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Actually, this post reveals nothing (that’s right, nothing) about who to buy from and who not to buy from. After reading the responses, it seems clear that most believe that buying used equipment, especially vintage used stereo equipment is an “as is” transaction. We live in an imperfect world and things do break. That doesn’t mean that the previous owner was a scammer. It gets more complicated when buyers are not fully committed to the purchase, have buyer’s remorse, and look for ways to reverse the sale. That’s the basis for the phrase “caveat emptor” (buyer beware). Most, but not all, stereo equipment traders understand that.
If you look back at Audiogon's listing content from their "Seller's Description" it is pretty clear that Audiogon expects that the seller will provide an honest and accurate description of the unit's condition and working status. It does not require that a seller reveal if the unit has been serviced...but certainly a buyer could ask and if the answer is yes, then could further ask for a receipt.
Here is a question: Would you feel better knowing that an item has been serviced and you were provided a receipt...or would you now feel like...wow, I wonder what is going to break next??
Listing Content Title
The title is what will drive users to click on your listing, and is created from supplying the brand and model of your item, but you are able to add distinguishing, relevant information at the end. Relevant Details To Include In Listing Title
Use the official Audiogon Grading Scale for consistent grading compared to other users.
So....it looks like unless an item is rated a 1...it is expected to work.
Therefore, if you make a purchase and the item doesn't work, report the problem immediately....and if you just don't like how the item performs....tough luck, put it back up for resale.
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