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My $100 USA Fender Tele Pawnshop Score!!!

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I was doing my normal rounds, when I noticed this on a guitar stand in front of the racks.

I saw the $100 price, but I thought for sure it was an MIM.

Couldn't believe they were asking $100 for it.

Took it to the counter and wanted to haggle because of the scratches and dents around the body.

They said it just came out and they wouldn't budge on the price. I asked for the case and they said it didn't come with one.

I said it should have one, and I wanted  a case.

They looked but couldn't find one.

I told them they owed me one, and I be checking back later for one.

They were OK with that.

I haven't had a chance yet to put is through it's paces, but the neck feels great and it doesn't weight a ton.

I don't normally post a pic of the receipt, but I didn't want anyone to cal BS on me.

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You're such an asshole! 😆

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Is that "O. Blivious Gold & Pawn" in Amarillo? 

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DANG!

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Nice!!! And it's Relic'd! What a steal!

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With luck like that I hope you went out and bought some lottery tickets because you may be on a streak. 

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Looks like a Highway One model. Pretty sweet....especially for the cost of pair of My Pillows!

 

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Great snag. How does it sound?

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How does that happen?  Shop owner's idiot son given more responsibility than he merits?  Employee about to quit sticks it to his asshole boss?    You'd think that if chronic gross Google incompetence were at fault, the shop would go out of business very quickly.

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2 hours ago, Biz Prof said:

Looks like a Highway One model. Pretty sweet....especially for the cost of pair of My Pillows!

 

I just finally found out it IS an '09 Fender Honey Blonde Highway 1 Tele with the very this nitro finish.

 

I actually thought this was a Special which is worth about $500-600 , but it's a Highway 1, so it's worth about $850 -$950 .

 

So I guess I did pretty good on this one Jon.

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18 minutes ago, Texsunburst59 said:

So I guess I did pretty good on this one

Right.  Because that was in doubt prior to that realization.  

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11 minutes ago, kizanski said:

Right.  Because that was in doubt prior to that realization.  

 

I guess that last line does look pretty silly based on prior info.   😶

Sometimes the ADHD gets the best of me.

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1 hour ago, Texsunburst59 said:

I guess that last line does look pretty silly based on prior info.  

And, you got it for AN AMAZING PRICE!!!!

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I’ll give you $150 for it. And I won’t bug you for a case...  😉

 

nice score. Looks awesome. 

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Makes you wonder what the pawn shop paid for it and why someone would take that piddly amount. Must have been a druggie, pissed off girlfriend, or a thief!

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That was a really lucky score!! Maybe somebody forgot to add a third '0' 😁

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I don't understand how this could have happened. I haven't found a good deal in a pawn shop since ebay. On top of that the previous owner shouldn't have settled for what he got from the pawn shop. 

But congratulations on your snatch. 

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13 hours ago, Texsunburst59 said:

I just finally found out it IS an '09 Fender Honey Blonde Highway 1 Tele with the very this nitro finish.

I actually thought this was a Special which is worth about $500-600 , but it's a Highway 1, so it's worth about $850 -$950 .

So I guess I did pretty good on this one Jon.

And yet, you still wanted to nickel and dime them on a $100 price tag. And why do they owe you a case? It's a pawn shop, not a retail store. The broke, desperate mofo who pawned it probably traded the case for a dime bag, assuming they ever even had one.

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1 hour ago, MCChris said:

And yet, you still wanted to nickel and dime them on a $100 price tag. And why do they owe you a case? It's a pawn shop, not a retail store. The broke, desperate mofo who pawned it probably traded the case for a dime bag, assuming they ever even had one.

Too true. $100 is an obscene deal. I would have happily paid that, case or no. It’s an AMAZING PRICE. 

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1 minute ago, RobB said:

Too true. $100 is an obscene deal. I would have happily paid that, case or no. It’s an AMAZING PRICE. 

This man was in the GC trenches with me back in the day. Hagglers are jagoffs.

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12 hours ago, Travis said:

I’ll give you $150 for it. And I won’t bug you for a case...  😉

I'll go $175. 

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16 hours ago, Texsunburst59 said:

I just finally found out it IS an '09 Fender Honey Blonde Highway 1 Tele with the very this nitro finish.

I actually thought this was a Special which is worth about $500-600 , but it's a Highway 1, so it's worth about $850 -$950 .

Think again. From eBay:

Blonde 2006 Hwy 1, $1239

Black 2001, $1335.

Daphne Blue 2003, $1018.

Black 2006, $1065.

Black 2006, $1152.65.

...etc.

 

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1 minute ago, MCChris said:

What would those prices be adjusted for inflation?

All the links in that list go to current listings, silly.

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