All traders and buyers beware w1cia Don Haaker

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k7bmz
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All traders and buyers beware w1cia Don Haaker

Post by k7bmz » Fri May 25, 2012 9:26 pm

I conducted a trade with this so called honest man w1cia Don and have ended up with the trade costing me over $800 in merchandise, shipping cost and repairs. I traded and excellent operating FT-450 and MD-1 desk mic for a promised working as it should Swan 700cx. The Swan is completely inoperable and has to be completely refurbished. Don was completely dishonest in telling me it works as it should and I am out the radio gear value I traded him as well as the repair and shipping cost to have the Swan 700cx and 117 power supply completely refurbished. It was anything but a trade in good faith on w1cia's side!!
BEWARE THIS GUY WILL CHEAT YOU!!

W1QJ
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Post by W1QJ » Fri May 25, 2012 9:43 pm

Am I crazy or is that one hell of an upside down trade?
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N8SUT
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Post by N8SUT » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:47 am

Was experiencing issue on HTX-100 purchased from Don. Please see comment below.
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ke5oah
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HTX 100

Post by ke5oah » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:11 am

Mic elements go bad on that 10m stuff quite often. But those htx100/hr2510 are tough radios. So i would say if it wasn't working on ssb when you got it,it wasn't working when it was shipped.

N8SUT
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Re: HTX 100

Post by N8SUT » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:33 am

ke5oah wrote:Mic elements go bad on that 10m stuff quite often. But those htx100/hr2510 are tough radios. So i would say if it wasn't working on ssb when you got it,it wasn't working when it was shipped.
Yep, that is my thought, but who really knows. Strange things sometimes happen. I work in a shipping warehouse where all we do all day is ship really high end commercial and industrial controls and PLC type devices. I frequently put $20,000+ worth of stuff in a single shipping box. Believe me, I've had some wierd stuff like this happen to me and always appreciate when people are understanding, so I'm always willing to give the benefit of the doubt. The silence is what is sending up skyrockets here. As long as the seller is communicating with me and trying to reach resolution, I assume they are not trying to cover anything up. I would think someone who KNEW that radio worked when they put it in the box would be doing everything in their power to find out what was really going on. Just one man's opinion


UPDATE. Don, got back to me and is working with me on the HTX problem I had. FWIW, I should have been more patient. Sometimes it is just hard to do! I believe in the delay he was trying to figure out a way to resolve the issue, or offer me a solution option. Shame on me here!! I will admit I opened mouth and inserted foot. It happens, I just wanted to set the story straight! Don is trying hard on my issue. My apoligies, Dan

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Post by mike15601 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:03 pm

I've fixed several HTX-100 mics over the years. Easiest way is to buy a cheap new CB hand mic for under $10 and install the element in the HTX-100 mic. Works very well.

ke5oah
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HTX 100

Post by ke5oah » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:18 pm

Thats good that he is trying to work with you on getting the problem solved. Things do happen in shipping,that i do understand. Im happy to hear that don cares to try to work with ya. I quess im kinda odd or something?? When i sell a something on here and someone asks me a question for example: when am i shipping,tracking num,have i received payment,etc. I respond to their questions as soon as i can. I believe if someone sends me money for an item that they have the right to have their questions answered in reasonable amount of time. Most sellers i have done bussiness with on here does not have the same standards as i do.

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