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First, I would contact Audiogon and explain the situation. They are aware of such things and can help you sort things out.
Second, I, too have heard of buyers doing such things.
The buyer of my Vandy 3a sigs had someone do much the same thing. The worst part was that he didn't notice the negative feedback until it was too late to respond.
Third, if none of the above results in a positive resolution, then explain to future buyers what you have experienced. In my case, I accepted my buyer's description of what happened, and felt he deserved the benefit of the doubt.
- And, yes, he deserved it.
@sfall +1!!! I feel real strange when buyers of my goodies forget to leave a feedback. I do not buy or sell often, 20years ago I settled onto all-Naim rig and since then spend all my "allowances" on music.
These last few years I got myself a new hobby of reviving 1st Gen Discmans, sell some of them when my drawers overflow (on eBay under the same username, Audiogon is too Hi-End for such lowly spinners). Got myself a few friends, but a few buyers are just crazy/delusional/illiterate!!!
@whitesmoke, do not go overboard with free shipping etc. You just got yourself one of "those" buyers, call Audiogon and do your best to forget the experience... Most folks are good and decent, esp in our hobby; but the keyword here is "most", not "all"
I have never had a bad experience buying or selling on Audiogon.
I sold my old MAC6700 receiver to a very nice guy in Texas. The shipment apparently was delivered in a really hot time, and the bubble wrap around the remote melted. So I ordered and sent him a replacement remote, new from McIntosh.
He told me a sad story of one of his last Audiogon purchases, the box arrived and instead of containing an amplifier, it contained phone books. This guy had to go thru the legal channel and eventually got his money back.