Watercooler Tour Thread - (New eligible participants welcome PM me for details.) - See second post for active tours.
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Rockwell75

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Tour Participation Rules and Responsibilities

The participant list is organized logistically to minimize shipping costs starting from the West and moving toward the East Coast. The tour will begin with the first in the list for a 7-day audition. Thereafter participants will be responsible to deliver or ship the demo kit to the next participant in the list.

Participant Qualifications

To be eligible for this and potentially other tours (would be great to get an EE EVO tour going up here in the north :D), each participant needs to provide some information to verify identity, contact info, and shipping address:
  1. Government-Issued Photo ID: We need a picture of your driver's license or other qualified ID with photo and that reflects your home/shipping address. Alternative address verification options are available if your ID does not match your current address, just ask for or propose an alternative.

  2. Mobile number: I would like to verify your phone number as a route of alternate contact. A quick text message exchange will suffice.

  3. Email Address: We will be managing the tours through email which requires an email that you can respond to within 24 hours.

  4. Employment Verification or Equivalent: We need simplified employment verification such as employer name, address, and phone - or an alternative if not employed as a backup to verify identity. This info will remain private and will not be used except for emergencies.

  5. Social Media Profile: We need a link to your Facebook, LinkedIn, or Instagram profile or equivalent alternative as additional ID verification.
This information must be emailed to jeffrey.rocks.well@gmail.com before your name will be added to the participant list. Those with less than two years of Head-Fi membership and under 300 posts may be subject to additional verification. This verification process makes you eligible for all other tours that I may have the fortune of running.

Information Security: All personal information will be safeguarded by @Rockwell75 and will be deleted by request after the tour or by withdrawing from the tour. The information is stored on my personal computer is will not be shared with anyone. This information will be used to confirm your shipping address during the tour before shipping as mentioned in the responsibility section below.

Individual Responsibilities

Participants must understand and agree to these responsibilities listed below as well as take them seriously. Those that do not follow through with the agreed-upon responsibilities can be blacklisted from all future tours. Please do not sign up for the tour if you feel there is any reason that you cannot live up to this commitment.
  • Communicate: Those in the tour will be expected to be reasonably available to communicate in tour proceedings. Phone, PMs, and email should be responded to within 24 hours maximum. Failure to do so may negate your eligibility and potentially blacklist you from future tours.

  • Protect: Participants are responsible for the value of the kit while in their care and will be expected to reimburse the manufacturer for any losses due to participant negligence. The kits should be handled with care and protected from theft. Each participant is responsible for the kit from signed receipt to signed receipt. While the manufacturer accepts responsibility in the case of shipper losses if you ship signature required, participants are still responsible for managing the shipper loss process to its conclusion until the proceedings are concluded. Providing tracking information and following the rules is critical in determining where your responsibility stops.

  • Impressions/Review (Optional): While optional, to keep things interesting on the tour, any impressions or insight that you can post in the dedicated Vision Ears thread or the Fir Audio Thread would be greatly appreciated. Full reviews are even more appreciated.

  • Participation Rules:Each participant is expected to follow the rules listed below:
    • 1) At Receipt of Tour Kit: We immediately need to know that the tour kit was received in good condition to release the last participant from responsibility.
      • Confirm Receipt within 24 Hours: Please post confirmation of tour kit receipt and its condition on the tour thread within 24 hours so each party knows that the transfer is complete and so we can track the progress of the tour.

      • PM Next 2 Participants: Please PM @Rockwell75 and the next two participants in the participant's list (POST 2) and confirm readiness and to request their address. Please request their full name, mailing address, and phone number for the shipper. I will confirm their address is verified before shipping. The second person provides a backup in case the next participant is unavailable. Priority goes to the tour order as long as they reply within 24 to 48 hours.

      • Address Verification: Please wait to ship until I verify the shipping address by responding to the provided address that we are verified and good to go.

      • Be Ready to Ship on Day 8: It is also your responsibility to ensure that you have shipped the kit to the next participant on the 8th day, so please be diligent in contacting and communicating with the next participants. Please never send a kit to a participant that has not responded even if you have their address from a prior tour.
    • 2) Dealing with Logistics Issues:Most problems should be handled directly between participants as shown below, but I am available if needed more complex issues:
      • Communication Issues: If your PM to the next two participants does not receive a response within 24 to 48 hours, please reach out to the next two in the participant list to keep moving through your options. Please keep moving down the list every 24 hours thereafter to ensure you have a response and are able to ship on day 8. If you are at risk for going past day 8, please contact me for assistance.

      • Switching Participant Order: You are free to swap places in the tour order yourselves to accommodate schedules. However, you must communicate and get permission from all those affected to ensure it is not creating an issue for someone else and post the switches to the thread for transparency. An alternative for anyone is to have me move you to the bottom of the list if the timing is bad.

      • Dropping out of the Tour: If your availability to participate changes, please post a drop request in the tour thread for visibility before your turn to avoid any confusion.

      • Complex Issues: If needed, you can always reach me directly at my email me at jeffrey.rocks.well@gmail.com to resolve any issues.

      • Kit Problems: For lost or broken tour kit items, please reach out to me at jeffrey.rocks.well@gmail.com to resolve any issues.
    • 3) Ship on Day 8:
      • Verified Recipient: It is your responsibility to verify the recipient's readiness and their address with me before shipping. If you sense any issues, please contact me before shipping.

      • Verified Address: It is important to make sure that you only mail to the verified address unless the two of you get an exception from me first.

      • Signature Required: You must ship signature required (or insured) to avoid the responsibility of shipper mishaps. The manufacturer will assume responsibility if you follow the rules.

      • Shipper Confirmation #: You must provide the recipient and me with the confirmation number by PM or email within 24 hours of shipping. This will allow us to follow the progress and for the recipient to plan the receipt of the package since a signature is required.
    • 4) Responsibility Ends on Receipt Post: Your responsibility ends when the recipient posts their receipt of the tour kit in good condition on the tour thread. It is important to make sure the recipient makes that post to pass on the responsibility. If the kit is lost by the shipper, we still need your participation as the shipper's customer to manage the package search though you are not responsible for the value assuming you shipped "signature required".
Tour Signup

This is an open tour which we expect to support all requests to participate. To make this possible, we are requiring complete contact info upfront. So, to sign up for this tour you will need to do two things:
  1. Post: Please post your name, city, and Province only in this thread – no personal address in the public forum – and then declare that you agree to follow the terms of the tour.

  2. Email: Please email your complete contact info as detailed below to my personal email - jeffrey.rocks.well@gmail.com
    • Head-Fi Name: Please remember to include your Head-Fi alias so that I can match your email to your Head-Fi identity.

    • Subject Line Format: (HeadFi Name) - (Your Name) - (Tour Name)

    • Contact Verification Info:
      • Government-Issued Photo ID: We need a picture of your driver's license or other qualified ID with photo and that reflects your home/shipping address (License # does not need to be visible). Alternative address verification options are available if ID does not match current address, just ask or propose.

      • Phone Number: I will verify info via text

      • Email Address: We will be managing the tours through email which requires an email that you can respond to within 24 hours.

      • Employment Verification or Equivalent: We need simplified employment verification such as employer name, address, and phone or alternative if not employed as a backup to verify identity. This info will remain private and will not be used except for emergencies.

      • Social Media Profile: We need a link to your Facebook, LinkedIn, or Instagram profile or equivalent alternative as additional ID verification.
That's it for now-- all info can be sent to me via email.
 
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Oct 4, 2021 at 8:29 PM Post #2 of 229

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Tour participant list and progress.

1) Rockwell75 (BC)
2) @SBranson (BC)
3) @DanielListening (BC)
4) @tgx78 (BC)
5) Biodegraded (BC)
6) @endless402 (BC)
7) @Panohm (BC)
8) @pablodtorres (BC)
9) @efejoao (BC)
10) @Kevintj604 (BC)
11) @hlee227 (BC)
12) @Natesdailies (BC)
13) @Otto Motor (AB)
14) @Gasdoc (AB)
15) @riverground (ON)
16) @dmphile (ON)
17) @dleblanc343 (QC)
18) @Blotto80 (NS)
19) @mafyou12 (NL)

1) Rockwell75 (BC)
2) @SBranson (BC)
3) @DanielListening (BC)
4) @tgx78 (BC)
5) @endless402 (BC)
6) @Panohm (BC)
7) @pablodtorres (BC)
8) @efejoao (BC)
9) @Kevintj604 (BC)
10) @hlee227 (BC)
11) @Natesdailies (BC)
12) @Otto Motor (AB)
13) @Gasdoc (AB)
14) @riverground (ON)
15) @Sifo (ON)
16) @dmphile (ON)
17) @dleblanc343 (QC)
18) @Blotto80 (NS)
19) @mafyou12 (NL)


My intention is, as much is possible, to move the unit gradually West -> East-- I reserve the right to add, remove or shift the participant order at my discretion throughout the tour. I will do my best to meet everyone's needs and the exigencies of your lives & schedules-- please keep communication regular and consistent when needed.

Biodegraded (#5 above) is a friend from SBAF who has participated on these tours before. In fact he was the one who mailed me the Elysium tour unit way back when. He will be receiving the unit from @tgx78 and passing it on to @endless402, both of whom I am in regular communication with so there will be no problem with me quarterbacking the kit through those individuals.

If you don't see your name here and are expecting to it's likely because we haven't completed registration process yet. There are some people with whom I have already done many transactions and have some familiarity for whom I've waived the "proof of employment" requirement-- but every other expectation spelled out on the opening page above of this post remains consistent for everyone to satisfy my personal OCD & administrative security. Please take the time to review the tour expectations now that we're getting gong so everyone is on the same page. Thank-you for understanding-- now let's enjoy the music.

When it comes time to mail out the kit I will post a picture in the reserved post below and clarify some instructions around shipping. Remember: all shipping is to be done via Canada Post Express with tracking-- no exceptions. I have heard some horror stories lately with couriers but Canada Post has always been very safe & very reliable.
 
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Here is the tour kit. I've consolidated a few things for the sake of ease & convenience of shipping. Here is the everything that will be mailed out:

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Pictured Above:

EXT & Phonix as well as their stock cables & cases
VE pouch
Included Tips: Sednafit Crystal (S, M, L) x2 sets of each, Spinfit CP145, CP155 & CP500 (S, M, L sets of each)
VE didn't include any adapters with the tour kit so I'm sending along 2 of my own: 1 x 2.5 (female) -> 3.5 (male) and 1 x 2.5 (female) -> 4.4 (male).

The tips & adapters will be in the VE pouch.

Plastic container with red lid that will contain the kit.

EXT unit is in perfect shape but the Phonix unit has a few minor scuffs on it (VE told me they would possibly be sending cosmetically b-stock units for the tour.)

Note: The EXT comes with it's own individual pouches for the IEMs. Phonix does not.

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Kit will be placed in the container, wrapped in plastic and mailed in one of those $2 Canada Post shipping envelops.

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Remember: ALL SHIPPING DONE VIA CANADA POST EXPRESS NO EXCEPTIONS
 
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Stuart Branson - Victoria, BC
Terms agreed to, and thanks or making this happen.. What a treat!
 
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Oct 6, 2021 at 12:37 AM Post #8 of 229

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Stephen Tsuen - Vancouver, BC
Agree to follow terms
 
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I wish Jaen was on BC.
LoL
 
Jan 4, 2022 at 12:54 AM Post #11 of 229

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I am not attending, but will you post impression after hearing it? if yes, is it in here?

Assuming the tour happens...and there's no guarantee at this point-- I imagine impressions will be posted in the Vision Ears thread.
 
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Jan 10, 2022 at 8:58 AM Post #14 of 229

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I've just received word from Vision Ears that they'll be sending out the Canadian tour package soon-- keep an eye on this thread for more info and don't hesitate to reach out if you're eligible and interested in participating.
 

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