Responses from oregon

Buyer Dispute
No doubt, things happen. My buddy received a very expensive Pillium amp from Greece, and, 2 big capacitors were bent and loose. These are big Coke Can size capacitors.   Pillium, without hesitation, had him return the amp and they did the repair.... 
Why is used audio equipment so undesirable?
Cut the OP some slack. He's just emerging...  
Did Audiogon get sold to the Chinese or Russian Govt?
Axpona 2022 what impressed you?
Very good sound, especially  SCM100ASLT speakers, Cabasse Peligrina fully inetegrated Borresen Wilson original David Wilson speakers  Aretai speakers from Latvia Bayz look so Kool and sound to match.   
The Music at AXPONA 2022
So true!  Just noise and sounds in so many rooms.  We made one last sweep as most vendors were packing up their equipment and I heard the opening chords of Cream’s White Room. It was like “music to my ears!”  I almost ran to that room, sat down a... 
Tubes becoming hard to get?
No.  They’re just playing.   
Vinyl Repair?
Fly to Siberia, ride a horse into the tundra and dig into the permafrost. Dig until you find a long, tubular, curvy white thing.   Put it in your back pack and take it home.   Buy a saw. Cut a small piece off. Sharpen it. Make it real pointy.   Pl... 
Let me explain something to you jive turkeys.
Let The Good Times Roll. Jive Turkeys!  
Dust covers
Depends. If it's fairy dust...  
Is it me? Will I ever be satisfied?
Hey Pato,  Where do you live. Oregon, Portland, Eugene. Seattle? Lots of excellent ideas to think about. If you are in Portland, we have a group called The Audiofoos (because we foolishly spend money on foolishness). Our wives tend to agree.  ... 
Most beautiful turntable under $5k
Lenco rebuild in a plinth of your choice.  
Am I nuts?
Decisive moments your your audio journey
First time I heard Good Vibrations.   
A** Kicking, Rock and Roll!
Lawrence Welk?  
McIntosh -- good for show, not for sound, says dealer
Jerryg123 , I agree.     McIntosh reminds me of W. C. Fields…”they’re nice to look at, but I wouldn’t want to haaaaavvve one…”