I still don't understand why the buyer didn't immediately return them to AVI when the damage was discovered.
How did this ebay seller 'get in the loop' (which should only consist of AVI - courier - buyer).
As others have stated, the item was damaged in transit by TNT. As it was insured, the insurers paid for the damage. The damaged item then belongs to the insurance company, and they're free to do whatever they want with it.
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I believe the courier paid out and kept them, if an insurance company pays out 100% then they take possession, now they or the courier company are trying to sell them. Its not AVI fault. The ebay seller seems to be an auction house.
It is remarkable for Ashley to identify the speakers, and whom he sold to.
For the record (before I get accused), I don't own AVI speakers, and don't intend to buy one either.
Not really he must know which 40s don't reach the buyer in good condition. He has said he will repair the speakers as cheaply as possible for whoever buys them.
As I said, this was in comparison to KEF or Wharfedale which chebby gave examples of. Of course, it's easy for Ashley, but try asking KEF or Wharfedale to recognise one of their faulty or damaged speakers.
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It was actually the buyer who recognided them from the marks visible in the pictures. He's on HDD.
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If you check that thread carefully, Ashley James suspected it first, and then confirmed by the buyer.
I'll take a draw.
Who cares? Original buyer is happy, manufacturer is happy, TNT is happy, the insurance company is happy and presumably the clearing company will be happy when someone invests in these bruised items.
That scarifier is still way too expensive, but.
What about the poor fellow who buys a pair of £2000 "nearly new lightly used" speakers and finds out that they don't work properly and have some dents and marks?
They might not be so happy.
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Anyone who knows about the speakers is very likely to check the forum out before buying it, hopefully.
So in other words, sod the buyer, let's make sure nobody b-tches about AVI...
And there's that sound again.
Folks, let's not lose sight of the fact that some just noticed a wrong was being done, and didn't think it should be - you know, on account of it being wrong and dishonest.
As previously mentioned, this hardly stands to ruin AVI.
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