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Offline DaveLeBlanc

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Absurdly high bidding on Selmer bass
« on: March 30, 2019, 12:50:17 PM »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Selmer-Paris-Bass-Clarinet-No-Neck-Or-Bell-QUINNS-GARAGE-SALE-AS-IS-NO-RESERVE/264253413459?hash=item3d86bb1853:g:NEcAAOSwyAdcl-EB

So here are the two body sections of a Selmer bass. NO case, NO neck, NO bell.

And yet, it's bidded up to over $1200 so far. This is insane. You can get a perfectly nice, complete bass clarinet of pretty much any brand for that price or less.

What gives?
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Re: Absurdly high bidding on Selmer bass
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2019, 06:15:45 PM »
It's a genuine Paris Selmer. * drops the mic *   

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Re: Absurdly high bidding on Selmer bass
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2019, 08:32:11 PM »
Why don't these insane auctions ever happen for me?

I auctioned a Bundy alto with a slight adjustment problem for $36 (free shipping), and this incomplete clarinet is selling for 5 times more than it should. Ugh
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