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    description is this for the Mike New bearing upgrade on auction by Dave Cawley. This is the bearing upgrade for Technics SL1200/1210's. See link.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    And how much more evasive can one get with answers like those given to two inquiries? "Some would say it is defective, others would not". WTF.

    Dave Cawley knows its condition so why not be up front and say so? It is either defective or it isn't. The strong implication is that one will be taking a risk buying this bearing but my bet is that it is perfectly OK as are the others he plans to sell.

    So why the deception? To prevent cannibalized sales of his own inferior bearing? To take a cheap shot at Mike New by implying his bearings are defective? Or is it that he simply could not make enough money selling Mike New bearing upgrades? And knows he can't manufacture to the same quality? Probably.
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    Hi there, welcome to the Art of Sound.
    Could I please draw your attention to this post which describes the procedure that new members should follow on joining. We're not strict & bound by too many restrictive rules, but we do require a few simple things from new folks in order for the friendly atmosphere of the place to be maintained.

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    If this bearing is won cheaply and proves to not be quite right, I'm sure Mike would sort it..
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    Hi Dave,

    Our new member above is spot on, although he must as Chris says, pop into the Welcome area and introduce himself properly to our community

    There's BUGGER ALL wrong with Mike's bearing. You know me, Dave, and how particular I am about these things - do you honestly think I'd be using one if it was in any way defective?? Why would I deliberately hobble my own turntable?

    Dave C is quite simply pissing in the wind to cover his own ass (in that he is unable to produce a high-quality bearing or platter himself after telling everyone that he could), and attempting to hoodwink his (small) band of merry men into believing that he is some sort of 'guru'.

    I've suspected that he didn't deserve that title for some time, and recent revelations have simply served to confirm this. It's now time others woke up and smelled the coffee.

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    I think this is really sad that Dave would do this
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    I suspect the final selling price will be a barometer as to the confidence in Mike's bearing - which may or may not be what Dave has intended, and he may or may not be surprised at the final price... At least a very deserving charity will get half of the proceeds, which is one positive out of this whole sorry (IMHO) episode.
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    What i cant get my head round is if there was a defect where is the problem in correcting it by a product recall or instructions sent to owners.
    I think this could all have been easily avoided.

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    I think Dave C, may just have shot himself in the foot.
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    I would just like to point out ' why has the original op come on here with a new thread as his 1st post to stir things up a bit more '

    We were all aware of Dave's auction ? i have been watching it myself , and no i don't care for the way he has conducted it ' but .....

    Remember what i said about 'Troll's on the net ! .

    This guy is clearly out to stir up the shite and have good laugh ' isn't it bloody obvious.
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    Hi Colin,

    What i cant get my head round is if there was a defect where is the problem in correcting it by a product recall or instructions sent to owners.
    I think this could all have been easily avoided.
    That's quite simple. There was no need for a product recall because there was never anything wrong with the product!

    The only "defect" was in the accuracy of the fable Dave Cawley has told people that Mike's bearings were 'seizing' in HOT climates (when we now know that physically cannot happen), and in his story that customers were returning those bearings to him.....

    What he did was tell people that Mike's bearings for the SL-1200 were supposedly 'defective' in order to discredit him and protect his own interests, after they had fallen out when Mike resolutely refused to bow to Dave Cawley’s ridiculous and unreasonable demands (the profit margin he wanted, amongst other things) of their working relationship.

    *That* was the real reason for their fallout, not any nonsense to do with Mike producing 'defective' bearings.

    The MN bearings Dave C is currently selling on Ebay for 99p (or whatever) are not 'defective' - they are simply left over items of stock which Dave had and wants to get rid of now as their business relationship is terminated.

    The hilarious thing is that Dave originally paid Mike $400 each for them, so Dave is now pissing his money down the drain...............!

    To be honest, though, it's far more sad than funny because what Dave has done is utterly despicable

    Like Alex correctly says though, at least a good charity will benefit. Bid high people, not only because the money is going to a good cause, but because you're buying one of the best made T/T bearings on the planet!

    I kid you not.

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