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I purchased an Ashdown ABM EVO III amp from a seller on ebay by the name of p-hill. His store is Butler Music located in Butler MO. He also has a website address of www.Sefton.com His personal phone number is: (816) 456-4039. [continued below]....
..... Jeff Sefton is selling Ashdown EVO III's for as much as 40% below MAP pricing. But Now I ask... is a deal really a deal if you don't get what you expected?? In my initial contact, I asked him if he were an Authorized dealer and he had told me he is. Searching the Ashdown website, I found that he is an authorized dealer. But he didn't even list it in his auction. I asked him to list this (so I had proof for warranty purposes) and I would buy one.
The amp arrived in a clean box, but when I opened it the bag was torn, the amp had numerous fingerprints on it and the screws looked like they were tampered with. So I go and plug it in and it did not sound good. I called the stored by phone and the owner Jeff, the owner says to me, no one else has complained. He said I could send it back but I would have to pay the shipping. OH GREAT! So I said I will try it out some more and hung up. I then played it for a while not liking what I was hearing and then went to bed. I got up the next morning and turned on the amp and it sounded the same for about a minute and then it started humming and I checked all the cords and everything was fine and all of a sudden, it made a loud ping noise and POP POP FLASH and OUT it went!!
I called Jeff and he asks me what did I do to the amp. I said nothing other than turn it on and play it. He says I must have done something. Well long story short, he argued until I said I will file a Paypal claim and I hung up. He had told me that he would NOT take it back for return or exchange now that it was broken and that he doesn't RENT equipment, especially for free! I asked, RENT EQUIPMENT??? After he said this... I was dumb-founded! Lost in the midst of scam-land!! I just paid hard earned cash for this head and he was leaving me to rot in the pits of h**l!! This seller is one nasty excuse for a human being!!
A WORD OF WARNING! Do NOT buy from him, you WILL end up regretting it!!
Now, I believe he is selling refurbished goods and there really is NO WARRANTY on this product!! I did contact the company and they want me to send the amp back to them for possible repair. But I said I am NOT wanting a product that I bought "AS-NEW" to immediately have to go into repair! I told them I want a brand NEW amp and they said they would have to repair it and if it couldn't be repaired, they would send me a new one. But most likely, the amp would be repaired. NO WAY!!! I want a BRAND NEW AMP or my money RETURNED!!!