Bad deal with KB0XA Don Waldrep aka SlantHQ

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Post by lhk0pd » Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:21 pm

Will he tell his latest victim to try prayer also...
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Post by KS4ED » Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:45 pm

Buying used radio equipment is a risk. If you're spending an amount of money
that is all you have to the dime... you're taking a bigger risk. I have bought more
than one piece of equipment (several) that just didn't meet up to the sellers
description. As someone wrote in a previous post (in so many words),
"Just because someone holds a Ham Radio License doesn't mean he's
trustworthy ham..."
I can understand somebody going off on this forum if they send someone
a considerable amount of money and never recieve the item.
But... to go on and on and on over a couple hundred bucks on an $1100
dollar item? A used item at that! That's the risk factor of buying used radio
equipment. If you can't afford the risk... be patient, save your money and buy
a new one or wait till the next Hamfest comes to your area.
If you buy a used radio and it isn't what you'd hope to be and the seller offers
a complete refund... what a short cut! If you end up a couple hundred bucks
disappointed... lesson learned. Move on. Life is too short.

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Post by W4PIG » Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:50 pm

i have purchased lots of equpiment from don all my deals was excellent no problems. if don has something to sell and i want it i will buy from don in a heartbeat. this has been my dealing with don all excellent. 73s de w4pig :D :D :D :D :D

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Post by af6vm » Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:35 pm

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Post by KS4ED » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:27 am

AF6VM...

I have been on your end of the deal. More than once! That is exactly what
I wrote. Many others like me have been there too! Re-read my post.
You don't get it! You rolled the dice on a piece of USED radio gear!
You got a USED radio that may have been less than you expected...
you didn't get out right screwed but you're whinning like you lost $1100
bucks! I've left that at a casino! Because I could afford to be there!
If you buy a USED piece of radio gear you're taking a risk. Holding
an Amateur Radio License doesn't make all holders the same!
I've been shorted by a Ham at a Hamfest, looking right into his eyes,
as he told me how the radio worked perfectly. I spent two days fixing
it after I got it home. I rolled the dice buying a used piece of gear.
It was the seller who had to put his head on the pillow that night and
fall asleep... someday it will come around to him and he'll be whinning
about some screwing him and asking, "Why does this happen to me?"
If he'd just take a minute to think... he'd have his own answer.
It's been many years ago but I remember a source (may have been
the old call books) where you could actually look up Hams that were in
prison! It was thousands even back then!

I have read this entire thread. It's why I wrote about buying used gear.

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Post by KS4ED » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:51 am

Let me be clear... I'm not for the seller or the buyer in this series.
I'm only trying to point out that buying used radio gear is a risk and
this posts shows the proof of that fact. Either you eat your disappointment
of the seller and go on.... or end up in a pissing contest like this post.

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Post by W4LTD » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:09 am

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Post by af6vm » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:06 am

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Post by KS4ED » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:51 pm

It's 73 (seven three)... not 73's.

73

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Post by af6vm » Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:29 am

Donald Waldrep, formerly KB0XA, has changed his call to W9FBI (how ironic), probably due to ripping too many people off. Watch out for W9FBI folks.

W9FBI
DONALD W WALDREP
2605 SOUTHWEST BLVD
SEDALIA, MO 65301
United States

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Post by larrylanberg » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:42 pm

Hello, When some of us griped about Radio-Mart's questionable selling practices, there was always another good dozen or so folks who'd get on and say things to the effect of

'I've purchased from Radio-Mart before and let me tell you he's a real straight-up guy. Best deal I ever got. I'd trust him with my wife. So I don't know what's wrong with the rest of you.'

Well, here you go. I have purchased several times from Don Waldrep. He has an Ebay store and has had one for some time now. Good experiences all. He seems like an intelligent man who takes a lot of pride in his work.


Larry Lanberg

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Post by af6vm » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:58 pm

Thank you for your input Larry. Since you aren't listed in the FCC ULS, and this isn't ebay, it really isn't appropriate that you post in this thread. If you had a transaction with him on QTH, you could start your own positive thread.

Two points I have made are:

a) This thread is for informational purposes only, and your results may vary.
b) If he decided to man-up and make this deal right, I would clear him and post appropriate retractions, which hasn't happened.

One of the reasons I posted this was to illustrate his behavior when confronted about an item that was misrepresented or otherwise unsatisfactory. He lashed out at me with name-calling and threats, as he did with others, both here and on QRZ... but since you think ebay is a good thing (and it's not), read some of his negative feedback and see how he treated those people.

Since you don't have a call, your anonymous posting makes me suspicious as to your motivation for posting here in a ham forum... perhaps you're him, or his brother.... who knows.

Interestingly, further investigation has revealed this blog you posted to in '08:

http://barticles.mytimesdispatch.com/in ... les/P2267/

which says (and I'm quoting):

I think I could easily make a argument that none of us ever needed a Federal Highway System. For example, I have no big desire to drive, without stop, to Sedalia Missouri. But of.......’

Larry Lanberg
Aug. 23, 2008 at 04:00 PM


Coincidence you would happen to mention the EXACT town W9FBI lives in??? I think not.

Go away now, and tell KB0XA / W9FBI that I said hello.

This is for hams buying ham gear and this is how my deal went with this guy. That's all.

But thanks for moving the thread to the top of the list again for me!
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Post by W4PIG » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:31 pm

all of my deals with don has been very good with no problems. 73s de w4pig

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Post by lhk0pd » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:33 am

I had no problem with Don until out of the sky blue he attacked me over something he had absolutely no knowledge of. I in fact had defended him once. I sent him a private message asking him why he was lying about me and never received a answer. I've never bought from him and doubtful if i ever will until he at least explains why he attacked me or apologizes in which i doubt will happen. But glad your experiences have been good and i know you can not please every one.
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What a bunch of BS ...

Post by n5wrx » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:48 am

Grown men acting like children.
Sounds just like what I hear on the 80 meter band.

Its all BS as nobody has any legal grounds to do anything.
The radio should have been returned for the refund when it was offered.

Play nice children.

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Post by KE3W » Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:29 pm

KS4ED wrote:Buying used radio equipment is a risk...
I have to agree. I purchased a MFJ-949E Versa Tuner II but wasn't told the Dummy Load didn't work, LDG Electronics AT-11MP Automatic Tuner and wasn't told (on occasion) it wouldn't tune properly and the built in SWR meter was way off, a Heathkit Electronic Keyer Model HD-1410 and wasn't told that it looked like it sat in a barn for 10 years yet the picture made it look clean. :D

All the listings stated "it" was a good condition. Like you said Buying used radio equipment is a risk.

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Post by W4PIG » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:22 pm

don t you think yall have rode this horse to death. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Maybe

Post by K9XR » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:40 pm

It was probably beat to death 5 0r 6 posts ago, but that didn't stop anybody then so why should it stop anybody now?


W4PIG wrote:don t you think yall have rode this horse to death. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by W3WN » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:42 pm

W4PIG wrote:don t you think yall have rode this horse to death. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
To paraphrase the country song,

Save a horse, beat a cowboy

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Post by af6vm » Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:05 pm

but yet you keep posting?

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Yep, we keep posting.

Post by K9XR » Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:55 pm

But at least we don't have poster's remorse and feel the need to delete our posts.
af6vm wrote:but yet you keep posting?

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Post by af6vm » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:38 pm

As someone else said in a different thread here, you should quit hijacking threads and put some energy into finding something constructive to do with the abundance of time on your hands.

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OK I think I finally get it.

Post by K9XR » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:57 pm

OK So you are entitled to your opinion but I am not? I'm not hijacking anything. I just get a real kick out of you guys who think that only what you say has any merit especially if they don't agree with you. I don't remember you having a problem with my posts at the beginning of this thread when my posts were in support of you. If you didn't want any further comments on this thread maybe you should have just let it die.

I still don't know why someone would have the need to delete posts (8 posts deleted just in this thread alone).


af6vm wrote:As someone else said in a different thread here, you should quit hijacking threads and put some energy into finding something constructive to do with the abundance of time on your hands.

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