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I'm now the owner of a monster trampoline that's nearly too big for the garden. Tell us your retail disasters and triumphs.

(, Thu 21 May 2009, 11:52)
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Roland Synthesizer
In a small village auction room, surrounded by pottery dogs and bits of farm machinery, I spotted a Roland SH101 synthesizer. I was about twenty at the time and thought this was an amazing discovery. I nervously made the first bid, which ended up being the only bid so it was mine. It seems middle aged farming folk have little interest in a keyboard with not only a guitar strap and pitch-bend attachment but also a built in sequencer - the fools. I was beside myself with excitement but this soon wore off when I got it home and realised - A: it was not the early 80's, it was the mid 90's and it really wasn't very cool at all, and B: I didn't have the necessary skills to play more than the opening riff of 'Sweet child of mine', repeat it for most of the day using the sequencer and pitch bend it till it was completely out of tune. Naturally this did not endear me to my fellow housemates at the time. In those pre-Ebay days I resorted to a classified ad in the NME and soon a geeky youth answered it and arrived at my door. I showed him the original packaging and wowed him with my one and only riff. He left, £150 poorer and I spunked the money on a festival ticket and enough beer money to last me all weekend. It may have been an impulse buy but it had only cost me £30. Thank you Mr Roland. Thank you very much.
(, Tue 26 May 2009, 17:23, 3 replies)
Yikes. Worth a few bob now though! /end boring
(, Tue 26 May 2009, 17:29, closed)
Me boring I mean not you.
(, Tue 26 May 2009, 23:25, closed)
Oh well...
That bloke's probably sold it now too for a shedload of cash and I'm pretty sure I enjoyed the festival so everyone's happy.
(, Wed 27 May 2009, 10:02, closed)

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