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Old 9th May 2012, 03:48 PM   #1
swalter is offline swalter  Switzerland
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Default Supplier errors or stuff cheap as chips

Due to a supplier hick up I am sitting on a couple of hundred cases and panels that can not be used for resale, at least not to my standards.

Cases and Panels in question have been produced for the O2, and are fine from a measurement perspective, surface finish is not as expected though. So what is wrong with them?

- They "forgot" to sand blast the cases. Therefore they have some extrusion marks (barely noticeable) but worse, some small indents which look like clamping marks with a metal chip in between, must be from cutting them on length or drilling the threads.
- some of the silver cases have not been deburred after drilling the threads and cutting as small metal brush fixes this easily. All the black ones I checked so far are fine in this regards.

which brings us to the Panels...

- faux pas number one, they produced them from 1.3mm sheet metal instead of 2mm one so the connectors stick out a bit.
- some show minor scratches as they are of course... not sand blasted

using two of the panels makes the connectors fit snug, but the AC plug will not snap in anymore. taking about half a millimeter of the plugs rubber insulation with a sharp knife fixes this very well.

My supplier will rerun the batch starting tomorrow. so I should have hopefully perfect ones in 2 weeks time. For now I need to get rid of this batch, and here comes your advantage:

I will sell this batch as B-Grade enclosure in my shop for below production price so I can recover the postage I need to pay for the second delivery (that does unfortunately not come for free)

you will get: 1 case, 2x blank panels in case color, 1x O2 front panel in case color as long as stock lasts for>>>6 CHF + shipping cost<<<

The rest of the Front Panels will be available for 2 CHF as long as stock lasts if you want to go for the 2 panel solution or just a different color than the case.

here pictures of two Amps I fixed in them, one silver one black using two front panels :


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you can see the marks on the left side in above picture

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here a single panel installed on a B2-080 case

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and the un-deburred bits of the silver cases

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Cases can be used for other things than O2's as well of course

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Old 10th May 2012, 08:33 PM   #2
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I will take one set in black with my ODAC preorder...
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Old 10th May 2012, 10:08 PM   #3
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I will take one set in black with my ODAC preorder...
Thanks, noted

I unpacked the whole lot today, about 30ish % of the cases are almost perfect.
Replacements will be produced starting tomorrow and should arrive here in about 10 to 14 days, hopefully...
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Old 16th May 2012, 05:57 AM   #4
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I will take one set in black with my ODAC preorder too... And please stop offering stuff that I find irresistibly interesting to own
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Old 17th May 2012, 12:38 PM   #5
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Swalter...please add to my order one o2 parts kit, and one o2 pcb :-) the deal is too good to let it pass...i didn't modify the online doc as i am not sure if shipping changes or if I will confuse your accounting...

thank you!
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Old 17th May 2012, 08:04 PM   #6
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I'm interested in a black front panel, what would be the shipping price to Hungary ?
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Old 17th May 2012, 08:50 PM   #7
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I'm interested in a black front panel, what would be the shipping price to Hungary ?
Hi Zsubbo,

economy shipping 1.80 CHF priority 0.10 more
Will be shipped in a bubble wrap envelope

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Old 18th May 2012, 07:05 AM   #8
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Than I'll take a black and a silver front panel (in case that the shipping cost is the same), and we can discuss the details in PM
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Old 28th May 2012, 11:41 PM   #9
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Will you be shipping to the US? I may be interested in a big bunch.
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Will you be shipping to the US? I may be interested in a big bunch.
Hi, sure I do

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