Tonight I purchased an Avatar B212 Neo off of craigslist. The seller seemed very courteous and professional, and I trusted that the cabinet would be fine, since in his ad he didn't list any issues at all. I met up with him at the parking lot of a public place, and i did a quick once-over of the cab, mainly checking to see that the speakers were in good shape. They checked out. I asked if there were any issues with the cabinet, he said no, and frankly it was too dark for me to do any serious inspection. My mistake...
I got home, and played through the cabinet. it sounded great. But then I took a closer look and noticed a whole bunch of issues with the cabinet. Here come the pictures...
it looks like there's a crack running through the underside of the cabinet... I can't tell if it's the actual wood, or a tolex glue joint. But all the tolex'd cabs I have have not had anything like this. Any insight?
Your typical crack in the plastic corner. I will probably end up having to replace this.
This is the one that worries me the most. I know it's kind of hard to make this out from the pictures, but basically the bottom of the speaker, right under the port is dented (picture a) causing that crack (picture b).
My question is: Will any of these issues drastically affect the performance of the cabinet? Will I be looking at any issues later on?
I'm already beating myself up about not giving the cab a thorough look over before shelling out the money, especially when it's been my standard procedure every time except this once. I am at the point where I am considering contacting the seller expressing my concern with these issues. I know, it's a craigslist no no, but I can't help but feel I was cheated out of my money, even partially. I am in a touring band and rely on my equipment for my income, and I can't be second guessing any part of my rig.
Any advice or expertise would be greatly appreciated.