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Ripped off - Gary Brown, Stillewater, ME

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Posted on March 2, 2017 at 09:00:00
sony6060
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Beware of Gary Brown in Stillwater, Maine. He advertised a Peerless 16309 audio transformer for sale on this site. He ships me a different audio transformer and states 'well, it is an audio transformer'. I lost $125. AVOID THIS IDIOT.

 

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RE: Ripped off - Gary Brown, Stillewater, ME, posted on March 2, 2017 at 09:56:20
Jim McShane
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Have you spoken to Gary about this beyond an initial contact?

I ask because I've done business with him and sent a lot of other people to him for transformer rewinds and had no serious trouble. Yes, he shipped a trafo to me instead of my comrade Don Sachs once but that's the only trouble I've had. So it's hard for me to regard him as an idiot or as a ripoff. He is an older gent and may require a bit more conversation to get your issue settled.

If I may, I'd suggest giving yourself time to cool off then re-contact him. I'll be very surprised if you don't get this settled amicably.

Best of luck!

 

RE: Ripped off - Gary Brown, Stillewater, ME, posted on March 2, 2017 at 10:01:34
sony6060
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Yes I have conversed with Gary. After I stated he sent the wrong transformer, he stated 'it is audio transformer'. He did not say I made a mistake or sent the wrong transformer. That is all!. If he resolves my issue I will remove this post. Until then, it stands.

 

RE: Ripped off - Gary Brown, Stillewater, ME, posted on March 2, 2017 at 14:15:29
sony6060
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He decided to ship correct transformer after I return hos transformer at $19 shipping. At least he decided the answer 'it is an audio transformer' was not an appropriate answer. I will update this post.

 

Gary Brown, Stillewater, ME OK NOT RIPPED OFF, posted on March 3, 2017 at 15:52:30
sony6060
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I decided this guy is just too much. Wants transformer shipped back. then will ship transformer. If he would ship first, I would return the transformer. 28 lbs back to his address is too expensive.

I will just keep the transformer he sent and move on. He is not RIPPED ME Off. Just a little perhaps senile.

 

RE: Gary Brown, Stillewater, ME OK NOT RIPPED OFF, posted on March 4, 2017 at 05:59:53
sony6060
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I sold the transformer on ebay and got my money back. Gary replied he was happy to 'get rid of that piece of junk'. Real cute, huh!

 

RE: Gary Brown, Stillewater, Partly RIPPED OFF, posted on March 15, 2017 at 14:59:33
sony6060
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Thought about it for a 10 days. Yes, he is a hard nosed idiot that could careless about anybody.

 

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