Originally Posted by JimWilson
The fact that a person spends $300 on a brand new product and it gets delivered needing a repair - regardless of how easy it may or may not be to fix - seems like a valid reason for all those folks to be complaining. That's akin to taking delivery of a brand new car with a flat tire; minor fix, perhaps, but shouldn't be required.
I'm not sure if simply "reseating" it will be sufficient for the long term. There's going to be a lot of air coming out of that port. If you don't add some type of epoxy or sealant it may end up falling out again, or rattling.
I hear what you are saying Jim, but my comment was made with all practicality
in mind. Short of buying used from Ebay or Craigslist, I could not find anything close to this deal for anywhere near $300, maybe someone else has.
That said, as I see it, here are your options if you purchase this and receive it with the port detached:
1. Spend a minute or two to fix it by sliding the port back into place.
2. Take #1 a step further and spend $5.49 plus tax (bought mine this morning from Meier) on Loctite Plastic Epoxy and a half an hour or so disassembling the unit and reglueing the port.
3. Call Newegg, get a return authorization code, repackage the sub, drag it (anyone else notice it's nearly the size of a small appliance) to UPS or wherever to ship it back
4. Start your search for another Sub......or..............
5. Get your replacement Sub from Newegg and likely start over at step one.
Just my 2 cents and likely worth both.