SkyFi banned me for pointing out they were misrepresenting a turntable they had for sale. I didn’t know it until I tried to purchase something. While you had a good experience, I did not.That’s interesting. I note that SkyFi has been a member here for decades. It has hundreds and hundreds of transactions here - were any of them yours? They have a 100 percent perfect feedback rating and the one person I know who has done business with them has been very happy.
I agree with many others that SkyFi gear seems pricey, but that alone does not suggest misrepresentation.
I had never before bought anything from SkyFi. I only found out when I tried to put in a bid and was told I had been blocked by them. I wrote a nice note to the owner of SkyFi prior to that explaining he is doing his customers a big disservice by stating the Technics SL1200 MK II he listed was the same EXACT turntable as the new Technics SL1200G, which it definitely is not. I got a very nasty reply from the owner saying next time he lists something, he will ask me if it is ok first (very sarcastic). I never replied to him, just thought he was having a bad day.
"I got a very nasty reply from the owner saying next time he lists something, he will ask me if it is ok first..."
You have to admit, that’s very funny! I have sent them many complaints about their prices. I’ve told them that they seem to check the Audiogon Bluebook price, and then double it as a pricing strategy. I have even told them that pieces they are selling are damaged, yet the prices are high. I usually get a reply telling me that business is good for them and I should mind my own business. They have never been rude or sarcastic, they just blow me off. As I have said in a previous post, if I ever see that SkyFi is the seller, I move on. I think it’s encouraging (and surprising) to know that audiojerry (the OP) had a good experience with them.
To present some facts about the ProAc D2R I purchased from SkyFi:
SkyFi listed the D2R for $2,999.
The sticker price for the D2R is $4,500.
The D2R is a relatively new model from ProAc.
ProAc in general and the D2R in particular is not frequently available on the used market in North America.
SkyFi disclosed the pair came with one cosmetic flaw on the back corner of one speaker and their photos clearly displayed it. Other than that single flaw, they presented as new.
I am familiar with ProAc and had been checking the market for a D2R for some time after reading glowing reviews. When I saw it show up on audiogon from SkyFi, I was happy to have a chance to submit an offer on the day it became available.
I offered $2,999 and waive the shipping fee of $129, which SkyFi accepted, resulting in a final price of $2,870.
Those are the facts.
Was this a fair price? It was more than fair to me.
This is the link to the original listing if it works:
PS: The D2R's sound amazing, and I am extremely pleased with my purchase, regardless of the damage.
I’m happy that you had a good experience with your purchase from SkyFi. You found the item that you wanted, paid their asking price, and they sold it to you. It’s hard to argue with that. What bothers some on this forum about SkyFi is that their prices are high, very high, relative to what we see for the same item here and on other sites. SkyFi invites offers, but has rejected several of mine despite the offer being (IMO) reasonable. They particularly dislike it when you point out errors in their ad, or issues with their products. As I said in my previous post, if I see that the seller of any item I’m interested in is SkyFi, I just look elsewhere.
Their ads and prices are always good for a chuckle because that's all their going to ever get from me......a chuckle ......one product they still have for sale now for about two years that they are asking -----.-- for is almost -x's the actual price that it cost new which I find a measuring stick for their philosophies for their business model so it just proves to me well......I'll just stop there and say this... if you think the item and price are fair then go for it as for me...when I see SKYFI AUDIO I JUST MOVE ON WITH A CHUCKLE AND REMEMBER THE TICE CLOCK AND QUIT WONDERING WHY HIGH END AUDIO ONLY REPRESENTS 1-2% of the marketplace....I KNOW WHY....!!!!