Old 05-26-2009, 06:51 AM   #1
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Default $100 neumann

This is a real craigslist ad. Guy breaks up with his girlfriend. She then sells his U87 for ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS!!! to piss him off, OUCH. OMG. There was someone at her door 10 minutes after she posted.

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/msg/1188834865.html
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:09 AM   #2
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I can't say what I would do... let's just say I wouldn't be a very nice guy if that were my mic.
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:19 AM   #3
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Dang. ...........
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:25 AM   #4
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She'll be wrapped in plastic at the side of a highway within a week.
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:29 AM   #5
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Vindictive. Did that surprise anyone? I've been offered worse retorts, in case....

This one would have hurt almost as much I suppose.
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:39 AM   #6
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oh my... considering how badly fucked up is Neumann today... I dunno.. mixed feelings... I find the "dumbass fancy microphone" sold for 100$ story ilarious and LOLled a lot. Poor guy...
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:17 AM   #7
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Yeah, this "urban myth" surfaces every few years, sometimes, it's a Mercedes, a yacht, sometimes...... a U87

I'd like to get a real good look at this so called "Neumann", just to be sure before I bought it
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:42 AM   #8
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It might be a myth. It certainly is plausible. I bought my 1964 Epiphone Texan from a guy off craigslist for $50. I saw the add the morning he posted it. He lived about 2 blocks from where I already needed to go that day. I stopped by with an empty hardshell case. Walked away with a bit of history.

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Old 05-26-2009, 04:46 PM   #9
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Hasn't the purchaser in this instance basically knowingly purchased stolen goods? That's a crime in itself. The guy might be a bastard, but that doesn't make this OK.
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:06 AM   #10
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It is arguable if she was authorized to sell that mic...
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:53 AM   #11
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wicked .... but he WAS cheating. And stupid. Never a good combination.

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neumann u87 microphone, I only know what this cause he never shut up about it. He just broke up with me over the phone so I am selling it for $100. First one to reply gets it. Here is a lesson for you boys, dont tell your girlfriends you were cheating on them with their best friend when they still have your fancy dumbass microphone at their appartment. Just someone please come and get this out of my house.

Would kinda like to meet Candace. Sounds like she's a trip.
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Old 05-27-2009, 04:43 AM   #12
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Very funny stuff!

I saw a couple of ebay items with a description along the lines:
"And when your wife says 'do whatever you want', it doesn't mean buy a {insert sweet piece of audio gear}"
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:24 AM   #13
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I love Fletcher, and he's been great to do business with over the years.

He gets to the heart of the matter towards the end of this video.

Make sure you hang in through the credits and carefully read the "No Parking" sign at the end (might have to switch to HQ)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1v928yfV8Q
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