Ebay in all Its Glory

kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,275
edited July 9 in The Clubhouse
Behold the packaging job on this baby, and the transformation of a pile of old janky blankets into a beautiful integrated amplifier:
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,561
    The seller actually used an old ratty stained blanket as the packing material? What the hell.
    Got Dayens?
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 18,069
    Better check it for bed bugs....
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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,275
    edited July 9
    It actually worked pretty well and the amp came in unscathed....but yeah....pretty cheesy. The blankets smell a bit off so they were immediately banished to the garage and will be used for deck staining duty. Of course the bulbs in the meters are burnt out but Im guessing thats a pretty easy fix. Heres a better pic:
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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,745
    All's well that ends well. :D
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,671
    Looks like one hel-l of a pack job?
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk Signature S60's;Cables: Wireworld Eclipse IC; Audioquest Big Sur IC; Zu Audio Mission speaker cables; PS Audio AC-3 power cords, all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,268
    Nice integrated. I was going nuts for those things for a while when I was eaten up in vintage. Never did manage to nab one, though.
  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,682
    Too bad you cannot source a silver faced DOA receiver front to match your new amp. Peace. D
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,097
    Haters gonna hate. :'(

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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,890
    That shipment had some risk involved.
    Who told the seller that “this is a good idea!”
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
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    Speakers are one of three, Mission Freedom 770 IV’s, Polk LSi25’s, or Polk SDA-CRS (stock XO, SL2000’s, Blade/Blade model). Electronics are as follows: for the LSi’s and SDA’s, a Technics SU-v75 acting as a phono preamp, into a Yamaha RX-v665, into a Crown XLi800 power amplifier. For the Missions, I have a Lafayette LR-1100. Turntable is a Technics SL-3200, with a Shure M97xE. Cables are generic/soon to be replaced garbage.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,771
    on the other hand, it coulda been packed in crumpled newspaper... or... excelsior.

    :|
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  • Airplay355Airplay355 Posts: 4,248
    How much for the fetish blankets?
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 1,939
    At least those offer more padding than the crusty bed sheets I one received an amp packed in.
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,268
    lol GUHROSS man! lolol
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,097
    DaveHo wrote: »
    crusty bed sheets

    And matching pillow cases?

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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,275
    Airplay355 wrote: »
    How much for the fetish blankets?
    Thanks....I already slept with those blankets!! One of the channels goes in and out in stereo mode but works in mono mode. I did find a place that can look at it around here, so Im waiting for a partial refund from the seller at this point.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,771
    edited July 12
    Is the fetish blanket thing like a Three Dog Night in aboriginal Australia, or is it more like Linus and his blanket?

    ... or is it something I'd be better off not googling with SafeSearch "off"?

    ;)
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
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