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Cairdin B/C box on eBay
« on: November 06, 2017, 09:11:46 PM »

I’ve spied a Cairdin box in B/C on eBay.
It’s being sold from a shop in Ashford in Surrey.
I have a dilemma now however, as they will not post it.
I realise this is an extremely long shot but would anyone here be willing to collect it and post it up to me if I’m the winning bidder?! I will pay for someone’s time and also make a donation to mel.net if it was successful.
I really am stuck as to what else to do about it right now.
I’m in the grip of MAD.
Maybe I should just go and find a therapist.
Any suggestions gratefully received....
Davey.
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Re: Cairdin B/C box on eBay
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 09:27:08 PM »

I doubt if a therapist would trail all the way to Ashford, and the cost might be prohibitive anyway!
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Re: Cairdin B/C box on eBay
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 10:02:56 PM »

Mmm...
Maybe I should tell the wife that the only therapist I could find to help me already lives in Ashford.
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Re: Cairdin B/C box on eBay
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2017, 11:06:02 PM »

you taking up b/c davey? that looks like a 2 voice mini ill sell you a real cardin 4 voice
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Re: Cairdin B/C box on eBay
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2017, 12:30:02 AM »

Aye aye Gerry.
Yer 4 voice Cairdin was a bit chunky for me I’m afraid!
The 2 voice mini is a great size.
You’re not planning a trip to Kent soon then?!
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Re: Cairdin B/C box on eBay
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 09:51:22 AM »

i had a 2 voice made a good few years ago it wasnt a mini it was a deluxe cost 1400 new then prices have doubled since sold it for 800 to a guy in dublin it was like brand new wish i had kept it
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Re: Cairdin B/C box on eBay
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2017, 03:54:57 PM »

Haha I've got my heart set on this too... Hope we don't get in a bidding war  :o
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Re: Cairdin B/C box on eBay
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2017, 06:29:30 PM »

myhermes and a lot of other couriers will do a collect and deliver service your only problem is you have to be the top bidder on ebay
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Re: Cairdin B/C box on eBay
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2017, 07:43:48 PM »

You would be best to check. The seller of the box I bought in Lincoln absolutely refused to parcel it up. Well within his rights of course.
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Re: Cairdin B/C box on eBay
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2017, 08:34:10 PM »

Yes many of the couriers do a collection and delivery service but if the seller refuses to pack it up, the game's a bogie.
Boo.
Best of luck to whoever wins. It looks a great little box.
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Re: Cairdin B/C box on eBay
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2017, 08:39:17 PM »

I’ve spied a Cairdin box in B/C on eBay.
It’s being sold from a shop in Ashford in Surrey. .
Any suggestions gratefully received....
Davey.
I am showing my ignorance here, the cairdin is sold new in Ireland and is designed for that market. it may be in key of B C . how do you tell?
  the ebay listing does not say the key.   were they only made in B C ?    ( if it were a hohner and the key not disclosed, one would think C F or C C#.)    as a rule ??  irish boxes =23 button , English =21 button.  I assume those interested in buying this box know all the answers ,its just me that's clueless.
  just a thought..  brian..
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Re: Cairdin B/C box on eBay
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2017, 09:40:45 PM »

Good point,Brian. The Cairden website states that the accordions can be tuned to different keys and that they have made G/D boxes for the English players / market, best to check.
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Re: Cairdin B/C box on eBay
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2017, 09:48:36 PM »

I emailed the seller to confirm the key!
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Re: Cairdin B/C box on eBay
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2017, 10:37:30 PM »

Best of luck to you then, they're lovely little boxes  :||:
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Re: Cairdin B/C box on eBay
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2017, 12:10:39 AM »

So who won the Cairden, Fred or Davey?
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Re: Cairdin B/C box on eBay
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2017, 07:59:23 AM »

Me  8)
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Re: Cairdin B/C box on eBay
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2017, 05:47:08 PM »

Congratulations   :||:
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Re: Cairdin B/C box on eBay
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2017, 07:25:53 PM »

Aye, I let you have it Fred! Haha!
Best of luck with it, I'm sure it'll be a great wee box.
I couldn't find a courier to pack it up and post it for me. Boo.
I've a Bertrand Gaillard box coming in May though. I'll just have to content myself with that when it arrives!
Only 172 days to go. Yay!
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Re: Cairdin B/C box on eBay
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2017, 01:10:39 AM »

You wanted  a Bertrand Gaillard AND a Cairden !  That's just being greedy now ::)
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Re: Cairdin B/C box on eBay
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2017, 09:09:27 AM »

Yeah it’s lovely. I’d be interested to know the story behind it. Someone used it as collateral for a loan, then never came back to pick it up/pay the loan off. No idea what they bought it for, but while I was waiting I saw them buy a DVD for £2.00 and price it up for £12.00, so if that’s indicative of their profit margin they had a very good day
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