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by W3WN
Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: Bait and switch? WD4AAS and "Marc's Amateur Radio Cente
Replies: 8
Views: 6318

I'm not certain that this is strictly "bait and switch," but it is certainly misleading for the seller to not indicate that this was a commercial transaction, and it is certainly misleading to not indicate that quantities are limited. Now, if there were truly no "used" items available, then it would...
by W3WN
Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: Any info on W2ENY products?
Replies: 6
Views: 4550

Update: I received the headset and adapter about a week ago. Haven't had a lot of time to play with the radios because of other things, but I have had some. Short and sweet, the adapter works as advertised. It looks very professionally made, and all connectors are well labeled. In short, it alone wa...
by W3WN
Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Whats your opinion on this one
Replies: 16
Views: 10152

Re: bill

OK, first off, disclaimer: I don't know any of the parties involved, any of the companies involved, am not familiar with the particular HT. To simply answer the general question(s) involved... I can't say anything about the repair process itself. However, regardless of how well the repair attempts w...
by W3WN
Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Texas Towers WOULD NOT Honor their Advertised Price
Replies: 1
Views: 2161

Re: Texas Towers WOULD NOT Honor their Advertised Price

Just a Quick Note concerning my Rig Purchase.. I was surfing Texas Towers site on May 25 , and landed on the "Deals" page which had coupons and special purchase prices for various rigs and equipment. The IC-718 that I was after was on the page , listed at $ 614.00. When I contacted the Plano distri...
by W3WN
Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: Any info on W2ENY products?
Replies: 6
Views: 4550

Thanks Steve. After giving the matter some careful thought, and evaluating the feedback I got, I did go ahead and make a purchase. The way I'm looking at it, for the cost of the parts, and the value of my time to make the adapter/converter cable (time I don't have right now as I'm working on a "hone...
by W3WN
Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: Any info on W2ENY products?
Replies: 6
Views: 4550

I believe this is the guy that sell's Microphones with head sets and desk top Microphones. I bought the head set vox one and it worked good and was not really over priced for what you get. Just realize this you get what you pay for and basically what he sells you can buy in a computer store at leas...
by W3WN
Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: Any info on W2ENY products?
Replies: 6
Views: 4550

Any info on W2ENY products?

I've been looking over some of the items that W2ENY is making available on his eBay store. A few of them are pretty much what I've been looking for, all to the good! I haven't seen too much feedback either way on his products. I'm just wondering if anyone on the board has had occassion to purchase o...
by W3WN
Mon May 24, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: WA3BOJ--Ted Pinsker
Replies: 1
Views: 1283

Re: WA3BOJ--Ted Pinsker

ve2xb wrote:Got a really hich tech headset for my handie-talkie icv8. It arrived brand new in the box. Excellent communication via email. Ted is reliable and dependable.
73, dx
Mike, ve2xb
Mike,

I'll let him know you said that!

BTW, Ted's new call is WW3TP
by W3WN
Mon May 03, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: Shipping & Packing Discussion
Topic: I Hate UPS
Replies: 0
Views: 5570

I Hate UPS

My Omni VI+ was due to be delivered by UPS today. My wife happens to have the day off, so she's home. Has been all morning. She finds a UPS Tag on our storm door around noon. Delivery allegedly attempted at 11:38 AM, no one was home, so they "delivered package to neighbor(?)" And this with her in th...
by W3WN
Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Shipping & Packing Discussion
Topic: Inspection?
Replies: 0
Views: 5154

Inspection?

Well, here's a new one I haven't seen before. I worked out a swap for my TS-480SAT with a ham out in NV. Last Saturday night, removed the 480 from the shack, repackaged it back in the original box. Went out to Office Depot, bought a bigger outside box and some bubble wrap. Wrapped the boxed rig well...
by W3WN
Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: Backing out of a deal
Replies: 36
Views: 15914

Well im going to be the real man here and say I WAS THE ONE that backed out of the deal when he said that he was going to charge me 100.00 to ship the rig!!!! Thats nuts!!! The last time i shipped a Drake it cost me around 50.00 to ship all the items. I did find a better deal for $200.00 plus $35.0...
by W3WN
Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: Backing out of a deal
Replies: 36
Views: 15914

So whats wrong with finding a better deal???? Waaaaaah waaaaah hams are too whiny! Nothing. But if you tell someone you'll buy the item at a given price, and then find a better price, at least have the courtesy to tell them you changed your mind. Otherwise they're holding the item for a buyer who w...
by W3WN
Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: Backing out of a deal
Replies: 36
Views: 15914

If you agree to buy an item at a set price, and change your mind, at the very least you owe it to the seller to tell them immediately so that they can move on to the next person. I've been to too many hamfests where someone would say "set that aside for me, I'll be back for it later" and they never ...
by W3WN
Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: eham product reviews. honest?
Replies: 1
Views: 1833

I lost faith in the postings on eHam when someone on the staff posted a negative review for Bill W3WH's company, Ham Radio Insurance Associates... due to an Accounts Receivable issue for a banner ad. I brought the issue to Bill's attention, and it got resolved... turned out the problem was on eHam's...
by W3WN
Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: K4RFE LARRY E,GUGLE, has NO Integrity
Replies: 8
Views: 8118

Re: Group description: Talk about anything related to Ham Ra

Group description: Talk about anything related to Ham Radio. And this is associated with ham radio in what manner??? Bill - WA8MEA The induhvidual names is a ham, and clearly, others are unhappy with him to say the least... and if the allegations are true (which I neither confirm or deny as I have ...
by W3WN
Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: I just saw another "Pity me..sell it to me cheap"
Replies: 25
Views: 18219

Re: I just saw another "Pity me..sell it to me cheap&qu

So does this mean if you are a ham who is layed off during these poor economic times that we are banned from looking for a cheap rig so they can play too? Maybe we need to ban students who have very little money as well. Maybe we should tell those on a fixed income they cant have a radio. Is this r...
by W3WN
Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: food for thought- ? a deal ? not
Replies: 4
Views: 2313

Re: food for thought- ? a deal ? not

Well Joe, In this case, the impression I get is that the other induhvidual was essentially saying "$795 including shipping, my way as per the invoice, take it or leave it." If you are not comfortable with those terms, and if I were in your shoes right now I wouldn't be, tell him you're no longer int...
by W3WN
Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: AL4A is still a crook
Replies: 3
Views: 7168

Don't suppose it would be asking too much for any details, would it?

Y'know, like what the item was, how much $$, what steps were taken before or after?
by W3WN
Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: 2m setup needed
Replies: 3
Views: 2497

Re: 2m setup needed

I need... 2m radio 2m Antenna 15 Amp Power Supply I take it that you're KJ4OSV? Are you asking if someone has this for sale, or inquiring as to what a recommended system would cost? BTW, I've run 25 W rigs on a 12 A supply. My current shack rig, which is a 45 W Alinco dual-bander, works quite well ...
by W3WN
Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: Slap in the face
Replies: 14
Views: 11519

The real problem here is that there can be one of two (or more) types of hamfest pricing. Ham "X" loves to dicker and bargain, so he prices his items to leave himself some negotiating room. Offer him a price somewhere within his acceptable range, and he may accept it on the spot, or he may banter ba...
by W3WN
Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: ********FYI INFORMATION ON THE UPS STORE********
Replies: 18
Views: 8372

Re: ********FYI INFORMATION ON THE UPS STORE********

The UPS store is not and I repeat NOT the same as UPS. The UPS store is a private contractor. The UPS store packs incorrectly and YOU must go to small claim court to try to get your $$$$$ back for damaged goods. UPS will not even discuss it with you. How do I know? I bought an AL80B from a guy out ...
by W3WN
Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: CLASSIFIED ADS SPELLING FUNNIES }:>)
Replies: 83
Views: 64999

Re: HAHAHA

SEVERAL "NON SMOKING" rigs.I would hope so UNLESS it's a parts only rig. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I do NOT allow my rigs too smoke either. W4KVW Well, I would certainly hope not! Don't you know basic electronics? Electronics work because all of the components are filled with smoke. Let t...
by W3WN
Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: CLASSIFIED ADS SPELLING FUNNIES }:>)
Replies: 83
Views: 64999

N4ATS wrote:Wait , Wait , My wife says "its got to go"
I wouldn't dare ask my wife. She might say that "ALL of it has to go!"

In fact, my ex-wife did say that.

All of it went. And I went with it. :lol:
by W3WN
Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: Compaint on radio sol 2 months ago
Replies: 4
Views: 3396

Something doesn't sound right here. If the buyer waited 2 months to open and test the unit, that's his/her own fault. Unless they offered an explanation as to why it sat for 2 months (if it did, which in and of itself I find suspect), you have no way of knowing what happened, when, where... Look at ...
by W3WN
Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Ya Gotta Be Kidding Me
Replies: 2
Views: 2527

Ya Gotta Be Kidding Me

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/a ... 1378A1.pdf

Of all things to complain to the FCC about... signal reports in contests?

Un
be
lievable