Excelvan BM-800: The Full Story
I know there have been a bunch of threads on these cheap-o mics, but I thought my story deserved it's own.
Someone posted here about a deal on Amazon for these mics - there was a promo code and you could get the mic, a cable, a windscreen and a shock mount for less than $5. So I ordered it - even if the mic sucks, the cable and the rest are worth the price of admission.
The order got shipped out, and I got the tracking info. I live in California.
The mic was delivered to Louisiana. WTF?
Ok, so I emailed the seller on a Friday morning. By Monday afternoon I'd heard nothing from them, so I submitted to Amazon for a refund. No problem - it wasn't anything I needed, just an impulse buy.
On Tuesday the seller gets back to me and tells me that they shipped another mic to me. Excellent!
On Wednesday, Amazon processes my refund. O.......K........ I'll just roll with it. FREE MIC!
I don't say anything to the seller, and I just go about watching the tracking. It's set to be delivered this past Wednesday.
Wednesday comes and goes. Tracking shows out for delivery, but nothing arrived.
Thursday comes and goes. Tracking shows out for delivery and is dated for the day before. We get a delivery of something else, and when I ask the driver he of course can't tell me anything about this package.
A box finally arrived about an hour ago. Now I'm completely confused:
The box itself was wrapped in a plastic shipping bag. When I tore the bag open, the box inside was shredded and clearly had been opened. However, when I opened the box I got a surprise. The box contained:
1 shock mount
XLR to mini cable
It also contained:
1 boom arm
1 additional standard mic clip
1 XLR to XLR mic cable wired into the boom arm
1 phantom power unit
1 pop filter
1 power supply for phantom power
So - did they send me the deluxe version or something? You guys were all saying this thing didn't come with Phantom Power, and nothing on Amazon talks about the boom arm or anything. How did I win the prize?
So yeah. my purchase of a mic for $4.60 tuned out to give me a free mic, 2 cables, a boom arm, a shock mount, a phantom power box with power supply, a windscreen and both a windscreen and pop filter.
Merry Christmas to me! I'm so confused.......