WA4KM KEVIN MCCLURE Be Carful!

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WA4KM KEVIN MCCLURE Be Carful!

Post by K9XR » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:11 am

As some of you know I don't have a lot of faith in the feedback system here on QTH. It is obvious that some sellers have a deal where they think they have to set a record for feedback even to the point of starting a new thread from feedback they received in another thread. I just don't understand all of this. I have contended for a long time that as long as we know who the crooks and scammers are, the feedback is doing its job. It seems kind of juvenile to to make a big deal out of somebody just doing what they are supposed to do in completing a deal.

That being said, on July 2, 2014 Kevin McClure WA4KM had an for a Round Emblem Collins S-line that that got my attention. It was a 75S-3B, 32S-3, 312B-4, and 516F-2 power Supply. The Price was $1800 which seemed like a fair price for an S3-line in "good condition". He had pictures posted of the fronts of the rigs, and other than a little of the hi-lighter missing on the receiver faceplate, ity looked to be in good shape. I asked for more pictures and he sent me the same pictures only close -up. I asked him if he had any of the sides and he said he could take them but it would be a pain. I said OK, than how is the paint. He told me that with the exception on a little worn spot on the side of the receiver the paint was all fine and in good shape. I paid via PayPal and he shipped it on July 3.

I received them via FEDEX on Tuesday the 8, and as soon as I laid my eyes on the boxes I knew I was in trouble. Kevin had told me that they were all double boxed. Yes they were double boxed with used made to fit boxes inside another box with very little or no packing material in them. He didn't even have the common sense to put the units in a plastic bag so they didn't get all scratched up by the cardboard. After I opened them all up I called Kevin and told him that we had a problem. The Power Supply had gotten the worst of it. the cabinet had actually be bent up from the bottom. I don't know for sure, but the fact that only 2 of the 4 screws were fastened to the cabinet might have had something to do with it. One of the tubes was also broken. The Receiver worn spot that he said was about the size of a thumbnail was actually a dent about the size of my thumb. There were all kinds of scratches on all of the units, corrosion on the inside of the receiver and transmitter. Kevin didn't seem surprised when I told him about all of the imperfections. He said it was "listed as in good condition, not very good or excellent condition according to the Collins Collectors Association." So I told him that our opinions of "good" differed so much I was going to send them back for a refund. He said OK but I would not get my shipping monies back. I sent him about 50 pictures and the next day he said that the power supply must have been damaged by fedex. So he said he was filing a claim. So he told me to pack them back up EXACTLY the way I got them and FEDEX would pick them up on Friday the 11th. I did as he asked and now I had no money and no radios. He said I had to wait for him to inspect them before he would refund my money. I didn't think too much of that because I knew that FEDEX would never honor a claim because of the way they were packed. I don't know if they settled with him or not but I would be really surprised if they did.PayPal gave me my money back because the fedex tracking said they were picked up at the original shippers direction and as far as they were concerned they were his. Well, of course he appealed the PayPal decision because now he is claiming that they worked when he sent them but didn't work when he got them back. I don't know if it ever dawned on him that any damage done was the result of poor packing.

So as of now he has his radios and I have my money. i must say that he DID to let me keep the radios at a reduced price but I wanted no part of them. If anybody is interested in pictures or correspondence from Kevin, I can send them if it has something to do with the deal. I will NOT send them to the usual picture collectors.

The main reason I put this on here was to let anybody that may have an opportunity to buy them know what will really be getting.

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Re: WA4KM KEVIN MCCLURE Be Carful!

Post by KA9FOX » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:56 pm

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Re: WA4KM KEVIN MCCLURE Be Carful!

Post by wa4km » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:41 am

In response to the false and slanderous feedback recevied by Mr. Albert Brooks, I am shocked and deeply disapointed that Mr. Albert Brooks, K9XR, blatently told false information in order to ruin the credibility of myself as a seller. Mr. Albert Brooks was given full disclosure that these were original 1960's Collins and were in good condition. Pictures were provided to Mr. Alberts Brooks without any misleading on our part as we had several interested parties to purchase the Collins. The other Party, later was also an interested party, but we already had agreement with Mr. Brooks. The other party understood and appreciated my honesty so I know he has been very upset by the lies presented on this forum regarding the condition of the Collins. The other party saw them before they were sold and pictures after. I advised The other party that they were damaged. I try to always be an honest seller and keep my word. To give an example, last Sept. 2013 when I was in the hospital for an emergency open heart surgery I had agreed to sell a Henry 3 K Classic Amp to a Florida Ham radio operator and I still handled the transaction literally hours before I ended up on life support with my wife meeting with the buyer before I even let her come to the hospital. As for the packaging I am a retired truck LTL driver who knows how to package items and I utilized Fed -Ex with the clear instructions on how fragile the items were and insisted on careful packaging with explicit details. As soon as Mr. Brooks notified me of the alleged damaged Collins, I advised I would immediately contact Fed-Ex the next day and accept the Collins back for inspection. After verifying the condition of the Collins once I received I would return his money. Barely had I even addressed, when Mr. Brooks notified Pay Pal alleging misconduct on the items received. I contacted Pay Pal in response and requested a Resolution Case be opened for a full investigation. I received items in such a horrendous condition that I was surprised the Collins were not disentagrated. I have had the Collins. I wish I had nerver heard of Albert Brook and I wish I would have sold to The other party. I would never sell anything to this buyer. While Paypal was investigating thru pictures and emails that I had in detail before the Collins were sold, I returned the money to Mr. Brooks without any pressure or being advised to. Pay pal did not pay Mr.Albert Brooks, Kevin McClure paid you back to be very clear. Prior to buying I had advised Albert Brooks that there was a nick on the side and a small dent onthe Receiver. The Collins are over 40 years old and from my understanding only two owners, me being one of them. I am very conscious and detailed person with everything I have. I pride myself on my word and actions. I would not misrepresent anything I owned or delibertly try to sell anything falsey as my wife would say because not only would I know it would be an untruth and God would Know. if you look at my any of my previous sells, QRZ pictures,( which show the Collins) and ebay transaction I have NEVER had a complaint with any item sold. I have 100% positive feedback on ebay and other sites. I have some legitimate concens that Mr. Albert Brooks either used some of the Collins equipment for his own equipment or damaged the Collins himself to get out of the agreement because the first complaint he sent me was only of the nicks that were already documented. It was not until I advised him I would need to have a complaint filed with Fed-Ex. that Albert Brooks sent the horrific pictures. I was stunned that those were not the pictures originally sent. I also have concern that Mr. Brooks posted this slanderous false information after he received the money back from me. THE BOTTOM LINE IS I REFUNDED YOUR MONEY, BUT YOU STILL WANT TO SLANDER ME. NOT ONLY HAVE I BEEN SLANDERED, I AM OUT OF MONEY AND NOTHING LEFT BUT BROKEN EQUIPMENT. I AM ASKING SCOTT NEADER, KA9FOX TO REMOVE THIS UNTRUE FEEDBACK FROM THIS CROOK HE AS PAID.
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Re: WA4KM KEVIN MCCLURE Be Carful!

Post by wa4km » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:38 am

K9XR Albert, You say that you are in business that sells amateur radio supplies. Now, If you make a mistake and you refund the customers money does that make you dishonest or a crook?
PLEASE,PLEASE ANSWER THE QUESTION!!!!!!!!!! THATS WHAT I THOUGHT
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Re: WA4KM KEVIN MCCLURE Be Carful!

Post by K9XR » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:25 am

OK Kevin, You want to go there, we can go there. Keep in mind I have emails to back up all my complaints. I received the radios on July 8, 2014. called you and told you that we had a problem and that I would be sending them back. I told you I was on my way to my grandson's baseball game and would take and send pictures when I got home. I sent you what, about 50 pictures at 1:43 AM on July 9,2014. I don't know how i could have gotten them to you any sooner. On July 9 you said you didn't know if FEDEX was going to inspect them or not. On July 10 you told me to repack them the exact way that I got them and that FEDEX would pick them up on JULY 11, 2014. You told me I could leave them on the porch, but I was afraid to and i\I waited ALL DAY for them to come pick it up.

C'mon Kevin You know you are lying about FEDEX packing them. You had your friend at the GUN SHOP Pack them and ship them. Remember? Than you told me to make sure that I ship them back to the gun shop and not to you. But I didn't have to do that because FEDEX picked them up on July 11 and did whatever you directed them to do with them. Yep I called PayPal because I had no radios and you had my money. PayPal, not YOU gave me my money back on JULY 14,2014.
Anybody who has an interest in this can email me for emails and the pictures that I sent to Kevin about 12 hours after I received the radios from him.

Kevin, You can use the "G" word as much as you want but in this case it will not make you any more than a common LIAR. OH BTW your buddy MR. Vassar said he had pictures he took of the radios but I haven't seen them yet. As for NR. Vassar i didn't really appreciate him cussing me out in his emails, but I guess that was something God wanted him to do.

Kevin, All I did is present the facts and you well know it. Yep, there is some SLANDERING going on but it isn't by me. If you think there is, go ahead and sue me. I am looking forward to it.

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Re: WA4KM KEVIN MCCLURE Be Carful!

Post by wa4km » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:44 pm

I am not going to get into a pissing contest with you everyday Albert. It's apparent by the internet that you have a history of problems, but I will no longer be one of those problems. If I would have googled your name and seen your past I would have never sold the radios to you. You, Mr. Albert, are the LIAR. How can paypal refund your money? Obviously you are ignorant. Let me give you business 101, you got it I because I sent it to paypal and they refunded you the money . Everyone knows that's how it works . Albert, your not very smart are you? As far as the packing goes , it is apparent that you just threw the radios in the boxes and didn't pack them the same way you got them. The radios were on one side and the packing was on the other side which resulted in the radio knobs being broke off and damaged even more. I can send pictures before and after you got them if anyone wants to see them. The bottom line is when I got them back they were destroyed , but you didn't care you got your money. As far as The other party, he saw the quality of the radios and wanted them, but they were already sold to you. He saw this thread and was horrified due to your bald face lie. The other party is a business man and has been a ham radio operator for 35 years who is very honest which I cannot say about you. You are a crook and a liar. He commented on this thread, but they were removed because he was not the buyer or seller.
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Re: WA4KM KEVIN MCCLURE Be Carful!

Post by wa4km » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:38 pm

Oh yes, by the way, I don't understand how Albert Brooks can bring things up about other parties that can not defend there self because he or she is not the buyer or seller. The other parties post were deleted yesterday , but Alberts post remain. Boy Albert you really know how to work the system don't you? . I quess you have had plenty of practice from what I can see from your previous complaints. The other party was clearly stating what he or she had observed and now you are going to attack them. That's sounds about right though. You are clearly a CROOK, LIAR AND A DISHONEST man. Scott, you need to delete this whole thread. I don't understand it, you sell a man a radio and he don't like it and you refund his money trying to do the right thing and now you get negative feedback. How is that Scott KA9FOX? I tried to do the right thing which I sent him his money back through paypal for the record because there is no way I was going to send it directly to him because he would say he didn't get it. Bottom line is this ....Albert you got your money back and I got screwed with broken radios. If anyone wants to see the radios go to QRZ AND TYPE MY CALL SIGN IN WA4KM AND LOOK FOR YOURSELF THEY WAY THEY WERE AND IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE RADIOS NOW I CAN SEND PICTURES. ITS A SHAME THAT A MAN HAS TO BE SO DISHONEST AND CANT TAKE HIS MONEY BACK AND BE HAPPY.

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