MFSL quality control issues

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by hamburgerpimp, Feb 23, 2004.

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  1. MikeT

    MikeT Prior Forum Cretin and Current Impatient Creep

    New Jersey, USA
    My question is why even bother buying the MFSL SACDs/UD2s from this seller, when you can get them just as easily from Acoustic Sounds, Music Direct, Elusive Disc,, etc. - for the same or lower price?

    On another note, again regarding the MOFI Lennon UD2 discs, which I bought from Borders (in store - The "Imagine" disc) and Elusive Disc ("Plastic Ono Band" disc) - both of the jewel cases (which I just looked at again) are pretty scratched up on the back case. They came like that, and these were clearly new and sealed items. Thankfully my discs were clean.

    But I have to believe that the discs in question in this thread were never used and were probably mishandled at the factory that pressed and packaged them. If these discs were purchased at any of the on-line stores I mentioned above, you would have had no problem returning them for replacements. But as to why the seller has to be so inconsiderate in his response is beyond me - he could have nicely written a response to you indicating that he does not accept returns (if that is his policy and "right") and show some consideration for the fact that your discs were not in "mint" shape. He could have, at minimum contacted his supplier and tried to see if he could get credit for returns. And that may be the problem, he may not be able to get credit for the items he sells from his supplier (which is very possible from what I know from talking with CD store managers), so he doesn't want to eat the loss. Not the best way to do business, since he isn't merely selling one-of-a-kind collectibles, but I guess it is his "right". Over time, if he treats too many people like that he will lose business, but with ebay it seems that all logical sense of business is sometimes thrown out the door - as people can sell whatever they want (I assume) and get the price they want if someone is willing to pay.
  2. joachim.ritter

    joachim.ritter Senior Member

    Well, I just gave feedback for an aution that ended 11/16. I'll send you a link in an email.

    It obviously only works for a few weeks after the end of the 90 days period.

  3. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    Right you are. I was half asleep. :)
  4. snowman

    snowman Forum Resident

    Thanks for clearing this up, Joachim. Ebay needs a new system! :D
  5. hamburgerpimp

    hamburgerpimp New Member Thread Starter

    Kent, OH
    I did shop around. He was selling the 2 as a set for $44.50. By the time you added shipping & non-optional insurance, it came to a grand total of $50.50, which is actually $.50 more than Red Trumpet charges using their free shipping option. The only reason I went with Jonifan was because I thought he'd be able to ship faster than R.T. (though it ended up taking a week and a half for them to reach me...)
  6. Dob

    Dob New Member

    Sure, that's a good idea...but the point we were making is that 22 negative feedbacks - for a seller that won't leave feedback until the buyer does - is not nearly as good as it seems. Our thinking is that, due to the intimidation factor, that negative feedback number should be much higher.
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