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Jan 20, 2021 - 10:48:11 AM
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1351 posts since 8/30/2012

https://www.banjohangout.org/classified/85388

If you're looking for a Stelling Sunflower, don't skip over this ad!

For the low price of [$100 more than brand new retail price], you can buy a 20 year old used model with an aftermarket case!

Why buy a brand new model for less money and a lifetime warranty, when you can pay more than retail for one with cracking finish, fret wear, and a 7 day warranty?

We see a lot of amazingly unbelievable deals from this seller, but this one certainly takes the cake. The choice is simple, folks. Don't miss out! 

Edited by - KCJones on 01/20/2021 10:50:33

Jan 20, 2021 - 11:36:02 AM
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3607 posts since 5/29/2011
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Has a Cooperman rim but it is all original?
Geoff Stelling is getting up in age so Stelling banjos are hard to find?
Comes with an original Gibson case? What happened to the Stelling case?
I know the seller is supposed to be reputable but descriptions like this make me want to dig the chest waders out of the closet.

Jan 20, 2021 - 12:09:47 PM

ChunoTheDog

Canada

590 posts since 8/9/2019
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Everybody's trying to flip their Stellings for more than they paid this week I guess.

Saw a Swallowtail put up for sale this week at over a thousand more than it originally sold for.

If these people manage to sell their instruments at asking price, good on them.

Jan 20, 2021 - 12:33:12 PM
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11487 posts since 6/2/2008

An old discussion on the Hangout suggests that Stelling used Cooperman rims in the 90s. I've read countless times that Stelling switched from its original block rims to 3-ply for a while before going to the Pass rim. This rim has a number and label, so I'd expect it to be original.

I agree the price is ridiculous.

I'm not a buyer or appraiser so my opinion means nothing, and I recognize Geoff H as a valuable contributor to the banjo community, but I think just about every used banjo he has listed is over-priced. Granted, his stuff tends to be in great condition.

Folks like Jim Britton and Clancy Mullins put up great stuff, too, that's always priced to sell.

Jan 20, 2021 - 2:32:25 PM
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81 posts since 7/26/2020

Ken,

You’re right about that! They do have top notch customer service from my experience, and are willing to negotiate, but it’s hard to justify a lot of their prices for banjos.

Edited by - RoCopickin20 on 01/20/2021 14:32:55

Jan 20, 2021 - 3:39:46 PM
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103 posts since 9/23/2019

Gotta love banjo warehouse.

Jan 20, 2021 - 3:48:10 PM
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133 posts since 2/20/2004

Hey, no big deal. It’s free enterprise. You can’t get if you don’t ask.
....everything is negotiable but you need a starting point.

Jan 20, 2021 - 4:01:39 PM
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LukeL

USA

56 posts since 9/14/2017

Their prices are high on some things and very reasonable on others. I stopped in the store a couple weeks ago and played a lot of banjos... Andy is a super nice guy and all the banjos were really well setup with new strings on them- probably over 100. A real treat to sit and play a while.

Jan 20, 2021 - 5:17:44 PM

lanemb

USA

158 posts since 3/11/2018

It’s adds like this that keep me far away from this type seller. Unfortunately a lot of shop owners know there are suckers out there that don’t know better. They aren’t looking for knowledgeable buyers.

Jan 20, 2021 - 6:39:59 PM

537 posts since 6/2/2011

The say is let the buyer beware, no one has to buy from anyone. Do the research make an.offer and either buy or keep looking. This might be just the banjo someone wants and is willing to pay the price.bib like Geof’s videos and descriptions of his banjos andi usually has a nice stock to choose from.
Yes I do think many are overpriced. I have never bought a banjo from them but I respect their business and their right to do it as they choose I don’t have to buy from them.
I’m not sure why it makes some people so critical.

Jan 22, 2021 - 7:40:58 PM

11487 posts since 6/2/2008

Banjo Warehouse's new RK Elite is priced right where it should be. 

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