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In Reply to: RE: Quiting Ebay posted by AudioSoul on March 03, 2017 at 20:31:13
So if I had sold an item and the buyer said it was not good, I would be happy to take it back. I am a fellow audiophile, not some shyster selling stuff to make money.
My favorite complaint of all time was a guy who acquired a rare cartridge off an old lady at an estate sale. He bragged he got it for $10. Then whined because when HE sold it for $125, the buyer said it was defective. So the seller wrote about it all, expecting us to approve him stiffing the buyer. Since any such transaction is 'as is'.
The amp I sold was in perfect working order. I test everything before I ship. As stated, he said he was having hum problems. This can be from a ground loop or poor house wiring. No hum when I had it. I have had experience with some buyers that made up excuses just because they wanted to try an amp out with no intentions of keeping it...
I sold a fly rod on FleaBay that was returned three weeks later because it was "defective". Buyer claimed there was a "click" in the ferrule.
That's an issue that pops up occasionally on bamboo rods when the glue holding the ferrule dries out. This can't happen on graphite rods, which mine was.
Trying to explain this to the folks at FleaBay and PayPal was only slightly less painful than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.
A few weeks after I got the rod back a buddy of mine saw my buyer bragging on Facebook about going on a fishing trip and "renting a rod for free" from a seller on eBay.
That was my rod, his pictures proved it.
No doubt, some buyers on eBay are schmucks ...some of the sellers too. Just like the real world.
I buy and sell on eBay. Given my choice I much prefer being a buyer. There is very little risk, unless you are naive. There are many ways to screw a seller. I have too many stories.
When you get your amp back, if it does not hum, bring it to a friends house and see what happens.
I had a Sony integrated many years ago that hummed for me, but not at the shop I worked for at the time or at my buddy's dorm room.
Sony said the grounding scheme inside the amp was incompatible with that of the wiring of the home I was in (I'm paraphrasing, its been over 35 years).
Shoe was on the other foot though, since it only hummed for me, selling it wasn't an issue.
Edited for spelling ...and I probably missed some too !
reelsmith's axiom: Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.
Deciding in advance others are cheating you really means you should just stop selling.
IMO NO ONE bothers to buy something to just try it out.
And my opinion is just as sucky as yours. LOL
If you can't handle one person returning something... you are really being foolish to bother to sell ANYTHING.
So what if it hums only in his system. Get over it. Refund him his money and get on with your life.
So yes stop selling on eBay! The whole World is better off. Including you.
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