Did I just get a free Maxon Ad-9?!

Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by calebaaron666, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    It all comes down to integrity even when no one would know. It may have hurt but likely hurt him more had you not attempted to contact and pay again. Good on you and sleep well. Respect.
     
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  2. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    It’s my strangest NPD that’s for sure.
    As I’ve matured I’ve grown more sensitive to this kinda stuff. I’ve learned thru hard won wisdom that even if I don’t get need to answer to anyone my selfish behavior, I end up paying for it somehow down the road.
    When I was a twentysomething dirtbag I never would have considered doing the right thing.
    Honestly, I probably would’ve just stolen the pedal I want from someone, used it for a few days, and then turned around and sold it for money to buy mind altering chemicals.:D
    And then I’d probably help the guy I stole it from look for it, like I didn’t know what happened to it! Haha
     
  3. goostah

    goostah Electromatic

    58
    Jun 25, 2017
    HK
    Makes you feel so much better doing the right thing. Good to know there are good people still around :)
     
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  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    You're a good man my friend
     
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  5. DennisC

    DennisC Synchromatic

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    38
    995
    May 11, 2017
    Germany
    Not for free anymore ... hm ... had a nice experience with Luxemburg's postal service last month ... they had a massive delay due to corona, and I already had refunded someone who bought something from me, accepting it likely got stolen from her door or lost or something ... **** happens and stuff...

    ... after three weeks, it finally arrived. She re-refunded me then.

    ... congrats on the not-free pedal ... doing the right thing ... hm ... well, it's right and that's it ... if that wasn't enough, it wouldn't be right ... or something...
     
  6. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Age:
    54
    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    Looks like you`ve been lucky.

    I filed a complaint on ebay against a Chinese part-supplier who sold to me a scallopped Strat-neck that was completely unplayable. I wanted to send it back or get a good discount and repair the neck myself.
    Instead of that I got a full refund and could keep the neck. That was nice.
     
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  7. BohemianLikeMe

    BohemianLikeMe Gretschie

    304
    Apr 18, 2020
    Prague, CZ
    I'm in the opposite situation where I sent two packages, one to a buyer who bought a pedal from me, and the other to Zvex for repair on April 28th. Both cleared the Czech Republic, but have vanished into the maw of US customs for over a month. I've got the tracking information, but all it says is that the pedals were sent to the US for delivery, and I don't know who to talk to in order to figure out where they went.

    So, I'm a bit nervous that the buyer is going to ask for a refund and then get my pedal anyway and there's nothing I can do about it.
     
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  8. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

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    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    I'm in complete agreement.
     
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  9. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

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    53
    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    Wow! You've come a long way since then. You did the right thing, brother!
     
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  10. tdtom

    tdtom Synchromatic

    512
    Oct 26, 2018
    new zealand
    the pedal will probably sound justt that much better for you doing right by your contact. good on ya.
     
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  11. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I just heard back from the seller and he gave me his paypal info, so I was able to pay him back directly. As of this evening the whole affair is settled!
    If you look up Maxon AD-9’s for sale, you’ll see $125 is a fair price to pay. Especially for an old one like this.
     
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  12. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Well, you did your part and now the situation is out of your hands.
    Just have to stay positive!
     
  13. BohemianLikeMe

    BohemianLikeMe Gretschie

    304
    Apr 18, 2020
    Prague, CZ
    Thanks hombre. Yeah, didn't mean to hijack your thread, just annoyed at US Customs. :D

    That said, the AD-9 is a FANTASTIC pedal, so enjoy it!
     
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  14. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

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    67
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    You did the right thing.
     
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  15. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Feel free to Hijack! My story has ended.

    Have you tried your CZ tracking numbers on the USPS website?
     
  16. BohemianLikeMe

    BohemianLikeMe Gretschie

    304
    Apr 18, 2020
    Prague, CZ
    One of them works, the other doesn't, though both work on the Ceska Posta site. Anyway the one that works says that the package is still in customs, I think, since it hasn't been given to the USPS for scanning and delivery. I have no idea what happened to the pedal I sent to Zvex for repair, since it's the one that's not showing up on the USPS website.
     
  17. GuitAl

    GuitAl Electromatic

    Hi, I agree on this. Try once more and then just enjoy it.
     
  18. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    If I am any indication, give it a couple years and the extra pounds on it will distract you from the cool scars.
     
  19. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    But sometimes the right kind of hurt feels good. People can take your money, but they can't take your integrity.
     
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  20. toddfan

    toddfan Synchromatic

    876
    Mar 12, 2012
    Kansas

    Note to Self: Never sell anything to Sabato. :D
     
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