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Marketplace => For Sale => Topic started by: Queequeg on May 16, 2011, 08:59:49 PM



Title: Marketplace Feedback [Read This in its Entirety Before Posting in This Thread]
Post by: Queequeg on May 16, 2011, 08:59:49 PM
The purpose of the Marketplace Feedback thread is to allow for commentary on your experience as it relates to a transaction with a buyer or seller in the For Sale or For Trade boards.
This was suggested by a long-time member, as an alternative to posting within a given thread wherein an item is up for sale or trade. The trouble with that is many-fold, but among other things, it bumps a For Sale or For Trade up to the top at the expense of someone else's item.

Use the member's name (username) as the subject and in the body of the message.
People looking for information can SEARCH on that name and find all the comments on transactions for a particular buyer, seller or trader.
1. Marketplace Feedback is intended for posting your personal DIRECT experiences with sellers and buyers doing business in the Larrivee Forum Please don't post on third party experiences.
If it wasn't your instrument or your money, it didn't happen.
 
2. Be polite and civil in all communication in this thread as elsewhere on the Larrivee Forum. The same rules apply here. Posts which don't adhere to the rules will be deleted without notice or warning.

3. Please don't use this thread for Dealer Feedback.

4. One post - One reply. The first person leaves feedback, the other party has an opportunity to respond.  Each one and only once.

5. No ad hominem* remarks. Keep your post fact-based. Keep your post brief, and to the point on the transaction, not the individual.

(This is a test. We'll try this out for a while. If it becomes too time-consuming to moderate, we'll pull it down.)

* "Abusive ad hominem (also called personal abuse or personal attacks) usually involves insulting or belittling one's opponent in order to invalidate their argument, but can also involve pointing out factual but ostensible character flaws or actions that are irrelevant to the opponent's argument. This tactic is logically fallacious because insults and negative facts about the opponent's personal character have nothing to do with the logical merits of the opponent's arguments or assertions." [Wikipedia]
Maybe not the best explanation or definition, but it works for our purposes.


Title: Kdonavan is a great seller.....
Post by: Daysailer on May 17, 2011, 01:23:13 PM
... Bought my L-03 Blackwood from him.  Great to deal with. Great packing, and as honest as you will find anywhere.

You will find no one better to deal with.....

Thanks Kdonavan,  Still play 'Pluck' daily.


Title: fitness1
Post by: Queequeg on May 22, 2011, 07:49:39 PM
I bought a Loreiente Clarita nylon stringed guitar form Todd Hunt (aka fitness1). Great guy to deal with. He pointed out the most minute imperfections in the guitar before the sale. I wouldn't hesitate to deal with him again. AAA+ trader.
 :thumb :thumb


Title: Mr_LV19E
Post by: Queequeg on May 22, 2011, 07:56:42 PM
I bought a P-05MT from Roger. This was a very happy transaction. Guitar was exactly as he had described. I love this guitar, and I wouldn't ever hesitate to do a deal with Roger again. Stand-up guy.
AAA+
 :thumb :thumb


Title: UncleRob
Post by: L07 Shooting Star on September 18, 2011, 05:29:49 AM
(just discovered this thread so my post is a bit after the fact)
I purchased a used Gretch Pro-Jet with Bigsby customized with P90's from Rob.  The guitar was exactly as described, packed well, and shipped promptly.  Rob even asked me what guage of strings I wanted, then setup the guitar to my preference and installed a new set of strings on it before shipping.  The original pickups, carefully wrapped, were also included in the deal, so I now have some nice Gretch-style humbuckers to experiment with in other projects.  I play rythym in a cover band, and since I got the guitar in early July, it's basically the only one I use for the tunes we play except for the ones I use acoustic on.  It really shines on "British Invasion" tunes we cover.  The rest of the band really like the sound of it on our songs and it's a nice contrast to the strat that our lead player uses.  I am very happy with the guitar and the transaction.

Kurt


Title: Re: Marketplace Feedback [Read This in its Entirety Before Posting in This Thread]
Post by: Barefoot Rob on September 18, 2011, 05:37:37 AM
Kurt Thanks,hows it going over with the band?Be careful it likes to play LOTS of Neil Young!!! :bgrin:


Title: Re: Marketplace Feedback [Read This in its Entirety Before Posting in This Thread]
Post by: Danny on October 11, 2011, 04:15:12 AM
  Mark, thanks for "trying" to keep our little forum civil. Though it seems that CIVIL wars are what has been developing lately, and in high places as well. :blush:


Title: gtrplayer
Post by: Tuba Mike on January 05, 2012, 06:49:33 PM
Just purchased an OM-50 from "gtrplayer" (Dennis) and I could not recommend in higher.  Everything he said about the instrument was spot on, he was helpful and knowledgable, shipped the item safe and secure, etc.  The guitar was beautiful.  THis was my first purchase on any forum and I was a bit nervous but I have to tell you that I would not hesitate to purchase from Dennis again.

  :smile:


Title: Re: Marketplace Feedback [Read This in its Entirety Before Posting in This Thread]
Post by: gtrplayer on January 05, 2012, 08:42:38 PM
Just purchased an OM-50 from "gtrplayer" (Dennis) and I could not recommend in higher.  Everything he said about the instrument was spot on, he was helpful and knowledgable, shipped the item safe and secure, etc.  The guitar was beautiful.  THis was my first purchase on any forum and I was a bit nervous but I have to tell you that I would not hesitate to purchase from Dennis again.

  :smile:

Thanks Mike for your kind words and I'm glad you like the guitar.  It was a pleasure dealing with such a nice fellow guitar picker. 

gtrplayer aka Dennis


Title: Re: Marketplace Feedback [Read This in its Entirety Before Posting in This Thread]
Post by: Barefoot Rob on January 06, 2012, 03:26:45 AM
Just did a deal with Flatlander who really didn't sell me anything it was more of a trade he sent me a Baggs PARA and I sent him a piece of paper with my wife's name and the compamy name and address on with me sribbaling some words and numbers on it.OH ya I signed it to.What a great NOT-SELLER to deal with.Hey Matt did you get my paper yet??? :cheers


Title: flatlander/uncrob
Post by: flatlander on January 06, 2012, 03:48:39 AM
Just did a deal with Flatlander who really didn't sell me anything it was more of a trade he sent me a Baggs PARA and I sent him a piece of paper with my wife's name and the compamy name and address on with me sribbaling some words and numbers on it.OH ya I signed it to.What a great NOT-SELLER to deal with.Hey Matt did you get my paper yet??? :cheers
Paper scmpaper, yes. But I just want to get back to the panhandle and hang out, talk about guitars and jam.


Title: Re: gtrplayer
Post by: Tuba Mike on March 12, 2012, 11:41:39 AM
 :nice guitar:

A used 00-50 just came up on Elderly's website at $2000.  Same guitar w/ a sunburst finish.  If you are looking for a 00, this is a great deal!  I purchased my 0M-50 from gtrplayer and it was everything he said it was.  If he says it is mint you can believe it.  He also packed and shipped it properly and was great to work with.  I wish I had the funds to add it to my OM-50.  It would be a nice compliment.  Whoever ends up with this will be very happy.

Also, the pictures do not do these guitars justice.  The OM-50 pictures looked similar to this but when I opened the case I was taken back.  The woods and finish are stunning!  The mahogany is rich and the maple binding is the perfect compliment to the spruce and mahogany.


Title: Re: gtrplayer
Post by: gtrplayer on March 12, 2012, 01:08:58 PM
Hey Mike,

I'm glad to hear you're enjoying the OM-50.  It was a pleasure dealing with you and I'm glad the the guitar went to a good home.

The 00-50 is a reallly nice guitar and you're right about the pictures; photography has never been my strong suit.

Thanks so much for the kind words!

gtrplayer


Title: Rwskaggs
Post by: flagstaffcharlie on July 07, 2012, 04:26:45 AM
A beautiful guitar arrived at my house today. Thread link below: http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=40538.0

This was a smooth, easy transaction in every way. rwskaggs is a great guy to deal with, and the guitar is wonderful. I'm a happy camper right now.  :beer



Title: samagni
Post by: milocj on July 29, 2012, 01:13:01 AM
Bought an L03E Bubinga from forum member samagni and the transaction was excellent. He was honest, described the guitar and condition accurately, and shipped extremely fast. Great seller.
Thanks.


Title: Re: rwskaggs Crate Acoustic Amp CA30D FS / FT
Post by: carruth on August 20, 2012, 09:23:51 PM
rwskaggs is a fine person to deal with. Buy with confidence. The guitar I purchased from him is great.    :cheers


Title: Re: rwskaggs Crate Acoustic Amp CA30D FS / FT
Post by: rwskaggs on August 20, 2012, 09:45:45 PM
rwskaggs is a fine person to deal with. Buy with confidence. The guitar I purchased from him is great.    :cheers

Thanks, Peter.  Now you need an all mahogany OM to match!


Title: Re: rwskaggs Crate Acoustic Amp CA30D FS / FT
Post by: Queequeg on August 22, 2012, 06:54:35 PM
rwskaggs is a fine person to deal with. Buy with confidence. The guitar I purchased from him is great.    :cheers
Endorsements are great, but please place them in Marketplace Feedback (http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=36596.0) thread,; not with the item listed for sale.
Thanks.


Title: Re: Marketplace Feedback [Read This in its Entirety Before Posting in This Thread]
Post by: rjmassaro on October 16, 2012, 12:03:10 AM
For people that post on the For Sale forum.   Can you please say which city or State/Province you are from.  Helps us Canadians who have to take into consideration custom fees.  Larrivee may be a Canadian company....however, the lable says USA.  Saves on asking :)

Thanks in advance


Title: Re: Marketplace Feedback [Read This in its Entirety Before Posting in This Thread]
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on October 16, 2012, 12:54:33 AM
For people that post on the For Sale forum.   Can you please say which city or State/Province you are from.  Helps us Canadians who have to take into consideration custom fees.  Larrivee may be a Canadian company....however, the lable says USA.  Saves on asking :)

Thanks in advance
There is no Custom Fees on a Larrivee to or from either Canada or USA. There is however a sales tax for Canadian Buyers and the amount depends on which Province the Guitar is shipped to.


Title: Re: Marketplace Feedback [Read This in its Entirety Before Posting in This Thread]
Post by: L07 Shooting Star on October 16, 2012, 07:04:13 AM
For people that post on the For Sale forum.   Can you please say which city or State/Province you are from.  Helps us Canadians who have to take into consideration custom fees.  Larrivee may be a Canadian company....however, the lable says USA.  Saves on asking :)

Thanks in advance
There is no Custom Fees on a Larrivee to or from either Canada or USA. There is however a sales tax for Canadian Buyers and the amount depends on which Province the Guitar is shipped to.

Andrew'
Maybe semantics regarding what is meant by "Customs Fees" , but when I purchased my Forum V RS-4 from LA Guitars, I didn't just pay tax and the shipping cost.  I also paid duty and a "brokerage fee" which was a fair amount extra, though I can't remember exactly how much extra and I can't find the paper right now. :wacko:  Did you not also have to pay similiar fees for yours purchased from and shipped to Nova Scotia?


Title: Re: Marketplace Feedback [Read This in its Entirety Before Posting in This Thread]
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on October 16, 2012, 11:31:56 AM
Andrew'
Maybe semantics regarding what is meant by "Customs Fees" , but when I purchased my Forum V RS-4 from LA Guitars, I didn't just pay tax and the shipping cost.  I also paid duty and a "brokerage fee" which was a fair amount extra, though I can't remember exactly how much extra and I can't find the paper right now. 
The Brokerage fee you paid was from your shipper ( I am guessing UPS) UPS has few fans around here for that apparent gouge that is not present with USPS and other shippers, If you paid a Duty I would be looking for that receipt and be applying for a refund ( North American made product is duty free under the  Free Trade Agreement).
As far as I know you ( reside in Alberta if I remember correctly) would have been subject only to 5%GST.
In summary you should have only paid the "broerage fee" :yak: and 5%GST


Title: Re: Marketplace Feedback [Read This in its Entirety Before Posting in This Thread]
Post by: L07 Shooting Star on October 16, 2012, 05:33:50 PM
The Brokerage fee you paid was from your shipper ( I am guessing UPS) UPS has few fans around here for that apparent gouge that is not present with USPS and other shippers, If you paid a Duty I would be looking for that receipt and be applying for a refund ( North American made product is duty free under the  Free Trade Agreement).
As far as I know you ( reside in Alberta if I remember correctly) would have been subject only to 5%GST.
In summary you should have only paid the "broerage fee" :yak: and 5%GST

Thanks Andrew,
Yes, it was shipped via UPS standard, for which I paid $100.00  PLUS a brokerage fee of $80.00! if I remember correctly.

I'm going to check into that duty refund aspect.  First, I have to find the documents though!  You know, the ones I put in safe place so they wouldn't get lost.   :blush:


Title: Great sales experience w/fitness1
Post by: Kazels on October 17, 2012, 06:38:02 PM
 I just wanted to take a moment to give my thanks and salute fitness1 for a fast, easy, and professional sales transaction. I responded to an ad here on the board for some recording equipment he had for sale. To sum it up without getting too long-winded, the items were just as he described (if not better), packed like they could survive a nuclear blast, shipped immediately upon payment, and represented one of the best values I've ever experienced in used gear. He followed up delivery of the items with a phone call to ensure the package arrived safe and sound. I wish all transactions were this satisfying, many thanks to fitness1.  :thumb


Title: Re: Great sales experience w/fitness1
Post by: fitness1 on October 17, 2012, 07:20:19 PM
Thanks John....pleasure working with you too.   :thumb