Ukulele Collection Sell Offs

Three cheers for the credit crunch. Hip, hip. Hazzah!. Hip, hip. Hazzah!. Hip, hip. Hazzah!.

While the papers are full of doom and gloom about job losses and repossessions, the real story of the credit crunch is that eBay is crammed with people selling off their vintage ukulele collecions. Duane Hielman is selling off a pile of vintage ukes from a private collection. All ukes start at $1. Pick of the current crop are a LeDomino and an unnamed koa concert ukulele.

This seller is also selling off the family jewels including a Kumalae 3K.

This seller is flogging a friend’s instrument collection. A number of tenor Martins have already been and gone, but there’s a soprano and a baritone still left.

Of course, if the credit crunch isn’t biting you at all, you could spend a few hundred dollars on a Hello Kitty ukulele. How can they charge that much?

You don’t see K Wave ukuleles on eBay very often, but there’s one up for sale right now here.

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  1. Jodi July 25th, 2008 6:51 pm

    …because I’m pretty sure that Hello Kitty ukulele was a limited run. I read somewhere. But I guess I may as well have read it on a fortune cookie. At any rate, I’ve been looking for a Hello Kitty ukulele since I started playing ukulele. I may just have to get a Makala and make some changes.

  2. Woodshed July 25th, 2008 8:37 pm

    Thanks, Jodi, that would explain it. Buying a cheap, pink uke and slapping a couple of stickers on seems like the sensible option.

  3. Cardboardfrog July 26th, 2008 10:44 am

    they can charge it because we all know some moron will pay it :(

  4. Cashew July 26th, 2008 1:03 pm

    Wow– I put a bid on the Koa uke– hopefully the price won’t go up too high :)
    I think I have UAS…

  5. Woodshed July 26th, 2008 8:21 pm

    Cardboardfrog: You’re right. No one ever lost money underestimating people’s intelligence.

    Cashew: Good luck with it. Let me know if you win it.

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