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fm heliumflight's 3 year cxn v1 for 55k with NO WIFI

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Iam very very late to this thread. And Iam the resident expert at buying lemons from reputed forum members here, who usually only reside in the high-end gear discussion threads.

Two of my friends who are also forum members here, received the said component. And both pointed out the problem. When I took it up with the seller, he first said he didn't try that section. Then later claimed that the same section was working fine in his place, and must have been damaged in transit. I asked for a part refund for the section th at was not working, as I had paid 1.6L for it. He declined even that.

Subsequently I sent the unit to a technician for repairs and he sent me pics of the boards with repair and solder marks. I felt utterly disgusted. But couldn't do much, so kept quiet.

I would never ever sell something without explaining it a demerits or problems .

We need to have a review system like Audiogon has, so folks are careful about their reputation. Iam sure that if we had that in place, the person who sold me that would have been very very careful. As my feedback would ensure that he could never ever sell anything on this forum again.
 
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I think we should have a template for classifieds and advise every seller to stick to it.

"What is not working? " can be one of the declarations they shall explicitly mention in their post.
 

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a lot of us may not be able to test every piece of every equipment exhaustively. some of us may not even be aware some things exist -
eg. RI interfaces on recievers and cd players, different video output connectors... 73/45 rpm on a turntable. It's a long list. Bias calibration on cassette decks
 

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As mentioned numerous times, it's as simple as the buyer checking out the unit as thoroughly as he can. Ask for as many pictures, videos and question the seller till satisfaction. All this if buyer cannot himself or have a friend audition in person.

A basic template capturing basic details of the product is a good idea. Have a Private section where the sale thread is reviewed by mods and seller makes changes. Only when mods are satisfied, they make the thread Public.

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When the seller is asked to declare the problems, the buying risk can be mitigated to a large extent. Its not an obligation rather a responsibility to do so and the rule will be merely emphasising on it.

A gear could do a lot, but if you do not understand the basic or core functions or features of the equipment you should not be selling it, IMO. WiFi capability of a streamer is not something one would not bother to check before selling.

If you didn't know a function even exists there's a good chance the buyer also would not need so the damage may not be so grave. Basically we are trying to elaborate the 'working condition' usually declared by sellers. If it is not 10/10, explain why.

When a flag is raised and we go back to the sale thread, the intent to hide or mislead can be understood though it may be too late.

We did contemplate to start a thread for "Grins and Frowns" but were apprehensive that it can become too nasty too often.
 

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I think we should have a template for classifieds and advise every seller to stick to it.

"What is not working? " can be one of the declarations they shall explicitly mention in their post.
What is not working if mentioned, nothing well sell here for lucrative price, so intended cheating sellers will not disclose and have lame excuse like damaged in transit or not tested part..

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