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by kg8lb
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: KH6KG Bob Read
Replies: 2
Views: 1065

Re: KH6KG Bob Read

Paypal is a wonderful option ! Money transfers and money orders can make for real heartaches!
by kg8lb
Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Shipping your stuff at buyers expense.
Replies: 10
Views: 4438

Re: Shipping your stuff at buyers expense.

Chris, I don't know where you got your information but I don't believe it. As long as the packages are packed within the companies guidelines they cannot wiggle out of a claim. I have never been told that original boxes had to be used either. The biggest problem when filing a claim with a shipping ...
by kg8lb
Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: When you REALLY don't want to sell it.
Replies: 39
Views: 48722

Re: When you REALLY don't want to sell it.

Actually it is quite arrogant and ignorant to conclude that by posting no pictures the seller is a slacker . If indeed it keeps responses from people like w3zo to a minimum , the lack of pics becomes a great filter . There is absolutely nothing wrong with listing a local sale only , inspect in perso...
by kg8lb
Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Make all poster supply a sale price and photo
Replies: 3
Views: 2657

Re: Make all poster supply a sale price and photo

I frequently post here without photos and have done just fine . I usually post here when for one reason or another photos are inconvenient or not really needed like when local pick up only is offered. I usually post on QTH to make an easy sale without the bother of posting pics and offer here at a m...
by kg8lb
Wed May 21, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: W0HRO Excellent
Replies: 0
Views: 670

W0HRO Excellent

Ken / W0HRO advertised an RCA AR-88 here on QTH last January . I made contact and agreed to buy the radio at that time . Ken was very helpful and we agreed that I would pick up at the Dayton Hamvention . Ken was very helpful in carting the 100 pound RX up to Dayton . We met and the RX came home . Th...
by kg8lb
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Safe Trading Tips
Topic: Always use PayPal
Replies: 26
Views: 33717

Re: Always use PayPal

Obviously mail fraud is but one of many forms of fraud . Fraud has many faces however Paypal offers significant protection from fauds and scams while giving the buyer a far better chance to recover funds that are so easily lost by check or money order .
by kg8lb
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: What's it worth?
Topic: TMC model GPR-90
Replies: 2
Views: 1641

Re: TMC model GPR-90

The GPR90 is a first class receiver and clean examples bring premium prices . The $1000 eBay sales are not unusual and considering the prices that some lesser receivers often fetch $1000 seems fair . It would take more than $1K to buy my GPR-90 and I have sold 75-A4 Collins for half that price witho...
by kg8lb
Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Safe Trading Tips
Topic: Postal money orders are the way to go
Replies: 14
Views: 25961

Re: Postal money orders are the way to go

KK4QYV wrote:Pay Pal! Who in this day and age dont use paypal??
You bet !
The obvious answer is scammers LOVE money orders ! Scammers bash Paypal continually . Scammers know how to beat the system and they know darn well how hard it is to prosecute scammers who have been paid VIA money order .
by kg8lb
Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: The REPLACEMENT to PAYPAL has arrived!!
Replies: 19
Views: 23827

Re: The REPLACEMENT to PAYPAL has arrived!!

No system is perfect but Paypal indeed saves many buyers from fraudulent sellers . Fraud on the part of buyers in negligible in comparison to the number of scamming sellers out there . Read the feedback on a few of the sellers who vehemently scorn Paypal and a picture emerges . It becomes clearthat ...
by kg8lb
Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Safe Trading Tips
Topic: Always use PayPal
Replies: 26
Views: 33717

Re: Always use PayPal

Do a google or search for scammers too . You will find many instances where they were totally thwarted by Paypal ! I have found Paypal is generally far more trustworthy than the sellers who vehemently post negatives about Paypal There are many reasons scammers hate Paypal , for the same reasons fel...
by kg8lb
Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: Removal of NE6V Joe Vega topic
Replies: 7
Views: 3377

Re: Removal of NE6V Joe Vega topic

From my experience with NE6V , once was one time too many .
Not alone it seems :
http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?30 ... V-Joe-Vega
by kg8lb
Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Safe Trading Tips
Topic: USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN DEALING WITH...
Replies: 15
Views: 49947

Re: USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN DEALING WITH...

I am always wary of the seller who strongly refuses Paypal for mail order transactions . Money orders are great for the seller but they virtually strip the buyer of any and all protection from fraud . If I can pick up , I always do . When pick up is not practical Paypal becomes the best bet by far ....
by kg8lb
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Ham Operator GREED
Replies: 56
Views: 47786

Re: Ham Operator GREED

Greedy people gripe more loudly about prices than anyone.
by kg8lb
Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Safe Trading Tips
Topic: A WARNING
Replies: 0
Views: 2198

A WARNING

It seems perhaps not everyone is reading the "Safe Trading Tips" so I am posting this warning here . Be aware there are some pretty elaborate fraud artists here abouts . NEVER pay by way of bank transfer ! Also beware of Yahoo or Google type email adresses . I ALWAYS use my kg8lb@comcast.net as list...
by kg8lb
Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Why is it....
Replies: 4
Views: 2521

Re: Why is it....

There are a few circumstances where folks may not get a response . Firstly , if the question is asked in a rude or condescending manner , some folks realize they don't care to answer , let alone have dealings with that person . Another is when people make low-ball offers after someone clearly states...
by kg8lb
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Safe Trading Tips
Topic: Always use PayPal
Replies: 26
Views: 33717

Re: Pay Pal no Pal

I had an issue with a seller a few years back. Paid with Pay Pal, but radio didn't ship until 3 mos later, stripped of all extras, even the power cord. The guy had sold me a 736r with 6m,2m,and 440 modules. He stripped out the 6m and 440 modules and sold them, and after many calls to Pay Pal, E-Bay...
by kg8lb
Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: READING AN AD
Replies: 5
Views: 4708

Re: READING AN AD

Usually the first thing I look for when dealing with an unknown is to see if they are Paypal ready . If not , unless I know them well or they are a local , there is no reason to even reply . Yes , I read the ads , they often say loads about who you are dealing with .
by kg8lb
Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Paypal is terrible. Time to start using money orders.
Replies: 40
Views: 22546

Re: Paypal is terrible. Time to start using money orders.

From what I have seen sellers being scammed by buyers is exceedingly rare . The old claim of having been scammed by a buyer is pretty common among the worst of sellers . Sellers who send up the red flag by demanding a Postal Money Order generally don't even deserve consideration . As a seller I woul...
by kg8lb
Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Safe Trading Tips
Topic: Postal money orders are the way to go
Replies: 14
Views: 25961

Re: Postal money orders are the way to go

Not at all painting with a broad brush . Your oversimplification and mis-summation is not in any way a representation of what I said . Where in the WORLD did I say that EVERY person who refuses Paypal is a crook ? I didn't ! As a buyer however , it is safest to consider MOST of them as questionable ...
by kg8lb
Mon May 20, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Please post pictures!
Replies: 5
Views: 3310

Re: Please post pictures!

Still , the fact remains it is the seller's prerogative to post or choose not to post , as it is the buyer's to buy or not . I am always available by phone , have lived at one QTH for 40 years , accept Paypal to minimize any hint of fraud and always offer a money back policy . Add to that , most ite...
by kg8lb
Mon May 06, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Please post pictures!
Replies: 5
Views: 3310

Re: Please post pictures!

Not really fair to assert that " no pictures means something to hide . Not by a long shot . When I have something to sell , there are options . If I don't care to take time or when I have too little spare time , I often post the item here . I like posting here because it is quick and easy , not phot...
by kg8lb
Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Safe Trading Tips
Topic: Postal money orders are the way to go
Replies: 14
Views: 25961

Re: Postal money orders are the way to go

Postal Money Orders are the scammer's favorite tool . I am always wary of the selleer who claims not to take Paypal because they abused him in some way . I have seen Paypal thwart a few con-artists . The common response from those con-artists is to claim victim status . I don't give them any benefit...
by kg8lb
Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Safe Trading Tips
Topic: K3/P3 posted by Wd8MLV possible scam
Replies: 4
Views: 2965

Re: K3/P3 posted by Wd8MLV possible scam

Yet another great reason for buyers to ignore sellers demanding payment by check or money order only . Paypal is the scammer's worst enemy , money orders are their favorite tool .
by kg8lb
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Paypal is terrible. Time to start using money orders.
Replies: 40
Views: 22546

Re: Paypal is terrible. Time to start using money orders.

Huh? by K4ICL » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:35 am Please identify a few of the "many". You have my undivided attention." http://chat.qth.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12182 KG8LB response: Pity that you had to take down the feedback pages . The negative reports for sellers in those pages spoke for themselves . Th...
by kg8lb
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: What's it worth?
Topic: Drake T4
Replies: 2
Views: 1698

Re: Drake T4

There is one on ebay right now in the $700 range . I bought a pair of them for $75 that are near perfect . Understand that ebay sales go to the ONE fellow who is willing to pay more than anyone else . I do see however that asking prices here very often exceed the high end prices on ebay . Go figure ...