Used Deals Thread

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  1. ogodei

    ogodei Headphone Heaven Gatekeeper

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    Hey, noob US Audio Mart buyer here. How trustworthy is this site? The seller has no previous selling history. Has anyone had actual experience with PayPal's dispute resolution process in case of problems like faulty equipment? I'm hesitant with an unknown seller, but I really like the price on this one: 10" metal arm plus dust cover is hard to pass up for $1800.
     
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    Anyone can setup an account on USA Audio Mart and you can always ask if the user has buyer/seller history from other platforms (ebay, Audiogon, etc.). You can link your accounts in USAM, but not everyone sets up their profile right away.

    PayPal is pretty fair if you pay for goods and services, they most always protect the buyer. Just be very weary if any seller suggests or persuades to do PayPal gift, because scammers know there are no protections using PayPal gift.
     
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    ogodei Headphone Heaven Gatekeeper

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    I buy and sell there frequently.

    USAudioMart offers a forum but no marketplace-sponsored assurances like ebay. They do flag suspicious buyers & sellers, I've received warning emails about purchasers who were flagged for some reason or other. As @rtaylor76 sez anyone can get an account there with a verified email so in the end its buyer beware.

    The good part is you converse with sellers over regular email so you can ask questions and verify real life identities before you purchase. I routinely do that and actually use PP gift to avoid fees if I've talked to the person, people like to talk about their gear. Call me a sucker. (The new scams btw are Zelle and Venmo, which are also no-refund )

    I've found many audio dealers maintain private accounts there to dispose of extra stock without alerting manufacturers. More than once a 'lightly used' or 'unopened' item turned out to be new with warranty, something they will tell you if you follow up on the ads.
     
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    Thanks for the speedy responses, rtaylor76 and ogodei.
     
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    Probably the idea of spending $2,600 on used headphones o_O
     
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    ....that has small marks on the cups. Not to mention you don't know the seller and whether he is reliable :rolleyes:
     
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    CAM's feedback system is pretty robust and that user has a lot.
     
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    yes its here and its amazing. but that verite is tempting me bad
     
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    And that's $2600 CANADIAN dollars with no tax on top, so a shade under $2k US. Sure, a lot of money for used headphones, but doubtful you'd find a set of Verites any cheaper here.
     
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    the landed cost of Verite is $4k CAD here after currency conversion, shipping and tax. so if you want to try them just buy it @murphythecat fuck it YOLO.
     
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    ive received the auteur. my god are they beautiful. pictures just cannot give em justice. 10 min with the auteur makes me understand the "zmf" magic. Im already late for my class!

    I'm (this) close to buy em (the Verite Open). TBH, the thing that make me pause is how often ZMF creates headphone. are the Verite supposed to be the flagship for a long time?
     
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    Do it
     
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    Whether or not they remain the flagship has no bearing on how (good) they sound. I have no horse in this race.
     
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