Posted by nice try on April 27, 2002 at 11:51:46:
In Reply to: Re: Pictures of the "Free Horn" posted by Beth on April 26, 2002 at 23:54:45:
Exact same computer posted for brenda AND beth...cute. Roomies? Same person? (not good tactics...)
Maybe some schmoe should buy your way-over-priced horn so that you and "Beth" can afford to stop sharing a computer! Should we call your private teacher, Brenda?
IF YOU ARE UNWILLING TO CHARGE A FAIR PRICE AND UNWILLING TO TAKE ADVICE REGARDING AUCTION SITES THEN YOU WILL FIND LITTLE PATIENCE ON THIS BOARD FROM PEOPLE WHO DO CHARGE FAIR PRICES OR TAKE TIME OUT OF THEIR LIVES' IN ORDER TO OFFER YOU ADVISE.
Your first two posts should have guided you in the right direction. But you tried crappy "used-car salesman" tactics rather than heeding the responses that those posts generated. And you kept doing it. Are you, or are you NOT, a learning animal? Most human beings learn that fire is hot and that ice is cold. Figure it out.
Please, we all would like to see you sell your horn, get a better one, and move along in your playing life; but not at the expense of someone else. This board discusses these things all of the time (buying, selling, market value, rip-offs and the like); taken as a collective, you will not fool it into buying your horn as you have it advertised. Read and think about what has been written regarding your instrument; the mean stuff is as telling as the nice (more so in a few cases).
You have made close to a dozen posts regarding this horn, all told. Folks in this community (some in a kindly manner and some less so) keep telling you that in order to sell this instrument you need to:
A. Lower the price ($1,000 - $1,100 is considered to be fair for a used example of this horn)
B. Try a local school system
C. Try consignment at a local music store or one of the bigger national shops
D. Try an auction site
You have totally failed to acknowledge any of these attempts to help you. So now many of us are tired of you and your over-priced, student-quality instrument.
But good luck selling your horn, really. Just don't expect the sale to come from this board unless you heed at least SOME of the advise given here by more experienced euphoniumists or shop owners