This had very many of the characteristics of a fake or hi-jacked ebay
* Zero feedback, or as in this case feedback that appears to have been
made up by satisfied "buyers" with no track record themselves.
* No Paypal accepted
* The item appeared twice- as did the seller's other offerings which
were mainly high-value HiFi items. See
* A callsign ID that made no sense
* Listed as "NEW" but description says it is 2 years old
* Photos date stamped 01/01/2005
* Listed in "Dolls House Miniatures"
I wouldn't be at all surprised if a real auction for this Emtron had not
taken place in the last few months and these were not the very same
pictures and description pasted in. It may even be that the seller ID
has been hi-jacked, I've seen it before.
Nothing wrong with ebay though, just keep your wits about you. I have a
152 all +ve feedback rating so use it quite a bit. But you'd have had to
be crazy to have bid on this auction with all the problems in the
Actually the ONLY time I have been ripped off with ham gear was not in
ebay, but as a result of a message in this very group when dishonest
RONALD D BERGANTZEL, KA0RYT took my money but never sent me the goods.
73 Paul G4DCV
Jim Kearman wrote:
> From: "Will Matney" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> I don't know if any has e-mailed the buyer or not, but I did and explained
>> is going on. It's not right for us not to let the buyer know if we know this
>> happening, I don't think.
> Yeah, Will, but the buyer's a CBer. Look at what else he's bought lately. He
> probably thinks he died and went to heaven, getting the amp so cheap.
> But if you're so inclined, the time to warn 'em is before the auction ends,
> so they can withdraw their bid. The gavel done dropped on this one, right on
> that CBer's head. Being hollow, and thus undamped, what frequency you suppose
> it resonates at? :)
> Jim, KR1S
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