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Westone Rainbow 1981

Post by bowenjaybee on Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:57 pm

Westone Rainbow buy it now £299 LINK will it sell or do people prefer the chase of an auction?

This looks suspiciously like the one that slipped the net a few days ago for £120 .. Kerching!!! just check the wood grain ORIGINAL LINK

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Re: Westone Rainbow 1981

Post by Warrn on Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:10 pm

Definitely the same guitar.

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Re: Westone Rainbow 1981

Post by norfolkngood on Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:50 pm

Someone's gonna make a tidy profit, bargain of the century at £120.

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Post by Warrn on Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:31 pm

I wish someone here had snagged it, truly hate when people do this.

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Re: Westone Rainbow 1981

Post by munkieNL on Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:50 am

There's a guy here in Holland doing this, buying Mat guitars, showing them off on the forum and then selling them on. Yes i hate dealers but OTOH it's a free marketplace. 300 UKP seems a bit stiff for a Rainbow although recently a Rainbow went for well over 300 euro here in Holland.

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Post by THEBARRON on Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:55 am

A purple Rainbow 1 sold for $650.00 AU here in O.Z, I was hoping to snag it for around $350.00, got out bidded while I
was @ work. Must be a few Mats fans in my neck of the woods too.

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Re: Westone Rainbow 1981

Post by bowenjaybee on Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:01 pm

bowenjaybee wrote: will it sell or do people prefer the chase of an auction?

it seems people DO prefer the chase of an auction, this was relisted as an auction and went for £310!

That neck pup looks a bit suspicious to me!

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Re: Westone Rainbow 1981

Post by bowenjaybee on Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:01 am

This Rainbow 1 is back again!

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Re: Westone Rainbow 1981

Post by Annoying Twit on Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:25 am

bowenjaybee wrote:This Rainbow 1 is back again!

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I've put my new increased lowball bid on it. Increased because after months if not over a year of lowball bidding, I've still won nothing with them. Given my experience, I can't understand what those people putting £0.99 bids on things are thinking.

Edit: FFS, I bid and the current bid goes up to £2.20 with three bids. What are the two other people thinking! Even I have no expectation of my bid succeeding, and it's orders of magnitude higher than that.

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Re: Westone Rainbow 1981

Post by corsair on Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:53 am

I don't know what the hell people are thinking with those bids,,, Sometimes I'll go in hard to scare people off!! Doesn't work most of the time but as a theory it's as good as most!!

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Re: Westone Rainbow 1981

Post by Barry on Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:39 am

Bottom feeding maggots; flies on poo. Evil or Very Mad
These guys also help bugger up auctions in the final minutes. They're not serious bidders, just screwing around hoping to get lucky. I suspect many are also defaulters, causing more misery and lost opportunities for legitimate participants.

That said, depending on the type of auction, the auto bid function will only ratchet it up in small increments, so it isn't always possible to lay in a large initial bid.


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Re: Westone Rainbow 1981

Post by Annoying Twit on Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:49 am

Barry wrote:Bottom feeding maggots; flies on poo. Evil or Very Mad
These guys also help bugger up auctions in the final minutes. They're not serious bidders, just screwing around hoping to get lucky. I suspect many are also defaulters, causing more misery and lost opportunities for legitimate participants.

I promise you that if I ever win an auction for £67.21 or thereabouts, that I won't be defaulting!!!!!

However, I've just been through and deleted my ebay email from my mailbox. The number of "you didn't win" emails I found took up several pages.

BTW: That sum is only because a Rainbow isn't my highest priority right now, but it costs nothing to bid. I'm actually p'd off at myself that I missed Westbone's Thunder 2A as that went for less than I predicted. But of course, even if I'd bid a bit over what it went for, that doesn't mean that I would have won. (Though presumably Westbone wishes I had at least tried).

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