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Not a hot deal, they always sell these lots. Plus its at auction so who knows what it will end at.
 

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Still scares me. They are Circuit City, HH Gregg, Best Buy store returns. I still remember the Circuit City guy on this forum once talking about how they run 120v through the returns to make sure they are damaged beyond repair, that way they'll get a refund from the manufacturer.
 

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Still scares me. They are Circuit City, HH Gregg, Best Buy store returns. I still remember the Circuit City guy on this forum once talking about how they run 120v through the returns to make sure they are damaged beyond repair, that way they'll get a refund from the manufacturer.

That would almost guarantee they didn't get a refund. Besides, who was the schmuck they talked into connecting the amp?
 

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That would almost guarantee they didn't get a refund. Besides, who was the schmuck they talked into connecting the amp?
I returned a sub once to local BB. It was new, and making obvious popping noises. One of the sales guys damn sure hooked it into a 120v oulet. The pop echoed across the store. Scared the hell out of me, and they just stood there giggling at me.
 

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25,000+ feedback and 99.9% positive rating. I posted this because I know some of you guys own local shops and thought this might be an opportunity for you.

Didn't realize there would be such subjective negative comments. hesh. :surprised:
 

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25,000+ feedback and 99.9% positive rating. I posted this because I know some of you guys own local shops and thought this might be an opportunity for you.

Didn't realize there would be such subjective negative comments. hesh. :surprised:
It was a good call. Most of us are aware of these auctions. Highdesert has this listed every week. And as you pointed out, they have very good feedback. These amps for people hoping to repair and profit, not for people to buy and use immediately. As far as I know there is no policy for best buy employees to "smoke" returned electronics. In fact, BB has a huge repair facility I pass on the way to work everyday. BB also sells returns on ebay as well, I think they go under the name 2nd Turn, or 2nd Chance electronics. And Highdesert is in fact, Rockford.
 

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Still scares me. They are Circuit City, HH Gregg, Best Buy store returns. I still remember the Circuit City guy on this forum once talking about how they run 120v through the returns to make sure they are damaged beyond repair, that way they'll get a refund from the manufacturer.
WOW:eek:
 

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As far as I know there is no policy for best buy employees to "smoke" returned electronics. In fact, BB has a huge repair facility I pass on the way to work everyday. BB also sells returns on ebay as well, I think they go under the name 2nd Turn, or 2nd Chance electronics. And Highdesert is in fact, Rockford.
A long time ago, when I worked at a (now defunct) electronics retailer (which isn't CC), there was a "unspoken" policy that you'd do the 120v dance with speakers or amps to make sure what was broken didn't come back.

Given the store's rather generous return/warranty policy, this procedure was taken advantage of by employees and their friends. Essentially, you could get a pair of speakers, or an amp, what have you, come back right before the warranty expired, and get a new item.

I'm not saying that I engaged in this, because I didn't, but it was well understood by the management and other senior employees as practice.
 

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...and now we know why CC boarded teh Failboat...with great practices like this.
 

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Here's the thread where the guy talks about "the extension cord of death"

http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/off-topic/50958-car-audio-quality-standards.html
Yeah, that sounds a lot like the set up where I worked years ago. Quite a few speakers and amps met their fate that way, and those were just the ones that I saw get the zap; a lot of the time they did it in the warehouse and not in the install bay or behind the demo boards, where they would be noticed.
 
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