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post #751 of 1953
I'd consider some sort of serious action at this point,to be out $6k is simply inexcusable in my opinion.
post #752 of 1953
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Originally Posted by Gradofan2 View Post
As I said before... which was deleted...

How in hell are you going to "sue them."

You don't know who the principals are - Mikhail is not an owner, and is not an officer of the company. And... he has no legal authority to commit the company.

You don't have any formal documentation to support your claims (other then possibly a PayPal receipt for money sent), and you couldn't begin to hire an attorney at low enough fees to practically pursue your claims in Colorado.

And... not only do you not have enough documentary evidence to file a complaint with the local police dept, but its not a big enough claim, for them to pursue in a criminal context. It just won't be a priority for them.

Unfortunately... because of the lack of any formal documented contractual relationship - "you're screwed."

Just "chaulk it up to a costly lesson."

Now... I hope no one else "trusts" the guy again, or at the very least follows my "principles of dealing with SP," which I posted several months ago - but, which were deleted.
With enough evidence, and the truth on your side, small claims court can get you back 5,000$

Personally I'm still very skeptical of the condition the amp arrived in. Pictures could prove my skepticism wrong though.
post #753 of 1953
Somehow I think the solution can be simple. Contact the writers for Hi-Fi reviews/publications and make consumers aware of his practices outside of Head-fi. The audio industry is very small. Bad news spread like wild-fire. Make sure he never gets another check again.
post #754 of 1953
There are enough people out that a class action suit is a legitimate course of action I'd think. Whether or not mikhail is officially an officer of the company, he does enter into contracts for the company, and the company doesn't fulfil them, so the company would be libel.
post #755 of 1953
I have neither skepticism nor any basis to assess Tom's comments about the condition of the gear, so pictures would be a great to back up the claim you have made here.

Another thing that would be great is if gradofan2 stopped spouting the same story about the Great SinglePower Mystery. For those who care, this information is taken from the Colorado Secretary of State public website:

ID Number: 20031105519
Name: SINGLEPOWER AUDIO INC.
Registered Agent: GALINA ROTENBERG
Registered Agent Street Address: 1220 S BOSTON ST, DENVER, CO 80247, United States
Principal Street Address: 1220 S BOSTON ST, DENVER, CO 80247 , United States
Status: Good Standing
Form: Corporation
Jurisdiction: Colorado
Formation Date: 04/03/2003
Term of Duration: Perpetual
Annual Report Month: October

It indicates that Singlepower Audio, Inc. (the name on the back of the amps) is a corporation in good standing and that the registered agent is Mikhail's wife, Galina, who also works for the company. If someone cared even a little, they could look up the articles of incorporation and see the actual officers, etc.

You've said your piece, but you are dead wrong about the company and the ability of Tom or anyone else who actually might have a claim to pursue it. You aren't a lawyer so you might want to stop shoving your foot down your throat by making inaccurate statements about legal rights.
post #756 of 1953
Found this on Audioasylum:

Shady Lane


I don't know if anyone knows whether Mikhail is an officer of the corporation unless they have access to information that is not on the Colorado Secretary of State website which has his wife as the Registered Agent but no other information. I am not a Colorado lawyer but it would seem to me that Mikhail is likely (don't know for certain) an agent or at the very least an apparent agent of Singlepower, Inc. with at least the apparent authority to bind Singlepower, Inc. It's also possible he is an officer of the company that would have actual binding authority for Singlepower, Inc. I would venture a guess that a contract in Colorado can be oral. It's also possible that purchasers have enough documentation to constitute a written contract but again, this is determined by Colorado law. The likelihood of finding an attorney willing to take these cases is low. I don't believe this situation would be the subject of a class action but again, I do not know Colorado law. Small claims court may be an option for anyone living in Colorado.

Gradofan, please don't post anymore legal opinions.
post #757 of 1953
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Originally Posted by Gradofan2 View Post
And... you still don't know the formal legal name of the company, and the names of the principles to site in the complaint.
I'm confused by this. If it were me and I had a reason to sue, I would not go after any company... just Mikhail himself. A simple person vs. person small claims court proceeding.

If it were over 200$, a lawsuit may not be very profitable, but at 5000$, taking a few days off of work may be worth the effort. I have no clue what theoretical value you could sue for in a case like this. I mean, he has the unit back... and assuming what he says is correct, he is missing a few tubes. Not sure about the whole 'was not made smaller' part.

If the unit arrived back to me in poor condition, I would request a refund.
post #758 of 1953
Tom I am really sorry for what you are going through. It really sucks specially the game of shipping you boxes w/ "junk" inside. Hard to believe (yes I am being naive).
post #759 of 1953
People should stop buying SP amps (new or used).
post #760 of 1953
no reason to stop buying used, that just screws people who've already had to put up with mikhail
post #761 of 1953
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Originally Posted by vcoheda View Post
People should stop buying SP amps (new or used).
Yeah, what sense would it make to stop buying used amps?
post #762 of 1953
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Originally Posted by grawk View Post
no reason to stop buying used, that just screws people who've already had to put up with mikhail
Not sure about that. If you buy one used, and then it needs repair, then you are in the same leaky boat as all the rest.

Vcoheda's advice seems reasonable at this point until these delays and bad business practices are corrected (if ever).
post #763 of 1953
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Originally Posted by Towert7 View Post
Personally I'm still very skeptical of the condition the amp arrived in. Pictures could prove my skepticism wrong though.
I seriously hope you are not calling into question Tom he is a stand up guy and Tom would not post up comments like this if not true, c'mon you know better.

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Not sure about that. If you buy one used, and then it needs repair, then you are in the same leaky boat as all the rest.

Vcoheda's advice seems reasonable at this point until these delays and bad business practices are corrected (if ever).
Buy used the amps are not rocket science and could be fixed by a competent tube amp tech for not a whole lot of cash. I would not advocate buying a used maxxed out amp only because when Mikhail tries to shove 10 pounds of amp in a 5 pound case trouble follows but a normal amp should not be an issue.

Tom at this point I'd settle for nothing less than a complete refund and have a scorched earth policy until I got just that. The jacked up thing is you were good to the guy and I hope his conscience get to him and he makes this right.
post #764 of 1953
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Originally Posted by jp11801 View Post
I seriously hope you are not calling into question Tom he is a stand up guy and Tom would not post up comments like this if not true, c'mon you know better.
What I mean is that I can't envision what the amp looks like without actually seeing. I can imagine some pretty bad things, and I wonder just how bad it was. (if that makes any sense)
post #765 of 1953
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Originally Posted by jp11801 View Post
Tom at this point I'd settle for nothing less than a complete refund and have a scorched earth policy until I got just that. The jacked up thing is you were good to the guy and I hope his conscience get to him and he makes this right.
I can't help but agree with nums on this one, it doesn't seem at all in your best interest to pursue replacement or repair given the ringer that you've been put through for the last several months. I'm hoping, really hoping, that you paid for this via CC and can go down that road if necessary.

This sucks, and I mean really sucks, even for folks who've never done business with Mikhail.
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