$1800 2600 on CL today... fingers crossed

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$1800 2600 on CL today... fingers crossed

Post by Low-Gain » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:42 pm

$1800, in Minneapolis...
I emailed... I doubt he'll respond. If he does.. expect to see a chunk of bugbrand modular pop up for sale hahaha You dont see an Arp 2600 go this cheep and local! bet he has a couple emails in his inbox when he gets home if it's even real. But hey.. you never know! :-D
Either way. fun to talk about and dream about. hahaha


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http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/m ... 12837.html

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Post by Low-Gain » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:43 pm

Oh and if he calls me i'll put up my paypal link so you can all loan me some cash to make it happen. HAHAHAHAHA
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Post by vmgas » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:03 pm

that ad/ones very similar has been circulating all over craigslist
pretty sure its a scam

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Post by vmgas » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:08 pm

yea one google search of the ads title and that very same synth is available in new orleans, houston, various cities in florida, i also think it was recently in a philly ad, and a couple in california

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Post by Low-Gain » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:24 pm

damn. :(

All i can say is this... To the fellow wiggler that offered a short term loan in the case that this was real... You are a fucking saint! :hail: :hail: :hail:

THAT is what i call an awesome community!

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Post by jfloftin » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:47 pm

SCAM! An ad just like it was in the New Orleans area with the same pictures and everything. STAY AWAY!

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Post by CF3 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:01 pm

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/msg/3099240380.html

They seem to come up fairly regular here in the Bay Area (no surprise really). This one has a more "realistic" price tag. :roll:

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Post by goom » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:29 pm

This is the same ad that I answered a couple of months ago (different city) and the reply was that he left the country (of course), and he wanted me to wire the money or some other nonsense. I'd say it's a 100% chance of being a scam.

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Post by ??? » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:35 pm

@Low-Gain: Chippy Chip Hello!!!

There was a really cheap Jupiter 4 on craigslist in montreal. I got a reply asking for a cell phone and other personnal informations. I hired a bounty hunter to find the guys... I paid an extra... Now everything is in order, no more jupiter 4 scam.

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Post by dkcg » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:53 pm

Good luck.
Last time I answered an ad like this I got a response from their "assistant" who told me blah blah blah <insert bit about transferring funds internationally due to some family emergency and I would actually end out ahead> blah blah, and that they needed my contact information. I gave them the address to the local FBI office and never heard from them again.

Although, I did just luck out on two boutique amps for the price of one, due to a quick cash liquidation by the neighbor of the shop that sold them to me.

Be weary til you see it, and be ready to run if you got cash. :lol:

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Post by odecahedron » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:34 am

logic states that anyone in possession of, and giving such a seemingly knowledgeable description of such a vintage item as a 2600 would at least have a general idea of a ballpark value. its too obvious

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Post by Morley » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:57 am

Why even bother.
ZERO chance.

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Post by DougD » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:40 am

This scam was on the NYC Craigslist for an Oberheim Four-Voice and another synth I don't remember, both priced at $1,800.

Then, the next day there was a similar listing for a 1957 Strat. Anyway, I hope whoever is doing this gets run over by a bus.

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Post by Entrainer » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:11 am

I'll sell you a 2600 for $1800, Logan.








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Post by Low-Gain » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:52 am

Entrainer wrote:I'll sell you a 2600 for $1800, Logan.
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What no frogger!?

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Post by Morley » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:11 am

I've got frogger.
$100 shipped anywhere

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Post by Reese P. Dubin » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:18 am

This one pops up in a new city every week with different pictures.

I have to imagine he has to have made a few "sales" so far.

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Post by Low-Gain » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:00 am

lol.. just got a response.

Hello,

Thank you for your email. I am glad that you want to buy my ARP 2600 With Matching keyboard and the price I am asking is US $1,800.00. From the start I want to inform you that I left the USA a couple of days ago (next day after I listed this for sale) and I came in United Kingdom with my work (I am a member of the "Save The Children Foundation"). If you still want to buy it, we can do it in a very safe way using an escrow company. They will handle the delivery and will offer you a number of days of Inspection so you can test and see that the merchandise is exactly as described by me. I will pay all shipping/escrow fees.

Thanks,
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Post by infradead » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:11 am

Low-Gain wrote:lol.. just got a response.

Hello,

Thank you for your email. I am glad that you want to buy my ARP 2600 With Matching keyboard and the price I am asking is US $1,800.00. From the start I want to inform you that I left the USA a couple of days ago (next day after I listed this for sale) and I came in United Kingdom with my work (I am a member of the "Save The Children Foundation"). If you still want to buy it, we can do it in a very safe way using an escrow company. They will handle the delivery and will offer you a number of days of Inspection so you can test and see that the merchandise is exactly as described by me. I will pay all shipping/escrow fees.

Thanks,
Adam
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Post by abstraktor » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:23 am

nah - it seems plausible which is why it's definitely a scam. using Save the Children as a lure....

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Post by Low-Gain » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:24 am

we'll see bout that... heh.
I told him i would only do it as local pick up or if I get to pick the escrow company. Why post it for sale if you are going to leave the country.. did he take it with him? (unlikely) so i should be able to pick it up locally.. it's sketchy as hell. hahahaha. I can't even take it seriously but we'll see..
I also requested his full contact info. I would never do a deal like this with out confirming his address and talking to him on the phone. I'd also need to see it first. so many factors. Which is why i'm having more fun with this than anything.. It's not legit.

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Post by Reese P. Dubin » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:44 am

Um , I got this same reply in NYC 2 months ago.
total bullshit
you are only wasting your time

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Post by jeannot » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:46 am

These scammers seem to use 2600s often as bait, beware Logan!

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Post by emc2 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:47 am

Tell him a 2600 and keyboard is normally worth 8,000 but that you are a collector and a gem in that condition is easily worth 12,000 to you and in good conscience you could pay no less. But that this particular unit bears identifying marks leading you to strongly suspect that it was originally owned by the legendary Rick Wakeman, making it worth at least 20,000 to a collector in the know like yourself. Then ask him when you can schedule an inspection with his local proxy.

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Post by DougD » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:22 pm

Say that you're friends with Ita Ekpeyong and he could deliver the funds locally...

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