I think it was @anon4489532 who mentioned a couple of weeks ago that the ‘Things I’ve done in the last 24 hours’ has become more a thread to whinge about things that have happened that day than actual constructive things we’ve done. I know I certainly moan about things there, so would a separate thread help?
1 - Around an hour talking to people at SSE/Ovo
2 - Loss of 24/7 access with no warning at my Safestore unit just as I intend to vacate it
3 - Having amassed loads of Enterprise rental loyalty points in recent years my statement arrived this evening and they’ve all expired just as I was thinking of renting a van
4 - All of above have ruined my attempt at sobriety for a few weeks after only 2 days!
Pre-pandemic I bought an Achromat platter mat from FunkFirm.
The demo at a Bristol show seemed positive.
It wasn’t perfectly flat on initial usage so I eventually succumbed and stuck it down with the included stickers to the outer platter which is incomplete centrally as LP12 users will know but this is not apparent with the original felt mat in place.
So having moved kit from one room to another a few weeks ago I’d put the LP12 on an old Sound Organisation 3 tier table. This originally had 3 tiers with MDF like shelves. Decades ago I bought a more rigid slightly thicker shelf from a UK hi-fi mag. Partly experimentally I stuck the LP12 on an original shelf. Last night I decided to swap back.
As I lifted the LP12 outer platter last night I became aware that the inner platter was also being lifted - suddenly it dropped down with a ‘gloopy’ noise due to the bearing oil - this has never happened before as it usually lifted straight off. I can only assume that a slightly different last position for the outer platter relative to the inner meant that the achromat’s central hole was no longer quite as central and caused the inner platter to rise with it. Annoyed is an understatement as how can I tell if the bearing was damaged?
For small businesses I think a lag between potential and real availability is acceptable (simply as they may not have equivalent resources for rapid site updates), but for large ones they should correct their site as soon as practically possible.
Mine was with a rug and I’m now inclined to pay the extra and order via Amazon (the vendors seem to stick a couple of quid on when compared to flea-bay – obvious platform costs). At least this way there’s more protection against payment & refund issues.
Of course, PayPal refunds take a few days to arrive.
Bought nuts and bolts for a non hi fi project everything in stock and paid in the one payment shopping cart.
Today it all arrived except the nuts.
I mailed and they said sorry they’re not in stock would I like a refund for the nuts.