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« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2013, 02:10:03 PM »
Bad eBay seller - tunerx-factory

Claims to be a Canadian seller.  Shipments come from East Asia and take forever.  Tried to return an item that didn't fit my motorcycle.  Turns out the return shipping address in British Columbia is bogus.
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« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2013, 03:23:37 PM »
Loran D is a local CL responder that is bad at no-showing.  Not sure that makes him criminal though.
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« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2013, 08:41:47 PM »
dhskis

Suspected of buying equipment to take parts and replace them with bad, then return to seller.

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« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2013, 08:44:23 PM »
10patrickj in ebay

packs electronics wrapped in nothing,  ie, throws stuff into a box and tapes it.  avoid.

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« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2013, 06:51:04 PM »
Got another email today from Loran D.  His budget is ever shrinking in size per the emails:  $550 -> $400 -> $250.   Gives me a wary feeling.
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« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2013, 07:04:13 PM »
Go with your gut.   A CL flip isn't worth the aggravation that having the wrong person over to your house can bring.   

Plus, you've had me over, so we already know that your judgment is suspect! :laugh:

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« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2013, 08:37:46 PM »
Pro tip: When buying or selling speakers on CL, it is sometimes helpful to have either a battery powered T-Amp or a DC->AC inverter and a low powered (and ideally small sized) receiver. You can use your phone or iPod as a source, hook up the speakers, and verify that they are operational.

I use a 400 Watt Coleman inverter and a small Hitachi mini "receiver" from the 80's. I started doing so after getting burned on one of those Knight KN612 HC coaxial speakers.

This also prevents emails from CL buyers claiming that they got home, hooked up the speakers you just sold, and they didn't work.
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« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2013, 09:06:55 PM »
A t-amp and ipod is my exact set up when buying speakers and sometimes when selling them if that is all I want the potential buyer to see.
Media: CDs ripped to Apple Lossless files
Source: Mac Mini using iTunes and Bit Perfect
DAC: AudioSmile modded Behringer DEQ2496
Preamp: Rogue Audio Perseus
Crossover: miniDSP 2X4 HD
Amp: Vincent SP-331
Mains: KEF LS50
Subs: dual SVS SB-2000

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« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2013, 11:27:03 PM »
Great minds think alike.

In this case, it's just a coincidence.   ;D

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« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2013, 08:31:28 PM »
Beware of deadbeat eBay buyer "carloscava". Bought a radio from me and didn't pay.

Carlos has a feedback of 0 with 0 items purchased and 0 items sold.
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« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2013, 07:44:25 PM »
a b is a local CL responder who is always asking for 20% to 30% off listed price.

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« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2013, 06:36:47 PM »
Avoid "funformoney32" on ebay.  Didn't ship a Tandberg unit I bought and paid for on 11/30/13.  I suspect it was sold out from under me.  I have reported the incident to ebay and rated the seller appropriately.
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« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2014, 07:13:37 PM »
http://www.ebay.com/usr/feirdama

This turd hucker puts no effort into shipping his product.

buyer beware..

i now have a damaged SDA 490T..
eagerly awaiting a response from the seller about a refund..

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« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2014, 10:49:34 AM »
Marvelio on Amazon.

The guys sells vinyl and advertises he's in PA.  I placed an order for two records on March 31st and and received an email that they shipped on April 2nd.  I still have not seen these records.  His return address is a PO Box in Greensburg, PA.  That's 46 miles from my house.

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« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2014, 11:56:00 AM »
speakers.everywhere on ebay

Received an amp that was actually packed ok.  It was advertised as normal wear but in perfect working order.  Amp was beat to living shit, not one part of the chassis or plates are straight, has about a dozen random screws, one jack was bad and the meters don't work.  But since it's a Carver it still works and sounds good.   :laugh:

 

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