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Old 06-18-2015, 09:53 AM
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I've bought and sold stuff on eBay for over a decade now. Recently I have purchased several amps along with some other electronics trying to save a buck or just because I can't find them anywhere else (older equipment). Out of my last 5 transactions for items over $50 I've had to return 4 of them. The most recent purchase is an amp I paid a couple hundred for was shipped without packaging material; loose in a box!!! They were thoughtful enough to include the invoice though.

This weirdly has been a huge issue. I've received lots of items packaged poorly or without packaging at all. It seems to have flared up in the past several years. I bust my ass to pack stuff I sell because I know that if the buyer isn't happy they will 99% of the time get their refund. Do people not understand that the USPS shipping process is not a leisurely gondola ride to their destination? I am giving up on buying electronics through private sellers on ebay.

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you never run into this buying from an authorized dealer or a legit business. there is a reason why they stay in business b/c that extra you pay for is for piece of mind before, during, and after the purchase. i stopped buying from people on forums and individuals on eBay b/c of the same reason. there is a reason why my prices when I sell are more expensive b/c I know the cost to properly package up that item.
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My issue is a lot of the equipment I want to try out is older. You can't find an dealer for amps from the 90's and early 2000's.
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I've got a few old school amps I'm getting ready to part with if you're interested.
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