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Old 2nd March 2008, 07:49 PM   #1
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Default Ebay Tube amp buy disaster

Can anyone explain this ? the chassis and transformers are not bent at all, note the blood on the chunk of glass, right center under the white wire, it's not mine and the box was unopened by customs.


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Old 2nd March 2008, 07:58 PM   #2
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darn it. the box had no damage to it? I'd guess the shipper put his foot through it.

Dunno about the blood though - you're sure its blood?

I'd write the people you bought it from. Unfortunately, lots of things off Ebay arrive in worse condition than expected, though this is pretty extreme. After a number of disappointments, I've become very picky when dealing with Ebay. Ebay really lacks in the accountability department...
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Hopefully, you can just replace the tubes, and be ready to go. I'd check the inside for glass and other loose parts/damage before powering on..

Good luck with the seller..
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WTF? Perhaps a disgruntled employee on the sellers end. I hope you used a credit card for payment and notified the seller.
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.... and ask the seller to check if any of his employees have cut hands?

Paypal should refund you if the seller doesn't. Product not as described.

Maybe you could come to an agreement with the seller that you pay for new tubes and he re-imburse you if the amp is working ...... and perhaps to have someone competent to check it for electrical safety.
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I used to do assembly - they called us solder-monkies.

It musta been one of them solder-monkies.
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I'll explain it. It's visual proof why you should NEVER ship with tubes in place. The large power tubes bounced out of their sockets and smashed the small signal tubes. Look at the pins on the miniatures - they are all bent up from the impact of the large power tubes smashing into them. Of course, if they hadn't already, eventually the tubes smashed themselves to bits.

It doesn't take any sharp blows such as a drop or ??. Over a period of time tubes will vibrate out of the sockets, and the larger/heavier tubes pop out first. That's what happened here...
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Is that really blood though?
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