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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Too good to be true?


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Anthony Boadle - Posted - 07/15/2022:  06:32:07


I've seen a 2002 Stelling Butterfly banjo for sale online for €1000, that's around $1000.
The seller is disposing of her late husband's instrument collection apparently. The pics seem genuine, but the price is too good to be true, (unless I'm mistaken, I stand to be corrected!)
Should I be suspicious.... I think yes?

Jbo1 - Posted - 07/15/2022:  07:04:47


Possibly, but it is also possible the spouse may not know the true value of her husband's instruments. She may not have had them appraised before setting a price.

BobbyE - Posted - 07/15/2022:  07:47:08


In the last couple of days there was a discussion about a Stelling Butterfly banjo and I believe it was regarding a discussion as to its legitimacy. Just a heads up. If a scam, the seller could have changed their purpose for selling to seem more legitimate. Again, just sharing. No clue as to the ad your a viewing.

Bobby

Texasbanjo - Posted - 07/15/2022:  08:10:28


This spammer has been on the Hangout a couple of times. We've locked him/her out each time and he keeps coming back.

It's a scam!!!

Caveat Emptor!

Anthony Boadle - Posted - 07/15/2022:  08:55:21


This Stelling wasn't listed on the Hangout, it was on a general selling site over here....not a specific banjo site. Out of interest, what should a 2002 Butterfly model be selling for?

Anthony Boadle - Posted - 07/15/2022:  10:08:31


I asked the sale site to check the ad earlier this afternoon. I looked just now... it's been removed and my text conversation with the seller has been suspended.
A scam after all. Nice dream while it lasted!

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