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Comment on not getting ripped off
Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2003 10:38 pm
A couple of things I always insist on. First of all a phone number, then make the call to verify who it is, make sure it is not a cell phone number. Ask for a email address of someone else they have done business with. Here lately, everyone wants the other guy to ship first, do you or don't you? I generally insist on shipping via UPS rather than USPS. My experience with USPS has been poor, their tracking methods and options are not as good as UPS.
Finally, we must remember this is supposed to be fun!! I believe strongly that 95% of the hams on this board are honest. 4% are deceptive, in that they ship differently than they advertise, but they do ship! And finally, the 1% that are actually out for free gain.
I have been ripped off also, but also have gained some avenues of recourse that are available to us, not always does the con artist win!
Non Hams and ripoffs
Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2003 5:57 am
Just my opinion but since most of the scams and ripoffs involve a non ham. Why not limit the board to licensed hams only? A verified QRZ name and call could be checked before allowing "membrship"
Just a thought. So you non ham dealers, hold the flames, I don't pay any attention to you anyway and i just consider the source.
Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2003 3:20 pm
WELL WE CONSIDER THE SORCE WHEN ITS YOU TOO.NOT ALL NON CALL PEOPLE WILL SCAM,ITS A PROVEN FACT JUST LOOK AT THE FEED
BACK,ITS NOT JUSY NON-HAMS THAT SCAM. TIM CONNER
Non Ham Dealers
Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2003 4:25 pm
Ah, I am not surprised I heard from this guy. The last emails went on forever until I blocked him. Bottom line, This is a free country yet and I ONLY spend my money with Licensed hams and Licensed Ham Radio Dealers.
Yes it is my choice and that is what I do. It is too risky dealing with the non ham dealers.
I have proposed to the FCC many times over the last 50 years that only licensed people should be able to buy or sell ham radio equipment..
But as usual money talks.........
Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2003 4:52 pm
yes you blocked the email because you couldnt take the heat,you want to limit everything to what you want.yes money must talk to,and i guess the FCC dosent really care what you say or think,but again i ask you to go to the feedback and see who the rip offs are its not the nonhams.you want to slam us and do not want to promote the hobby by trying to run us off,how in the world is any one supposed to learn and grow in a hobby when there are guys like you trying to be SADDOM and run it your way?i guess when in your country when you want to learn about something it impossable to do,because you rule,this is the USA and we can learn any where we want even though you dont like it.and yes i fly a flag too,the flag of our country,and not the stars and bars that you fly.LONG LIVE THE USA AND OUR FREEDOMS.TIM CONNER
Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2003 5:28 pm
Thanks for the kind words and thoughts. I rest my case against non ham dealers and their attitudes.....
Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2003 1:00 am
Slightly off topic, however...
Mr. Conner, Korea, 1960, we referred to our FLAG as the Stars & Bars, Stars & Stripes, the FLAG....!
For some reason you detest the Stars & Bars....sorry....! Many servicemen use this term, and some (also those who have already died defending it) still do..!
Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2003 1:32 am
THE FLAG HE IS TALKING ABOUT IS THE REBEL FLAG,NOT OUR COUNTRYS FLAG,AFTER 10 YEARS IN THE USMC I DO KNOW WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE,AND I KNOW WHAT IT STANDS FOR. TIM CONNER
Stars and Bars ??? Get Real.
Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2003 3:03 am