it 'funky.' Ewwww. http://reno.craigslist.org/msg/1893007501.html


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#1499275 - 08/19/10 01:32 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: JeanieA]  
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If I recall correctly from the book Blues People by Leroy Jones, the original meaning of the word "funky" is a smell arising from activities of the type the Mustang Ranch promoted. Thus, a completely accurate description using an otherwise adapted word.
And again, ewwww.


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#1499344 - 08/19/10 03:19 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: elecmuse3]  
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Originally Posted by elecmuse3
If I recall correctly from the book Blues People by Leroy Jones, the original meaning of the word "funky" is a smell arising from activities of the type the Mustang Ranch promoted.


I think Elton said "And we`ll leave the smell of the sea in your beds" from Sweet Painted Lady... are you talking about that Funky smell?


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#1500227 - 08/21/10 12:17 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Les Koltvedt]  
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Here's a real bargain Steinway. Not really funny, but somewhat unusual on Craigslist.

Kees

#1500262 - 08/21/10 01:40 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: DoelKees]  
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8 million dollars!


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