or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › Where is Singlepower? Where is Mikhail?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Where is Singlepower? Where is Mikhail? - Page 68

post #1006 of 1953
Well he claims they have 11 employees. At the San Jose meet he had this guy Jay with him and I know others have met a couple other people so...

It could be one man now, but there has been past history of there being more than one. He has a number of facilities or had.
post #1007 of 1953
Quote:
Originally Posted by Icarium View Post
Well he claims they have 11 employees. At the San Jose meet he had this guy Jay with him and I know others have met a couple other people so...

It could be one man now, but there has been past history of there being more than one. He has a number of facilities or had.
Ah, I see. Thanks for the info Icarium!
post #1008 of 1953
This is such a sad thread
post #1009 of 1953
Quote:
Originally Posted by DavidMahler View Post
This is such a sad thread
Yes it is.
post #1010 of 1953
Quote:
Originally Posted by pabbi1 View Post
The real shame will be when someone posts "If only I had seen this thread before proceeding ...".
If there is a more relevant post about this whole sad affair than this one, I've not yet seen it.

I've continued to follow this unfortunate mess for some time. I knew Mikhail back when SinglePower was just getting started, as he had attended two Detroit-area meets, and shipped gear to another one. He seemed like a good guy and his amps sounded great. I do remember, though, that even back then, there were some warning signs of things to come.

I feel badly for everyone who has an amp with an issue (repair, nondeliver, etc...). However, I think that in some respect I feel worse for those who really believed in him and out of loyalty felt that they had a duty to support and defend him. These folks knew him personally, liked him, believed in his products, and in spite of some warning signs still very much wanted to see him do well. I can't imagine how they must feel when they read a post from some relative newbee who is out a large amount of cash because of what has become a recurring theme - SinglePower just flat out refusing to conduct business in an appropriate manner. If it were me, and I thought of myself as a good person, I'd feel some complicity in this whole mess. I'd also feel as though I'd been betrayed personally. That must be especially hard to take.

I hold out some hope that, by holding Mikhail's feet to the fire, some ultimate good will come out of this. I also feel like maybe it's too late for that, and that all we can do is mitigate the damage.
post #1011 of 1953
With all the negative press Mikhail's getting lately, I'm surprised he's still doing business at all.
post #1012 of 1953
He claims he does business a lot with people from overseas especially the Japanese and the Chinese who have their own forums that are big. I don't know if there are any sort of complaints there, but I haven't looked either.

Plus there are at least some random rich ass dudes who do buy his stuff. This guy who I think does have an account on head-fi but has never posted and isn't active showed up at a meet to take delivery on an amp. Is that guy aware of the threads? I don't know. Are there probably customers like him who surely aren't? Probably.

Anyway its tough to say without a forsenic accountant really going over his records because then the only source of information is him and like with anything else he says 50/50 chance of truth.

My latest email from him (Yesterday):
Dan,

Don't worry it will arrive and you will like it. We'll talk tomorrow
and it should be on it's way.

My replies:

So it's out then? Is there a different tracking #? The one you gave me is still sitting at package transmitted.

No response so i send another:

Yeah just checked it again with no change. Did you get new numbers? Please let me know if so because I will paypal you if that is the case that it is on its way.

No response so I send another:

FedEx | Track

Why is this unchanged? Please explain.

(P.S. I censored the tracking # in this post)

No response:

So I send another!

Tracking # still unchanged... so all evidence points to it not being shipped. When should I expect you to fly it out to me? Feel free to call me at any time.

I haven't kept this forum up dated but... his prior email to me is this:

Dan, I had many of our shipments picked up and relabeled for USPS
Priority and Express Mail last night. Your amp is much larger and more
valuable than what we can ship with USPS. It will be going out FedEx
for sure in any event. It will be delivered to the FedEx facility and
be shipped by tomorrow, or I will personally fly it out to you.




I noted the dramatic change in tone... I cannot ship it out because my accounts payable person won't let me unless you pay me the balance. I bargained him done to 750 when I get some legit seeming tracking #s... now he won't even respond to my emails to get paid if he isn't yet again trying to lie to me? I wonder if he lost interest since 750 isn't an exciting enough amount laf.
post #1013 of 1953
I had sent Mikhail a email about some tubes he answered my question and I asked if I could pay by paypal so at least if they didn't show up I could get my money back from paypal!
post #1014 of 1953
Quote:
Originally Posted by Icarium View Post
This guy who I think does have an account on head-fi but has never posted and isn't active showed up at a meet to take delivery on an amp. Is that guy aware of the threads? I don't know. Are there probably customers like him who surely aren't? Probably.
Which meet are you referring to?
post #1015 of 1953
Quote:
Originally Posted by markmaxx View Post
I had sent Mikhail a email about some tubes he answered my question and I asked if I could pay by paypal so at least if they didn't show up I could get my money back from paypal!
Markmaxx,

Why would you even bother going through Mikhail at this point? There have been reported issues with tubes as well. Wrong tubes, non functioning broken tubes, mismatched, you are throwing your money down the drain. After reading this thread, you should no better my friend. There are plenty of other tube dealers that can meet your needs, that operate under higher level of business standards, etiquette, and ethics.
post #1016 of 1953
Quote:
Originally Posted by recstar24 View Post
Markmaxx,

Why would you even bother going through Mikhail at this point? There have been reported issues with tubes as well. Wrong tubes, non functioning broken tubes, mismatched, you are throwing your money down the drain. After reading this thread, you should no better my friend. There are plenty of other tube dealers that can meet your needs, that operate under higher level of business standards, etiquette, and ethics.
www.TubeWorld.com
eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices
post #1017 of 1953
This is another big blow after Storm Digital.
post #1018 of 1953
This is a terrible dumb thread. With all the complaints, and this thread still being one of the most read, Mikhail is still getting so much press and attention. Like they say, even bad attention is good attention, get your name out there.

And some people here are still claiming Single Power is so amazing that it might worth dealing with the most horrendous customer service in existence to get this audio gear.

Forget I think, just go with Woo, Eddie Currie or Ray Samuel who all still make incredible hand build units with the best customer service they can offer.

Personally I think customer service is 50% of when making an audio purchase. Dealing with this kind of disrespect, lies is unacceptable, who gives a rats ass if its custom work and its a small business. Lying and disrespect is never acceptable, and just bad business, he should be sued.
post #1019 of 1953
An update. Mikhail just called re: my amp shipment. He will now send it for arrival on Monday or Saturday, when I can be home.

I should receive a tracking number later today.
post #1020 of 1953
Yeah good luck! Going to try calling him now and see if he picks up.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphone Amps (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › Where is Singlepower? Where is Mikhail?