Anyone interested in going in with me on some Mappa Burl veneer?

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03-19-2011 12:03 AM

Local(ish) auction place is clearing out something like 3 mil sqft of veneer. One particular lot is 4800 sqft of Mappa Burl that I’m highly interested in. Currently I’ve got the high bid at $500 and the auction ends Tues 22nd at 1:30pm. I don’t really need that much so I thought I’d see if anyone local to me (Charlotte NC) or not local that would like it shipped would be interested in going in with me to grab this lot.

Current math works out to $50 = 480sqft of mappa burl. Last I checked going retail on mappa was around $1-2 sqft and this is $.10. There’s a chance the bidding goes up a bit between now and Tuesday so I might not get it but I wanted to at least throw a feeler out in case anyone else is interested in some gorgeous veneer!

If the bidding goes up I’m good for at least $300 and a friend is in with $200 max. Obviously we’ll split it up based on who puts in what amount. I’d be thrilled if we can get it for $500-600 but I know I need to be realistic :)

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#1 posted 03-20-2011 04:43 AM

I might be interested. Do you know how large the sheets are?

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#2 posted 03-20-2011 05:45 AM

Sent you a message… not entirely sure the sizes but across that large of selection I’m sure there will be a bit of everything.

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#3 posted 03-22-2011 06:20 PM

I’m interested.

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#4 posted 03-22-2011 09:01 PM

Well… won the auction for sure. I’ll shoot you a private message John and you can get in touch with me about how much you might need. :)

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#5 posted 03-23-2011 04:41 PM

WOW, I’m drooling at the thought of some Mappa burl. I already have a little of this species, but not much. Since I’m currently teetering on the edge of brokeville, it’s too bad that I need to force myself to behave. If this eats at me enough, I’ll be contacting you anyway…

...I can’t take it!!
Would it be worth your time to maybe part out a pack of veneer worth between $25 and $35 + shipping?
PM me please. I’m interested in what the total cost of a package like this would cost to ship. That’s a hefty amount of veneer.

Congrats on the score!!!

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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#6 posted 03-24-2011 12:30 AM

Thanks :) Should keep me busy for a while… at least with what I don’t resell. Plan on at least making my money back. Wouldn’t be a problem to put together some to send your way at all. Let me arrange to get this picked up, etc and then I’ll be in touch with anyone interested in purchasing some. Might be a week or two just so you know!

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#7 posted 03-26-2011 12:59 AM

Any pictures of your treasure ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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