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The phone is exactly as described - brand new, sealed box. It came very well packaged.
I definitively would do business with him again. Highly recommended!
Mitch responded to a WTB ad I had here for a D5000. On Saturday, July 12th I sent Mitch $440 for the headphones via paypal. On July 13th, Mitch sent me an email saying the D5000 he was going to sell me was defective. He offered me either a refund or other headphones. I opted for the refund, but Mitch said he had already moved the money from his paypal account to his checking, so he had to wait for the money to hit his checking before he could issue the refund. Right then was when I first grew suspicious, because I knew Mitch could easily issue me the refund right then: the deposit would hit his account before the withdrawal, causing him no problems. But I figure maybe he is just super cautious about his checking account, and he seems like a nice sort anyway. He said he would issue me the refund on July 16th.
On July 16th, having received no refund, I emailed Mitch to inquire what the hold up was. He replied that he was "getting the money together". So obviously that meant the $440 I had sent him was already spent. My emails became much more aggressive because it was now obvious I was being ripped off. On July 18th Mitch claimed to have fixed the D5000; I agreed to still accept it. July 20th Mitch emailed and said the D5000 was in fact broken. It was at this point that I started a paypal dispute, stating that if a refund wasn't issued by July 26th, that I would leave negative feedback on Head-Fi.
Mitch did indeed issue a refund via e-check (which takes a few days to either clear or bounce) on July 26th, but today, August 1st, that refund bounced. Paypal has ruled in my favor but since there is no money in Mitch's account, I get nothing.
Even with all the lies and deception I've put up with from Mitch, I truly believe he is a decent person with a real passion for this hobby and this community. He just seems to be caught up in some kind of financial mess. What I want is my money back or some piece of gear of equitable value that I agree to accept.
..."On July 16th, having received no refund, I emailed Mitch to inquire what the hold up was. He replied that he was "getting the money together". So obviously that meant the $440 I had sent him was already spent."
The $440 was not spent but was frozen by paypal. The buyer opened a paypal claim as soon as he was able leaving the option for a full reversal of the transaction aka refund not possible through paypal. Had the buyer requested a refund before opening a claim with paypal he would have been immediately refunded. I offer a full refund to anyone who is unhappy.
The problem Jack is when you opened the file for the item not received it prompted a chain reaction of events where I can't get to the $440 to pay you. It's in paypal limbo somewhere. It was not spent but I cant get to it to give to you. This should be a PM but I though my dilemma may in some part vindicate or at least explain my situation. On the day you opened the file I had the $440 in my paypal balance to refund you. By opening the claim the funds were frozen. Every time I make an attempt to pay you with this very same $440it has been relocated at the prompting of paypal resolution centerer. I think this last time paypal had got the $440 but for some reason they attempted another $450 which was declined. I seem to be chasing paypal for the very same $440 I had to give you on the day you filed the claim. I never intended to beat you out of $440. In my previous and current feedback there are no mention of me holding peoples money. For the most part my feedback is that of happy transactions. I want you to have your $440 back more than you want it back. I am stuck being unable to get the $440 out of paypal to give to you. I, upon their unfreezing of the initial $440 which was yours had it to simply instant pay you. Your claim froze the $440 and I've been chasing it since. You are welcome to my paypal files and should you get a document that will give you disclosure maybe between us both we can figure this out. I don't want to beat you out of $440. If I did I would have simply shipped the broken headphones to Begin n with and blame the postal system for the damage. I tried to save you some aggravation by being honest with you and it appears I'm getting it from all sides. I can't use paypal. Ebaj and I am afraid to look at what has transpired on headfi. Jack. I want you to have your $440. Paypal now has it. What can I do now. Had I an extra $440 hanging in the bank I'd give it to you. In a week I'm expecting funds. If paypal has not paid you the $440 they removed from my bank account I'll pay you with another $440 and deal with paypal myself. Just one more day jack and you would have been paid in full. Why did you find it necessary to open a claim. That made it impossible to pay you. All I ask is that you consider my angle on all of this. Bottom line. If paypal doesn't come through by next week I will. I don't know how else to handle this. Every time I try to approach an issue like this with the truth it comes back and bites me in the behind
Mitch, this is nonsense. If paypal froze $440 because you owed me the money, then you attempted to repay me the money, paypal would have unfrozen the money and given it to me.
I opened the dispute because it was obvious you were lying to me and stringing me along in order to get me past the 30 day mark to open a paypal dispute. I've seen too many friends get screwed because they sat idly by and trusted the seller who eventually just ripped them off.
Don't you even for one second attempt to put this blame on me Mitch! You owe me $440, and nothing I have done has prevented you from refunding my money to me ASAP!
You want to know whats going on at HF that you are afraid to read about? Everyone is seeing you for the flake that you are. If you want to maintain that reputation, all you have to do is not pay me back.
For the record, I now have zero confidence that I'll ever get my money back. I was willing to give you the benefit of the doubt, but I honestly believe now that you were out to rip people off from the very beginning.
Please note this lengthy one page miultiple posted feedback as uncalled for. A feedback post is meant to receive a single post. Please note this page as one feedback from one person as out of line to take this much space in my feedback. Please check www.audiogon.com for additional feedback in audio equipment dealings.My eBay feedback is "mitchmark105" eBay ID
Edited by mitchb - 8/15/10 at 1:13am
Great news! I have received the D5000 and have spent several hours testing and listening to them. They work perfectly, even when cranked to "blow one's fool head" volume. The headphones are in the exact condition originally described to me by Mitch when I sent payment for them. I've cancelled my Paypal dispute, and I can't tell you how pleased I am that this whole mess is over.
"He is happy with his new headphones, but it still doesn't seem like a smooth transaction to me..."
It was not me who froze the funds to begin with. This transaction would have quickly resolved had the buyer not frozen my available paypal funds.