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Final disposition of my HW50ES
I just wanted to follow back up with this thread to let anyone who may have an interested understand the results.
I sold the projector... TWICE.
I provided a COMPLETE and DETAILED description of the issues with the projector and three bidders ran the final price to $1,025. The buyer took about a week to pay for it (that right there should have shed light on the future). Turns out he won the bid but had to wait until payday to pay for it. This pissed me off as I had two other bidders that DID read the description so this guy's "winning" bid appears to have likely cost me about $400 (see below)
Upon reciept, he claimed it was "defective" and insisted upon a refund. His english was very poor and he either didn't read or perhaps did not understand the description. Although I had advertised it correctly, described the condition VERY CLEARLY and stated NO RETURNS in compliance with the site's policies, I had no protection.
I contacted a Customer Service agent of the online company but despite following their listing guidelines to a T, they forced me to refund this joker's money. It was essentially his word vs. mine even though I CLEARLY & articulately outlined everthing in the listing. The rep agreed with me that I was getting the raw end of the deal but the ONLY protection I could get would be if I had listed it in their "FOR PARTS, NOT WORKING" category.
Although it was BS, I decided that I had enough & re-listed it with the same description in the new category. I ended up selling the "working, with issues" projector for PARTS for $650 + actual shipping to a guy who buys a lot of projector and camera components. I just shipped it out today.
I expect that he will change the HDMI board for a song & relist it back out on the market doubling his investment. I am more than happy to give him the ability to make that profit for his experience.
Epson 5040ub Projector, Elite Screens 120" Saker AUHD, Yamaha RX-A3060, B&W Speakers: Signature 7's, FMP4, CWM7.5s, CCM65s, Rythmik 15" CI Sub, 30' Monoprice Cabernet Ultra CL2, Tiara CI-Pro Series In-wall wiring, Phillips BDP7501 UHD BD Player, Niles 1230 WHA Amp, Xbox, WiiU, TiVo Premiere
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