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by N8PQB
Sat Dec 02, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Christmas time in Ham Land
Replies: 11
Views: 9109

Christmas time in Ham Land

Here we go again this year. It seems each year around this time the swap pages are loaded with ads advertising to sell "stuff" at inflated prices. (must be a Ebay infection) As someone pointed out in these pages several times in the past, "if your not getting any response, and, you continue to relis...
by N8PQB
Sun Nov 12, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: Near Ripoff?
Replies: 4
Views: 3550

My Two Cents

Doing any deal posted is a risk. In reality, one side has to take the risk. Normally I don't mind taking the first step in belief that 98% of the hams are honest. Yes, the 2% will get you one day. However, when exchanging emails or telephone chats, if something doesn't smell right its time to ask yo...
by N8PQB
Sun Nov 05, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: The Joy of the Trade
Replies: 0
Views: 911

The Joy of the Trade

It seems this time of year money gets a bit harder to come by. At least that is the common feeling of more and more hams that have families. I mean no dishonor to the older guys with families that have left the nest, but rather am addressing maybe the minority. I recently seen an ad that said, "5 we...
by N8PQB
Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: Non amateur posts
Replies: 6
Views: 5155

Non amateur posts

I know this has been discussed before, and many others agreed with the concept of restricting ad postings to amateurs only. I am not about to open a can of worms regarding the credibility of hams vs non-hams, however, IMHO I feel a higher level of confidence in dealing with another amateur who has a...
by N8PQB
Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: What about this idea? Scott please read.
Replies: 0
Views: 1426

What about this idea? Scott please read.

I would like to bounce an idea off you guys. First of all let me go back 40 + years. In my home town we had a paper called Traders Weekly. In it, you could advertise about anything you wanted, however, the catch was, nothing was for sale, it must be traded. Now I am sure there was some cash trading ...
by N8PQB
Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: My two cents worth
Replies: 14
Views: 11678

Amateur or ????

I wanted to expand a bit on ve3tmt, Max, from up in chilly Canada. Some years back I seen a reference to the problem of spelling Amateur correctly. From our friends "Down Under", borrow a word, and the ease of spelling amateur can be remembered. A mate u r , or .... a mate you are. Whatever is easie...
by N8PQB
Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: My two cents worth
Replies: 14
Views: 11678

2 cents worth

Whew..... (I know that's not a word) hi hi When I logged in tonight and seen 10 comments, I thought, boy o boy, the guys really flamed me. I had a :lol: (read that as Big Wide Grin) on my face as I read all the comments in support of "MY Two Cents Worth". I don't claim to be a english major, and I d...
by N8PQB
Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: My two cents worth
Replies: 14
Views: 11678

My two cents worth

I just wanted to vent some personal frustration with the classified ads. This problem is apparent on every ham site, its not just the folks on QTH. When I am shopping for a piece of gear, I avoid those guys making a living selling used gear. I am not going to mention names, we all know who they are....
by N8PQB
Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: KG4LQD now K4NOL
Replies: 3
Views: 2076

Power Supply Repair

I tried to contact you twice to fix the power supply for you without charge. Both emails bounced back. Oh well, glad your getting it repaired.
by N8PQB
Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: Beware of KD7OFJ, James Hills
Replies: 0
Views: 1289

Beware of KD7OFJ, James Hills

James Hills 17923 Jordan St SW Rochester, WA 98579 360-292-0139 Callsign lookup shows the following address, but I shipped to the above one. 1201 S. Chestnut 607 Ellensburg, WA 98926 I had a trade deal with this guy, He SAID he shipped his part, I shipped my side. After a week when I asked him to fo...
by N8PQB
Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: QTH.com Classifieds Discussion
Topic: The value is what it's worth to the buyer
Replies: 0
Views: 2699

The value is what it's worth to the buyer

It never ceases to amaze me, and there has been other comments written regarding this subject. The bottom line is, your posting is worth whatever the buyer thinks its worth, not the seller. Oh, I know the seller decides what he wants, but he will continue to own it if his price in not within the mar...
by N8PQB
Mon Apr 21, 2003 10:50 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: KC2KUY Bill Komar
Replies: 0
Views: 4923

KC2KUY Bill Komar

I recently had a sour deal with Bill Komar, KC2KUY, of 3766 S.R. 26 Lot 36, Glen Aubrey, NY 13777, email address is KC2KUY@stny.rr.com. I think Mr. Komar had every intention of a fair trade, but sadly misrepresented a couple of items. In emails after the fact, his facts regarding the deal changed so...
by N8PQB
Thu Mar 06, 2003 10:38 pm
Forum: Safe Trading Tips
Topic: Comment on not getting ripped off
Replies: 8
Views: 11418

Comment on not getting ripped off

A couple of things I always insist on. First of all a phone number, then make the call to verify who it is, make sure it is not a cell phone number. Ask for a email address of someone else they have done business with. Here lately, everyone wants the other guy to ship first, do you or don't you? I g...