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part swappers

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:13 pm
by ng9r
What is the deal with so many people that won't stand behind their equipment due to "parts swappers"?

Yes, I understand their are a few unscrupulous people that will take advantage of others if they get the chance, but the people that offer something to sell and refuse to stand behind it because of a couple of bad eggs are calling everyone a cheat. Suppose everyone buying equipment regarded the sellers in the same manner? Nothing would ever be sold.

I refuse to deal with anyone that that has so little trust in me that they would say such a thing.

That said, there are a lot of great sellers on here to deal with, in many years of buying and selling on QTH, I have never been ripped off.

NG9R

Re: part swappers

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:24 am
by jmh
Occurs more often than most realize, especially if using PayPal. Happened to me. Sold a perfect functioning TS-450SAT to ham in Arkansas a while back. He received then one day later claimed to rig would not receive, and filed a complaint with PayScam. PayScam refunded his money, even though I provided 100% proof that the rig was operating great. Once I received the rig back, I removed the cover for inspection. The idiot had swapped out 2 PCB’s and forgot to reconnect the interconnecting cables. PayScam didn’t give a crap that I was the one scammed.

Re: part swappers

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:15 pm
by W3ESE
Pretty sad!
Maybe QTH needs to start a new forum, maybe titled "Parts Swappers Listing", so anyone burned by a parts swapper can (and should) list the crooks call sign, and the particulars. Is that too extreme? :mrgreen:

Re: part swappers

Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:50 pm
by n5wrx
Its a fact of life ... there are people willing to cheat you over just about anything.
Ever post an item on Craigslist?
You will immediately get half a dozen reply's from scammers offering to buy your item.

Point is ... no matter who or where ... you open yourself to being cheated every time you sell or buy something.
Hamfests are getting real bad about being a dumping ground for equipment with issues.
The internet is crawling with scammers.
Even the well known Buy Sell Trade nets on the Ham bands are seeing some crooked deals.

Bout the only place I would buy a used radio now is from stores who are well known honest dealers.

Ham Radio Outlet bent over backwards with an issue I had with them a few years ago and that really showed their honesty and integrity.
The easy thing for them to have said was "send it back for a refund" but instead they made it more than right.
They are my first stop when I am looking for new or used ham radio stuff.
BTW .... they do take PayPal!

Re: part swappers

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:16 pm
by N4GKS
jmh wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:24 am
Occurs more often than most realize, especially if using PayPal. Happened to me. Sold a perfect functioning TS-450SAT to ham in Arkansas a while back. He received then one day later claimed to rig would not receive, and filed a complaint with PayScam. PayScam refunded his money, even though I provided 100% proof that the rig was operating great. Once I received the rig back, I removed the cover for inspection. The idiot had swapped out 2 PCB’s and forgot to reconnect the interconnecting cables. PayScam didn’t give a crap that I was the one scammed.
I think I would pay him a visit.

Re: part swappers

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:19 pm
by N9LCD
Hamfests are getting real bad about being a dumping ground for equipment with issues.
They ALWAYS were bad.

Even in the 80's.

Especially if you weren't a licensed ham, just a SWL'er!

The bull crap was SOOO DEEEP, I always wore my combat boots to Fests!