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Old 08-16-2019, 12:24 PM
skins_in_the_game skins_in_the_game is offline
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Default My first vintage set

So I finally saw a set that make me bite the bullet and purchase a vintage set. I bid on it in an auction from only the pics from the site. It was a estate sale and looks to be complete even with the correct seat and hardware, maybe even original cymbals.

I see why buying can be a nightmare. The auction place wanted to ship the whole set in one big box not even bubble wrapped. The nearest UPS is 50 miles from them and they normally deal in farm equipment. So have no idea about shipping drums. I am trying to get them(pay them) to take some time and actually pack it right and take it to a fed-ex drop off site only 10 miles away. Would hate to see these get damaged since the wrap is prone to crack according to the posts I have seen on this site. Anyway they are in Mn, and I cant wait to see exactly what I got for my winning bid.
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Old 08-16-2019, 12:27 PM
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Oh, I know someone will ask what I paid. So the winning bid was 350. but with buyers premium and cost for credit card use, comes to 404 and change. Sure hope I did not purchase junk.
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Old 08-16-2019, 01:18 PM
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Default Re: My first vintage set

That's a cool kit, I love the satin flame finish, but you really need to make sure they pack those babies correctly. If they don't know how to, pay the extra cash and have Fedx do it for them.
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Old 08-16-2019, 01:31 PM
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Unfortunately the fedex is a drop-off site only not a store so no services there.
I called the UPS which is 50 miles away and they wanted 100 just to pick up the drums 2/mile and the kids( and I mean kids) had never dealt with drums either.
They gave me a ballpark 500 to pack and ship. No Thanks, I wasn't sure I would let them wash my car from the phone conversation I had with them.
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Old 08-16-2019, 02:18 PM
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You spent $404 on what looks like a fairly clean kit with hardaware and cymbals. How much is shipping?
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Old 08-16-2019, 02:29 PM
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Default Re: My first vintage set

Might be a bargain. And what's that snare?
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Old 08-16-2019, 02:38 PM
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Snare is a 74 tama KingBeat. One just sold for 280 on ebay last week. I will sell this on ebay for no starting price and see what it gets me. I looked it up on forums and people say they are great sounding but hard to find parts for. This one looks to be missing the tension knob and possibly more so if someone needs the parts, or they want to replace the parallel strainer for a regular one then it should sell for a few bucks.
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Old 08-16-2019, 02:45 PM
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Great fine, The snare looks to be a Rogers...
On picking up the drums you could always ask hear if any member will help I do this and have never had a problem with a member...Iam trying to fine a member in Colordo Springs ,Co for some help...
I may check into a place called Takl I think they do these kindof things..
The UPS stores,
Pak mail
ete
all these places charge a hell of a lot of money...
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Old 08-16-2019, 03:03 PM
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Yes, I did post asking for help in the area a week and a half ago. 171 views but no replies.
I got one response on drum forum from someone in twin cities but that is 2 hours one way and I really want to leave that as a last resort. Hate to put someone out for that much trouble if I don't have to. Not in my nature. I have to admit Mn is sort of in the middle of nothing but farmland.
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Old 08-16-2019, 03:22 PM
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How far are the drums from where you live? Can you take a couple of vacation days or go on a weekend to fetch the drums for yourself? This is not something that you would do routinely. I would do it at this time of the year if the drums were no more than 500-600 miles from where I live.
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