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[TenTec] Caveat Emptor--It Only Takes One

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Subject: [TenTec] Caveat Emptor--It Only Takes One
From: aslusher@erols.com (Alan Slusher)
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 1998 18:51:57 -0400

You are not alone.  I sent funds to the same gentleman for one of the items
he advertised (a #243 VFO).  He acknowledged receipt of the funds and held
me in a (very) long phone conversation about unrelated matters when I called
to find out what the situation was.  That was two weeks ago.

He replied to my email of a couple of days ago to say that he was
incapacitated by emergency surgery, but that he would get a friend to mail
my stuff to me this coming Friday.  I am waiting, but not holding my breath.

This is a major departure from the very salutary experiences I have had in
buying ham stuff via the 'net.  This guy has the potential to give the
entire system a bad name.

Cheers, anyway.

Alan W3/ V31FA
Rockville, MD

>Hi Everyone,
>Sorry to use up bandwidth on this  but I need to vent about a sour
>experience in buying an item over the TT Reflector.
>Over the past 2 1/2 years I have bought and sold quite a few things
>over the TT Reflector and its been a great experience. All of you have
>been great to deal with. A real pleasure. Those of you who have done
>business with me know that I am a straight arrow in either the purchase
>or sale of gear. I have shipped several large items before receipt of
>payment to insure prompt receipt by the buyer. Several of you have done
>the same for me.
>Three weeks ago a ham from Hollywood FLA responded to my WTB for a #282
>filter. We agreed on terms and I sent him a postal money order. Now 3
>weeks later no filter and in response to my two phone calls he
>acknkowledges receipt of the check but will not promise when he will
>ship the filter.  Excuses range from inability to get to UPS or USPS to
>emergency surgery scheduled on the next day (on 2 occassions!).
>Meanwhile his e-mail was disconnected. After my second phone call last
>Wednesday he accused me of "putting pressure on him" and hung up when I
>asked for my money back.  Who's kidding who here? Like you told me Jon,
>"I'm only human."
>So gang if you're going to deal with a ham named Jon from Hollywood FLA
>And if by chance you're reading this Jon how about doing the right thing
>and living up to your end of our deal. I'm an easy going guy but really
>don't like to be taken. And Jon I'm not a fool. Then maybe you really
>need the money more than me.
>If anyone wants more info send me an e-mail.
>Just thought you'd like to know.
>73 fer nw de N1LQ-Dave

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