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 on: Yesterday at 08:43 PM 
Started by steve335 - Last post by cwaage
I have been maintaining the Online Trombone Journal Classifieds since 1997 and have seen just about every scam out there. There are some tell-tail signs:
1.  They ask for payment by Western Union, or they want to pay you with Certified Check or Cashier's Check.  Sadly USPS Money Orders have also become suspect - far too many counterfeits out there.
2.  The e-mail just doesn't sound right - they really have no knowledge of what they're trying to buy or sell.  When you ask for details, they answer with vague, non-specific information.
3.  The terms are strange, particularly "I was buying from someone else, would you please take the cashier's check and send me back the overpayment by Western Union."

The short version:  if they want to use Western Union for payment, nope-nope-nope.  Once you send money through Western Union, it is GONE.  No refunds, no recourse - Western Union doesn't care - they get their cut no matter what.

If the buyer/seller isn't willing to do business via PayPal and want to send a check, make sure it is drawn on a major bank that serves your area so you can take it to a branch and cash it.  Otherwise, hold shipment for 14 days to allow for clearance of the check.

Get phone numbers and references if you're nervous about the transaction - the trombone world is small enough that you should probably know a friend of a friend that can vouch for the buyer/seller.

And, unfortunately, if the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. 

 on: Yesterday at 08:23 PM 
Started by MTbassbone - Last post by Bassmentbone
Would you sell the 1215CF? I've

 on: Yesterday at 08:12 PM 
Started by slide advantage - Last post by BillO
I love Florida's alligators.  Sometimes I travel there to photograph them for days at a time.

 on: Yesterday at 08:09 PM 
Started by blondie76 - Last post by CharlieB

The man has a gift and an excellent mastery of the trombone.
Gotta respect that.
This style of "music" reminds me of an abstract painter who throws buckets of paint against a wall and calls it art.

 on: Yesterday at 08:09 PM 
Started by Bassmentbone - Last post by Bassmentbone
Any type of guard/cover/whatever is is called that fits a Shires axial dependent set up would be really useful to me these days. Don't want to get oil from my valves onto my suits.....

 on: Yesterday at 07:52 PM 
Started by Bassmentbone - Last post by Bassmentbone
Hello all,

Looking for a Shires BII 7YM or similar or an Edwards 1215CF or similar.

Basically medium in weight and yellow in alloy. Let me know what you got. I have an Edwrads 1147CF for trade/partial trade if interested. Thanks!!

 on: Yesterday at 07:50 PM 
Started by Adrianct729 - Last post by Adrianct729
Griego Alessi 7E:  140.00
Excellent condition aside from some discoloration.

Wallace compact practice mute:  50.00
Basically mint condition and plays very well.  I just found that I liked the wallace studio practice mute better since I don't travel much.

Willing to sell both, but also looking for a Greg Black 4g-5g and 3g-5g, both regular weight.  Also looking for a Doug Elliott C4 shank.

Email me at the address in my profile.  Thanks!

 on: Yesterday at 07:48 PM 
Started by peteriley - Last post by peteriley
Hi Trombonemetal,

I play a little more with the kids but keep things below middle C, where things are comfortable. Since I'm not straining to reach the notes, I'm guessing this is fine. Whether I can push further though and make it useful for the trombone, I'm getting the impression not. More time on the trombone is probably better.

Cheers, Pete

 on: Yesterday at 07:45 PM 
Started by shoy - Last post by shoy
FS: Elkhart Conn 88H; serial # C97XXX

In very nice condition! Those who cherish classic 88H's will want this horn. Will post pictures tomorrow. Putting it out there for inquiries.


 on: Yesterday at 07:43 PM 
Started by DrJacobi - Last post by Emisaumell
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