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Jan 25, 2020 - 2:59:46 AM
1163 posts since 2/2/2008

Hello fellow members,
I recently have been communicating with a member that is recovering from a life event. At the moment is down on his luck and struggling financially.
He has plenty of time on his hands and has the bug for a banjo to help him through his recovery. He found one at a pawn shop under $300 but he just cannot get there at the moment financially. The banjo is okay but I suggested a few dollars more and you could get a trusted known name banjo. That's not possible for David
I said I would give him a banjo but postage from Australia to the USA is more than the banjo I offered.

I was wondering if anyone else is interested in helping this man by donating at least $5. I will start it off with $50 Australian into Davids paypal account if we get some interest.I love the banjo and would love to see more people have one.
If we could reach a target of $300 I thought David could look at an RK banjo. The starter resonator banjo is very affordable and it is quality for the money.

I'm interested in your thoughts on this.
Link to an RKH-05 Dirty Thirties 5 string

banjowarehouse.com/product/new...ng-banjo/


Jan 25, 2020 - 12:30:25 PM
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I'm wondering if donating money to a music shop's Paypal account is a safer option here. Find a music shop that carries RK near(or closest) where "David" lives. Let them hold the money. This way nobody really has to worry about getting ripped off or scammed unless the music shop is a scam.

Jan 25, 2020 - 12:55:32 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by gbisignani

I'm wondering if donating money to a music shop's Paypal account is a safer option here. Find a music shop that carries RK near(or closest) where "David" lives. Let them hold the money. This way nobody really has to worry about getting ripped off or scammed unless the music shop is a scam.


Good idea.

Banjo Warehouse (link posted above the RK photo) is BHO member Geoff Hohwald's store.

He has a "Make Offer" option as well for that banjo.

Edited by - OldNavyGuy on 01/25/2020 13:01:02

Jan 25, 2020 - 2:26:57 PM

1163 posts since 2/2/2008

quote:
Originally posted by gbisignani

I'm wondering if donating money to a music shop's Paypal account is a safer option here. Find a music shop that carries RK near(or closest) where "David" lives. Let them hold the money. This way nobody really has to worry about getting ripped off or scammed unless the music shop is a scam.


Thank you for your input.

That is a very wise idea indeed. I thought surely we could afford at least $5 to surprise this gentleman and help him to recover and make him love humanity again. This could be a chain reaction that has the potential to heal others and change more than one life. Kindness breeds kindness.

I hope we get some pledges to help so we can set something up with The Banjo warehouse. All we need is 90 kind hearted pickers because I will cover for 10 pickers.

Jan 25, 2020 - 4:44:30 PM

1163 posts since 2/2/2008

We have had over 400 readers. What if we donated $1 each. That would have given a gift of a life time already. It's a gift that keeps on giving and keeps our brains active with positive thoughts

Jan 27, 2020 - 4:41:38 AM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

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23698 posts since 8/3/2003

Duplicate. Go here: banjohangout.org/topic/360664

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