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    Quote Originally Posted by Pott View Post
    It was over the going rate for an AL before, and it's gone up 400 bucks. Wowza!
    I'd jump on a Piezo-equipped AL but not this one
    I mentioned to him that I'd posted here, so he may have seen this thread.
    I agree, add to that the cost of delivery tax and vat, it's way beyond what I'd now be willing to pay. I'd guess around 2,500. They're many guitars I'd be interested at that price range.

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    Rare Musicman Albert Lee P90s Black Sugar Ball Family Reserve | Reverb

    The seller has been in touch saying he's prepared to send abroad.
    After looking again, does this ebony board look ok?, not seen this on ebony before (cracks near 12 fret).
    Last edited by Rialas; 04-20-2017 at 02:35 AM.

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    piezo equipped Al huh?

    Pictures of piezo on an Albert Lee
    Black Cherry Burst Albert Lee , SSS,Trem & Piezo 2005
    Black LE Albert Lee MM90,Trem 2006 with solid 9k gold knobs;Mesa F50 Combo; Original (owned from new)Marshall 25/50 Silver Jubilee signed by Jim;AER 60 ;Fender BJ 15W;WEM Clubman 5W;Musicman RP 65 112;Musicman RD 50 112:

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    Not sure about the cracks. might be worth showing to a guitar tech

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrapperJ View Post
    Not sure about the cracks. might be worth showing to a guitar tech
    Thanks Trapper, I'm passing on this, he's non negotiable on price also, wanting more than new list price. I'd rather a new pdn starry night.

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    Pdn 2016 starry night RULES.
    AL SSS BFR Pinkburst
    AL SSS PDN 2014 Neptune Blue
    AL HH PDN 2016 Starry Night
    AL MM90 Black

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Jason View Post
    Pdn 2016 starry night RULES.
    This....
    Enjoy Your Balls!!!

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    Probably for the best - think he is being unreasonable on price

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Jason View Post
    Pdn 2016 starry night RULES.
    Glad you're enjoying yours Jason. It's definitely one I'm considering, but blew this month's budget on another guitar, so I'm going to hold out a little before searching again.
    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrapperJ View Post
    Probably for the best - think he is being unreasonable on price
    When I'm on ebay or reverb.com, I'm like a child in a candy store. So many goodies out there. No need to pay over the top for anything.

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    There is a silver SSS AL on reverb that sells for $2600.

    I contacted the seller politely. Told him I was not interested in his guitar but that he should consider lowering the price.

    He answered it was a custom finish (?) with a nice flamed neck (true).

    I didn't bother telling him the exact same one was sold last year for $1150.

    The value of a guitar is not what you want nor what a book says nor what experts estimate...

    It's what someone is willing to give you.

    As an example, I would splash A LOT of cash on an AL Dargie1 mm90 trem
    AL SSS BFR Pinkburst
    AL SSS PDN 2014 Neptune Blue
    AL HH PDN 2016 Starry Night
    AL MM90 Black

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrapperJ View Post
    I don't understand why people won't sell internationally - I'm sure it's laziness. As long as the buyer pays the shipping and insurance and uses a protected payment method what's the problem
    Three reasons: 1) international shipping is very expensive with a quality shipper like FedEx, 2) buyers want sellers to declare a lower value to save in Customs fees but insurance is based on the declared value, and 3) tracking via USPS (and every other "local" carrier) is just plain bad.

    Call it lazy but I just don't want the hassle.

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    I appreciate your points, but as long as the buyer agreed to your terms you'd expand your market reach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason2112 View Post
    Three reasons: 1) international shipping is very expensive with a quality shipper like FedEx, 2) buyers want sellers to declare a lower value to save in Customs fees but insurance is based on the declared value, and 3) tracking via USPS (and every other "local" carrier) is just plain bad.

    Call it lazy but I just don't want the hassle.
    I recently bought a weber mass from the US. Usps tracking was excellent. Import duty and delivery cost was added at purchase on ebay.
    Also recently bought a custom shop guitar from Japan. I never asked or expected the seller to claim that I'd bought it for less to save on duty, quite honestly I'd be embarrassed to.
    Paid the correct duty when it arrived, buyer and seller happy

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    Would never recommend Hermes though.

    And obviously, nothing beats personal collection.

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