Hello everyone, I just want to share my experience of buying things from Aoshida HiFi-US on Amazon. I have a thx 887 for my 6xx and focal clear, and I wanna have a try on the topping a90 after watching many of the reviews of it. So, I ordered a used a90 on amazon. The package came today and the box of the amp is really messed up. I opened it up, and guess what, it didn’t even come with the right product. I got another used 887 (cover in minor dust and stain)in the topping a90 box. Bummer.
But that’s not the end of my story, I wrote a review on the seller page, but it got crossed off on the page, written: “Message from Amazon: This item was fulfilled by Amazon, and we take responsibility for this fulfillment experience.” And on the right side of the page, it shows the feedback of the seller. They have only 3% negative review lifetime, and 0% negative in 90 days. So, I scrolled through all the reviews, and very conveniently pretty much all of the reviews that are not 5 or 4 stars got crossed off saying the message above. And later that day the seller of the Aoshida HiFi-US contacted me, asking me for pictures of the 887 they “mistakenly” sent me. I told them I own an 887 and wanna have a try on the a90, and I sent a picture of my 887 and the one that they sent me to try to prove I didn’t try to scam them and swap the amp out. Guess what’s the response is, the seller asked me (twice) if I can please not return the 887 to amazon, and refund what I paid minus $300. I don’t understand. I have already shown you I have an 887 and are you trying to sell me to buy another one? That doesn’t make any sense.
Anyway, that’s the end of my story. I don’t want to assume that the Aoshida HiFi-US intentionally pack the wrong items, and trying to sell people to buy them. It can very well be amazon’s fault for packing the wrong item. But from what I saw that is crossed off in the amazon seller review page and my own experience, I don’t really feel comfortable buying things from them anymore.