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Jamesmac

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Looking to experiment with the Tenor, i thought i would check ebay for a student priced instrument, and came across Gear4Music with 4 individual auctions for new ex-demo Tenors, the cases were damaged in transit, but the instruments are sold new without accessories, and being set-up prior to delivery.I thought i would hedge my bets and placed bids on two of the tenors. But i won both. The new price for the Tenor Gold is 250. The first tenor sold for 146.34 Pounds item no. 271162764295 then 123 pounds item no 271162767412 then 127 pounds item no. 350726419101 then 123 pounds item no. 300867634616
I won both at 123 pounds
So if any member looking for a new student Tenor would like to make an offer. for one of them. Take into consideration the cost 123 + 5.99 delivery.
PS. Still waiting for delivery myself, as you will see from ebay when the action ended.
If someone would enlighten me to how the donation to the cafe works. Thanks { OK. JUST READ THE 5% TO THE CAFE}
Below is the ebay description, but i suggest to search ebay using the item no.
Tenor Saxophone by Gear4music, Gold
RRP £250
Please note, this item is being sold as second hand with 6 months warranty (covering only faults not described in this listing.)
The following parts are not included - mouth-piece, ligature, reed, mouth-piece cap, strap and pad-saver, (first image is a stock photo.).
These parts are not available to purchase separately from Gear4music.com.
There are light scuffs and signs of use around the finish, but these marks are subtle and only really noticeable when looking closely in the light.
There is are large crack to one side of the carry case but overall it is perfectly secure.
Otherwise the instrument will play as new with the necessary parts.
 

jrintaha

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Check the body octave pip mechanism well - I had a dodgy G4M tenor (which they promptly replaced) on which the switching between the body and neck pips did not work, because one of the pillars wasn't soldered in the correct place. Even in my current G4M tenor the mechanism is a bit wobbly - makes 2nd octave trills between G# and A quite difficult for example. Other than that I have absolutely no complaints though (and seeing as that I still haven't bothered to adjust the mechanism it's a very small complaint indeed!) - at £123 you have a very functional horn with spot-on intonations. Like Kev said, an absolute steal.
 

Colin the Bear

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The ex demo saxophones from G4M are not what they seem. I've had two. A tenor and a curvy sop. Both needed serious work to make them play. I have mentioned them in various threads on this forum. They are in my opinion factory seconds or rejected sales returns. They both play well now but needed fettling. The sop had keywork clashing and needed the levers and arms reshaping with a grinding tool. The tenor had pads that fell out and needed refitting and the whole thing needed adjusting and regulating.

Unless you're handy I'd back out and go for one of their regular deals. My alto is one of these and played straight out of the case and is going strong.
 

DavidUK

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Is the G4M 6 month warranty trasferable to a future purchaser or does it remain with the OP here?

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Jamesmac

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Is the G4M 6 month warranty trasferable to a future purchaser or does it remain with the OP here?

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As far as the warranty , I haven't checked with Gear4Music. The auction only ended on Friday, and I am still waiting for delivery. I would imagine the problem with any need to send the instrument back for a repair, would be the return address. I will obviously be checking out both instruments, ( when I get a tenor MP.) ideally somebody interested in a new student model tenor sax at half price would live local, and could try out the sax. But then I suppose that is usually the best solution for any sax purchase.
 

DavidUK

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The auction only ended on Friday, and I am still waiting for delivery.
Would it not be a better idea to actually review the condition of the sax once it has arrived? Then you could give members a first hand description of any damage and maybe a few photos too? Seems odd to try and sell something you've never seen.

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Jamesmac

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Would it not be a better idea to actually review the condition of the sax once it has arrived? Then you could give members a first hand description of any damage and maybe a few photos too? Seems odd to try and sell something you've never seen.

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David, thanks for highlighting that problem, as you say some buyer may expect a 6 month guarantee for repairs for a £130 new Tenor sax. I posted the sax on the cafe to sell to someone who may find this range of sax useful and for what I paid, and not for profit, which I would most probably get re-listed on eBay.
So I would still offer the sax to a member who can pick-up near Rochester, Kent.
Sorry to the members PM. I received who wanted the instrument.
Jamesmac
 

kevgermany

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Just a point here - the ex-demo sax has to be in good playing condition unless described otherwise. G4M (I presume is the seller) would have to rectify any problem, including significant damage that's more cosmetic. Otherwise it's not fit for purpose.
 

Saxdiva

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Absolutely they have to rectify. They listing says only the case is damaged and there may be cosmetic imperfections on the sax. That is all.

If it comes with any other issues, send it/them right back, so you have nothing to lose. Maybe they are lacking good technicians on site so problems can slip through unnoticed.

Hope all is well.
 

Jamesmac

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Just a point here - the ex-demo sax has to be in good playing condition unless described otherwise. G4M (I presume is the seller) would have to rectify any problem, including significant damage that's more cosmetic. Otherwise it's not fit for purpose.
Seems to be some confusion and a negative reaction to this sale , poss because i wanted to bring any prospective buyer in on the history of the sale. ie Ebay. And the reason for selling. ie i bought two, in the auctions that were minutes apart. I will be taking delivery of the instruments, and so naturaly will be checking both instruments out, which has been mentioned in a previous post, for no other reason than to pick the one that suits me, and both play like thet should, a new instrument. The fact that any prospective buyer will be picking up, and so obviously will blow the instrument, i dont get the question. The other reason for deciding on only pick up is, for a buyer to get the full advantage of the price, i see not a lot of sense in buying a 130 pound sax and paying 25 pounds for shipping, even to save 100 pounds, but with no 6 months guarantee.
I have had a PM. from a member who wants to buy the sax, and just wanted conformation of the price.He obviously trusts me to send an instrument that is fit for purpose,and he takes for granted that i will be making sure that is the case when i take delivery. This is a normal procedure for me when buying and selling. Unfortunately for this member, the sax would need to be shipped, which i am not prepared to do.
 

Fraser Jarvis

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Take into consideration the cost 123 + 5.99 delivery.
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a member who wants to buy the sax, and just wanted conformation of the price.He obviously trusts me to send an instrument that is fit for purpose,and he takes for granted that i will be making sure that is the case when i take delivery. This is a normal procedure for me when buying and selling. Unfortunately for this member, the sax would need to be shipped, which i am not prepared to do.
That would have been me, in this case the common courtesy of replying to my pm explaining that you weren't prepared to ship (although you never stated this in your op) would have sufficed rather than drag it out the way you have done, hope you get what you want for the sax, but as they say, I'm out!
 

Jamesmac

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That would have been me, in this case the common courtesy of replying to my pm explaining that you weren't prepared to ship (although you never stated this in your op) would have sufficed rather than drag it out the way you have done, hope you get what you want for the sax, but as they say, I'm out!
I would have thought you would realise that i was waiting for the delivery, as you must have read in one of the posts , or checked out the ebay listing when the auction ended, as far as the pick-up was concerned, i made that decision a few hours ago, when i recieved a post concerning the Gear4Music warranty. I never realised some people would be so simple minded to think the warranty would be transferable, and also think i would send an instrument that was not playable and as described.
Sorry for any misunderstanding
 

Jamesmac

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I would have thought you would realise that i was waiting for the delivery, as you must have read in one of the posts , or checked out the ebay listing when the auction ended, as far as the pick-up was concerned, i made that decision a few hours ago, when i recieved a post concerning the Gear4Music warranty. I never realised some people would be so simple minded to think the warranty would be transferable, and also think i would send an instrument that was not playable and as described.
Sorry for any misunderstanding
PS. SHOULD READ not as described
 

Fraser Jarvis

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I would have thought you would realize that i was waiting for the delivery, as you must have read in one of the posts , or checked out the ebay listing when the auction ended, as far as the pick-up was concerned, i made that decision a few hours ago, when i received a post concerning the Gear4Music warranty. I never realized some people would be so simple minded to think the warranty would be transferable, and also think i would send an instrument that was not playable and as described.
Sorry for any misunderstanding
Come on Kev...get ready on the starting blocks, were off!!!
I never mentioned transferring the warranty! did i? i did realize however that although you have bought said sax you don't actually have it as yet, but what difference should/would that make? at £123 i wouldn't have minded spending a few quid to put it right should it have needed it. Simple minded? cheeky bas****...
 

Jamesmac

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Come on Kev...get ready on the starting blocks, were off!!!
I never mentioned transferring the warranty! did i? i did realize however that although you have bought said sax you don't actually have it as yet, but what difference should/would that make? at £123 i wouldn't have minded spending a few quid to put it right should it have needed it. Simple minded? cheeky bas****...
You can check #4
Then apologise
 
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