Ok so shipping is claimed to be excessive = lets start a thread on it... if we did that for all that met this criteria we'd have threads all over the place about this... do you leave the same feedback for all the eBay sellers with excessive shipping costs?
The owner of the cable/doc does not have time to write an email to ALO but has time to give the item to another headfier
Soldering is not pretty and cable/doc was faulty = I just wanted everyone to know that there may be a quality issue with ALO as a whole... based on my one item experience... I'm giving hime the benifit of the doubt which is why I'm posting this thread in the member lounge of all places
Oh well, I don't think either side is going to do anything more than continue to circle explaining the same points in different ways so I'll just say sorry you had a bad experience and I hope we do not see a pattern of faulty or poorly made products from ALO. FWIW I've been very happy with all my cable purchases from Ken as I have from RnB Audio, Mikhail at SP, Zu and Larry at Headphile.
Unfortunately your last point about going in circles is probably true. I primarily fault that to those of you who continue to ignore the facts presented.