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Burst deals are getting harder and harder to do!!!!!!

johnnyjellybean

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It's my 3rd night in this Quality Inn waiting for the mechanics of a deal for a 58 flametop to finish. Gone are the days of floppping down 25K in cash and walking out with the guitar. Do you guys have any idea what a PAIN it is do wire a large some of money across borders! I feel like a stock broker! I'm going to write an E-book about this one! There's just so much to tell.
 

sunburst1

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I assume its not the same one that was for sale on ebay that was at a Long Island Quik Drop outlet beacuse it was a '58 plain top not flametop? :photos :jim
 

LowE

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You're on the front lines of burstdom. Hell, somebody's gotta do it. But across the border? This is intriguing!
 

TomGuitar

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You're on the front lines of burstdom. Hell, somebody's gotta do it. But across the border? This is intriguing!

JJB is in Canada. What I mean is he lives in Canada. Don't know where he is at the moment.
 

mingus

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International wire transfers can usually take a few days to complete. I'm sure this temporary hassle will be worth it once you get your new toy! Congratulations!

P.S. You've got to show us some pictures!
 

LowE

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Canada? Where in Mexico is that? JBB's getting a 58 burst! :wow
 

frank thomson

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It's my 3rd night in this Quality Inn waiting for the mechanics of a deal for a 58 flametop to finish. Gone are the days of floppping down 25K in cash and walking out with the guitar. Do you guys have any idea what a PAIN it is do wire a large some of money across borders! I feel like a stock broker! I'm going to write an E-book about this one! There's just so much to tell.
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Hetfieldinn

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That's why I quit messing with Bursts. Everyone has to have their thumb on the scale, if you know what I mean.
 

shuie

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These deals only get infinitesimally harder for me to do. Its one of the benefits of not having a chance to do them at all, even at 'ten years ago' prices :)
 
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59gibson

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It's my 3rd night in this Quality Inn waiting for the mechanics of a deal for a 58 flametop to finish. Gone are the days of floppping down 25K in cash and walking out with the guitar. Do you guys have any idea what a PAIN it is do wire a large some of money across borders! I feel like a stock broker! I'm going to write an E-book about this one! There's just so much to tell.

:salude Good luck Steve, can't wait to hear some details and see some :photos
 

Joe Ganzler

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It's my 3rd night in this Quality Inn waiting for the mechanics of a deal for a 58 flametop to finish. Gone are the days of floppping down 25K in cash and walking out with the guitar. Do you guys have any idea what a PAIN it is do wire a large some of money across borders! I feel like a stock broker! I'm going to write an E-book about this one! There's just so much to tell.

Must be the year for '58's, JJG - got two of 'em in da' house right now myself, keepin' Gladys company!

The LEAST you could have done was upgrade your hotel, doncha know...:hee
 

LowE

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On some burst deal I had entertained, the guy asked me to send 350k in cash through FedEx in packs of 15k... I thought to myself are you outta your f#$@ing mind??? I guess it's part of the burst mystique.
 

burstin'don

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HI Steve I'm sure SUCKI and FUuKKi Are keeping you company....!!! hehee...I guess the Quality Inn brings back those nostalgic days!!!! :hee
 
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