STR-454's NIB....NOT!

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STR-454's NIB....NOT!

Post by RussB » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:07 pm

I buy a pair of Mesa STR-454's. The seller claims they are "New In The Box". The price was right at $45 shipped. Here's what showed up today,


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Scratched and burned bases, slightly yellowed/faded white lettering and as a bonus they come in svetlana EL-34 boxes! Some folks are just douchebags :evil:

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Re: STR-454's NIB....NOT!

Post by SonicProvocateur » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:58 am

24 hour burn in! :wink:

Bummer dude.
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Re: STR-454's NIB....NOT!

Post by domct203 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:08 am

Dude, I would be all over a paypal & eBay dispute. I would so stick those tubes right up the sellers octal socket.

Go get 'em!

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Re: STR-454's NIB....NOT!

Post by Mongo1 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:27 am

I just bought a pair of NOS Ratheon EL84's. What showed up were black dead bottles with bent pins. Turns out the seller never looked in the boxes and what I got were the pulls that were replaced.

The seller was cool about it when I told them.
PayPal refund is already processed.

If your seller is not cooperative, PayPal will still give you a refund via claims. Either way you're covered. Though it still sux...
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Re: STR-454's NIB....NOT!

Post by dodger916 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:52 pm

Mongo1 wrote:If your seller is not cooperative, PayPal will still give you a refund via claims. Either way you're covered. Though it still sux...
+1. I would try working with the seller in a reasonable manner, noting that the goods don't meet the item's description. Per eBay, new is defined as:

"A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is applicable). Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag."

Clearly these tubes don't meet that criteria. If he's not responsive, I would promptly open an eBay and/or PayPal dispute. Luckily it's "only" $45, but it still sux. Some people have their own definition of "new in box"!

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Re: STR-454's NIB....NOT!

Post by RussB » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:42 pm

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Re: STR-454's NIB....NOT!

Post by RussB » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:46 pm

The seller refunded my money, so I'm glad that's out of the way.

The seller pleaded ignorance...
BTW, I thought they were new in the box, I bought them as is but never used them.

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