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Old 18th February 2007, 09:16 PM   #61
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Old 19th February 2007, 02:45 AM   #62
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Well so far no good luck for me. The owner of the T65c is trying to make me pay for packaging stating that the add says shipping and handling and I should expect a handling fee. See his response below;

"The listing does say handling, just does not say how much, your buy now now if you back out will cost me another 18.00 to relist this TT , when a listing says shiping and handling you shoud expect there to be a handling charge, seems to me the right thing would be for you to pay the 30.00 packing fee and be done with it, however I will split the differance with you, add 15.00 and I will pay the differance, it still will cost me money but I dont want to have to relist the TT, thnx , Jeff"

Shipping and handling are listed together in one box with a price under it. In this case the price to ship and handle was $43.16. I checked shipping and it actually cost $18.50. I am getting stiffed here. So I emailed him back and told him that I don't trust him now and I won't purchase the TT. Just so everyone here is clear, he doesn't accept PayPal, I need to send him a check. There is no way I am going to now take that chance. Once he receives the check nothing could stop hime from demanding another $30.00 payment to ship the TT.

Ok, now on to the heybrook.
The owner doesn't want to ship the TT. Packaging it would be a pain.

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Old 19th February 2007, 02:54 AM   #63
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well...
definitely got your wits about you w/r/t the t65c. don't go there with this guy.
As for the heybrook...I'm surprised it's still available. Better to not get it than get it damaged, which is what I imagine he's thinking. Still, sucks for you, and I'm sorry.
If I were in your shoes I'd email Dave Archambault from vinylnirvana.com and see what he had available that he maybe hadn't listed yet. I didn't read your whole thread but he sells lots of thorens and AR tables. I've bought a few from him, he packs well, ships fast, charges fair prices and is a helluva nice guy.
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Old 19th February 2007, 05:01 AM   #64
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The local hifi store usually has some decent used tables -- when i was in on Friday i noted an early Rega 3 and a late model Thorens... if you want to check it out send me a mail and i'll give you the contact info.

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Old 19th February 2007, 12:22 PM   #65
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You can also keep an eye on Craig's List in your area. I've had good luck buying and selling. You meet in-person, demo the item and exchange cash. Here is a link for turntables in the Philly area:

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/s...uery=turntable

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Old 19th February 2007, 01:35 PM   #66
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Thanks guys!

The guy with the heybrook is now considering shipping the TT to me with a $40.00 packing fee and shipping. I am willing to do that and pay full price. He said he had a local interested and when he gets that answer he will get back to me.

If this falls through I may need your help again.
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Old 21st February 2007, 07:03 PM   #67
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He sold the heybrook locally. The search is still on.
I can still purchase the T65c for my original price of $343.16. The seeler came around. I am tempted since there is nothing else I see.

I do have a question. What is the feeling toward the Technics SL1200 tables? I've read some good stuff about them.
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The DD guys love the SL1200s. When i was selling new TTs in the late 70s early 80s, we bought one (or the top-of-the-line equivalent -- SL10? -- we had a big Denon too) so we could set it up with the same arm/cart and regularily use it to sell regas & ERAs & even connies. They don't even make good record cleaners.

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Old 21st February 2007, 08:26 PM   #69
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Kip, I have to say that what I read concerns me. Have you looked at some of the FAQs on ebay? I seem to remember "hidden" handling charges addressed a couple of years ago.

First, I would opt out of the purchase. I wouldn't want the seller to "prove his point" by using inadequate packaging. And you have no chance of a refund without paypal.

Next, I would send the email correspondance to ebay and report this. You'll be doing those that come after you a favor!

I couldn't bring up this sale on ebay search, but did find a "Buy it now" HK t60 that sold yesterday or so. That said S&H $40, but that seller accepted paypal.

I have purchased several things on ebay. And have been lucky so far. I have 65 +/- purchases, but have passed on three times that amount because something didn't smell right. Additionally, I believe I have never paid more that $30+/- for S&H on a table and that's usually double-boxed!

Just my thoughts. Don
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