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Original Carver Amazings out West for sale

Post by tah800 » Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:16 pm

Need your opinion on this. Guy has a set of Carver Amazings out west(Canada) in perfect working order and has the original boxes. He wants 500. I live in New Brunswick on the east coast about 2000 miles away. No border hassles or GSt involved. Should I take a shot at having them shipped. Could insure for the full 500. I don't think I'm ever going to snag a second set for myself up here. Think this would be suicide. If they were a grand or more I wouldn't even consider it but at 500 bucks Canadian I'm wondering if I should take a shot.Art

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Post by Mr. M-500t » Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:53 pm

I'd do it. :-s

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Post by Reese » Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:20 pm

Ditto!!!!
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Re: Original Carver Amazings out West for sale

Post by docadillac » Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:10 pm

You can't loose at 500 bucks Art. I take a chance for that price.

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Post by lawdog10231 » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:58 am

Make sure he knocks them down and ships in original packing. And insure them for your investment. The insurance won't cost that much on $500. If he ships them attached to their stands and not in the original packing they will get really screwed up in the shipping process.

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Post by lawdog10231 » Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:02 pm

If you decide against them, email me. I live near Seattle and would drive up and pick them up for that kind of price! I have a pair, but it would be nice ton have a second if just for the spare parts. :D :D

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Post by tah800 » Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:49 pm

Guy claims 300 for shipping. Sounds a little light to me although I'd love to get those things here for $800. So the stands should come off . I didn't know that. Plan to call the guy so is there anything else he could do to insure these things get here in one piece.My biggest fear is the ribbons. I had just the ribbons(three of them) shipped to me one time and they were trashed. So let's say they wreck the speakers and I insure for $800. Do they issue a check or would they have to come good for a replacement set. Also does that have to be handled by the guy who sent then to me.I take it they don't cut me a check for 800 and that's it. Art

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Post by ferrari » Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:40 pm

Get em as fast as you can. I have original spkr boxes w original packing. They have to be packed exactly one way or they will get corner damage. Have them shipped and go for it.
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As far as the ribbons getting damaged, they would have to get poked thru the box. But a sudden drop or shock will displace the magnets and they will rip the kapton membrane.....
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Re: Original Carver Amazings out West for sale

Post by tah800 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:56 pm

The 3 ribbons I had shipped to me all have ripped capton from loosened and even broken magnets. I wonder if putting some additional foam or styrofom(can't think of how to spell that damn word) in the shipping boxes would help. Art

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Post by Augie116 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:42 pm

Shipping those thngs across canada or anywhere that far is a big gamble i think.

I have a set and the boxes for them but even if well packed, the eneviable shaking will take it's toll i am sure.

Must be something out there in the eastern seaboard with all that population concentration????

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Post by TNRabbit » Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:06 pm

They would have to be packed like HELL to survive the trip...like foam wrapped then styrofoam then a separate box. Even then, they are heavier than hell. Personally, I'd never buy ANY Amazings shipped across country. I drove 1200 miles R/T to pick up my AL-IIIs.....

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Re: Original Carver Amazings out West for sale

Post by Eddie » Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:25 pm

Art if you are going to ship them by truck have the guy put both of them on a pallet and have them strapped to the pallet laying down in the orignal boxes! This is the best way for them to be shipped! Eddie!
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