I finally come across a Fusion at a good price and can't collect!

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I finally come across a Fusion at a good price and can't collect!

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Just my luck. I have been waiting for a Fusion to pop up for a while now. There has been a few this year but they were either overpriced or too far away or both.

I finally find one within driving distance at a good price and...LOCKDOWN! :angry-tappingfoot:

Yeah I know, it has to happen. The virus situation is out of control and the NHS need time to recover so, it is what it is. Damned frustrating though :/:


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Re: I finally come across a Fusion at a good price and can't collect!

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Maybe arrange a covert meeting in the dead of night wearing a hazmat suit? (Just kidding.. although it's really not funny. Talk about the proverbial carrot being dangled in front of your nose). I wonder if you paid, would he would hold it for you?


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You can almost always guarantee Shelly that when I have money for a keyboard it will either be too far away or ridiculously overpriced.

I don't "need" it of course but these don't come up so often now so it is frustrating.

I would ask him to hold it but, everyone is looking for money these days and I know he is very reluctantly selling it so if a local buyer comes along I wouldn't blame him for letting it go. In any case, although this is supposed to be a 4-week lockdown I have a feeling it may drag on longer than that.

This covid thing is serious though. So, rules are rules and we will stick by them. At least we can still go detecting on the beach so that is a silver lining :)


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It would be a leap of faith, but if there was a safety net-- like proof of purchase that would protect you -- I wonder if he could be paid and then let you pick it up afterwards. Probably not. I wish something would work out.

Paypal is proof of purchase though. If he takes that method of payment he could maybe hold it for you. (And if he didn't cough it up afterwards, Paypal would send the hounds 'o hell after him) -- Well not really, but it keeps people honest. There is a limited time frame though, I also know, to be reimbursed if a buyer gets taken. There are other online payment methods out there that protect buyers.. Again, I don't know how much time you have to file a claim. These are the things that really sting.
(I have a mind like a steel trap.. Let's see.. how do we go under, over, or around this obstacle??) It's gotten me into trouble and is a huge aggravation to Andy sometimes..

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The seller is what I would call...under "normal" circumstances not too far away. 160-mile round trip but, with Covid restrictions we are not supposed to travel and certainly not outside our local area.

I "could" pay now and pick up in a few weeks time but, I REALLY don't like parting with cash unless I am there in person.


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I'm guessing that's the BHF one - West Midlands?

I thought 1 on 1 was still allowed "outside"?

40gig HD suggests an earlier one, but that is no problem really . . . .

They must be aware of the current situation - so I'm sure an agreement could be reached for an "as and when"?

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parametric wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:20 am I'm guessing that's the BHF one - West Midlands?

I thought 1 on 1 was still allowed "outside"?

40gig HD suggests an earlier one, but that is no problem really . . . .

They must be aware of the current situation - so I'm sure an agreement could be reached for an "as and when"?

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I saw that one Chris. I had considered it even though that is quite some drive from where I am. But no, the one I was looking at is in St Albans. A 6HD. Not so far to drive but, lockdown is lockdown and if the rules are that we can't travel outside our own area then that is what we will stick to. You never know, perhaps one will come up closer to home :)


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I "could" pay now and pick up in a few weeks time but, I REALLY don't like parting with cash unless I am there in person.
Really, you would want to check it out first anyway. Probably best to let it go.. :(


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Of course, that is the other point. I prefer to check something is working before I buy. The Fusion is generally reliable and very well built but this is a 15-year-old keyboard so definitely worth checking out in person.

Buying new is not an issue. Could get it delivered and if there was anything wrong just send it back. Will have a think about it.


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The 6HD has a great Synth-type keybed - one of the best I've played, FWIW . .

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parametric wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:15 pm The 6HD has a great Synth-type keybed - one of the best I've played, FWIW . .

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I would definitely agree with that Chris. I don't think I have come across a better one yet.


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