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Old 04-03-2017, 02:45 PM
grantro grantro is offline
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Cool Re: "leecountymusic" on ebay is multiplying!

Originally Posted by mchair303 View Post
I now use the Advanced Search option and do this...

Attachment 108514

Eliminates all his postings.

That is a great feature!! Thanks for sharing...

1976 Ludwig Mach 4 Thermogloss 26-18-14-14sn
1978 Ludwig Stainless 22-22-18-16-14-13-12 c/w 6-8-10-12-13-14-15-16-18-20-22-24 concert toms
1975 Sonor Phonic Centennials Metallic Pewter 22-16-13-12-14sn (D506)
1971 Ludwig Classic Bowling Ball OBP 22-16-14-13
1960's Stewart Peacock Pearl 20-16-12-14sn
1980`s Ludwig Coliseum Piano Black 8x14 snare
1973 Rogers Superten 5x14 & 6.5x14 COS snares
1970`s John Grey Capri Aquamarine Sparkle 5x14 snare
1941 Ludwig & Ludwig Super 8x14 snare
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:48 AM
J!m J!m is offline
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Default Re: "leecountymusic" on ebay is multiplying!

I usually start here first if I need something.

But when I do search eBay, I'm looking for a specific part usually. If it happens to be from them, and the price is fair, I will pay it.

However, typically the price is overly high, and I find that months later I can search for the same part and they still have it, at the same price.

Law of supply and demand prevails here. You can ask whatever you want, but people will only pay so much for it at the end of the day.

I think they will end up with a barn load of old parts. If they left stuff together, it would be easier to deal with but that's their problem now...
Cobalt Blue Yamaha Recording Custom 20b-22b-8-10-12-13-15-16f-18f
Red Ripple '70's Yamaha D-20 20b-12-14f
Piano Black Yamaha Recording Custom Be-Bop kit 18b-10-14f
Yamaha COS SDM5; Yamaha Cobalt Blue RC 5-1/2x14; Gretsch round badge WMP; 1972 Ludwig Acrolite; 1978 Ludwig Super Sensitive; Cobalt Blue one-off Montineri; Yamaha Oak (6X13!); DW collectors 5-1/2X14 maple; cheap 3.5X13 brass piccolo
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Old 04-05-2017, 12:47 PM
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Default Re: "leecountymusic" on ebay is multiplying!

i seem to recall some people on the top 3 drum forums have said he has bought drums from them, only to part them out on ebay.

unfortunately ebay is now full of people like him and people who throw up something with a big price just because its old. drums, records, ***elery, just can't find certain things like we used to.

sure, nothing wrong with trying to make money but the main thing is the usual sources have dried up because flippers will get to them first.

i think in some cases part of the high pricing is also due to all the fees sellers have to pay. thankfully i cut out the middle man long ago.

i had a buyer send me a payment thru lee county one time. i tried to contact LC to introduce myself and to follow up on the transaction and he never replied to my messages. i got the payment but it makes me wonder why he couldn't be professional and atleast drop a simple message saying the payment was sent.
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Old 04-06-2017, 11:02 AM
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Default Re: "leecountymusic" on ebay is multiplying!

Have blocked all three usernames from being able to buy from me......did that a few years ago.
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Old 04-06-2017, 01:47 PM
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Default Re: "leecountymusic" on ebay is multiplying!

So THESE are the guys who clutter my followed searches with 6-ply shells! I've never looked that closely at their ads but I know them from those goofy images they use.

I'm gonna miss a 24x14 3-ply shell one day and it's gonna be because I was too tired of sifting through their garbage.

Currently looking for a 3-ply 24x14 Ludwig in champagne sparkle w/rail consolette and cymbal mount!
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Old 04-10-2017, 03:06 PM
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Default Re: "leecountymusic" on ebay is multiplying!

I had "watched" a few of their auctions in the past, but I soon learned that I can (and have) gotten things at a much more fair price from guys here or on the FB groups for Ludwig or Slingerland parts. I don't even give them a glance anymore when I am shopping, thanks to the filter advice above. But I'm sure someone must buy from them because they are still around.
65-73 Ludwig orphans 22/16/15/13/12 (silver sparkle rewrap)
1967 Ludwig Supraphonic 5 x 14
1976 Ludwig Acrolite 5 x 14
1966 Ludwig Pioneer 5 x 14
66-'67-ish Slingerland orphan project 20/13 (original champagne sparkling pearl)
Mid-60's Slingerland Gene Krupa COB Sound King 5 x 14
Mid-50's Slingerland tenor-to-floor tom resto/conversion project
Early 50's Slingerland Marcher resto project
Pork Pie 6.5 x 14 Big Black
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Old 04-10-2017, 03:16 PM
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Default Re: "leecountymusic" on ebay is multiplying!

Originally Posted by vyacheslav View Post
Ah yes, leecountymusic. The worst drum "Chop shop" on ebay. They strip complete, working vintage drums and sell all the parts individually, at severely inflated prices.

I got so tired of browsing the "Sets & Kits" category on ebay, only to have 200+ results of their single drums and random hardware pieces come up on that category. "Add This Single Gretsch Snare Shell To Your Drum Set/Kit!" (Translated Description: Add this single Gretsch snare shell to your drum set/kit/tom/snare/bass/cymbal/hi-hat/manipulate/to/the/max/your/search/results/ on a shell that was complete, but we're only selling the shell, however you can find all the other parts listed in 42 separate auctions for 5 times what they should be).

I have complained to ebay numerous times that they are using the wrong category and that they are trying to manipulate search results. It's bad enough to strip complete, working vintage drums down to the shells and part it out, but to try and deliberately list in wrong categories just to get traffic on their items? TOTAL BS!!

Well, I came across two more sellers, that all look exactly like the leecountymusic auctions. One seller is "thedrumpartscounter" and another is "theolddrumshop". These are exactly like leecountymusic auctions, same format, same templates, same manipulative wording etc., right down to the puzzling stock pictures in each auction of: a neon ebay sign, a woman, the planet Earth, and a US Mail truck. Seriously WTF? And, they do not disclose their location in the auction. It's just "The Drum Parts Counter-USA". Wouldn't you want people to know where you are and be proud that you are a local business doing good for your community? Unless of course you're trying to hide something. SHADY!!

Who knows, there might be even more? It's sad to say, but ebay, at least vintage drums stuff-wise, used to be fun to browse and look at. Now, by and large, it's just manipulative, greedy sellers trying to overcharge fellow drummers, just because something is "Vintage" and "Desirable". Sigh. Sad but true.

That's why I love this forum and everyone on this forum. We are fair and honest to each other, and genuinely care not only for vintage drums, but we also care for each other and respect each other for how we all feel about this stuff. When I see crap like that on ebay, it reminds how much I love this forum and the people on here!

Hey look....A perfectly good original drum! Better take it apart and sell the bits for insane amounts of money! More people should know about them....Very bad.
Keep fixing them up...
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