READING AN AD

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K9FW
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READING AN AD

Post by K9FW » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:37 am

When you read an ad, read the whole ad and follow the instructions in the ad.
Such as how to contact the seller and what to include in the first contact with the seller. Also many questions have been asked that are already in the ad. So PLEASE read the ad and follow the ad's instructions.
Thanks, Al K9FW

N1EQ
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Post by N1EQ » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:23 am

Nice try, but I doubt the lazy readers will actually read your post. :D

ni4z
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Re: READING AN AD

Post by ni4z » Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:41 am

Al,

You are exactly right. Read the ad, and if you don't understand, email the seller for information. In fact I posted much earlier that buyers and sellers would both be better served to read the ads rather than posting and taking up bandwidth. For example there are two ads on right now just a few lines from each other for Kenwood TS-60 six meter rigs. One ham wants a TS-60 and one wants to sell a TS-60 and likely these two will never get together. This is a rare rig too.

I guess you and I see things differently Al.

Condy NI4Z

BTW, many thanks to Scott, KA9FOX for this site and the forum.

N9LCD
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Re: READING AN AD

Post by N9LCD » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:10 pm

READ AND UNDERSTAND!!!

I was trading emails with an overseas ham about the sale of an IC-271A and Astron SS-30 power supply. Descriptions, pictures, etc. After a week of trading emails, "WOULD YOU TAKE PAYPAL?"

And the ad clearly said, "NO PAYPAL".

I guess reading is one thing and comprehending is something else!

N9LCD
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Re: READING AN AD

Post by N9LCD » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:12 pm

Forgot my call in the preceeding post.

Operator error.

N9LCD

kg8lb
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Re: READING AN AD

Post by kg8lb » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:31 pm

Usually the first thing I look for when dealing with an unknown is to see if they are Paypal ready . If not , unless I know them well or they are a local , there is no reason to even reply . Yes , I read the ads , they often say loads about who you are dealing with .
OK, So where are the filters now ?

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