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Alot of junk thats not as described

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 6:19 pm
by kd4lyh
I recently purchased an amplifier on qth and it was a piece of junk. Not even close to the way it was described in the listing. Before I start naming names and call signs I will give the seller a chance. This is the first time this has happened to me and Im a little pissed off. I bust my ass for the money I earn. As far as im concerned this hobby has gone to s**t. I wonder if the people that do this have to look over their shoulder when they go out. I have no one to blame but myself, going to have to start buying things that I can look at in person, or really know the seller I guess.


Re: Alot of junk thats not as described

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:39 pm
by W7BKR
Unfortunately, as "perfect a situation as that", good luck finding the sellers. Most use swap boards or Ebay....
Gone are the days of the dealers with their used equipment....

Re: Alot of junk thats not as described

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:47 pm
That's why, unless I am in a hurry, I wait for local swaps where I can see it. This Cochise County club has a barn full of boat anchors!
Tell me what U want and I'll see, maybe in April/May.

Found an old Marantz, I believe, free. Big rack-mount. One tube shorted--so were all the bias resistors! Some idiot had jammed a 30 Amp fuse in it. It was 75 W/Ch out, .001% THD. But too heavy to ship. Transformers alone had enough copper for a Hoover Dam generator!

I'd love to get some classy old rig, like Collins or National, just for that slide rule dial or the 10:1 vernier. For some, it's fast convertibles...

So far I've been lucky, all I have gotten email-order has been as described. Cross Fingers!

Re: Alot of junk thats not as described

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:13 pm
by W9BKR
Or, how about buyers that commit to buying your item, you purchase packing materials and box it up and then they come with excuses why the "can't buy it, etc.". Look in the wallet first, ask mom first, etc., but stop treating sellers like lay away stores. I am never in a hurry but I know some of these types that as soon as the payment is in the mail, they expect the parcel to be in route....but to stiff someone in spending their money on shipping expenses and then pulling the rug out, its no wonder folks go to Ebay...