Beware KB3MSU

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w2mc
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Beware KB3MSU

Post by w2mc » Thu May 21, 2009 4:50 am

I responded to KB3MSU's ad (below), and sent $40 cash, but never received the drive. When I contacted him (May 01) he said "I'll keep you informed, Jon".......

Despite several emails, I've heard nothing from KB3MSU, and received no drive. Its now May 21st, and I suspect I'm out $40.00.

Beware of KB3MSU....

Jon
W2MC


COMPUTER - For Sale: External USB DVD-R/CD-R Drive
** Pending Payment ** I have for sale an external DVD-RW Drive, will also do CD-RW. Drive is brand new. USB Computer connection. Includes all cords and power supply. Works great with Windows XP and Vista----totally plug and play. Asking $40.00 shipped in the lower 48 states. Or what do you have for trade? Let me know. Contact me at kb3msu at verizon.net . 73's

wx1f
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Re: Beware KB3MSU

Post by wx1f » Thu May 21, 2009 11:06 am

w2mc wrote:I responded to KB3MSU's ad (below), and sent $40 cash, but never received the drive. When I contacted him (May 01) he said "I'll keep you informed, Jon".......

Despite several emails, I've heard nothing from KB3MSU, and received no drive. Its now May 21st, and I suspect I'm out $40.00.

Beware of KB3MSU....

Jon
W2MC


COMPUTER - For Sale: External USB DVD-R/CD-R Drive
** Pending Payment ** I have for sale an external DVD-RW Drive, will also do CD-RW. Drive is brand new. USB Computer connection. Includes all cords and power supply. Works great with Windows XP and Vista----totally plug and play. Asking $40.00 shipped in the lower 48 states. Or what do you have for trade? Let me know. Contact me at kb3msu at verizon.net . 73's
That's interstate theft. Contact his local PD with copies of your shipping receipts. They will pay him a visit.

KE3W
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Post by KE3W » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:08 pm

I'm not making any excuses for KB3MSU - but I searched KB3MSU and found the following on QRZ.COM description. Maybe, just maybe it wasn't intentional?

Hello, I'm Leroy, KB3MSU. I live in Kulpmont, PA, heart of the coal region. I currently have no station. I am now confined to an electric mobility chair for what remaing time I have here. I had major brain surgery in 2008 that left me impaired, but I was still making 100+ PSK contacts a day with my old station. In April of this year, 2010, I had a massive heart attack and spent 29 days in the heart research hospital. Got confined to my mobility chair in my prison of my home. Then, christmas week I had an MRI that found I have a large area of encephlyomalacia, an untreatable brain disease with no cure. They say I have maybe 1 year to go before I go into a terminal/coma. Then the neuro-surgeon says to me to go enjoy my time I have left, have fun, get back into ham radio!

lhk0pd
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Post by lhk0pd » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:16 pm

Wow what a sad story with KB3MSU and personally if this is truly the case he could keep the money as far as i would be concerned. His situation does explain why the neglect on shipping. 11 yrs ago i sold a MC60 mic on E bay and before the money arrived i had a Heart attack and the end result was i ended up with 5 heart bypasses. During my recovery process i had completely forgotten about the Mic. My Son stopped by one day and asked me if i had checked all the mail i had. Of course i had not,so when going through it was the letter from the buyer of the MIC with his M.O.. I immediately contacted him and got the Mic out to him. Mind you he had sent the Money over a month before,but when some things happen that are very serious it becomes the priority. So these things do happen unforunately.
Larry Huff K0pd

W4AIN
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I don't know...

Post by W4AIN » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:35 am

The original complaint was in May 2009....The info on KB3MSU's heart attack was in April 2010......Seems that he could have shipped that item, or provided a refund, sometime within that nearly one year time frame. Maybe I'm missing something, but the dates are clearly posted.
Phil - W4AIN
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KA9MOT
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Post by KA9MOT » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:46 am

He is current and active on eBay:

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... world=true

Something hinky about this guy.
Steve - KA9MOT

KE3W
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Post by KE3W » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:23 am

Just checked his sales and buys - nothing Amateur Radio Related that I can find...

kg4mlo
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Post by kg4mlo » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:41 am

KA9MOT wrote:He is current and active on eBay:

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... world=true

Something hinky about this guy.
So what's "hinky" about him ?? He still has all his stuff, and everybody"s money to boot. I think he is pretty "slick"

lhk0pd
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Post by lhk0pd » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:29 pm

Yep it looks like he is doing quite well. I guess the only brain problem he has is thinking honestly..
Larry Huff K0pd

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