Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Post by Sir Ruff » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:28 pm

silikon wrote:
Sir Ruff wrote:Actually, it's a pretty spot-on comparison.
Sir Ruff wrote:Saying that, they still don't sound the same, and you don't get nearly as many filter options on the VX.

I detect a bit of circular logic there...

Nevertheless, that was precisely what I was complaining about:
silikon wrote:I also think their description on the auction was somewhat disingenuous; "sounds like an oberheim xpander or matrix"
Er not really sure how this could be circular? I didn't state (nor did the seller) that the vx600 sounded identical to the xpander, but I did say that is a rightful comparison given the nature of the chips and interface. It will undoubtedly sound more similar to the xpander/Matrix 12 than to any other synth, hence it's a good comparison for those who might have no idea what the vx sounds like otherwise.

I guess you're trying to paint this as a keyword spamming thing or something, but this isn't like he posted a microkorg and said it sounded like a 303.
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Post by silikon » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:28 am

When you say something is a spot-on comparison, then later on state that they don't sound the same and you don't get nearly as many filter options, that to me seems like "it is, but it isn't".

Not trying to paint this as any keyword thing; the ad clearly states right under the title, and I quote;
Mint condition. Sounds like oberheim xpander or matrix.
I don't know. I think it's (a) overpriced, and (b) a bit disingenuous in the reference. That's all. If you disagree, I respect that, totally cool. But to say in one breath it's spot on and then contradict that, you had me rather confused in your meaning. Surely not trying to start a theological debate here. My apologies. :)
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Post by Sir Ruff » Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:23 am

silikon wrote:When you say something is a spot-on comparison, then later on state that they don't sound the same and you don't get nearly as many filter options, that to me seems like "it is, but it isn't".

Not trying to paint this as any keyword thing; the ad clearly states right under the title, and I quote;
Mint condition. Sounds like oberheim xpander or matrix.
I don't know. I think it's (a) overpriced, and (b) a bit disingenuous in the reference. That's all. If you disagree, I respect that, totally cool. But to say in one breath it's spot on and then contradict that, you had me rather confused in your meaning. Surely not trying to start a theological debate here. My apologies. :)
Ok, I just caught the sub-titles - that is keyword spamming regardless. But what is wrong with saying something sounds like something else? Half of this forum and most of Ebay is made up of people aimlessly comparing apples and oranges, so this is a rare case where saying "it sounds LIKE" is perfectly justified! It's not theological, just logical. Anyways...
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Post by ninja6485 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:41 am

not to be a d**k, but it would be circular if it were: "it's cheap" because "it's cheap." saying "it is" and "it isn't" is controdictory as apposed to circular. this has no bearing on either side, just informative :)
This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...

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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Post by space6oy » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:16 pm

let's get back to sharing amusing/ridiculous listings.

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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Post by samuraipizzacat29 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:44 pm



....back to business

the bright side is "i'll earn $100 in ebay bucks"

(yes i'm aware the idea is just to accept offers, but amusing nonetheless)

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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Post by wertpog » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:58 pm

Thanks for the replies, yeah the price does seem a bit much. Maybe the seller agrees too since the listing has been ended early.
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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Post by samuraipizzacat29 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:33 am

Not eBay but funny none-the-less. It's a van halen jump-like sound

http://newlondon.craigslist.org/msg/2559003409.html

:point-and-laugh:

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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Post by space6oy » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:56 am

hundred bucks for a poly 800 mkII's a great deal though.

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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Post by samuraipizzacat29 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:03 am

Yeah the price is vg. I figured it didn't make the cut for "interesting", rather kinda ssilly but still a ggood deal for the local passerby

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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Post by space6oy » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:03 pm

$56 for a 303/606 knob. :facepalm:


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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Post by ninja6485 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:04 am

samuraipizzacat29 wrote:

....back to business

the bright side is "i'll earn $100 in ebay bucks"

(yes i'm aware the idea is just to accept offers, but amusing nonetheless)
lol, he can make more by selling his 303 than by making a record with it...
This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...

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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Post by Hybrid88 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:26 pm

samuraipizzacat29 wrote:Not eBay but funny none-the-less. It's a van halen jump-like sound

http://newlondon.craigslist.org/msg/2559003409.html

:point-and-laugh:
Point is does anyone actually give a s**t about having the Van Halen Jump sound?! :?

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Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Post by Sir Ruff » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:03 pm

Hybrid88 wrote:
samuraipizzacat29 wrote:Not eBay but funny none-the-less. It's a van halen jump-like sound

http://newlondon.craigslist.org/msg/2559003409.html

:point-and-laugh:
Point is does anyone actually give a s**t about having the Van Halen Jump sound?! :?
Um... why would you buy any synth that COULDN'T make that sound?!
Do you even post on vse bro?

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