A&P What would you guys do V. Just sold my 285HV kdi says its broken

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  1. Creator

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    I sold my 285 HV last night to some kid on POTN who picked it up local. He didnt have batteries so he didnt test it out. I told him it worked fine. He calls a few hours later and says it doesnt work correctly. Then he emails me. I email him back later that night asking whats going on.

    He says that the recycle time is slow, even with rechargeable. He said " I did time it, the recycle time on the flash and the times are inconsistent sometimes less than a minute sometime over 3 minutes."

    Id used that flash plenty of times before. The recycle was slowish but I never thought anything was wrong with it. These are older flashes. The thing fires reliably but usually took 30 or so seconds to recharge. He's saying it is defective. Defective to me is it doesnt work, not that he is unhappy with the recycle time.

    I'm not trying to fuck him over but I don't really thing this is my issue. 285s aren't known to recharge quickly. If thats what he wants he should pay for a 580.

    What would you guys do? He's fucking called me 7 times today even though ive told him I'm at work.
     
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    30 seconds? thats way way way longer than mine in M mode
     
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    That's how it always was for me and I didn't think twice about it. He put in better batteries and said it worked a lot better. But he's comparing the recycle to a 580ex. Of course the 580ex is going to be better.
     
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    mines around 12 seconds with batteries straight from the charger
     
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    Now he's saying that it doesn't fire at all. Uhhmmm.

    I'm not refunding his money. I might give him 20 bucks back
     
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    to me, if someone picks it up from your house, they have every chance to inspect on the spot, if not "sold as-is" Its different if you would have mailed it to him, he didnt have a chance to inspect it and then it was like that, but he met you up.
     
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    his damn fault for not bringing a set of batteries to look at a flash.
     
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    If it worked fine when you had it and doesnt now that he does, then sorry about his luck.

    I had some jerk try and nail me for sending him a "broke" lens. I took pictures of it the day before I shipped it and everything was fine. It gets to him and now all of the sudden everything is broken!? OMG WTF!?...

    He filed a complaint with Paypal and they eventually said he was wasting their time.

    It sucks it happened to him but thats the chance you take when buying second hand. If you didnt do anything to it, I dont see why you should pay him any amount back.
     
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    caveat emptor, plain and simple.

    but more importantly, either keep the money or don't.
    dont give him partial refund. there's no point to that.

    Either it was broke already (refund), or it wasn't (no refund).
    No grey area here. None.
     
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    wow. Tell him to get some fresh batteries and test it, but he bought it used and its his fault for not testing it out on the spot. I have a 285 at home but rarely use it, I dont know if the recycle time is 30 seconds. I bet you his rechargeable batteries are shit
     
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    batteries have to be damn near dead for that much time. it sounds like a geniune problem
     
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    Wow. What a little fuck, posting on 4chan.
     
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    The kid was a 15lb asian, most nervous person ive ever seen in my life. Couldnt talk on the phone to save his fucking life, awkward as hell. At this point I wouldnt be surprised if he dropped the thing.
     
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    he must live on the internet. Hopefully this doesnt turn into a huge hassle over a $80ish flash
     
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    All of OT should post for him. :rofl:
     
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    Nice post :coolugh:
     

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