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Bought a snare drum with some bent parts (internal that could not be transit damage) that meant the snare could not actually touch the bottom head. Seller said he had tested it and it was fine. What a load of bollocks.
Today received the wrong item and invoice in my name with wrong item on the invoice. How could they get that so wrong. If they think i am paying return postage they can think again.
Mini rant over.
I received the item, then set about having a look at it. The stylus has some much dirt on it, I was reluctant to clean it.
I popped it on my deck, lowered it onto a laser fisc, where I saw it rode really low, and sounded distorted.
I photographed it playing, then carefully cleaned it. It got no better, so I contacted the vendor.
He told me he had marked the cantilever with permanent marker, so he would know if I changed the stylus.
I told him that this was probably the reason why the cartridge was not working, and I had photographed every stage of me receiving the cartridge, and cleaning it etc. He ended up refunding me full costs and paying the return postage.
Ok, it was not expensive, but the guy was an absolute arse.
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way
Sonore microRendu/MCRU PS, AQ J-bug, Wirewold Ultraviolet, Chord Mscaler-Qutest/MCRU PS, Geitnote Apogee, NVA BMU, P90SA, A80sMk2, Phono 1, SSP Mk 2, TSCS, TIS mk2, Cube 1s, Atacama stands, Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, Grado SR 325e, headphones.
Chord Mojo (also HP amp), NVA P20, A20, Cubettes, SSC, LS3.
Out and about
Oppo PM3, Audioquest Dragonfly Red.
That is a common thing to do apparently. Puts me off selling anything there too.BillyBones wrote: ↑Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:29 amI sold a cheap turntable a couple of years ago, only for about £50/£60 so not high end. Worked fine when I shipped it but the buyer claimed there was something wrong with it. When I asked exactly what he said he didn't know but he had a mate who could fix it for £20! Cheeky bastard. I said why don't you just say you want a £20 discount rather than go through this pantomine of pretending there is something wrong with it? It was pointless arguing the toss as Ebay would have just sided with him. I couldn't be arsed asking him to send it back etc. so just gave him a discount and I've never sold another piece of hi-fi on there since.
I now know never to engage in communication with a buyer or seller outside of the eBay system, and if there's any sort of a problem, to involve eBay straight away.
Speakers - Monitor Audio Silver RX2
Cables - NVA LS1+LS3, SSC, Gotham S/PDIF, IBRA Optical
Digital - NAD C516BEE, SONY ST-SDB900 DAB TUNER, TEAC UD-H01 DAC
Analogue - Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB, Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 Phono
Cans - Grado SR80, ATH-M50X
As an aside, I put a new tweeter from Amazon in one speaker, replaced the crossover with a single capacitor and rewired the lot. I put it on the end of a Denon DM31 we use for playing CDs. The outcome was amazing. I'd just put the speakers down on the pew to see if they worked OK. The stereo image was to die for and there was no attempt to optimise it. Happy days.