ebay – a cautionary tale…


You can’t always get what you want…

No, you can’t always get what you want…                                                              

But if you try sometime, you just might find

You’ve bought something on ebay and you’re like “WHAT?!?”




That is a drum set…

It’s sitting in front of my guitars in the music room. Yes, my brother is a drummer. I’d post a picture of him in his glam powder blue bodysuit but there are certain things we just don’t talk about. So, you might ask..as my lovely wife did, why do I have a drum set?

First let me say it is a Ludwig set, just like Ringo used.

(for our younger readers – Ringo played in Paul McCartney’s first band)

And it is a full five drum set with cymbals and a hi hat…In excellent condition…yeah, yeah, I know, I’m getting to it.

So the other day I jumped on ebay instead of going to the Indian casino. The magic people at ebay do a wonderful job of reminding you of things you might have missed, in my case it’s usually musical instruments. As I was perusing the listings I saw a drum set for a ridiculous starting price. I looked at the details and the auction had about two hours to go and nobody had bid. I guess that was because they wouldn’t ship, it was local pickup only. The set was in LA. I figured there were a few folks who were waiting until the last few seconds so I said “What the hell” and made the first bid.

Late that evening I remembered the bid and looked to see what the drums sold for. I clicked on ebay and was greeted with…



I’m guessing this guy is experiencing the same problem…how the heck am I going to explain this?

So Honey, I found this great art sculpture of giant screws and bolts…”


 However, I would like to point out that I did not buy:

A grilled cheese sandwich with a portrait of the Virgin Mary on it, a suit of armor for a guinea pig, Justin Timberlake’s half-eaten French toast or The Meaning of Life which sold for $3.26 in 2000.

As penitence I cleaned the garage.


  Everybody have a reasonably safe 4th of July.




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