Last week I pulled the trigger on a scratch-n-dent Crate V18 2-12 for $152 delivered at MusiciansFriend.com.... I had to leave for a business trip from work on Monday, so my wife too reciept of the amp when it showed up Monday afternoon. Fast forward to last night--I get home from my trip about 7, the wife and I go to dinner, I come back, get a shower, and figure it's time to unpack the new amp and put it through its paces. I sliced open the tape on the box, carried the amp down to my music room in the basement, made sure the power is off and it's set to standby, check to make sure the speakers and reverb tank are connected, and plug it in the wall. I turned on the power switch, and the little jewel light didn't light up. I know that there's no problems with the socket in the wall, my Triple XXX is plugged into the same outlet. So, I flipped the power switch off and back on as I was looking at the back of the amp, and I saw a decent-sized blue-white flash and heard a loud pop.... I got a faint whiff of fried electronics... Yep, she's toast..... Turned it off, unplugged it, carried it back upstairs, and boxed it up... I'm calling MusiciansFriend here in a bit, to see how they are going to handle it.