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#2100825 - 06/11/13 07:47 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: OperaTenor]  
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Originally Posted by OperaTenor
Maybe this piano was owned by a time traveler?
http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/msg/3842500209.html


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#2101065 - 06/11/13 05:38 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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#2103238 - 06/16/13 09:59 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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I'd have trouble concentrating here, but of course I'm still a beginner.

http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/msg/3872662895.html



#2103248 - 06/16/13 10:25 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: BrainCramp]  
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Originally Posted by BrainCramp
I'd have trouble concentrating here, but of course I'm still a beginner.

http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/msg/3872662895.html


Wow. Maybe it lights up too.
(I wonder if the door handle display on the right is also for sale!)


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#2103827 - 06/17/13 12:45 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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This shop is still using one of my photos from my shop. The Victorian Steinway "A" second picture. Seen this add in a few locations. Even though he said he would remove it. He has not. FUNNY????

http://spokane.craigslist.org/msg/3850876608.html


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#2103835 - 06/17/13 12:54 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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NOT FUNNY !!!!

This scammer should have legal action brought against him. Obviously the pictures he shows are not of his work. It is flat out false advertising, and I would like to seem him produce a rebuilt/restored M&H for $1.


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#2103952 - 06/17/13 04:56 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Minnesota Marty]  
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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
NOT FUNNY !!!!

This scammer should have legal action brought against him. Obviously the pictures he shows are not of his work. It is flat out false advertising, and I would like to seem him produce a rebuilt/restored M&H for $1.

Not to defend someone using pictures from another person's shop, but it's commonplace on Craigslist to use $1 ads like the one in this link when advertising a business rather than specific items.

I don't feel like wading through Craigslist's terms of use, but I imagine using pictures from someone else's shop violates them. Ron, you should click the "prohibited" link to the right of the word "flag".

Andy

#2103993 - 06/17/13 06:30 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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#2104004 - 06/17/13 06:54 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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#2104012 - 06/17/13 07:09 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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For that very "retro" class piano experience...Yikes!! Don't show that to the administrators here...


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#2104022 - 06/17/13 07:42 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: terminaldegree]  
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Originally Posted by terminaldegree
For that very "retro" class piano experience...Yikes!! Don't show that to the administrators here...

Now all I can think of is Three Blind Mice!


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#2104116 - 06/17/13 11:15 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Minnesota Marty]  
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http://dubuque.craigslist.org/zip/3871524913.html

It's a scam, no surprise. Just for "the lolz" (I hate that phrase, yet, it works so well...), I wrote the donor and am following through with the scam. I'm always curious with these things, exactly where the point is that money has to change hands. It's safe up until that point. Oh, and if they want personal information, just give something fake. Just in case; although unless they have my social security number I'm not sure what they could do with just a street address.

Our conversation was along the lines of, he's a god-fearing preacher moving from... Kansas? To north dakota.
Using a texan moving company (from the area code)
and he'll donate the piano (to someone in dubuque, iowa, of all places), IF I pay $300 to the moving company to cover their expenses in changing the destination.

Yeah, right!

I'll keep my kimball mechanics special smile

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#2104121 - 06/17/13 11:24 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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http://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/msg/3841030663.html

are they crazy, or, do 1960s electronics have some collectors value that I'm too much of a philistine to grasp?


Btw-- Mr. Verhnjak. I took the liberty to call out the poster on the false photo. It is NOT good craigslist etiquette, and, I like craigslist.
He very reasonably agreed with me and asked that I point out which photo is not his own.

That's kind of crazy, because, either he knows darn well which he pirated, or, he pirated all of them and none are from his workshop, and he just doesn't know which he pirated from YOU! smile
Either way, can you tell me which piano you restored, of his photos there, so I can in turn inform him myself?

#2104129 - 06/17/13 11:39 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3877387436.html

Gee, Only a few little things missing? Who's idea was it to make those upper cut a ways. And how does a mirror make it any more special?


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#2104137 - 06/17/13 11:46 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: David, OHIO]  
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"Gee, Only a few little things missing? Who's idea was it to make those upper cut a ways. And how does a mirror make it any more special?"

you know, REAL musicians value the MUSICAL qualities.
Legs, lids-- those are but trappings, furniture. It's what's on the inside the counts.

Leaving it unrestored speaks to the character of the piano's day, the accumulated history of all of those who played on it in the decades past. Can you not feel their stories coming through in every blemish of the varnish? Is it not beautiful to behold?

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#2104171 - 06/18/13 01:28 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: berninicaco3]  
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Originally Posted by berninicaco3
http://dubuque.craigslist.org/zip/3871524913.html

It's a scam, no surprise. Just for "the lolz" (I hate that phrase, yet, it works so well...), I wrote the donor and am following through with the scam. I'm always curious with these things, exactly where the point is that money has to change hands. It's safe up until that point. Oh, and if they want personal information, just give something fake. Just in case; although unless they have my social security number I'm not sure what they could do with just a street address.

Our conversation was along the lines of, he's a god-fearing preacher moving from... Kansas? To north dakota.
Using a texan moving company (from the area code)
and he'll donate the piano (to someone in dubuque, iowa, of all places), IF I pay $300 to the moving company to cover their expenses in changing the destination.

Yeah, right!

I'll keep my kimball mechanics special smile


Presents the appearance of one of the oldest shill games in the con-world. Though they usually go for more than a few hundered bucks. We experience something akin to this when selling our harpsichord last year on ebay. We passed it by. Eventually someone else provided the cash and picked it up.


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#2104175 - 06/18/13 01:33 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: berninicaco3]  
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Originally Posted by berninicaco3
Btw-- Mr. Verhnjak. I took the liberty to call out the poster on the false photo. It is NOT good craigslist etiquette, and, I like craigslist.
He very reasonably agreed with me and asked that I point out which photo is not his own.

That's kind of crazy, because, either he knows darn well which he pirated, or, he pirated all of them and none are from his workshop, and he just doesn't know which he pirated from YOU! smile
Either way, can you tell me which piano you restored, of his photos there, so I can in turn inform him myself?


I have contacted him a few times. Told him what picture was mine. He said he would remove it but has not. He has this ad and a few others like it running in many areas. This is off my web site and the picture that is being used.

He was very polite to me as well but.....

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#2104193 - 06/18/13 02:45 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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that's too bad.
The greater danger is not to yourself, but if he's NOT a competent restorer, and falsely advertising work and skills beyond his own abilities, someone else (seeing this beautiful work) could be taken in, and commit their own piano to him.

Using tineye (reverse image search engine-- for finding stolen images just like yours), one of his other images comes from here:
http://www.antiquepianoshop.com/product/290/weber-rococo-style-victorian-parlor-grand-piano/
I can't say whether he could have done the work, and they're just the dealer-- or if he stole that image, too.

#2105385 - 06/20/13 03:00 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/3864951091.html

"in perfect condition as see in pix also it been tune up by professional so you be sure to get every note sound right "

Really?? Check out the pix of the hammers....



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#2105532 - 06/21/13 12:32 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Here's an update on the Lindner "Plastic Piano". Hitting close rock bottom at $20.00. This thing gets posted about 4 times a year. I'm surprised it's even standing or maybe the wall is holding it up.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3884650681.html


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#2105570 - 06/21/13 04:11 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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that's not the first time I've seen "use it for parts" below a free (or near-free, I guess, @$20) piano ad.

for cars, there's always the possibility of an engine, transmission, or body components being re-used; if say the car was junked because of a front end collision but the engine wasn't touched and the trunk can be put on a vehicle that suffered a rear end collision.
There's a market.
Also, millions of a model may have been made-- so when one is junked, there are cars out there in need of a donor.

Realistically, do technicians here ever actually part out pianos? Or is that only possible with some gold standard, like a steinway, where there's a 100,000 copies that you can interchange parts between?
Most of the obscure uprights that are being given away 'for parts,' i suspect, you'll never find another one of that model around that needs exactly those parts that aren't broken on the freebie.

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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty



Style looks like "Early W---- H----."


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#2107669 - 06/25/13 07:49 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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They say it was worth re-gluing. I have no idea what that means.

I wonder if the bird sings along while you play.

http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/msg/3893432301.html


#2107722 - 06/25/13 10:32 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: BrainCramp]  
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Originally Posted by BrainCramp
They say it was worth re-gluing. I have no idea what that means.

I wonder if the bird sings along while you play.

http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/msg/3893432301.html


Regulating maybe?

-Andy

#2107730 - 06/25/13 10:47 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: AndyJ]  
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Originally Posted by AndyJ
Originally Posted by BrainCramp
They say it was worth re-gluing. I have no idea what that means.

I wonder if the bird sings along while you play.

http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/msg/3893432301.html


Regulating maybe?

-Andy

Oh yes Andy that makes sense now! The tuner said he was "regulating" it and the owner must have heard it as "re-gluing".

I was really scratching my head over where the ad said the piano was worth re-gluing for the move from Groton to Waltham. That's only about 30 miles.

What a scream! Oh, if only pianos could talk about their owners. What stories they'd tell.

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I just wonder if Swiffers are included or are they optional, along with the glue?


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#2107742 - 06/25/13 11:09 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Minnesota Marty]  
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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
I just wonder if Swiffers are included or are they optional, along with the glue?

Yes, it's a dusty affair, isn't it? I hope the bird gets more attention than the piano.

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The bird is probably as dead as the piano.


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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
The bird is probably as dead as the piano.

Not if they re-glued it in time.

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