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Jdm94Coupe
10-17-2012, 03:57 PM
I purchased a set of Hertz 165XL Midwoofers and Crossovers from Dimitritodd. I got a great deal on a set of MLK components so I posted the speakers for a little less then I paid for them.

I sold them to "firef4ly" .... 100% in the EXACT same condition I purchased them in. This is the message I received from him not to long after receiving the speakers.....

"Hey JDM,

I finally got those mids and crossovers installed in my truck yesterday, and they seem to be producing akward sounds when given moderate power that my other set of hertz speakers are given. From what I read on this forum it could be lead slap, coil rub or something else that I do not know how to describe. After reveiwing your for sale post multiple times I do not see any mention of this issue therefore I would like to return the item to you as it was sent to me and get a refund minus the 3% that it cost you to sell through paypal.

Thanks,

Michael. "

Now honestly, im fuc-king tired of getting scammed online and I'm not biting the bullet this time. I want Dimitritodd to return my money so I can return his. I'm not getting shafted this time......

I don't want the speakers back, as im sure firef4ly doesn't want them either. LMK if anyone of you know "dimitritodd" personally. I've sent him a pm and now a text message and I'm waiting on a return.

Falcons
10-17-2012, 03:59 PM
did you test the speakers before you resold them? if not then its kinda your fault.

Fi-brations
10-17-2012, 04:01 PM
:popcorn:

West
10-17-2012, 04:03 PM
I am always scared to buy used speakers/subs... I haven't been burned yet.
It sounds like there may be distortion coming from another source though, or improper gain settings. The buyer should exhaust all possibilites before asking for a return/refund.

My thoughts...

West
10-17-2012, 04:20 PM
I'll add this as well... I reciently sold my front and rear speakers and I did it locally so the buyer could hear them and I would have no reservations about anything being wrong with them at the time of the sale.

This puts you in a bad situation that isn't entirely your fault, but in this situation you pretty much have to give a refund, because you didn't install and test the speakers.

I did something similar with two HU's I bought and sold (one was BNIB and the other was used). I told the buyer's that if they had any issues to let me know and I would give them a full refund (within 14 days). I think that is as fair as anyone can be about it. He isn't asking for return shipping or anything more than what he gave you, it's better for you as a buyer to make seller's happy and get good feedback, imo...

dragnix
10-17-2012, 04:23 PM
if you didn't test before you resold it, no one's fault but yours

West
10-17-2012, 04:25 PM
if you didn't test before you resold it, no one's fault but yours

Ok some fault has to fall on the original seller (if the speakers are infact damaged due to abuse). Either way OP needs to refund the monies...
At this point though there isn't much the original seller can do, the speakers have been through shipping twice.

09civic
10-17-2012, 04:27 PM
Yeah sorry OP, you owe the money back. Anything could have happened between the time you got them and sold them.

dragnix
10-17-2012, 04:30 PM
Ok some fault has to fall on the original seller (if the speakers are infact damaged due to abuse). Either way OP needs to refund the monies...
At this point though there isn't much the original seller can do, the speakers have been through shipping twice.

there's really no way to prove that if the OP never tested it, therefore he is assed out

West
10-17-2012, 04:37 PM
there's really no way to prove that if the OP never tested it, therefore he is assed out

I totally agree with you. No way to prove fault, you can only issue a refund.

Jdm94Coupe
10-17-2012, 07:55 PM
i never put them on an amp.... i just plugged them up to my civic to see if they played.... no issue but then again, that was hu power..... i just talked to dimi through text

he says that he is 100% sure the speakers were in 100% working order. he says he had them on a jl 300/4 and that firef4ly most likely has way too much power to them or he has improperly set his gains.

2Dcore
10-17-2012, 08:27 PM
you refund than you try to get refund from original seller.***** either way, GL

West
10-17-2012, 08:33 PM
i never put them on an amp.... i just plugged them up to my civic to see if they played.... no issue but then again, that was hu power..... i just talked to dimi through text

he says that he is 100% sure the speakers were in 100% working order. he says he had them on a jl 300/4 and that firef4ly most likely has way too much power to them or he has improperly set his gains.

I kinda figured that may be the case...

Falcons
10-17-2012, 09:05 PM
either way something could have happened during shipping.

plugitin
10-17-2012, 09:14 PM
either way something could have happened during shipping.

as long as they were packaged halfway decent i doubt shipping messed them up.

I bet he has too much power ran to them...or amplifier settings are all jacked up

West
10-17-2012, 09:21 PM
as long as they were packaged halfway decent i doubt shipping messed them up.

I bet he has too much power ran to them...or amplifier settings are all jacked up

My money would be an issue with the HU/AMP.

Jdm94Coupe
10-18-2012, 07:59 AM
no, i've worked in shipping for about 7 years. a tank couldn't have messed it up in shipping. lol

quackhead
10-18-2012, 08:04 AM
Ok some fault has to fall on the original seller (if the speakers are infact damaged due to abuse). Either way OP needs to refund the monies...
At this point though there isn't much the original seller can do, the speakers have been through shipping twice.

I have bought brand new speakers and experienced VC rubbing right out of the box, although they were promptly replaced by the manufacturer, the blame went to the shipping co.

infamous_e46
10-18-2012, 08:22 AM
Just kill everyone....the fact that he wants a refund so quick makes me think he either burned them up himself or is sending back a box of rocks

West
10-18-2012, 10:55 AM
I have bought brand new speakers and experienced VC rubbing right out of the box, although they were promptly replaced by the manufacturer, the blame went to the shipping co.

Usps and UPS are on my **** list personally.

Dirtrider4eva
10-18-2012, 11:03 AM
Never had a single issue with usps.

As for the equipment. well.
10% equipment, 90% install..

Phoenix Risen
10-18-2012, 11:35 AM
have him make a vid of them making the sounds, and in the same vid have him show the settings on the deck and on the amp, then if there are any adjustments that need to be made you can tell him from there and if that fixes the issue then the its over, if it doesnt then move on to the next step.

Jdm94Coupe
10-18-2012, 12:44 PM
have him make a vid of them making the sounds, and in the same vid have him show the settings on the deck and on the amp, then if there are any adjustments that need to be made you can tell him from there and if that fixes the issue then the its over, if it doesnt then move on to the next step.

i like this....... BUT...... how do i know he wont change the settings on the amp or HU AFTER he POSSIBLY messed up the speakers? then im left refunding him and a set of speakers he messed up....

Porsche
10-18-2012, 12:52 PM
i wouldnt take them back, if they worked fine and now an issue you have no idea what he did to them. maybe a amp setting, maybe he played them to loud and damaged, who knows. either way, if you know for sure they played properly when you shipped them than its on him

Chevy Blazin'
10-19-2012, 08:28 AM
i wouldnt take them back, if they worked fine and now an issue you have no idea what he did to them. maybe a amp setting, maybe he played them to loud and damaged, who knows. either way, if you know for sure they played properly when you shipped them than its on him

but he doesn't know if they worked right because he neva hooked them up when he purchased them he bought another set and post them back on ca. So, this is a raw deal either way you go dude. GL with working this out Jdm

akheathen
10-19-2012, 08:57 AM
buyer seems pretty level to me, from a business point. safest thing to do right now is to get the speakers back, and test them again, exactly as you did before. who knows, the suspension could be loose/worn, causing them to over-excurt on higher power levels. also as buyer about the cross-over settings, if any. they may be trying to play below their rated fr range. if they do not appear to be obviously cooked or damaged since you sent them, then refund. then, take up with dim. likely want to fully test them better to see any issues they might have.

Porsche
10-19-2012, 01:04 PM
but he doesn't know if they worked right because he neva hooked them up when he purchased them he bought another set and post them back on ca. So, this is a raw deal either way you go dude. GL with working this out Jdm

if thats the case they should be repaired and they should split cost

Chevy Blazin'
10-19-2012, 01:44 PM
if thats the case they should be repaired and they should split cost

tru

firef4ly
10-22-2012, 12:30 PM
JDM, please clear your inbox so I can send you the link to the video. Nevermind I found a way to get it posted on here.

MOV079 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJeLwGg_ulA&feature=g-upl)

After reading through this thread I feel inclined to give my feedback, but will try to refrain from giving most of my thoughts due to trying to keep this sale professional. What I would like to add to this discussion though is the crossovers were originally plugged into the stock toyota tacoma head unit, and then the mids were wired into the crossovers. There were no amps in the loop. I only hooked the crossovers and mids up to an amp, an Alpine PDX 100.4, after I noticed the lead slap/coil rubbing sound comming out of the speakers. This was done to test the "possibly" broken set of hertz speakers against a proven working set of hertz speakers. I made no changes to my sound system during this testing so as to not further damage the speakers sold to me by JDM. Also, at no point in time did I ever hook the speakers up to a JL 300/4 because I do not own one. The speakers were paid for on October 1st received on October 6th, and a fair refund requested on October 11th after I was able to make sure that either of my systems were not the cause of the noise.

JDM, I would like to get this issue solved by the end of the week because we are nearing the end of the 3o day safety period offered to us by paypal.

OmegaBunny
11-01-2012, 06:09 PM
Did we get this worked out?

CAT MAN
11-01-2012, 06:17 PM
Did we get this worked out?
when the **** did you become a mod

pro-rabbit
11-01-2012, 06:17 PM
when the **** did you become a mod

Today... :sneaky:

CAT MAN
11-01-2012, 06:18 PM
Today... :sneaky:

cool **** jeremy will be a great mod. finally.

pro-rabbit
11-01-2012, 06:19 PM
cool **** jeremy will be a great mod. finally.

I agree, I think Jeremy and others will help get this forum back into shape.


Back on topic, did this ever get resolved?

CAT MAN
11-01-2012, 06:21 PM
I agree, I think Jeremy and others will help get this forum back into shape.


Back on topic, did this ever get resolved?

i would be an ok mod for the most part. since im always here


but i hope to see more. or just all the members that have been here forever lol

CHEMMINS
11-01-2012, 06:27 PM
What I would like to know is if the known "good" speakers were the same make and model as the ones purchased.

OmegaBunny
11-01-2012, 06:29 PM
I hope to be good lol. I have a low post count but like you I'm always here. I really want to get things back to how they were years ago.
Jdm94Coupe Dimitritodd

CAT MAN
11-01-2012, 06:30 PM
I hope to be good lol. I have a low post count but like you I'm always here. I really want to get things back to how they were years ago.
Jdm94Coupe Dimitritodd

where is my orange name. ..

DDtC
11-01-2012, 06:34 PM
when the **** did you become a mod

Tony get your *** on FB and help me out

CAT MAN
11-01-2012, 06:35 PM
Tony get your *** on FB and help me out

lol with wut

DDtC
11-01-2012, 06:35 PM
lol with wut

Nobody believes how loud Richards PT is with those JLs

Jdm94Coupe
11-01-2012, 06:35 PM
MOV079 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJeLwGg_ulA&feature=g-upl)

After reading through this thread I feel inclined to give my feedback, but will try to refrain from giving most of my thoughts due to trying to keep this sale professional. What I would like to add to this discussion though is the crossovers were originally plugged into the stock toyota tacoma head unit, and then the mids were wired into the crossovers. There were no amps in the loop. I only hooked the crossovers and mids up to an amp, an Alpine PDX 100.4, after I noticed the lead slap/coil rubbing sound comming out of the speakers. This was done to test the "possibly" broken set of hertz speakers against a proven working set of hertz speakers. I made no changes to my sound system during this testing so as to not further damage the speakers sold to me by JDM. Also, at no point in time did I ever hook the speakers up to a JL 300/4 because I do not own one. The speakers were paid for on October 1st received on October 6th, and a fair refund requested on October 11th after I was able to make sure that either of my systems were not the cause of the noise.

Why did you switch the positive and negative to the correct sides on the "working" speaker? The lead on the LEFT side of the "non working" speaker came off, and you put it on the RIGHT side of the "working" speaker. Any explanation for this? This is around the 1:15 mark.

CAT MAN
11-01-2012, 06:38 PM
Nobody believes how loud Richards PT is with those JLs

dude. I stopped going in that group because everyone there is a freaking idiot when it comes to advice. Hell if my subs dont sell by the show im going to proe a point to all those tards. Its getting old.

pro-rabbit
11-01-2012, 06:39 PM
Guys, lets keep this thread on track please. You have PM's and/or other means of discussing OT topics.

Thanks.

CAT MAN
11-01-2012, 06:40 PM
Guys, lets keep this thread on track please. You have PM's and/or other means of discussing OT topics.

Thanks.

:facepalm:

















jeremy as a mod get us a got dang facepalm smiley

DDtC
11-01-2012, 06:41 PM
dude. I stopped going in that group because everyone there is a freaking idiot when it comes to advice. Hell if my subs dont sell by the show im going to proe a point to all those tards. Its getting old.

Have you heard it?

---------- Post added at 06:41 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:40 PM ----------


Guys, lets keep this thread on track please. You have PM's and/or other means of discussing OT topics.

Thanks.
My bad

pro-rabbit
11-01-2012, 06:41 PM
:facepalm:















jeremy as a mod get us a got dang facepalm smiley

He is not the only new mod.

CAT MAN
11-01-2012, 06:41 PM
Have you heard it?
no but i did hear the van with a ton of jl 18s in a 4th i know what they can do

pro-rabbit
11-01-2012, 06:41 PM
Have you heard it?

---------- Post added at 06:41 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:40 PM ----------


My bad

Keep this on topic please.

**edit**

Seen your post a few before this. Thanks for understanding.

CAT MAN
11-01-2012, 06:43 PM
He is not the only new mod.
good.

OmegaBunny
11-01-2012, 07:34 PM
I didn't notice that. When I watched it he help the wire against the lead

firef4ly
11-02-2012, 10:01 AM
Due to the timeframe i was trying to keep the video in i just put the lead on the first terminal that i could hold it securely to. If this is an issue for you, and will allow for the return of these speakers to you and the refund of my money then I will make another video for you tonight in which I hook the terminals up to the the same terminals.

To the guy who asked earlier about the known working speakers. They are just the regular hsk hi-energy set, not the xl series like I purchased from JDM.