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daveysaxboy

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Might want to be a bit wary about this one being legit?

Highly unlikely it was bought new 4 years ago and in I believe in the wrong case. It's certainly different than mine.
I have sent a message to the seller only to point out why it doesn't add up.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320944505185#ht_500wt_1413
Well it looks mint like he said and its a purple logo 62 which is all the better to many.Its alot older than he says but again it does look great,pads look very good.The case is a yamaha case but from a yamaha 32 or 25/23 alto.They say you can pick up so its a great catch i think,
 

jonf

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Looks like a nice sax to me. It's definitely in a Yamaha case, and although I do find it pretty hard to believe it's as new as he says, it doesn't strike me as a dodgy deal. Although his feedback is essentially useless, dodgy sellers don't tend to offer prior viewing and local pick up.
 

daveysaxboy

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Looks like a nice sax to me. It's definitely in a Yamaha case, and although I do find it pretty hard to believe it's as new as he says, it doesn't strike me as a dodgy deal. Although his feedback is essentially useless, dodgy sellers don't tend to offer prior viewing and local pick up.
The last purple logos were made in the 90's but still this 1 looks like its been little used in that time.Someone should grab it.
 

Saxlicker

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Although his feedback is essentially useless, dodgy sellers don't tend to offer prior viewing and local pick up.
Thats true!

I already realised the other points made in the replies but it's hard for me to believe when it states its age like the seller knows yet comes with out a little explanation when it doesn't seem credible.

Still I could be totally wrong.
I did mention that the fact it was a purple logo era would be a bonus in my message to him.
I haven't heard anything back sounds like he may well think its simply none of my business (ah well:) )

Clearly its a nice looking 62 from the 90's.
Clearly much older than those made in the era he says it was bought it in.
Clearly thats not the standard case.

He should know more than the ad says, perhaps he's not a player?
 

Greg Strange

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Thats true!

I already realised the other points made in the replies but it's hard for me to believe when it states its age like the seller knows yet comes with out a little explanation when it doesn't seem credible.

Still I could be totally wrong.
I did mention that the fact it was a purple logo era would be a bonus in my message to him.
I haven't heard anything back sounds like he may well think its simply none of my business (ah well:) )

Clearly its a nice looking 62 from the 90's.
Clearly much older than those made in the era he says it was bought it in.
Clearly thats not the standard case.

He should know more than the ad says, perhaps he's not a player?
My 62 series alto is from 1986 and has the serial number series 17,000. This one appears to have the serial no. range 40,000 - my guess 1989 to 1990 perhaps? Could be wrong case - mine is a burgundy type colour or dark brown colour with blue velvet interior.

Judging from one of the photographs the mouthpiece appears to be upside down or maybe the ligature (?) - so maybe the seller is not a player.:)

If you get it at a good price could be a great horn.

Regards,

Greg S.

P.S. The seller appears to have changed some of the description since the link was first posted by Trev.
 
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kevgermany

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P.S. The seller appears to have changed some of the description since the link was first posted by Trev.
Yes, big changes. Now he had it from his school days, not a few years ago. One has to wonder what the real story is and how he really acquired this horn in the wrong case if he's had it from new an hardly played it.

I'd inspect before buying. And collect. Remember there's no credit card, so no protection if it goes sour. Even at a low price it's a lot of money to lose.
 

Saxlicker

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Yes the seller has replied to my mails and puts it down to a typo.
His communication over that seemed fair just like his offer to view the horn e.t.c. so hopefully this one will all end well.

Sometimes I wrestle with myself over whether to ignore such sales but I would have hated myself for not saying anything if I found out some poor player had recently been relieved of their alto.
 
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