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Was At the FedEx Store Today.......

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Posted on July 19, 2021 at 12:08:09
Todd Krieger
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For non-audio related business......

But......

I saw one of the employees with a large white shipping box with "Audio Research" in black letters printed on it........

 

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RE: Was At the FedEx Store Today......., posted on July 19, 2021 at 14:42:44
DustyC
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Going back for repair or upgrade.

 

Unsure of your objective, posted on July 19, 2021 at 15:16:53
Charlie8521
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Having owned three ARC preamps, their internal packaging is great and the box is strong. Is your point to say the shipper is dumb? Not putting the ARC box into a larger plain brown box is advertising that this is an expensive item - steal me! Or something else?

 

Probably filled with old socks. (NT), posted on July 19, 2021 at 15:30:59
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Possibly old (tube) sockets... N/T, posted on July 19, 2021 at 23:07:23
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Possibly a supply replacement resistors... N/T, posted on July 20, 2021 at 06:13:55
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A Pleasant Surprise........., posted on July 20, 2021 at 07:43:13
Todd Krieger
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I didn't expect to see a shipping box from a noted high-end audio manufacturer...... I guess that was my point...... (It would have been over 100 times more likely to see a "Bose" shipping box..... ) It was kind of a pleasant surprise, actually.

I don't know anybody locally (Phoenix/Glendale, AZ) who uses Audio Research gear. Although there are probably a lot of audiophiles in town who I've never encountered, and never will....

 

RE: Was At the FedEx Store Today......., posted on July 20, 2021 at 09:39:12
Todd Krieger
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The box looked pristine...... Appeared to be factory sealed..... I'd guess it was a new item.

The box was large, I'd also guess it was likely a power amplifier.

 

Sounds better than most deliveries I get. nt, posted on July 20, 2021 at 10:10:20
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Remarkable. A box. (nt), posted on July 20, 2021 at 10:15:03
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Yes, their boxes for what is inside..., posted on July 20, 2021 at 11:21:18
Charlie8521
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are Really Big!!! Attached is a pic of the packaging for my sold LS27. ARC doesn't skip on packaging their items and they do it right.

 

RE: A Pleasant Surprise........., posted on July 20, 2021 at 15:35:39
boboli
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Seeing that box would have given me a cheap thrill too. I live in Phoenix my electronics are almost entirely ARC.

 

RE: A Pleasant Surprise........., posted on July 20, 2021 at 23:25:40
Todd Krieger
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I need to get out more.......

 

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