This is not a debate, or up for argument, or anything like that.
But if anybody's seen the pair of adm40s on eBay. You might want to refer to this thread at HDD.
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You DEFINITELY NEED to check it out. Especially if you have an itchy wallet and ears. You have been informed/warned.
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AL. That might be easier said than done.
If a seller is willing to represent their items in this way, do you really think they'll be a pleasure to deal with afterwards.
IME, dealing with eBay can go either way.
for £2.5k, you should put that in capitals.
The eBay discription describes them as new ADM40's but they're really damaged items. They were (literally) dropped off the back of a lorry. It'd be possible to send them back to AVI for repair though.
EDIT - The eBay description has now been changed from "new" to "lightly used".
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Then surely there's a case for the manufacturer to contact ebay with the info.
That site is terrible vfm - the Camon scarifier is cheaper new!
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Despite all their claims to the contrary, you'd be surprised how little eBay G-A-S. They're good(ish) if you're the buyer and you complain afterwards, but they don't seem too interested in prevention, unless you're reporting the sale of disallowed items. I've reported items with misleading descriptions on many occasions and the items never get pulled or amended. So these days I've decided there's better things to waste my energy on.
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Why would the manufacturer care anyway? Sorry (no, really, I don't want to go there but it's apoint worth making), but with their business model, it's not like they'll lose all their punters due to one apparently poorly turned out set of speakers.
They're not poorly turned out, they were dropped by the courier and are damaged (marked, a dented tweeter and the digital inputs don't work). The manufacturer has identified them as known to be damaged despite the vendor description to stop an unsuspecting buyer paying too much. I don't think that's an unreasonable thing to do.
No signature worth mentioning...
I know. Maybe I should have used quotation marks or someting, but I said "apparently" for that reason.
EDIT - he isn't showing any huge sign of caring, mind. Though I'm sure he may not report his every thought and action.
It is not really my place to defend AVI but imo that is just a silly comment Alec. Not sure what you are trying to achieve here but I do wonder if the MD of Naim would personally intervene if one of his products happens to be mis-described on ebay?
Knowing a little bit about how he operates I'm pretty sure AVI will do their best to fix these speakers as best as they can and as cost effective as they can should an unsuspecting punter end up with them. However, at that price thats pretty unlikely.
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If that came over to harsh, I do apologise. Perhaps I misunderstud what you said.
You do misunderstand. I was not the one saying he would or should care. You'd know that if you had read back a post or three.
There must have been plenty of examples of all brands of loudspeakers mis-sold on ebay by now. Probably every day.
Why should we care about these in particular?
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