I PMed Doug about the Meier Audio Corda Headfive he had for sale, asking him about the output socket and mentioned that it was my birthday in a day or two. He answered quickly, courteously answering all my questions, then congratulated me on my birthday and said that if I decided to buy, he would be happy to give me a discount. This was just the beginning of my absolutely STELLAR transaction with Doug.
Despite the fact I was unable to pay for a day or two, Doug stayed responsive and courteous throughout the entire transaction. And he's a Big Lebowski fan, which gets him automatic points in my book. When I finally paid, he promptly shipped with tracking (a nice touch, I may add). When it arrived (lightning fast from Arizona to NC), it was by far the coolest packaging ever.
He included the original Luftpost box Jan Meier had used to ship it to the previous owner. He even included a free power cable that Meier didn't include when he originally sold the Headfive! Incredibly impressive.
I have absolutely zero hesitation about dealing with Doug, IN FACT next time I feel my upgraditis acting up, I will go to Doug just to see if he has anything for sale.
Absolute 10 out of 10.