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Offline DaveLeBlanc

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"Too geeky to be fraudulent"
« on: June 10, 2019, 11:57:14 PM »
Yesterday I met with a lady who was interested in a reconditioning of her Buffet R13.

She found me on ClarinetPages, and happened to live just 10 miles away so we met up at a Starbucks.

She was naturally a bit hesitant to hand over a $1500 instrument, but I explained things with enough technical detail to convince her I was the real deal.

She also dropped this bombshell:
"When I found you online I decided you were probably too geeky to be fraudulent"

AMAZING. To be honest, clarinet repair is, without a doubt, such a geeky and niche thing that it would, in fact, be much to geeky to have anybody running fraudulent scams about it.

I got a laugh from it.

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Re: "Too geeky to be fraudulent"
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 04:55:10 PM »
It's kinda funny. I'm just weary of all things associated with the clarinet as being "geeky".

Such a wonderful instrument with it's very own acoustical properties and levels of expressiveness. Sounds "geeky", right?
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Re: "Too geeky to be fraudulent"
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 06:18:53 PM »
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