Dayuum... I knew my luck would run out sometime.
Well last week, I purchased an Alpine CHM-S630 CD changer to replace the CHM-S600 model (about 8 years old) I was currently using.
I won an auction earlier this week and the Changer was delivered yesterday. Externally, it looked excellent... however when I stuck the cartridge in and plugged it in to my head unit it didn't work, nor would it eject the cartridge.
So I e-mailed the guy who sold it to me and he said that it was working just fine when he shipped it... (or at least it was working fine when he took it out of his vehicle...) but now it doesn't work.
I had someone look at it... to verify that it wasn't something that could be easily fixed, and for the most part, without taking it completely apart he didn't see what was causing the problem... however since this unit is electrically identical to the changer that I was replacing, then we ruled that out as a cause...
So now I have a delimma... what to do now?
I sent the seller another reply telling him of my findings and gave him the following options:
A) I send the unit back him, he refunds the money and he fixes it and re-sells it.
B) I go get it fixed and we split the cost of the repair (unless it would cost more than the unit is worth... then we revert back to Option A)
Pretty much I tried to contact him about this issue as soon as it was discovered so that he wouldn't think that I was playing a game or trying to deceive him or something.
So what do you guys think of this? Have you ever had anything come in DOA from an E-Bay seller... How did you handle it? Did you get stuck with it?