It's at least plausible that it happened in shipment so you might as well chalk it up to experience and test things quicker from now on.
Did you make good with the person who bought it from you?
I never said it was ok to scam since he sells high end gear.
So maybe it got damaged in shipping? You do know that UPS and FedEx are horrible when it comes to item safty.
I got an amp from someone who packed it quite well but the box has ****ing boot prints all over it like it was stepped on and kicked around, The amp was accutally sticking out of the box when it was on my door, If it wasnt for the 10 layers of Bubble wrap that amp would have been toast for sure.
I love how everyone jumped down my throat and now they are all saying exactly what I said to begin with.
People wait months to install equipment all the time.
Not all of us want to get our substage installed without a frontstage upgrade.
I would rather take my time, lay everything out and do it all at once, then do it in stages.
I have done almost every one of my installs in such a manner, meaning that I sometimes buy equipment and go periods of time without installing/powering up/checking it.
I agree that it would have been advantageous to check it sooner, but he is STILL warning people of HIS mistake. He isn't seeking restitution, and it seems like a VERY valid thread to me.
If you can't see that, you're BLIND.
What's with the '09er party going on in this thread?!
Would make more sense ... sinceyour in Southern Cali ...call james/ray and talk it over with him ...After 5 months you would be SOL ....rule of buying online /test it as soon you get it .