Anyone here ever work in a music store or distribution? If so, I have a question.

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  1. gmm52

    gmm52 Tele-Meister

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    I just ordered and received a used Yamaha THR100HD, sold and shipped by a larger distributor on Reverb. The unit arrived defective. It has a baffling anomaly on high single notes. It manifests as harmonics or overtones, almost like a Hammond organ playing in the background. I can manifest it at will.

    I can and will return it, but the box had something peculiar written on masking tape. It says DEMO AS. Now I know what demo stands for, but what does anyone suppose AS might stand for or mean? I'm wondering whether AS means something to those in the retail or distribution side of things.
     
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    1300 E Valencia Friend of Leo's

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    The part of the masking tape that said "IS" got torn off. The full message was "DEMO AS IS". It means it's a store demo (no duh) and it's sold "as is", which means no warranty, no guarantee, you stuck unless you go Full Karen.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I had contemplated that, but curiously the tape doesn't have enough room for the word is because it ends at the right edge of the box. Of course it makes sense now that perhaps the writer simply ran out of room and felt enough of the message was conveyed to those whom it mattered, i.e., staff. Regardless, the amp was sold with a return policy, the vendor has a five star rating and plenty of sales, and I am very tenacious about these things, so I don't anticipate any major problems, but I'll follow up here once I've looked after things.
     
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    LutherBurger Friend of Leo's

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    You're certain that the effect is caused by the amp and not by something else in the room, like a ceiling fan, right?
     
  5. VintageSG

    VintageSG Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Demo As Seen or Demo As Sold, ie, yer paize yer money, yer takes yer choice.

    Floor demo unit?
     
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    If it was not specifically sold as "as is"..ie: if it was not specifically stated in the purchase / receipt that the unit was sold "as is"... call, get a shipping tag, send it back.
     
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    Digital Larry Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    And to think I just got a synth pedal so I could do that!
     
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