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music ground owners arrested..

JJ Blair

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A store in Hollywood, whose name rhymes with Vintage Gear, ran into some similar trouble last year. They weren't following procedure on doing police checks on used gear. The word was that they knew full well the stuff was hot.

There was a great deal of schadenfreude for those guys. They were the biggest assholes to deal with, when you were a customer. Also, they did stuff like makes a parts-caster, pay a guy in a nursing home $75 to take his picture with it, and sell it on eBay saying he was the original owner. Then they were stupid enough to brag about it to other people.
 

Frutiger

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Interesting to see they've been broadening their horizons from just misrepresenting guitars and dealing in faked Marshalls to handling stolen goods. Hardly surprising though.

Couldn't have happened to a bigger pair of arseholes, hope they get everything that's coming to them.
 

dlmorley

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Interesting to see they've been broadening their horizons from just misrepresenting guitars and dealing in faked Marshalls to handling stolen goods. Hardly surprising though.

Couldn't have happened to a bigger pair of arseholes, hope they get everything that's coming to them.

:salude
 

Tom Wittrock

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This story is over a month old. I think there was a thread when it first came out.

Any current news on this? Details of the actual guitars? Are they recovered and the buyers compensated? Must be a lot of victims. I remember the reports of the theft in Italy. :hmm
 

mavmus

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This story is over a month old. I think there was a thread when it first came out.

Any current news on this? Details of the actual guitars? Are they recovered and the buyers compensated? Must be a lot of victims. I remember the reports of the theft in Italy. :hmm

there's a full list of guitars with SN's on the internet, first hearing at crown court this coming Thursday,
 

latestarter

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These guys are total cads from what I've read from victims. On the flip side, my JMI 30/6 Serial No. 004 might finally be worth something...kidding, I hope these guys get justice and the victims get compensation.
 

kerryboy

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Their arrest hasn't stopped them trading on ebay as musicground inc.
 

CutieJones

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Very pleased when I heard about this. I dont think that is all they were involved with. Used to wonder how they stayed at liberty so long and went from one dodgy shop up North to their "empire of shit". . .
 

58Lover

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I'm really happy to read it, old news or not. I knew of the music store in Italy that was robbed. I hope they get their goods and money back...
 

jackdonovan

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Yes the music inc on ebay is still up and running. I remember last when musicground was declared bankrupt it appeared on the forums here but then the threads were quickly deleted.

I have bought some things from these in the past and they seemed to be OK however I wonder how much of their gear is kosher and allright?
 

Peteyvee

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Yes the music inc on ebay is still up and running. I remember last when musicground was declared bankrupt it appeared on the forums here but then the threads were quickly deleted.

I have bought some things from these in the past and they seemed to be OK however I wonder how much of their gear is kosher and allright?

Well, not to belabor the point that they're dishonest, but I wouldn't buy a "vintage" Marshall from them. As our British friends say, they've been known to sell "lash ups" as originals...
 
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I believe they've even sold an original as a fake too.....an early Bluesbreaker in fact.
 
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