What just occurred to me is this: so what if the W5 got a better offer, is
he living hand-to-mouth? Can he not afford to keep his word? Is your word
worth the paltry difference in price? It's a pity that a ham has to be like
this but knowing that he is a lawyer makes me think, "what else can you
Sorry, Chip, you apparently met a weasel.
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> Hi Chip,
> I am sorry that you have encountered a "raw deal" on the TenTec thread. I
> have been a ham since 1961 and the accepted practice has always been the
> "word" of the individual. If it was stated that the gear was yours then
> it was yours - not someone later that may have offered more money for the
> highly sought after model 253 auto tuner. I have seen those tuners go for
> over $1000 at times. Last year I sold my 253 tuner for $350 with out
> knowing of its price capabilities. Three weeks after the sale I was still
> receiving calls from hams (some out of the country) that wanted to send
> well over $900 for that tuner. I simply told all that called that the
> deal had been made and the tuner was no longer for sale. --- Oddly I sold
> it to a ham in Texas but not the person you mentioned.
> Again I feel sorry for the "raw deal" that was dealt you and please be
> assured that the manner in which you were confronted is by no means the
> "norm" but perhaps a "right wing" approach of making a buck.
> Jim --- N8LUV --- MI
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