Ken Schroder WB7WEM Impatient seller

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KD0HSFMN
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Ken Schroder WB7WEM Impatient seller

Post by KD0HSFMN » Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:59 am

Contacted seller WB7WEM at 4 am regarding a SWR/power meter. I do work for a living,10 hour days. At 8 am, 9 am, 11 am, and finally at 2 pm, times roughly. he contacted me. I do not live on a computer, I work. I get off at 3 pm. the 2 pm message stated that since I have not contacted him, he sold it to another buyer. NOW at 4 am i specifically stated that I would purchase his meter. What part of that didn't he understand?!?!? I could tell you what I think of this guy yet not fair to QTH . This is twice that I stated I would buy an item from a ham and it went south. I understand that It only takes a few inconsiderate people like these to totally discuss a new ham, in my book. It's such a waist of time for me and others trying to do right. I know there are fair minded people out here that at least have Honor, and integrity. I have found such a man who did sell me a SWR/power meter. It was a better one then this deal and for a better price. Everyone will know who it is when received . so all I can say is if you work for a living and have something better to do then live on your computer, BUYER BEWARE!!!!. KD0HSF

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Re: Ken Schroder WB7WEM Impatient seller

Post by wx1f » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:53 am

KD0HSFMN wrote:Contacted seller WB7WEM at 4 am regarding a SWR/power meter. I do work for a living,10 hour days. At 8 am, 9 am, 11 am, and finally at 2 pm, times roughly. he contacted me. I do not live on a computer, I work. I get off at 3 pm. the 2 pm message stated that since I have not contacted him, he sold it to another buyer. NOW at 4 am i specifically stated that I would purchase his meter. What part of that didn't he understand?!?!? I could tell you what I think of this guy yet not fair to QTH . This is twice that I stated I would buy an item from a ham and it went south. I understand that It only takes a few inconsiderate people like these to totally discuss a new ham, in my book. It's such a waist of time for me and others trying to do right. I know there are fair minded people out here that at least have Honor, and integrity. I have found such a man who did sell me a SWR/power meter. It was a better one then this deal and for a better price. Everyone will know who it is when received . so all I can say is if you work for a living and have something better to do then live on your computer, BUYER BEWARE!!!!. KD0HSF
Did you ever state that you work during the day and that you will firm up the deal with a phone call when you get back home? No?? Then expect the same results every time you post a quickie little "I'll buy it" message!!! DUH !!

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Post by W1JCW » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:30 am

It was implied the guy wanted the item !!

Some folks are in to much of a rush, and are to ignorant to the fact that others work a regular job.

Most of us are not glued to the computer.

Its not a life or death situation.

Stating the intentions of buying it should have been enough.

The previous post missed the point and the principle of what KD0HSF indicated.

Someone should not have to be that connected when trying to purchase an item.

A mans word " I'll buy it " should be enough until someone gets home from work to at least have a chance to reply. DUH !!
73 -

W1JCW
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Post by Hammyguy » Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:17 am

I'm pretty sure this is the same guy that pulled the same thing on me. I spotted an R7000 for a inexpensive price at 830 am at work. I wrote an email from QTH stating I'd buy it. By 11am he had written 3 emails, called my home phone, and finally stated on the last email that he had sold it. This was a total of 2 1/2 hours before I got to another location with a computer. He stated in the first email that I was the first person to respond.

I don't live on my computer either. When I sell an item and have a statement from a buyer that he definitely wants it, then he gets first crack at it. But he needs to respond within a reasonable amount of time, typically the same day. Beyond that I'll consider the guy a tire kicker and move on to the next potential buyer.

I've also had tire kickers get upset with me for NOT holding an item for them while they drag their feet making up their mind.

Sorry guys just wanting info about something doesn't give you first crack at purchasing it. The first firm commitment is the one who wins the prize.

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