Comments on Profile Post by 3X0

  1. spwath
    You don't have to give them anything, as it was just a cash transaction (I assume). Although I would be upset it the amp I just bought broke...
    Sep 18, 2018
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  2. k4rstar
    depends, what's not working? if it's any function that was working when he auditioned it, i would say tough luck.
    Sep 18, 2018
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  3. direstraitsfan98
    The only explanation if its not working is he fucked it up. Not your problem.
    Sep 18, 2018
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  4. OldDude04
    How long has the person had it? If it is like an hour, maybe I could see them expecting some sort of recompense. But if they've had the amp for days or more then they have no leg to stand on here. You have no clue if or how they may have abused it, and it was an as-is sale and you're not Wal-Mart, lol. That's my take on it anyway.
    Sep 18, 2018
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  5. 3X0
    Thanks all.

    Apparently it's not working at all -- despite both of us listening to it (functioning perfectly) just before he brought it home.

    The buyer claims it wasn't working since he first turned it on at his home, but he hadn't contacted me about it at all until 10 days after picking it up.

    I'm definitely hesitant about involving myself in the repair bill given the circumstances.
    Sep 18, 2018
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  6. Cspirou
    Did it stop working or does it sound distorted? Did you try changing tubes?

    Since this is a DIY build with some extremely rare parts, it's going to be a tough repair.
    Sep 18, 2018
  7. 3X0
    I thought it was the tubes too, but he tried replacements and that wasn't it.

    He's in touch with the original builder who guided him through diagnostics (via DMM) to find out that the transistors in the amp might be dead for some reason.
    Sep 18, 2018
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  8. Priidik
    Most likely something like power switch/fuse/cable gone bad. Amplifier that has worked for years rarely just completely dies in one instance.
    Sep 18, 2018
  9. zerodeefex
    I know we chatted about this already but I'm going on the record:

    1. Buyer verified unobtanium amp was working at your place, packed it up and took it home.
    2. Buyer waits 10 days then claims it's bust. Tries to squeeze cash from you.

    f**k that. Not only does it sound sketch (guessing buyer did something stupid), if he is in the unobtanium game, he should be able to afford (and expect) to self insure.
    Sep 19, 2018
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  10. JK47
    10 days, something is fishy
    Sep 19, 2018
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  11. ufospls2
    If I had just dropped 10K plus USD on an amp, and it wasn't working when I plugged it in, I wouldn't be waiting 10 days to report it to the original owner. It would be straight away. Seems weird.
    Sep 20, 2018
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  12. gepardcv
    It's been a while since all this happened. Would you mind sharing how it was all resolved?
    Feb 7, 2019
  13. 3X0
    @gepardcv I never heard back from the buyer. I hope he has resolved the issues he was experiencing and is enjoying the unit now.
    Feb 7, 2019
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