A Very Honest Person! For real!

@TheHorse (124562)
Walnut Creek, California
February 19, 2021 11:49am CST
I just got a pair of Dynaco A-25s (vintage loudspeakers) in for restoration yesterday. I'll attach a photo of a pair I restored a few years ago. One of the cute little Dynaco tags was missing (ysterday), so that got me to researching "Dynaco tags" on eBay. An original pair usually costs about $20. I found a fella in Iowa who makes replica Dynaco tags and sells them for only $9/pair, with free shipping. They have stickem on the back, instead of the small screws of the originals. I have leftover screws here, so I asked him if he could sell me some tags without stickem on the back. He said "sure." This morning he eBay-emailed me to let me know that he had shipped my tags, and that he had included an extra pair, so I could "experiment with them." Needless to say, he's gonna get some good eBay feedback. The only problem: Now I'm singing (in my head) that horrible Lee Greenwood song, "I'm proud to be an Iowan!..."
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@sharon6345 (266480)
• Mt. Vernon, New York
19 Feb
More money for you that is good.
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@TheHorse (124562)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Feb
These days I'll take it wherever I can get it!
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@sharon6345 (266480)
• Mt. Vernon, New York
19 Feb
@TheHorse I feel the same way. I am not allergic to cash.
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@TheHorse (124562)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Feb
@sharon6345 I wish everyone was as honest and helpful as this seller.
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@CarolDM (117915)
• Nashville, Tennessee
19 Feb
That was very kind of him. Some songs I don't mind being stuck in my head.
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@TheHorse (124562)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Feb
Happily, that one left my head by the time I got to work.
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@vandana7 (79604)
• India
19 Feb
Nice guy. Are all Iowans nice? I thought you were from Montana. And you studied in California. Gosh I have everything so mixed up. But Pony..I give you permission to get an Iowan girlfriend, but not live in Iowa. There are too many tornadoes there. West Virginia seems better, and so also Wisconsin. Why are you keen on Iowa per se?
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@ptrikha_2 (29474)
• India
19 Feb
@vandana7 You need to mail a "NOC" certificate as well to Horse. Perhaps !!
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@TheHorse (124562)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Feb
Heh. I grew up in Chicago and went to college in Iowa. I went to graduate school in California and then returned to Iowa to teach college.Then I came back to California. So I've lived seven of my years in Iowa. The people there really are great--friendly and smart.
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@ptrikha_2 (29474)
• India
20 Feb
@TheHorse No objection certificate - mainly it is for commercial considerations.
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@ptrikha_2 (29474)
• India
19 Feb
The Iowa fellow seems like a good fellow. By this repair task, you now move closer to the 2710 Mylot Porsche.
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@TheHorse (124562)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Feb
I think I factored the occasional restoration project into my calculations.
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@ptrikha_2 (29474)
• India
20 Feb
@TheHorse Yes so you are good to go.
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@ptrikha_2 (29474)
• India
21 Feb
@TheHorse No you forgot .... it is 2710 now, and with some effort - may be 2709 !!
@moonandstars (46698)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
19 Feb
he really wanted to get rid of them
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@TheHorse (124562)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Feb
My hunch is that he has many to sell. But he seems like a good dude.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
21 Feb
@TheHorse well, you met a lot of people in your business so, you know
@sol_cee (26440)
• Philippines
20 Feb
I like memorizing the US state’s abbreviations and I always mistake IA for Indiana
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@TheHorse (124562)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Feb
Heh. Indiana = IN. Some still confuse me. as well.
@wolfgirl569 (36770)
• Marion, Ohio
20 Feb
That was nice of him.
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@TheHorse (124562)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Feb
I will recommend him to the person whose speakers I am currently restoring.
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@BarBaraPrz (30027)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
20 Feb
OK, what's the cachet about Dynaco tags?
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@TheHorse (124562)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Feb
Many of the originals got bent, broken, or stolen by gremlins. So finding a pair of Dynaco speakers with both original tags is a rarity.
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@BarBaraPrz (30027)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Feb
@TheHorse Yes, but why do they need the tags? They're still speakers and still provide sound without them.
@JudyEv (239081)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Feb
Thankfully, I think, I don't know the song but what a nice guy. Our smash repair man has now done two small jobs for free (although we gave him something anyway) but he didn't want to be paid.
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@JudyEv (239081)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Feb
@TheHorse we seem to have had a lot of this lately. People being extra generous to us. Maybe it's because we're looking older all the time.
@LindaOHio (58506)
• United States
20 Feb
That was nice of the eBayer to send you extra tags. I know your restoration of the speakers will be stellar!
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@TheHorse (124562)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Feb
So far so good. It's going to be a nice dark pair with pretty grain.
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@xander6464 (18731)
• Wapello, Iowa
20 Feb
This is why Iowa leads the world in everything!
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@TheHorse (124562)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Feb
And all of the children are "above average," just like in Minnesota.
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@xander6464 (18731)
• Wapello, Iowa
21 Feb
@TheHorse That's why many people call Minnesota, North Iowa.
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@TheHorse (124562)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Feb
@xander6464 Heh. There's a town in Minnesota named after my Great Great Grandfather. Hint: Think Rocky and Bullwinkle.
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