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Old August 2nd, 2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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Avenger C-Stand...Possible Problem

Hello Everyone,

Recently purchased an Avenger A2030D c stand along with a D600 boom and I received them today.
Just noticed that there is a small dent in the bottom of the A2030D stand just above the legs on the main pole (pictured below). It's about 1.5 inches above the legs and about .5 inch across running perpendicular to the pole and parallel with the ground.
It appears that it might be part of the design as it's a very neat dent with clean edges but I want to make sure as I'm worried that it could've been caused by shipping and could potentially cause structural failure if it's not supposed to be there:

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http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/566/sam2427.jpg

Should I be worried? Do I need to send it back and get another one? Anybody own one of these stands and do yours have a similar dent?
Thanks in advance for your advice!

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Old August 2nd, 2012, 07:44 PM   #2
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Re: Avenger C-Stand...Possible Problem

I don't have that stand, but it sure looks like it got damaged during shipping. I don't think it's part of the design.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 11:02 PM   #3
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It might possibly be a way of "securing" the stand's base insert in the tube. If so it's real cheapy-ass way of doing it. None of the pictures of this stand that I could find on the web show this dimple however. Probably a defect....
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 12:51 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help, guys. Will be sending it back to B&H tomorrow.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 01:27 PM   #5
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Um, yeah, that's not that "clean", looks like damage to me.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 01:33 PM   #6
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Yep, it got dinged.

Simple as that.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 02:00 PM   #7
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FWIW, where I worked before retirement, we had the Matthews c-stands. They are freakin' indestructable.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 06:45 PM   #8
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Re: Avenger C-Stand...Possible Problem

I own the same stand which does not have a dent. I have been happy with mine and would buy another. The best feature which is not exclusive to Avenger, is having the "turtle base" which you can low mount a light on if need be and having the ability to remove the base for packing.

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Old August 5th, 2012, 05:33 AM   #9
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Re: Avenger C-Stand...Possible Problem

So that is the second C-Stand from B&H that have that issue (actually the other one was totaly FUBAR).

I wonder if the dropped a container somewhere in the chain,.
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Old September 25th, 2012, 01:15 AM   #10
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Before signing for a shipment one should look the container/box over for any signs of possible damage and note anything noticed on the receipt.

If the delivery carrier just leaves the container at your door then contact them right away to notify them of any possible problem.

I remember receiving a recliner in a cardboard box and it was found there was damage to the feet or support. The shipper, a local delivery trucking company, manager came and cut the footprint on the cardboard off and took it back to the depot to try and find who it belonged to. It was a very small company.

From the damage to the support, though, I'd say this probably happened even before it left the seller. Usually stands like this are shipped in cardboard boxes and there is no way to make that kind of dent without totally mushing the box. Unless, maybe, it was a re-pack, demo, or say, returned item.
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Old September 25th, 2012, 12:39 PM   #11
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I would send it back. It's not really a B&H issue. I have sent written complaints to B&H regarding their primary shipper, UPS, and I've had to refuse shipment on a couple of boxes with holes large enough to put your fist through. I've also had a box delivered by UPS completely crushed. I swear, it looked like they used for a soccer ball. Whatever caused the "crease" in 16-gauge steel (estimate) was a pretty hard hit. It will also start to stress corrode in a short time. Return it!

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Old September 25th, 2012, 02:59 PM   #12
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I had a couple of stands rendered unusable because some students wrenched pipe clamps too tight which caused dents that stopped the pipes from telescoping smoothly.

I agree with those who say to send it back.
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