Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

234
Banjo Lovers Online


Bought me a spare banjo

Posted by jrjenks on Sunday, March 16, 2008

Auction tracking during J.R.'s quest for a spare banjo

I'm really happy with the banjo that the redhead got me for my birthday last June. It's an Oscar Schmidt OB5. It's a really good beginner banjo and I'll have to put in a lot of practice before my quality of play warrants a better banjo.

Nonetheless, I'd been wanting another banjo; a spare banjo. A banjo that I could leave at work so I could squeeze in a little practice in the morning and over the occasional lunch hour. One that I didn't care much about so I'd feel free to experiment on it a little.

So last month I set upon the task of finding a cheap spare banjo on eBay.

Here are the rules I set for myself:

  • I want another 5-string banjo, 22 fret banjo.
  • I'll spend no more than $100 for a banjo without a case or $125 for a banjo with a case. That amount includes cost and shipping, but not tax.
  • The banjo must be playable and not require repair.
  • I'll watch as many auctions as I need to, but I'll only cast a winning bid for one auction at a time. (I don't want to end up winning several auctions and having to purchase several banjos.)

 

Over the course of four days I followed auctions. There were dozens of banjos for sale on eBay during those four days, but only nine of them met my criteria. I watched as eight of those nine auctions exceeded my willing-to-pay price.

Here's the one that I won:



Be the first to comment on “Bought me a spare banjo”

You must sign into your myHangout account before you can post comments.



More posts from jrjenks

Newest Posts

Click for Details 'Banjo Hoop' 3 hrs

More >  

Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories

0.078125