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Old 08-31-2017, 11:24 AM
idrum4fun idrum4fun is offline
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Default Gretsch SSB 4160 - can't believe the price!

So, I was just looking at snare drums on eBay, under the "vintage" section and this Gretsch snare drum caught my eye. It had just been listed, with BIN price of $37.99. I had to do a double-take, thinking maybe it was only for a specific part of the drum, or possibly something terribly wrong with it. I quickly looked at all the pictures and purchased the drum! Shipping was only $29.99.

I definitely don't need any more snare drums! In fact, I'm getting ready to sell many of those I never use. But, for a total of $67.98, I figured I had nothing to lose. I can't help but think that the seller accidentally listed the wrong price or just really didn't know what they had.

So, did I do good? About the only negatives I could spot were some non-original tension rods, missing drum key, typical pitting of the hoops and non-original wires. Oh, and the badge is definitely not centered between the lugs!

-Mark
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Old 08-31-2017, 11:44 AM
Dan Boucher Dan Boucher is offline
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Default Re: Gretsch SSB 4160 - can't believe the price!

Worth the price just to have a Gretsch snare with the badge mislocated. It's like a double-stamped penny. Pretty cool deal.
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Old 08-31-2017, 02:56 PM
idrum4fun idrum4fun is offline
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Default Re: Gretsch SSB 4160 - can't believe the price!

Well...I knew it was too good to be true! Just received a message from the seller, who apologized for the mix up with the price. It should have been listed for $379.99, but the "7" didn't show up. Received a full refund and hoped I would understand. Responded back that I completely understood the issue. The search for the "bargain" drum continues!

-Mark
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Old 09-01-2017, 09:48 AM
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Default Re: Gretsch SSB 4160 - can't believe the price!

I saw it leave`n he says and he stops,....one of us had better check out the ops,.... though the 9 was hard to see,.... he told them he I-dentify the guilty guy........
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