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Thank you for the heads up. I would have never known.SD-4 Series - Sundown Audio Yard Sale (sundownyardsale.com)
Some of you know I think these are pretty sweet shallow mount subs. Better than the equivalent JL model.
These could also be Amazon Market Place returns from Woofers Etc. The manufacture gets screwed when someone orders from Amazon and then decides to return. You can't resell it as new.
Watch Steve Meads video on the subject regarding his distortion analyzers. They can come back either good as new, destroyed, or as a different items all together. Amazon does not check nor discriminate. They just give the buyer a refund regardless. Merch is returned to Sundown. That refund comes out of Sundown's pocket.
You should call them!I'm not sure how I feel about this. I know there are people who sell irregular items (usually cosmetic issues, maybe some extra glue, scratch on the basket/magnet/etc., dent on the dust cap, etc.).
But using the SMD example, he is getting stuff back and he is testing it. If he has stuff that is no fault found, he might sell it as open box. But if he is getting stuff that is not working right, why would he mix it in with stuff that is working right but has cosmetic issues?
To me, having someone test a speaker and know something is wrong with it... then put it in a pile with items that don't have anything wrong with it functionally just cosmetic issues then having them say "welp, we're not sure what's wrong with it; buyer beware" when they do know something is wrong with it is just CYA to me.
I wouldn't buy stuff under those terms. They know they are selling bad stuff and hiding behand a disclaimer.
You should call them!