Originally Posted by earwicker7
Do you think he was being honest, or was this just another dodge? I'm guessing the latter... if I travelled cross-country with the long-promised goods of an angry customer, I wouldn't "forget" that it was in the car that conveniently took off. This is starting to look like a Billy Mitchell from "The King of Kong" situation (if you don't get the reference, go see the best documentary film in the last five years!).
He didn't travel cross country - the meet was held locally to Mikhail, at a hotel in the same town that would have enough room for 25 of us and all our stuff. His wife took of to run errands or something once he was set up, but we didn't have enough room for him to set up everything he brought.
When we arrived at 10AM for the start of the meet, Mikhail was hogging the room (
) and he was in the process of unloading enough stuff to fill the whole room (6 tables divided into 4 stations). We made him put away a lot of stuff to make room for those of us who brought complete head-fi rigs. We had to get 2 more tables to make 6 stations, and we cut him down from 6 tables to only 3 of the 8 total. So, he didn't have the opportunity to unload everything like he planned. He'd never done one of these meets and didn't realize how much stuff everyone else was bringing. I'm certain that if we'd shown up empty handed that he would have completed his unloading and setting up the Supra XLR.
I mentioned the Supra XLR not being set up on 7/27/08 here: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f45/im...ml#post4531203
See photos of just how much stuff we brought to displace Mikhail's stuff here: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f45/im...29/index2.html