When you REALLY don't want to sell it.

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When you REALLY don't want to sell it.

Post by K4ICL » Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:29 pm

The XYL says some of your old gear has just gotta go and you need to prove to her
you are trying to sell it by placing an ad on the Internet but you really don’t want to sell it?

Here is what to do.

  • Don’t put any price to keep ‘um confused
    Don’t include a picture to keep it mysterious
    Include a tiny out of focus picture of a comercial ad
    Don’t describe its condition so they’ll think its junk
    Declare you won’t ship it to significantly reduce buyers
    Require a local sale to reduce buyers even more
    Make bad gramer and speling so tha well think yr add wittten by a idiot.
    Put it in eBay and only list the eBay item number
    Require offers be made for it; that’ll run some buyers off
    dont use caps or puncuation so its hard to read know what i mean
    Use confusing wording and spelling to remain vague
    Type out your ad in UPPER CASE so no one will read it
    Don't give a phone number so they can't find you
    Include a nonworking email address so thay can't contact you
    Make'um mad; threaten to put it on eBay
    Don't list your callsign; that really ought to do it
    Tell'em its really in good shape, for its age
    Give'em a nonworking URL to get more info about your ad
    Tell'em not to ask stupid questions
    Don't even think of answering any emails you get

Results guaranteed! You will not have to sell it.

Cheers…

K4ICL
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Post by K9FI » Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:39 pm

Al...you've outdone yourself!

:lol:

ROTF-LMAO!

:D

"We" all needed something like this to take the edge off the threads of the past month or so --- THANKS!!

Very 73!
Jim, K9FI

:wink:

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Post by VE2AMN » Sat Jan 14, 2006 1:09 am

Beautiful!
You`ve got them all, especially "threaten to put it on eBay" .......
Just love it when I see that one!!!
:lol:
Gilles, in the great white north..

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Post by KB2WNR » Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:14 pm

You forgot one, Dont respond to Emails that come in about your items.

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Dont want to sell?

Post by k8vf » Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:24 pm

The one you missed is the easiest one.

Just list your price at the same or HIGHER than A.E.S. is selling the item for NEW.

I've seen it. It works every time.

Wont get many calls on that one.

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Post by w0zs » Sun Jan 15, 2006 3:48 pm

You forgot this one....
Quitting ham radio! That makes me want to buy 'em out!

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Post by N4ATS » Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:43 pm

Or just keep them sedated... Wife and Ham Radio are totally independant from one another. For a wife to say "you have to sell some....." means SHE is lacking something. Find out what it is , buy it for her and you are good to go... They have NO clue as to the value or addiction of Ham Radio.
73's from:
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Post by KB2WNR » Sat Feb 04, 2006 10:56 pm

One more, Take bids on the item till a date weeks away, If I wanted an auction I would go to Ebay!!
KB2WNR

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Post by kk5kc » Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:39 pm

Let's not forget this one. It cracks me up everytime i read it. I have no way of testing this rig. I have no piece of wire and electricity to turn it on

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Post by N6VMO » Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:28 pm

Another one for the list -

Visit the manufacturers website, download a marketing photo of the equipment you want to sell and post it along with your 'For Sale' ad.

Then advertise the equipment's condition as '8 out 10' with just a few scratches.

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Post by w0zs » Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:41 pm

"Serious inquiries only and don't e-mail me asking a bunch of stupid questions. either buy it or don't." I love this one! :o

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Saw that...

Post by K4ICL » Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:55 pm

I saw that and wondered why the user was being rude to all readers and, possibly, cause potential buyers to be wary of having anything to do with him.

K4ICL

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Post by N4ATS » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:51 am

I think what people sometimes mean is do research first before you call. I had a guy call me "4" times plus emails out the gazoo about an Astron 35M power supply I sold a while back , he wanted to know how many amps , if it had meters , if it will work with a Kenwood and if it was a switching power supply , if it was, what were the harmonics on it. Then finally wanted to know if it worked on 110 VAC.

Simple solution , go to the Astron Website and look it up...

Just my 2 cents...
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Post by KC0UKR » Sun May 04, 2008 11:37 am

I think my favorite may be "Still has the plastic on the display".
This sort of implies to me that you should buy this one as the owner is simply too stupid to remove the plastic or that using it for years with the plastic on helps it retain the "As New" status.

These radios are so static charged that I have never seen a plastic sheet that will not stick to one no matter how old it is.

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Post by kc8adu » Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:24 pm

KC0UKR wrote:I think my favorite may be "Still has the plastic on the display".
This sort of implies to me that you should buy this one as the owner is simply too stupid to remove the plastic or that using it for years with the plastic on helps it retain the "As New" status.

These radios are so static charged that I have never seen a plastic sheet that will not stick to one no matter how old it is.
translation.
the plastic's adhesive has become one with the display.its on there for good.

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Post by N9LCD » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:53 am

FOR SALE: BRAND X 2468.

Don't include what kind of rig a Brand X 2468. Make a potential buyer go to the manufacturer's website or to BoatAnchors and look it up.

Yeah, sure!!

N9LCD

:x

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Post by W9FIB » Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:33 am

LOL all good ideas!

Although I did get an Icom 2M mobile for $3.00 cause it was advertised as a cb And it actually works!.
Stanley Lichtenberg

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Post by wx1f » Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:49 am

When anyone emails you and says they will buy one of your many items for sale and wants to know if you take PayPal, just be a total jerk and ignore them. Even though you only stated asking prices in all your your ads and not the methods of payment you will accept. :evil:

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Post by kg8lb » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:22 pm

KB2WNR wrote:One more, Take bids on the item till a date weeks away, If I wanted an auction I would go to Ebay!!
KB2WNR
And usually get a better item for less money . Pay with Paypal and you have some leverage against a bad HAM dealer to boot.

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Post by N8QBY » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:42 pm

Just man up, and tell her you are keeping all of it. :o)

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Love the Post

Post by ke4zne » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:46 pm

If u want fun just advertise tht ur elling a hen weigh

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Paypal

Post by ke4zne » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:48 pm

Rember that paypal dectucts a amt for ea payment, i think 3% however i didnt do the math, but useing it does insure that u dont get 10-100ed

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Post by kc8adu » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:39 pm

word the ad like a nigerian scam letter.
constantly refer to whatever rig you listed as "the item"
say you list a icom 706.
post a pic of a beat up kraco cb.

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Lost or Lonely?

Post by ki6mws » Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:58 pm

When you have it for sale for over a month and a buyer who is HAPPY with your price inquires, definitely argue that point. Tell 'em the price is what it is, that you don't need the money, and that if he feels that way he can go buy it new from the manufacturer. Then when asked for pictures of what he's buying for his $525, tell 'em you don't do pictures and if he doesn't trust what you have said in the 2 line ad, he can forget it. Then iPod him saying it's sold, but keep your ad open. :lol:

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NO PICS...ALL CAPS ... AD OPEN AFTER SELLER EMAILS "SOL

Post by KB3RPE » Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:20 pm

:roll: My favorites *** No Pics/"Pics for serious buyers only" ... ALL CAPS ... Ad still open DAYS/WEEKS after seller's curt email response of "SOLD" ** :roll:
***** My 2 ¢, your mileage may vary, objects look closer in mirror *****
***** BOLD/CAPS intentional ***** :wink:

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