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Old 02-06-2019, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default GoFundMe for Beth James: the one who found Billy's stolen guitar

As was recommended by NovaFritz, I made a GoFundMe, on behalf of Netphoria, for Beth James, who found Billy Corgan's long-lost guitar that was stolen back in 1992. Apparently, she didn't want to accept a reward from him, because the guitar is his. That's pretty selfless of her, considering what she could have got for it from a collector or pawn shop.

Here's the link:

https://www.gofundme.com/for-beth-th...gan039s-guitar

Feel free to share it around. Pretty amazing story--I hope she gets rewarded.

 
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:54 PM   #2
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Ben Leong

This GoFUndMe looks like a scam.

 
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:58 PM   #3
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4 real

if she didn't want to accept the reward from Billy, the FUCK would she accept from a buncha bald-lickers such as ourselves?

 
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:00 PM   #4
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4 real

if she didn't want to accept the reward from Billy, the FUCK would she accept from a buncha bald-lickers such as ourselves?
I took it to be that she didn't want to accept anything from him because the guitar was his. From us, that's a different story.

 
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:00 PM   #5
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This GoFUndMe looks like a scam.
I added Netphoria's name to it. I'd also be happy to add anyone else who's interested into the account privileges.

 
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:08 PM   #6
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I took it to be that she didn't want to accept anything from him because the guitar was his. From us, that's a different story.

 
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:11 PM   #7
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Ha.

Look, I'm totally fine to take it down if it's a stupid idea. Doesn't really matter to me either way. If most of us are against it, make it known, and I'll pull it.

 
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:14 PM   #8
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i'm genuinely interested to see how much you can raise

 
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but perhaps you should pole the Netphorian public on it either way

 
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:14 PM   #10
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via, i don't know, a pole perhaps

 
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:16 PM   #11
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I like that idea. I'll let some others chime in first, but yeah, that makes sense.

 
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:19 PM   #12
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Hahahahaha. Billy is gonna lose his shit if netphoria actually charitably gets her some cash.

 
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:28 PM   #13
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there's like twenty of us on here. so that means each person has to pay like a five hundred thousand dollars for you to make it.

 
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:31 PM   #14
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there's like twenty of us on here. so that means each person has to pay like a five hundred thousand dollars for you to make it.
True. Is there even an O-Board anymore? Is there even a fanbase outside of this place?

 
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:34 PM   #15
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Post the POLE on the rollingstone FB comments

 
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True. Is there even an O-Board anymore? Is there even a fanbase outside of this place?
is there even a fanbase inside of this place?

 
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:57 PM   #17
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Leave it up for now.

Can't ScottWeilandFan give us some press? I would think that Alt nation, etc. would like a story like this.
I guess the other thing we need to find out is if this lady would actually take the money. I guess someone could contact the Rolling Stone author. The writing on this point wasn't very clear. I just assumed the worst. I mean, who wouldn't take the reward money? Billco probably thought she stole it.

 
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:01 PM   #18
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Leave it up for now.

Can't ScottWeilandFan give us some press? I would think that Alt nation, etc. would like a story like this.
I guess the other thing we need to find out is if this lady would actually take the money. I guess someone could contact the Rolling Stone author. The writing on this point wasn't very clear. I just assumed the worst. I mean, who wouldn't take the reward money? Billco probably thought she stole it.

Not a bad idea. Maybe you should contact him and see?

 
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:02 PM   #19
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Have you heard of the Sad Machines?

 
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I can't help but feel that you guys should do a GoFundMe for, well, me.

 
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:04 PM   #21
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Leave it up for now.

Can't ScottWeilandFan give us some press? I would think that Alt nation, etc. would like a story like this.
I guess the other thing we need to find out is if this lady would actually take the money. I guess someone could contact the Rolling Stone author. The writing on this point wasn't very clear. I just assumed the worst. I mean, who wouldn't take the reward money? Billco probably thought she stole it.
I'd need to see proof that the auction creator is in contact with the woman who found Billy's guitar, so that there's a guarantee the money would go to her.

 
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I'll try emailing the Rolling Stones guy tomorrow

 
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:09 PM   #23
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if we do this, i can't wait to see the reaction from sad machines, lol

 
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:13 PM   #24
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Wtf...Billy should pay her, not us. This is weird.

 
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I'd need to see proof that the auction creator is in contact with the woman who found Billy's guitar, so that there's a guarantee the money would go to her.



I'd feel the same way. Let me know what I can do to add any confirmation or security for things like that, and I'd be happy to.

 
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I'd feel the same way. Let me know what I can do to add any confirmation or security for things like that, and I'd be happy to.
grungereport@yahoo.com just send any sort of proof you can that you are in contact with her.

 
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You're saying she wouldn't accept 9k from a millionaire who was offering the money for decades, but will take the money from broke people on the internet? Ok

 
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grungereport@yahoo.com just send any sort of proof you can that you are in contact with her.

Sounds good. Any ideas of how to reach her? I could try Facebook stalking or something.

 
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You're saying she wouldn't accept 9k from a millionaire who was offering the money for decades, but will take the money from broke people on the internet? Ok

I guess technically we don't know that he offered her money. All he said was that she didn't want anything... but that seemed like it was the case because it's his guitar. I think I'd feel hyper weird asking Billy for money if he didn't offer it to me in my living room, regardless of him mentioning the $20k a while back.

She probably said something like, "And, I don't want anything for it. I'm just glad you got it back." And he said, "That's so sweet. Thanks." And that was that.

 
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She probably said something like, "And, I don't want anything for it. I'm just glad you got it back." And he said, "That's so sweet. Thanks." And that was that.
Except this is where a normal human would insist she accept something in return.

I don't mean to be a debbie downer but why should fans pick up Billy's tab?

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