Thanks. I first gave the seller a chance to make right on this. Because from my experience with a 2325, I knew what would happen if the seller was unwilling to work things out. The absolutely right thing to do would have been to send me a prepaid shipping label to ship it back. With this, he would have lost the money on shipping both ways, but ebay and paypal would have refunded his seller fees(about 13%, they refund nothing if it goes to escalation). So that alone would have taken care of shipping one way. He still could have gotten close to what I paid him by doing an auction. I bought it at a really good price on a buyitnow. I saw one almost this bad go for similar money on a buyitnow. So in the end, he still would have made some money. That would have been a good solution for both of us.
But he was unwilling to do anything. He kept driving the fact that it was a parts repair. But the faceplate in the listing was mint, and he couldn't understand that fact that he was still responsible for getting it to me in the cosmetic condition listed. Heck, technically I could have filed a case on all of the missing parts alone when he advertised only a couple of transistors were missing. But instead, he said maybe I was trying to scam him by swapping his faceplate for a broken one from a 2505 I already owned. When I picked the box up, I knew it was damaged because you could hear broken glass inside the box. So I took pictures of the whole unboxing process. But he still decided to go there. And after ebay refunded all of my money, I sent him a message saying he could have it back as long as he paid for shipping. I waited over two weeks and never heard back from him. That's when I decided to try to restore it and keep which ever I liked best between this and the 6200.
Edited by moodyrn - 5/22/14 at 7:27pm