Selling on Audiogon

Hello. I’m wondering how to sell items on Audiogon. I’m suffering from extreme tinnitus and unfortunately have to sell my Focal Stellias. I can’t get near headphones and wonder if all hifi listening will come to an end.  They have under 50 hours on them. Do I have to join the insider division? Thanks.


I sold a Rogue RP-5 preamp that was less than 2 years old to someone here. About 5-6 months later, he messages me saying there is a problem with it and wanted a refund, lol. I reminded him I am not a store and the answer was no. My recommendation, don’t buy used from a private party and think the private party is going to give you service or a cash refund. Jeez.

I sold a pair o Odyssey Kismet floorstanding speakers to a guy on Audio Circle for a song.   I wanted to keep the speakers but I promised my wife I would thin the herd. A few months later, the person wanted me to buy them back from him because he had buyers remorse (he told me so), really?.


as stated by others... we as audiophiles (and retailers who serve them) should view ourselves as a community of like-minded, collectively invested hobbyists... we are above all else people that deserve fair and reasonable treatment on both sides of a transaction that is mutually agreed upon

when you sell something to a fellow hobbyist, there should be mutual good will... to be honest, to be reasonable, to see the deal for what it is

part of the fun of buying used hifi items as hifi hobbyists is to be able to try them at a price much less than new, and then resell them at minimal financial loss if we move onto something else of interest later ... the buying and selling process is part of the ’work’ involved to have this benefit of in depth trial and ownership

this is different from retailers who are in business to make a profit (where you usually pay full retail), it is generally considered unreasonable to expect a private seller to take back an item for full refund unless there is something patently wrong with the item just received

just like buying a used car from a private party... as a buyer do your homework and due diligence, make your decision, if you buy it it is yours, you want out later, you are responsible to sell it as you see fit ...

The reason I asked thoughts on the 7 day return policy is not because I’m thinking of buying anything. I was thinking it would show good will on my part for the prospective buyer. Now I will list as no return after hearing the bad stories. The product I’m selling has under 50 hours and is in mint condition so there should be no reason for return. Yes I  agree we need to be honest,  real and especially mature with each other as a respectful audiophile brotherly community. I would not want it any other way. I need to be smart too. I do not need someone returning an item like I’m a Walmart store. I do not have time for that.  I guess that’s buyers remorse. Thanks for the needed insight. I can be to nice at times.

Never had any issues selling there.  Easy and fair. Choose a category, take a picture, and post.