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Nov 30, 2022 - 11:22:01 PM
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7355 posts since 2/14/2006

Beware of scam artists this particular season. I tried ordering some very expensive jewelry for my girlfriend, and all I got in the mail was a danged old prewar banjo.

Dec 1, 2022 - 12:14:05 AM
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26693 posts since 6/25/2005

If it was a Kay, no matter what war, you got scammed for sure.

Dec 1, 2022 - 2:34:13 AM
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2089 posts since 5/19/2018

Thanks for posting that.

I can show this to my Wife so she knows that I’m not the only person this happened to.

Dec 1, 2022 - 2:34:44 AM

3063 posts since 12/4/2009


Sounds like a cover for guilt. My father would buy a new tool. My mother would question its purchase. He would reply, “I got it for you! Oh my! You can’t use it? I will just have to use it.”

Which old prewar Gibson did you buy? Those are too rare to be not noticed. They are tracked to the current owner. This includes anonymous. Anything else Is “chump change”.

Dec 1, 2022 - 2:55:55 AM
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3940 posts since 7/12/2006

Well at least your girlfriend can wear a banjo around her neck. You cant play a tune on jewelry!

Dec 1, 2022 - 5:59:12 AM

176 posts since 7/24/2021

I gave her rings and all my money , where she ran off to. I’ll never know . “It’s a lonesome feeling” . Gary you may be on to something. It’s hard to run with a banjo around your neck . Scam you say ?? Sounds like something my wife needs to know after the fact …

Dec 1, 2022 - 11:04:14 AM
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4258 posts since 12/3/2008

I can commiserate with your switcheroo story. I ordered a $25 pair of knitted wool socks for my great-great grandmother and all I got back was a piece of colored paper, a 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card. What would my friends think of a grownup man with a (geesh) baseball card? Now, if it was a banjo card, I may have responded differently. In order to avoid the possibility of adding injury to insult, I threw the (insert expletive) card into the fireplace, lickety-split. It was a cathartic gesture and I feel a great sense of liberation from the entire matter.

Dec 1, 2022 - 11:04:40 AM
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15129 posts since 10/30/2008

Will F, was she the Railroad Lady that Keith Whitley, JD Crowe and Jimmy Gaudreau sang about? "She hocked 'em for cold cash and left town on the Wabash..."

Dec 1, 2022 - 11:37:43 AM

176 posts since 7/24/2021

That’s her alright !

Dec 1, 2022 - 2:44:52 PM
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545 posts since 11/9/2021

I kn remember my dad gave my mom a table saw for mothers day. Said 'Honey its to make you new kitchen cabinets with!'. The divorce was shortly after.

Dec 1, 2022 - 2:47:34 PM

6686 posts since 10/13/2007


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