UPDATE: Costco "Conor Oberst" Guitar Was Authentic, Sold By "Internal Mistake"

The manufacturer of the Conor Oberst Guitar, First Act wrote us with the following statement:

The guitar listed on the Costco website is a single guitar that was signed by Conor Oberst after an acoustic performance in New York on September 16th, 2005. Due to an internal mistake at First Act the guitar was put up for sale on the Costco website.

First Act takes full responsibility for this error and had it removed from the site yesterday (April 11, 2007). In no way was Costco misrepresenting the item; it’s actually an authentically signed guitar. First Act regrets the error, as the guitar was not intended to be sold to the public.

Costco is off the hook. We’d love to know what sort of internal error that was, but we’ll live. —MEGHANN MARCO

PREVIOUSLY: Costco Caught Selling Fake Conor Oberst Autographed Guitars


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  1. Little Mintz Sunshine says:

    Thank God that was all sorted out. I was wondering how I was going to get ANY sleep tonight.

  2. mopar_man says:

    I’d still shop at Costco even if it was their fault. They’re still miles ahead of Sam’s Club.

  3. cerulgalactus says:

    They love us.

  4. bnb614 says:

    Keep your eyes out for the higly anticipated follow up to “When The President Talks To God,” it will be called “When I Hawk Stuff Via A Huge Corporate Retail Chain.”

  5. triple says:

    maybe you guys will learn not to jump to conclusions!

  6. Stepehn Colbert says:

    Absolution! The Walmart rats must be eating their donuts with disgust.

  7. aiken says:

    Well, I guess we can call of the lynching then. Or at least save it for the next time some trivial-in-the-scheme-of-things mistake crops up. Then we can go into full insinuation / speculation / exaggeration / accusation / demonization mode again. Er, that is, if we have any credibility left at all.

  8. exkon says:

    I believe there is something called: “Innocent before proven guilty?”

  9. BruinEric says:

    There’s always the chance Costco is selling some shirts with scary symbols related to tyrannical governments so the expose’ can continue a different route.

  10. ARPRINCE says:

    Actually, you could have bought that guitar. Whack somebody on the head with it. Then return it for a full refund! Don’t you just love Costco!! ;)

  11. Nemesis_Enforcer says:

    So am I the only person who had to Google this guy to find out who he was? I guess I am just not into Wuss-Rock…

  12. TinaB says:


    Heyyy, it’s not wuss-rock. He had Emmylou Harris on one of his albums!