Message for hueseph

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by llatht, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. llatht

    llatht Active Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    Adrian, MI
    A couple of weeks ago you told me to check out the UAD-1, and you also said to watch out when buying one on ebay....boy were you ever right!
    I thought I was getting a great deal when I purchased a card with $1250 of premium plugs for $350. The card was shipped very fast and when I installed it I was really exited. It was one of the Mackie versions that also comes with the LA2A and 1176. Only problem was all the other premium plugs besides those two didn't work. I contacted the seller and he told me he sent me an 'authorization file' so they would work. I still didn't understand what he was telling me to do so I called up UAD tech support (great support by the way) and found-out what he was doing was illigal. He didn't transfer any plugs to my account, he just sent me illigal authorization codes so I could use them. That way he could just keep offering the same deal to everyone else.
    I contacted the seller again and told him if he didn't refund my money I was going to report him to ebay, and he agreed. I can't say I wasn't tempted to use the authorization codes, but in the end it's stealing no matter how you look at it.
    I did end up getting another Mackie UAD-1 though. I really like it. The LA2A model sounds alot better on my vocals than what I was using before, and the reverb is better too. Anyway, I'm glad it worked out the way it did and I thought it might be a semi-interesting story too tell.
    Thanks again for the advice and suggestions.
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Glad to hear you got it all worked out. Ebay is sketchy at best. I just refuse to use it anymore. So many scammers out there. A deal that's too good to be true usually isn't and often comes at a price.

    Thanks for doing the right thing!
  3. Kapt.Krunch

    Kapt.Krunch Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    IIatht and Hueseph for Congress!
  4. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

    Mar 20, 2000
    BC, Canada
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    right on
  5. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    Frozen Tundra of CT
    You might want to pass on his site to the software developers, they might be interested in shutting down someone making $350.00 a pop with no overhead through larceny.
  6. llatht

    llatht Active Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    Adrian, MI
    Yeah, that was the first thing I did. But UAD says they will not get involved with these issues. I don't really know why. Maybe it's done so much that they don't have the resources to deal with it. Just like people who copy movies and sell them.
  7. jammster

    jammster Active Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Lake Ki-Chi-Saga, Minnesota USA
    Way to go huseph, avoid the ebait.

    I do too, however sometimes there are items there that you simply cannot find anywhere else.

    Please don't laugh, a good friend of mine and I both got the ancient Mackie UltraMix there, we plan on utilizing them in the analog chain for mixdown.

    I know its going to be a bit of work, should be interesting. At least the ultramix controller works wonders for mixing/controlling midi.


    You may want to contact ebay directly about the issue instead of UAD.

    Be sure that if your going to do that do it after your feedback from that seller has been taken care of, otherwise he may leave a negative.

    Thats one thing I don't think is right about ebay, feedback is a double edged sword.

    IMHO, I think feedback would be for the buyer. Sellers should have less priority since they can back stab.

    Anyway, I totally agree with jg49, this guy should be put out of his evilbay practice, its bad for the developer for sure!

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