Scenario: I did a trade for a clip on night vision device on the EE. This is the type of device that is used in conjunction with your day optic, so not a regular scope.
The trade shipped on February 16th, and arrived here around the 19th. Before agreeing to the trade, I asked the seller in email whether there were any issues with the optic, and I made sure to ask if there was any POI shift. He said no and that it worked fine and was in excellent shape. I traded a brand new iRay MH25 for this clip on scope. Attached File
Now, I got the scope and I noticed that yes it did appear to be in brand new condition. However, I could not find any labels of any kind on the unit and there’s no serial number. This was not disclosed at the time of the sale and I didn’t even notice it right away because I was away from home for about three weeks just a day or two after receiving the trade. Fast forward to tonight and I finally find some time to take it out and test it, aaaaaaand....
IR laser is coaligned to the day optic at 50 meters. Below is the POI shift when looking through the PVS-24. Attached File
Below left target is day optic. Right hand target was intended to be day optic + clip on. The group in red should be in the center of the sheet on the right. At 50 meters, this spread is about 13.5 MOA. Attached File
Because of the undisclosed removal of the serial number, I have absolutely no way to send this in to get serviced and bring it up to working condition.
I’ve reached out to the original owner and let him know that the item is not as described and requested a reversal to the trade. Now, my only question is if he doesn’t respond, or if he refuses to reverse the trade, is there anything wrong (in terms of ARF precedent) with coming back a month later to bring up an issue? I.e. in order to actually test the unit out, it has to be under both live fire and night time conditions, and it took me several weeks to be able to do that.
Thoughts and comments are welcome.
EDIT:Link to his listing here
and here’s My listing for the MH25
Item tracking number: 1z6w2y794219039096 shipped 16 Feb, arrived 19 FEB. So 22 days from arrival until this post.