Item location for "pick-up only"

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NR9R
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Item location for "pick-up only"

Post by NR9R » Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:05 am

I cannot resist posting something about this any longer- :P

I am in the process of building a station and have been browsing QTH.com often in search of a tower available near me. In this process, I have been surprised that while these items indicate "NO SHIPPING PICK-UP ONLY," about half of these adds actually include the location of the item in the listing!

Please indicate where the item is located if it is not shippable.

Thanks,

Anthony

AB0ER
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tower shipping

Post by AB0ER » Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:28 pm

I shipped a tower last year. It wasnt very difficult

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Post by N6ATF » Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:48 am

Tower business is tricky... if I had a tower to sell, I would decide to post the address depending on two things:

1) The tower is secured to its base and/or guyed down
2) The tower is laying down, unconnected to anything

There are some crazy stories I've heard out of Florida about people stealing really big things like UHaul vans and palm trees (right up out of the ground).

You never know who's reading your ads... so giving the address would probably only be advisable if the tower were secured, just as with anything.
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NR9R
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Post by NR9R » Wed May 02, 2007 10:36 pm

Both of you make valid points but I'm not talking about the seller including an exact address (even though I can easily find it on QRZ.COM). Just listing the state would allow me to at least determine what may or may not be a possibility.

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Post by N6ATF » Wed May 02, 2007 10:53 pm

You may easily find an address on QRZ.com, but it won't necessarily be the location of the tower or even the home address of the licensee, since the FCC only requires a mailing address where you can receive mail.
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Post by k3ich » Mon May 14, 2007 11:47 pm

Come on guys, you're getting WAY off the subject.

If you have ANY sale item for pick-up only, simply specify the AREA, such: "Northern Virginia", or, "Seattle WA" , "Mid-Atlantic region" or "Central Transylvania". You don't have to give your exact address.

Give the potential buyer SOME idea where it is, THEN he can decide whether to contact you or not.

It's just a matter of common sense.

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Post by N6ATF » Tue May 15, 2007 12:10 am

Congratulations AA9OC on your new callsign!
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