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Post by ke4nu » Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:51 pm

After sending a usps m.o. for a receiver almost a month ago I think its safe to say I've been ripped off by this guy. He was Johnny on the spot to reply to my emails until he said he was shipping it. He has not replied to any emails since then and and I've received nothing and don't expect too. He had one feedback on the forum and it was bad so I should have known better but I bit anyway because "The price was right" and I had sold him a radio a few years ago and he seemed ok. Has anyone bought anything from him lately? Maybe something has happened to him, I doubt it but its always possible. His ad is still listed on QTH. If your tempted to buy, hold off until this is resolved. One thing is for sure I'll never buy from anyone who has negative feedback again....73, Alan
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Situation Resolved

Post by ke4nu » Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:02 am

One month after I sent him the money it arrived (today). It was postmarked 11-12-07, so it was sent after I posted on the forum. Why in the world would someone procrastinate almost a month before sending someone their item. Also, no emails were received from him after 10-18-07. What is one expected to think? I could be much more understanding if I'd heard something, anything! Poor business practice to say the least. If I sell or buy I always keep the other party updated. On the plus side, the receiver was well packed and in good condition. Guys, when you sell or buy something be timely and keep the other party informed. Case Closed, 73, Alan

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K9DZD (Monte Keller)

Post by W5YMB » Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:33 am

I find this hard to believe about Monte Keller. (Please keep in mind, I'm not questioning the integrity of the Author of this initial Posting)

I've made two purchases from Monte in the past. The first purchase was back in mid 2002 consisting of a Kenwood TS-430S & matching PS-430 Power Supply. The communications were very good from him. He informed me when payment was received & when the items were shipped. When the items arrived, they were as described.

The second purchase was mid 2004 consisting of a Kenwood TS-830S. Once again, he informed me when the payment was received & when the item was shipped. Once again when the item arrived, it was as described.

Maybe Monte will eventually " come- forward " & explain the circumstances of the transaction from his end. I hope so . . .

Ron (W5BS)
San Antonio, Tx

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Very leery of K9DZD, Monte Keller

Post by W0YG » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:40 pm

Monte Keller sent me an e-mail that he was purchasing a Icom 706 I had advertised. He told me he was sending a payment that same day. I never received the payment nor will Monte answer my e-mails. I think all he wanted was to delay the sale of my 706 and have a bit of "Monte fun" along the way. I don't think I will be doing business with this guy again.

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Monte Keller

Post by AB0ER » Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:22 pm

He sent me a email, said he wanted to buy my Icom T7H. He never paid. I waited a few weeks thinking he may have been out of town. He never responded to my emails

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Post by ka4tue » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:53 pm

:( i see k9zdz has equiment for sale right now on qth. i emailed him, no response yet. sure i sm glad for this feed back...beware...ka4tue

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