Selling in HAM forums vs classified of other interests

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NR9R
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Selling in HAM forums vs classified of other interests

Post by NR9R » Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:15 pm

I have noticed something totally disheartening. When I read through the Feedback Forum, I see posting after posting about HAMs who cannot be trusted when it comes to exchanging money and merchandise. I belong to a few other classifieds groups related to some of my other interests in metal working, musical instruments and computers. Lots of buying and selling goes on in these forums in-between lots of intelligent discussion. On other forums, I cannot recall ever reading a posting regarding a deal gone bad. These other forums don't even have a designated space where one can post such negative feedback.

What's the deal?

Anthony
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kc6vlg
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Hams swindle Hams

Post by kc6vlg » Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:49 am

Anthony, it is not their fault. The RF made them do it. :(

N6ATF
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Post by N6ATF » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:00 am

The Batlabs Batboard has a feedback forum too. They are many-edged swords.

From a feedback or group of feedbacks about a person, you don't get absolute certainty about the honorableness of a person.

My biggest pet peeve is that multiple good feedbacks can make you think someone's respectable, when behind-the-scenes, they go around harassing everyone on and off the internet that isn't part of their incoming cashflow.
This person is no longer a member of chat.qth.com

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