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by KA9FOX
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Safe Trading Tips
Topic: Counterfeit Check and Cashier's Check Scams
Replies: 10
Views: 33198

Re: Counterfeit Check and Cashier's Check Scams

USPS money order is safe if verified and exchanged for cash at the post office. It's also convenient to get cash and send package at the same time. 73, -Bob It might be somewhat safe for the SELLER, but it's like flushing money down the toilet for the BUYER. If you buy an item and pay with a Money ...
by KA9FOX
Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Safe Trading Tips
Topic: Counterfeit Check and Cashier's Check Scams
Replies: 10
Views: 33198

Re: Counterfeit Check and Cashier's Check Scams

Simple solution: Don't accept checks. Don't even reply to inquiries that offer payment by check. Insist on cash. Cash can be sent safely by registered mail. Cash is good. My personal preference is PayPal, since they offer some protection if you do not get your item or it is misrepresented. Do NOT u...
by KA9FOX
Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Safe Trading Tips
Topic: USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN DEALING WITH...
Replies: 15
Views: 43871

Re: USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN DEALING WITH...

II do not plan on using Pay Pal... PayPal provides some buyer protection. Your buyers may insist on it, so you will lose sales by not using it. I'd never buy anything of value unless it was done with either PayPal or a Credit Card, so I have protection in case the item is misrepresented and the sel...
by KA9FOX
Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: WA4KM KEVIN MCCLURE Be Carful!
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: WA4KM KEVIN MCCLURE Be Carful!

Additional posts from others have been removed from this thread. As a reminder, our rules state (in bright red at the top of the page) ONLY BUYERS AND SELLERS directly involved with a transaction can post here. Do not post replies in any topic if you are not the buyer or seller in the transaction be...
by KA9FOX
Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: I AM DISGUSTED
Replies: 5
Views: 2277

Re: I AM DISGUSTED

Take a look at my posting "Avoiding Scams & Ripoffs":
http://chat.qth.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12

If you follow these tips, I highly doubt you will be taken.

- Scott KA9FOX
by KA9FOX
Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: I AM DISGUSTED
Replies: 5
Views: 2277

Re: I AM DISGUSTED

Hi Jude. Sorry for the bad experience. Keep in mind that at a hamfest, you don't (usually) hold up a sign that says "I want an FT-902" and hope someone walks by with one. Rather, you go table to table looking for the radio you want. If you want the hamfest experience, then you should just watch the ...
by KA9FOX
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Stolen Equipment
Topic: N7DPP.....BE AWARE
Replies: 4
Views: 3093

Re: N7DPP.....BE AWARE

Don Pinson was already blocked from the QTH.com Classifieds, but under his old callsign of AA7DP. I see now he has changed callsigns to N7DPP, so I have now blocked that callsign as well. I hope that you find some resolution to your problem. It may be advantageous to contact the local law enforcemen...
by KA9FOX
Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:37 am
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: js:iframe-ex trojan on qth homepage?
Replies: 3
Views: 2493

I've heard of this happening if the anti-virus does not like one of the banner ads that it sees. My guess is it is a certain ad displayed via the Google AdSense system, which are sometimes displayed on the site. I've not ever seen this myself, and with the millions of page views we serve each month,...
by KA9FOX
Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:23 am
Forum: Safe Trading Tips
Topic: Western Union
Replies: 3
Views: 1938

I think the take away here is that you can accept Western Union fine, but run like heck if someone wants you to SEND THEM money via Western Union.

OK if you are a seller.
BAD if you are a buyer.

- Scott KA9FOX
by KA9FOX
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: Ralphy Vegas - Radio or cash? What's it going to be????!!!
Replies: 67
Views: 8689

The assertion by NE6V is that he was "sold a crummy radio", but the EE's own report says, and I quote: It could be developing there for a long time and finally got damaged by some vibrations during shipping. Second. Some component failure, which may happen anytime (very often inrush protection resis...
by KA9FOX
Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: HEY LARRY, THEY DELETED THE POLL!
Replies: 0
Views: 504

The Feedback Forum rules are clear... it is for posting about transactions you have had with someone. Not about polls about how the site is handled. If you don't like how it works, PLEASE start your own Feedback Forum. Anyone else continuing to post garbage and breaking the rules will be blocked fro...
by KA9FOX
Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: K4TEC
Replies: 39
Views: 5834

I am locking this topic, and have removed a recent post that has strayed way off the topic at hand. Further, I am asking that WB6VHK and K4TEC not post about each other, as they have not had a transaction between them, and I believe everything that they have had to say about each other has been said...
by KA9FOX
Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: K4TEC
Replies: 39
Views: 5834

As far as I can tell, K4TEC / Radio-Mart does not even sell through your site at all ? A simple search for K4TEC on http://swap.qth.com shows 6 ads on the site right now: http://swap.qth.com/search-results.php?keywords=k4tec&fieldtosearch=Call I am under the impression that he sells direct through ...
by KA9FOX
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: K4TEC
Replies: 39
Views: 5834

On March 2, 2012, R4RT posted on eHam.net "I bought on this site an IC-7000 transceiver,..." and on the same posting he stated that the postage both ways "cost me US$185.41" (not $350). I really don't mean for this to get into the R4RT problem. I am posting here to clear up why I am still allowing K...
by KA9FOX
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: K4TEC
Replies: 39
Views: 5834

It comes down to creditability. Do you believe someone with a long history of bad feedback and dubious behavior, or an unknown with legitimate sounding complaint? Radiomart has a history of misrepresenting equipment and making the buyer foot the bill for shipping both ways if he's not happy. In the...
by KA9FOX
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: K4TEC
Replies: 39
Views: 5834

Here's a thought to prevent further "topic creep": on QRZ.com, their "Cheers & Jeers" section allows only the initial post to either praise or condemn an individual. Perhaps your site should adopt a similar stance in the "Feedback Forum"; otherwise threads in this forum, albeit started with the bes...
by KA9FOX
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: K4TEC
Replies: 39
Views: 5834

Scott, You deleted my last two posts here and on another thread. Instead of telling me why I was out of line you choose the easy way out. I'm very disappointed. OK, so every time someone places an off-topic posting on our site, we are going to engage in a discussion over it? Not happening. It appea...
by KA9FOX
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: K4TEC
Replies: 39
Views: 5834

Re: Complaints

Scott, The sheer number of complaints by different users surely sends up a red flag. Paul w8jn OK, we have R4RT.... who bought something on eHam from K4TEC (not QTH.com). But still, I will listen to this... I heard R4RT's side, I heard K4TEC's side... sold a perfectly good working IC-7000 to a Russ...
by KA9FOX
Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: K4TEC
Replies: 39
Views: 5834

You are apparently still stirred up about eBay transactions. I am concerned about transactions on QTH.com. Once again, I'm looking for users of the QTH.com Classifieds that have had a transaction and a resulting serious problem with K4TEC. Please contact me. I routinely block users that have multipl...
by KA9FOX
Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: K4TEC
Replies: 39
Views: 5834

Example. Alex / R4RT's post suddenly vanished, although he swore he did not remove it. When people complained, it re appeared ! Why ? This was a mistake by one of our moderators. They had meant to LOCK the thread because it had gotten out of hand (completely off-topic) but instead the "MOVE" tool w...
by KA9FOX
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: K4TEC
Replies: 39
Views: 5834

I'm so disappointed that anyone could think that I'd let a dishonest ham do business in our classifieds, just because they buy some banner ads or whatever. Really, you guys actually think that could happen? Really? Have some common sense! Why would I risk the integrity of this site, over a few bucks...
by KA9FOX
Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: KF6SIP John Ortiz & KG6YSB Debra Collins - Scammed me
Replies: 8
Views: 1699

Hi Dennis. This was a "Money Gram Money Order" and not from the Post Office. I do not know what their policy is. But there was nothing on the MO that indicated who it was FROM. If they allowed anyone to walk in and cash any MO that had anybody's name on the TO part... well, that would be a bad secur...
by KA9FOX
Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: KF6SIP John Ortiz & KG6YSB Debra Collins - Scammed me
Replies: 8
Views: 1699

KF6SIP John Ortiz & KG6YSB Debra Collins - Scammed me

Boy, that's two times in the last month where I tried to help someone out that misdirected something to me, and I got burned. This one really hurt. 1) John Ortiz KF6SIP of Sacramento, CA sent me a Money Gram Money Order for $350 by mistake. This happens sometimes... people see my callsign on the cla...
by KA9FOX
Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: KA4KAM Bradley McCoy of Valdosta, GA
Replies: 0
Views: 416

KA4KAM Bradley McCoy of Valdosta, GA

Bradley McCoy KA4KAM accidentally shipped me a piece of equipment that was intended for the real buyer. He emailed me and said "If you could please contact me when this is reveivecd I can pay for return postage gladly it should have went to a gentleman in ohio." I wrote to him and suggested that rat...
by KA9FOX
Wed May 09, 2012 2:45 am
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Ad deleted...
Replies: 2
Views: 1825

You not only posted the item as a trade, but you ALSO posted the price for the item and said you'd sell it for cash. We allow non-ham items to be traded for ham gear... that makes it still related to ham radio.

- Scott KA9FOX