Originally Posted by olblueyez
After being in sales for 16 years, it was my job to get product in as many hands as possible, its the one and only best way to have people decide if they like something. Why do you assume he wont like one and return the sample and buy one new? Even if it were impossible for him to buy one, it is possible he may write something good about the product and cause others to buy the product. Word of mouth, Fourm, Trying a sample, it makes no difference, why not complain about Skylab when he is testing amps, we all know he cant and wont buy them all,!!!
The idea is completely eluding you. This experiment is to study the differences in scientific properties of cables. This is not a 'hey I want to try some cables and review their sound so I can get people in the forum to buy them' thread.
This thread is the equivalent of a dealer shipping off a cable to a science lab in some university where it will be studied and the results would be published in some academic journal in big blocks of numbers and equations. Is that really what you would want as a dealer? The end result is you get no money, you get virtually no advertising, and worse yet, the experiment could prove that cables make no difference meaning you could lose the ability to sell those premium cables.
There is almost no upside to a dealer in this situation. There are catastrophic downsides to this situation. Which would you pick?
You may have a point about posting about benefits of that dealer's cables, but that is far into the future. This test is at the 'is there a difference' stage. A dealer would only be interested in the 'my cable is better than the other cable because of the difference already proven'. This is the almost no upside.
As to Skylab, you'd have to ask him how he gets his amps. I've read several of his reviews and many are on loan either as pre-production units or final production units. It really doesn't matter though, because he isn't doing a study on if there is a difference between amps. He's reviewing the differences to tell which one is better than the other. This is completely different than the test nick charles is attempting.