Man claims to be a "doctor". One with no integrity.
He bought my rare Dual 1229 turntable. I shipped it to him, just like the 4 or 5 other turntables I ship out monthly. He claimed the bearing ring assembly "fell off" in the bottom of the box. Although this event is entirely impossible, and I confirmed the impossibility with a parts unit I have laying around, I just said "hmm", moved on, and instructed him how to replace it, which involved rotating a gear and pushing it back on. I get a message that he couldn't do it so he decided to ignore my instructions and starting taking things apart to put it back. Claims that the needle was bent, and the auto-return "doesn't work" ensued. 30 minutes after this message, a PayPal chargeback was opened. I immediately opened a UPS damage claim, because if the bearing ring that is around a rod, and tightly sandwiched between two much larger pieces of metal and cocooned in stretch wrap "fell off", it had to have been rocked during shipping. I called him twice, and emailed him 3 times, telling him he has to let UPS inspect the package. Then I get an e-mail that he shipped it back to me through FedEx? He knows he damaged it, is outright lying, and a UPS inspection would corroborate that. So if he "hurries" and gets it in the mail with another carrier even, that will effectively invalidate any damage claim for me and get Paypal to drain my account of the funds, so he is openly trying to screw me. So I have to get it back broken by an amateur idiot, repair it if possible, and try to sell it again? I wouldn't let this "doctor" operate on my worst enemy. I have his address and phone number, and the internet tells me where he works. How about I post a google review how he crippled my friend with his botched surgery? That would be an equivalent reaction to this insanity. Then he has the balls to say "well, if it's fixed I might buy it again". Ludicrous and insulting! I am not going to "eat" the shipping cost and time I spent on it either. He should know all about billing for time. A police report and claim appeal is the next step, followed by a law suit.