Perfume Smell on Metal?

I recently bid on and won a Panasonic Discman on E-Bay. When it arrived today and I opened the box, it reeked of perfume or cologne that even was in the metal of the unit. I had to throw away the packaging immediately. As I am allergic to scent, I had to put everyting into a ziplock bag until I can figure out how to get the smell out without destroying any of the components of the Discman. Any ideas. please?



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June 28, 20050 found this helpful

Have you contacted the seller to discuss the complaint yet? If you truly are not satisfied, then the seller should be able to refund your money. Otherwise I would leave a negative feedback. Now on to the current issue at hand..maybe put it in your garage or backyard under shade to air out?? I don't know that one is tricky.

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By nightcat (Guest Post)
June 28, 20050 found this helpful

Tahnks for the tip. I actually did contact the seller -- more for just an FYI, because he had no way of knowing of my allergies. He had upgraded the unit for the same price when he found the original item I had bid on wasn't up to par. (which was VERY cheap!) so I didn't want to push it. :)

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By Susan from Hamilton (Guest Post)
June 28, 20050 found this helpful

Trying putting it a bag with a lump of charcoal
Charcoal absorbs all kinds of odours.

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June 30, 20050 found this helpful

Try using vinager to wipe it down.

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July 1, 20050 found this helpful

I'm trying the vinegar today. I've had sone success with the charcoal but it's not quite gone . Thanks :)

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By Becki in Indiana (Guest Post)
July 8, 20050 found this helpful

Put the item in a ziplock bag with several pieces of crumpled newspaper, then seal it up and let it sit for a few days. The newsprint somehow absorbs the odors. I know this works with coolers, refrigerators, etc -- it's worth a try!

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March 28, 20060 found this helpful

Try adding a package of ground coffee to the ziplock back. The perfume molecules will bond to the coffee molecules and the smell should be gone in a few hours.


Make sure you shake the bag vigorously so that the coffee coats the entire diskman otherwise you won't get a good interaction.

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