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Subject: [TowerTalk] The Mike Landa Comments
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 20:33:08 EST
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I have personally dealt with Mike Landa on three transactions for about 
10,000 feet of 7/8 and 1 5/8 inch hardline.  Those experiences have been 
satisfactory.  One irregularity was adjusted promptly and without dispute.  I 
would not hesitate to deal with him again.

One should recognize the nature of his business, buying and selling surplus 
equipment, often in bulk, stored in many locations.  He may not personally 
inspect the surplus gear before it is shipped to a buyer, but depend on others 
confirm the condition (or quantity of cable on the reel). 

In the one irregularity that I experienced, a new reel of cable was marked as 
one quantity, but other documentation from the manufacturer on the new reel 
confirmed a lower quantity. 

To buy a used tower without inspecting it asking for trouble.  A verbal or 
written description has some subjectivity that may reflect the attitude of the 

Buying from a surplus dealer is likely to have additional risk, because the 
dealer may be relying solely on the descripton of the person he is buying from 
for details on the condition of the surplus.  In some cases the dealer does 
not own the product, but makes the transaction (to buy and sell) at the same 
time.  Caution is needed.

First hand facts from people doing business with a tower dealer could be very 
useful.  Passing on rumors from others is probably not constructive.

See:  for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather 
Stations", and lot's more.  Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions 
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.

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