W5MLS MICHAEL SMITH STILL NO PAY

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VE6NSF
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W5MLS MICHAEL SMITH STILL NO PAY

Post by VE6NSF » Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:31 am

Well I had an add way back in July "Vintage TYMETER Clock" $25 plus shipping ($15). Got email from W5MLS MICHAEL SMITH wanting the clock REAL BAD. Said he sent 2 money orders BUT still haven't rec ANYTHING. Very sad because now W5MLS MICHAEL SMITH won't even answer my phone calls or return a call. Guess the "TRUST A HAM" theory DOESN'T WORK EH!
Yes he does have the clock!

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Re: W5MLS MICHAEL SMITH STILL NO PAY

Post by vk2uw » Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:41 pm

VE6NSF wrote:Well I had an add way back in July "Vintage TYMETER Clock" $25 plus shipping ($15). Got email from W5MLS MICHAEL SMITH wanting the clock REAL BAD. Said he sent 2 money orders BUT still haven't rec ANYTHING. Very sad because now W5MLS MICHAEL SMITH won't even answer my phone calls or return a call. Guess the "TRUST A HAM" theory DOESN'T WORK EH!
Yes he does have the clock!
I guess then, let him watch the time tick away while you taken action to recoup the clock or the money.
Chris Wright
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Post by N6VMO » Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:59 pm

Why would you send an item without having possesion of the funds first?

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Re: W5MLS MICHAEL SMITH STILL NO PAY

Post by VE6NSF » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:28 pm

I guess then, let him watch the time tick away while you taken action to recoup the clock or the money.

Hi Chris unfortunatly W5MLS MICHAEL SMITH is well out of reach. I live on the border of Canada & Montana & Michale is six states away in Midland Texas
I had planned on keeping the clock when 3 wks passed & no replys but soft hearted & fell for his sobb story. Oh well hope HE ENJOYS MY CLOCK
73 De Roger VE6NSF _._

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Post by VE6NSF » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:41 pm

N6VMO Why would you send an item without having possesion of the funds first?
Hi John ya I know "IN GOD WE TRUST ALL OTHERS PAY CASH" but "W5MLS"
Michael L Smith sounded real sincere & had "some problems" down there in
Midland TX 79701 with some BIG storm & flooding but assured me the check was mailed. So I waited a week & a bit & talked 3 times to Michael & decided to send the Vintage TYMETER clock as his check should arrive any day now. Then I call & he says "must be lost I'll send another" & this does happen. Well
"W5MLS Michael L Smith" has had the clock since July 17 & now I get an answering machine & no reply to my calls 403-701-8842 there's the number again "W5MLS Michael L Smith" all this for $40 USD

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Post by K0RS » Wed May 14, 2008 10:55 am

FWIW, I had exactly the same experience with W5MLS as VE6NSF did. Mike called me wanting to buy a Kenwood wattmeter I had advertized here on QTH. He said he would have the funds to me "in a couple of days." That's been two months ago and, of course, no money.

The difference between my deal and VE6NSF's is I didn't send my equipment before receiving payment, so I'm only out the time involved.

I won't speculate what mental condition causes someone to do this, but it seems Mike has an active fantasy life involving the purchase of ham gear.

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Post by n5wrx » Sat May 17, 2008 10:25 pm

N6VMO wrote:Why would you send an item without having possesion of the funds first?
Perhaps for the same reason you would not send the money until you had the item in your possession. Someone has to trust someone and send something first.
It is just as likely to send the money and not get the item as it is to send the item and not get the money.

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