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post #1786 of 1960
There's debate on whether he is out of business or not. But no one on head-fi will do any business with him for sure. And he's not sending out any amps or refunds or communication as far as I am aware. My amp is at a different shop to be fixed.
post #1787 of 1960
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Originally Posted by bdh View Post
There's debate on whether he is out of business or not. But no one on head-fi will do any business with him for sure. And he's not sending out any amps or refunds or communication as far as I am aware. My amp is at a different shop to be fixed.
Boo...that's too bad.
post #1788 of 1960
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Yes...something did happen.

Disputed my $11,300 purchase through paypal/American Express. $6,500 refunded prompty from paypal (through AmEx) within about a month of dispute. $4,800 recovered directly through AmEx after disputing 3 times, sending copies of email correspondences, sales invoices, phone conversations. (I paid half first and the rest after Mikhail told me my amp was done in December of 2008)

Order date for amp/cables: 9/23/08. AmEx says to dispute within 60 days but how can you do this if it is a custom build that is going to take months to complete if at all? (can't dispute a charge online automatically after 60 days - CALL THEM) - I think I disputed in like February over the phone and argued my case.

Suggestion - Dispute through paypal/credit card immediately. You may get lucky and have enough evidence to prove your case that you do not want an amp, if you even receive an amp who knows if it will work and just want your money back because this guy can't be trusted. Mikhail built some serious amps in the past but now its BS.

I hope this helps.
Great job! Same here, I got $4000 back from citicard, $3000 from bankofamerica. Both 10 month after statement posting date.
post #1789 of 1960
Too bad I paid for the amp 2 years ago and it only disappeared after I sent it in for "repair". I doubt paypal will be able to help me.
post #1790 of 1960
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Hey neilvg, did you ever get your amp fixed?
My Concerto (Maestro-ES-1) is in the shop now.

similar amp in the same situation.
how do i get it back...or get compensation?
no credit card dispute to make..
post #1791 of 1960
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Originally Posted by didwlgh View Post
similar amp in the same situation.
how do i get it back...or get compensation?
no credit card dispute to make..
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Originally Posted by bdh View Post
There's debate on whether he is out of business or not. But no one on head-fi will do any business with him for sure. And he's not sending out any amps or refunds or communication as far as I am aware. My amp is at a different shop to be fixed.
File a report and hope for the best.
post #1792 of 1960
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Originally Posted by didwlgh View Post
similar amp in the same situation.
how do i get it back...or get compensation?
no credit card dispute to make..
Is neilvg's amp in Mikhail's possession?! The last time I heard, he (neilvg) still had it, but that it wasn't working.
post #1793 of 1960
I should let neil speak for himself but last I heard someone fixed his amp for him and he has it back.
post #1794 of 1960
Thread Starter 
Sorry I've been MIA as far as head-fi is concerned. Regarding my Amp, Ironbut was actually able to fix it. Turned out the cause was a faulty bias pot. Once that was fixed all was back to how it was. He also strengthened any weak solder joints and what not that he encountered as well.

He gave the amp a solid look and told me that it was in much much better shape than what had been initially suggested when I posted pic internals. In any case, these amps can be fixed and in at least my case, the solution was pretty painless.

Neil
post #1795 of 1960
Good to hear Neil (good man Ironbut), I had pot issues myself... replaced them with no major trauma.

Cheers,
post #1796 of 1960
My Singlepower Balanced Extreme is getting gutted and completely rebuilt!

"An Extreme makeover". I was told that (can't say who is doing the work, but someone here who knows!) he was surprised it even worked, it is that bad. Thanks Mikhail!!!!
post #1797 of 1960
Great news Neil. If anyone deserve a high quality working amp, it would be you.

You put in the research the benjamins, and have the associated equipment to go with it. You have been more patient then I would have been.

A-
post #1798 of 1960
So, are there any conspiracy theories regarding what's happened to Mikhail or where he has gone?
post #1799 of 1960
Resort villa in the south of Mexico.
post #1800 of 1960
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Resort villa in the south of Mexico.
Well, he'll scam someone down there and never be seen again!
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