About 3 months ago I bought a used m-audio oxygen 49 keyboard. I try not to buy too many things used, but it looked like it was in good shape and they told me I would still get the 1-year warranty. I decided to take it home and it worked perfectly. About a week ago it stopped working. I did all the trouble shooting and read all I could online and found no solution.
Here's where it gets ugly.
I took it in to guitar center and told them my problem... they said that after 30 days it was out of their hands and that I need to contact the manufacturer. I talked to Avid and they told me that because I bought used merchandise it wasnt under their warranty!! GC lied to my face and I made the purchase. Avid quoted me a price of $80-$120 dollars to get it fixed, about half of what I paid for the keyboard.
A friend of mine suggested that I buy the same keyboard, new, from GC, go home and replace the new one with my used one and return it. Would that actually work? I know that they have serial numbers and such on them, but does GC actually check, it's not on my receipt. What do you guys think?
I know it sounds kind of sleazy, but GC really f'd me over on this.