N4QU.....RUN AWAY FROM THIS SELLER AS FAST AS YOU CAN!!!

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KB3GGC
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N4QU.....RUN AWAY FROM THIS SELLER AS FAST AS YOU CAN!!!

Post by KB3GGC » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:11 am

I paid N4QU for an Icom R75 receiver. It was advertised to have it's original box, be in "mint" condition, a late model, and with the DSP unit installed. When it arrived, it came shipped in the original box which was not intended as a shipping box thus destroying the value of the original box. Futher, when it was unpacked, the radio was dirty and full of scratches. Finally, to add insult, the radio was an early unit and did not have the DSP installed.

The only bright spot of the transaction is that he did not run off with my money without sending something along. However, everything else was misrepresented to me. Further, he does not answer his emails and nor his phone. I have tried to email him at his business Maxuno Jewels there in Florida to no avail.

Ongley Tercero is an extra class amateur and I expected better....much better. Should he ever sell anything again on either eHam or QTH, or should you see him selling at a swapmeet, run away....run away fast!

Randy McIntosh / KB3GGC

w1wn
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Post by w1wn » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:23 am

Sorry about your experience. I follow 2 simple rules in my purchases. Insist on photographs and only use paypal. If the seller does not wish to comply with these rules I walk away.

Dave, w1wn

ke5oah
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Post by ke5oah » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:59 pm

w1wn wrote:Sorry about your experience. I follow 2 simple rules in my purchases. Insist on photographs and only use paypal. If the seller does not wish to comply with these rules I walk away.

Dave, w1wn
Pictures is good,pay pal is a good way to loose all your money.Any kind of credit card or electronic transaction is a risk. My buddy had his paypal account hacked a few months ago. They got every dime he had in his account. I don't sell or buy with any electronic currency.

w1wn
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Post by w1wn » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:48 pm

I have had a paypal account for years and never lost a cent. Of course, I don't keep funds in there. They are transferred out as soon as they are received. Far more protection than if you send a check or wire transfer. To each their own.

73
Dave, w1wn

GALAXY67
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SENDING PICTURES

Post by GALAXY67 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:06 pm

Requesting pictures is no sure fire method,just becasue soemone sends a picture does not mean that what you see in the photo is the actual radio that will be sent,pictures can be had from different sources,also with photoshop,etc they can be manipulated and with most radios cases being a very dark color,not much can be seen anyway,especially with those common photos taken from 6 feet away from a radio which I have seen hundreds of times posted,I always ask the seller to accuratly describe all 4 sides of the radio and the face of it,probably just about as much luck doing that as most photos..Pictures don't tell:
Receive capability
Transmit capability
Cig smoke
functions,etc,etc

w1wn
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Post by w1wn » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:17 pm

Disagree but whatever works for you. Photographs (detailed ones) combined with using paypal can save the day if you have to dispute a transaction for a piece of equipment that arrives in a different condition than what was represented. Anyway, I am not going to comment further. Just trying to assist a ham with my practices.

73's to all.
Dave, w1wn

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