Esoteric K-03 X - mechanical problems w tray


...just bought a brand new Esoteric K-03X player and have only 14 hours on it and the tray is jammed and the disc is stuck inside. Real nice for this price .....you will see I had the Esoteric P-05 and the D-05 for almost 8 years which I sold here on Audiogon and NEVER had one problem with those pieces. I think I read where others owners were having the same issue...if this is the case not a happy owner. Not to mention the box weighs almost 100 lbs and who is going to pay for shipping and the hassle of boxing it etc. After 40 years with this hobby .....more of a headache anymore than fun !
garebear
....almost a month in ...no call from Esoteric and still NO player. The dealer is doing the best that he can ....but Esoteric customer service is just plain awful. Just letting everybody here on Audiogon know that before buying....not happy at all !
Many companies require that you take service issues up with the dealer. That's part of what dealers get paid for. Is the dealer doing the right thing?
Gary, try giving a call to Dave at Teac... He is the same chief tech who serviced Esoteric products when they were marketed by Teac... Very Knowledgeable gent: 323-727-7617.

He is likely to have some insight... Ask him if perhaps he can assist in one way or another.

G.
Guido - thank you very much but the issue has grown past that as my dealer is trying to work with the Esoteric district manager / sales rep. Esoteric is definitely dragging their feet on this ......this is not the Esoteric I used to deal with. Customer Service is terrible .....
"09-04-15: Garebear
Guido - thank you very much but the issue has grown past that as my dealer is trying to work with the Esoteric district manager / sales rep. Esoteric is definitely dragging their feet on this ......this is not the Esoteric I used to deal with. Customer Service is terrible ..... "

I know I sound like a broken record, but this your dealers problem to fix. I know the player has a warranty through Teac, but you didn't buy it from them, you bought it from your dealer. The unit was defective right out of the box. Your dealer either has another one that he could give you but he won't because he doesn't want to risk anything in case Esoteric screws him over, or the dealer would have to buy another one for you, and then take the old one back and fight with Esoteric over it. Again, he doesn't want to take that kind of risk in case he doesn't get paid. The truth of the matter is that you are letting him put the risk and burden on your shoulders, while the only risk on his part is some phone calls. And given who the dealer is, that does not surprise me one bit. The more time you give him to stall, the easier it is for him to claim that Esoteric should be dealing with your problem, and not him. If they have any type of return policy, I suggest you take action before it expires. At the very least, send him a letter certified mail so you have some proof of when the problem happened.