Beware Audiocadabra Cables: High Return Shipping and Won't Get Full Refund!


I ordered a pair of RCA cables from their website for US $99.00. Decided to return because they were no better than several other cables I had on hand. Be aware that if you want to return your item for a refund, they will deduct US $39.00 for shipping them back to India. Wasn't worth returning. Here is the email:
Hello David,

Thank you for your email.

Please treat this email as a Return Authorization.

We'll issue refund of USD 60 (less shipping of USD 39) after we receive
the cable. The product must be returned in an 'As New' and resalable
condition (as determined by us).

Kindly return the cable, back to us, to the following address via USPS
only:

Audiopolitan Accessories LLP
H704 Marigold, Valley of Flowers
Thakur Village
Kandivali East
Mumbai - 400101
India
alhidell
Why would you buy cables from India anyway.
Shipping to and from Asia has always been expensive! 
Were they upfront about their return policy on their website?
Must have been the not 100% , but 101% pure copper cable used? WOW!

That, or the black corset?
It is interesting that you would expect a company to pay for shipping both ways, just to let you demo the cable. Especially for 100 bucks.
Beware?
It clearly states on their guarantee page that you will receive your money back less shipping. 
Your op reads as if they did something underhanded, which is clearly not the case.
@ebm

Why would you buy cables from India anyway.

@dill

It is interesting that you would expect a company to pay for shipping both ways, just to let you demo the cable. Especially for 100 bucks.


Exactly!!!!

ugh...
At that price point why India? Try Cullen or Audio Envy, made in the US.
With all the snake oil available in the US, you ventured out to some unknown, unseen vendor a half a world away to get snookered.  The operative phrase in your original post is " Decided to return because they were no better than several other cables I had on hand".  Fortunately you've only been taken for $40, not the whole $100.
I will give Audiocadabra Cables a positive review!
I just placed my 4th order.
They are an affordable site for well made silver cables.
Free shipping and I've never had a reason to make a return.
Jo Denny is very personal and appreciative of your business.
I wouldn't hesitate to do business with AC!.
Bill H


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They are in business, not charity.
@alhidell, I understand your disappointment and frustration. It's a familiar feeling so you can bet I've been there before, many times.

Always chasing the rainbow only to find I'm eventually back where I started from minus some money. Yes I know what they say about a fool and his money... but, you now know the score too.

We can't even call them a scam because if you read carefully they never actually promise any sonic improvements, do they? So they're not really lying are they? They might imply something, but that's not a crime is it?

Anyway, I would suggest re-reading this post by @jnorris2005 again. There seems to be an awful lot of wisdom in it.

"With all the snake oil available in the US, you ventured out to some unknown, unseen vendor a half a world away to get snookered. The operative phrase in your original post is " Decided to return because they were no better than several other cables I had on hand". Fortunately you've only been taken for $40, not the whole $100."

Might also be worth remembering that no one country has a monopoly on snake oil, or that no cable (at any price) can be shown to be any better than a pair of twisted iron coat hangers welded together.

As you said yourself, "they were no better than several other cables I had on hand".

Since there is no valid reason why they should be, not a single one, you can at least rest assured that your facilities are clear (despite any cognitive biases that might be working against you here). 

Thankfully it was only $100, cables can cost vastly larger sums than that. You even got $60 back! 

Personally, I'm more than happy to stop at the point of high purity OFC cable which works out a lot less than that. Some might say even that's overkill.

Ultimately, there may be some sonic gold at the end of the rainbow, but you're rather unlikely to find it by swapping the contents of your bank account into that of a cable supplier.

No matter where they're based.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.soundguys.com/cable-myths-reviving-the-coathanger-test-23553/amp/
Demonstrates just one of the many dangers of that bottomless pit called 'cables'.  Active gear will always affect reproduced sound more than passive gear.  Factor that in to your spending plans.
All cables are a scam!
I’ve run into situations where a product was shipped from a U.S. address but returns have to be sent to a foreign country which can be quite expensive. I think it’s designed to discourage returns.

Sometimes you have to cut your losses and move on.

raysmtb1
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10-09-2020 8:30am
"All cables are a scam!"

Do you feel that the cables in your system are a scam?
Well OP, I don't think that this is the sympathy that you were looking for...
Seems like a no brainer to find out the return policy before purchasing, and unfair accusations because of the OP's lack of due diligence - return policy was clearly stated on Audiocadabra website. http://www.audiocadabra.com/satisfaction-guarantee/