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Subject: Re: Archos sending out refurbished units as new?

Re: Archos sending out refurbished units as new?

From: Jerry Van Baren <>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 12:51:34 -0500

I had those deleted files on my unit too. Not likely that the same person
used & returned both of our units :-). I'm guessing the factory story is


At 11:14 AM 3/31/2003 -0500, wrote:
>I'm on my second Archos Jukebox Recorder 20 from Circuit City. The first
>unit had a bad set of batteries. I hadn't gotten a chance to install
>Rockbox on it, but I did get a chance to use Directory Snoop 4.0 to see
>what was on there. All I saw was a clean drive with the random 5 cruddy
>MP3s that they send with it. I exchanged that unit for a new one. This
>unit displays 15 different CDs in Directory Snoop 4.0, I can recover them
>too! They have dates of 10/11/2001 - 10/14/2001 on them. Artists include
>Enya, BB King, Eric Clapton, Kid Rock. These aren't your usual demo CDs.
>I called tech support and they said sometimes the manufacturer in China
>likes adding MP3s to the units to test them out, but he assured me that
>this unit was new due to the serial number. What do I do? Should I care?
>I feel like I bought something used and paid the price as if it was new.
>Joe Rybacek
>BTW: RockBox is GREAT! Thank you everyone for taking the time to create

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