Eddie Cail W2LEC

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Eddie Cail W2LEC

Post by KA9MOT » Mon May 05, 2014 5:38 am

On March 26th I saw and responded to this ad: http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php...ighlight=W2LEC

I figured I could fix the rig and the price was good so I took a chance and responded. I paid via PayPal. Eddie sent me an email the next day and sent me an email with the tracking number. A couple of the numbers were transposed and I asked Eddie via email if he would check the number to insure it was good. Hi sent me a copy of the receipt and it was clear that transposed numbers was the cause. I told him "No Worries"

The radio arrived at my house April 1st and as I took the padded Priority Mail envelope from the postman I commented, "This is no way to ship a radio, I know this is not going to end well.". The postman agreed. I took lot's of pictures as I unpacked because I knew, a radio shipped in an envelope was going to be damaged. And it was. The VFO encoder and one of the small cooling fins were broken off.

I sent Eddie the following email to let him know the rig was damaged.
Good Morning Eddie,

Please see the attached pictures. You'll see that because of improper packing, this radio arrived damaged. You can't even make an insurance claim.


I've also taken a video of me opening showing your package as well as me unpacking it.


I'm very unhappy Eddie. I was so confident after reading some of your positive reviews that W2LEC knew how to properly pack a radio.....


What do you want to do?


Steve KA9MOT
Eddies response blew my mind. All of a sudden it was my fault for "doubting him".
Hi Steven,

This is the first time I have had any issue with a radio being damaged in transit. I have had trouble with this transaction from the beginning with you doubting my shipping even though I provided the tracking number and copy of receipt. Even though I sold the radio as is I will offer you a full refund of the original amount. That includes the money I ate for shipping. As I am in between pay checks it will be at least two weeks. Please let me know if this is acceptable as it is the only course I have. If you feel other action is necessary please let me know beforehand so I can defend myself.

Eddie

In the end, we agreed that Eddie would send me $30 to cover the broken encoder and my labor. If I would wait 2 weeks. I agreed. Then I needed to wait another week and now, a month later, still no Money Order from Eddie Cail.
I filed a claim with PayPal and Eddie wants to fight me on it, so here we are, in a public forum.

Paypal refunded my money. All $100 of it.

DO not buy anything from Eddie Cail W2LEC. He's is incapable of shipping items correctly. Only a Fool or a Cheap Azz would ship a radio in a Priority Mail Envelope.
Steve - KA9MOT

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Re: Eddie Cail W2LEC

Post by K4ICL » Fri May 16, 2014 11:29 am

Did you return the unit? The way your post reads, it appears you got a full refund but you don't say if you returned the radio and it not clear what the refund covered. Thanks...

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Re: Eddie Cail W2LEC

Post by K4ICL » Fri May 16, 2014 11:36 am

Did you return the unit? The way your post reads, it appears you got a full refund from PayPal but you don't say if you returned the radio and it is not clear what the refund covered. Note: the URL for the ad is no longer on the server so the story is somewhat incomplete and confusing. Thanks...

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Re: Eddie Cail W2LEC

Post by KA9MOT » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:33 pm

As I recall, Eddie refused to pay shipping back to him and told me to keep the radio.........insisted the whole deal was my fault.
Steve - KA9MOT

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