Are Rega boxes factory sealed?

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Jcr64
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Are Rega boxes factory sealed?

Post by Jcr64 » 15 Jun 2019 14:15

Are new Rega turntables shipped in factory-sealed boxes? I ask because I just received a Planar 3 from an internet dealer that was sold to me as new (I specifically asked whether it was an open box, and was told, no, it's new) but that conspicuously lacks any sign of a factory seal on the exterior box. I haven't opened it yet (it obviously was sealed for shipping, but no factory would seal a box as this box is sealed). Thoughts?

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Re: Are Rega boxes factory sealed?

Post by regabob » 15 Jun 2019 14:27

Hard to tell in your case without a photo...

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Re: Are Rega boxes factory sealed?

Post by MetalT75 » 15 Jun 2019 22:49

I’m not sure (the box is in the storage) but I think there was clear tape to seal the package and I had to cut it to open the box. This of course doesn’t say the box is sealed everywhere. I ordered my TT online so it might have been sealed by the vendor. It stays shut without tape anyway. You really can’t remove the tape completely without removing the top layer of the cardboard box the tape was attaced to. If you don’t have any sign of removed tape, I think you’re having an unopened box. Check the power and signal cables how they have been bind. You’ll see if they have been re-packed. Once you open them, you can never make them go as neatly as factory packed. Check also how the dust cover is packed. It never goes neatly to the box again if you remove it from the bag it was in.

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Re: Are Rega boxes factory sealed?

Post by dysmike » 16 Jun 2019 01:05

As in a seal designed to tear when opened? No, I do not believe so. Just simple clear tape, as I recall.

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Re: Are Rega boxes factory sealed?

Post by Alec124c41 » 17 Jun 2019 03:50

I had the impression that the dealers were supposed to set them up.

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Re: Are Rega boxes factory sealed?

Post by markcass » 17 Jun 2019 09:42

Alec124c41 wrote:
17 Jun 2019 03:50
I had the impression that the dealers were supposed to set them up.

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Yes, I believe that at one time Rega would send some decks out with the plinth in a different colour (back in the day when they were all supposed to be black). This was just to check the dealers really were opening each one to set it up for the customer!

If the customer complained, Rega would know the deck had been supplied as a sealed box.

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Re: Are Rega boxes factory sealed?

Post by Jcr64 » 17 Jun 2019 16:51

Thanks, all.

I was away for the weekend but am back home now. I guess I'll just open the box and see what I see. For what it's worth, this is how the box looks as delivered:
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Re: Are Rega boxes factory sealed?

Post by dysmike » 17 Jun 2019 17:05

That's pretty much how I remember mine looking.

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Re: Are Rega boxes factory sealed?

Post by MetalT75 » 17 Jun 2019 18:07

Yeah, looks legit to me too.

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Re: Are Rega boxes factory sealed?

Post by regabob » 17 Jun 2019 20:02

Yep - legit to me. Although thats a nasty dent on the top of the box in the 3rd photo. Hope the contents inside are ok.

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Re: Are Rega boxes factory sealed?

Post by Jcr64 » 20 Jun 2019 17:11

All is well. Thanks again, everyone.
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