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Author Topic: Beware of Vollie Redd. .... N5WHT  (Read 3086 times)
KE7RTV
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« on: March 25, 2013, 06:56:07 AM »


Buyers Beware of Vollie Redd, N5WHT!!

On March 12, I sent Vollie Redd $125.00 for an antenna tuner.
Initial communications were cordial and I notified him that payment was in the mail.

After nine days without receipt of the tuner and no communication from Vollie,
I wrote a friendly note asking for a tracking number. In an angry reply, Vollie
stated that he had not mailed the tuner and suggested I was lying about
having sent the money. When I asked him why he hadn't let me know there was
a problem, Vollie stated that it wasn't his responsibility.

Having misunderstood my callsign, and without asking me for clarification, he notified
another ham and the FCC that I was using another person's callsign. He also claimed
that I've been doing business under a false name.

Vollie perceived the following from me as a threat : "You best hope it turns up", and became
outraged, resulting in another very angry email.

I've lost $125.00.  Buyers, Protect yourself!!

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AA4PB
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2013, 07:31:35 AM »

Did you send him cash? If not, then why not stop payment to get your money back. In spite of his uncooperative response, maybe he never did receive the payment.
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KE7RTV
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2013, 07:54:45 AM »


Should have said that I believe Vollie is telling the truth about not having
received the money order. I only wanted to relate my experience with him.

Steve KE7RTV
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KE7RTV
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013, 07:32:37 PM »


I want to make it clear to everyone that aside from poor communications, I
do not suspect Vollie Redd of doing anything wrong. I think the money order I
sent to Vollie was either lost in the mail or stolen and I do not think Vollie was involved
in any way.

When I advised prospective buyers to be careful and protect yourselves, I was
referring to the use of money orders. With a money order, if something goes wrong, there
is little, if anything which can be done to save your money. At least with Paypal or a credit card,
or even a money transfer, you can stop the transaction and determine where the money
ended up.

Steve ... KE7RTV





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KE7EYX
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2013, 10:34:54 PM »

US. Postal money order is just as good. I have used them lately for transactions. Fill out. keep stub an send other part to the person. wait till get item purchased then toss the stub as other half reached destination and got product in return and no wondering where it got lost at in the process.

Just my 2 cents  Grin
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K1CJS
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2013, 04:21:53 AM »

Most money orders have a receipt that you can use to redeem your cash in case the money order is not cashed.  If not, spend a quarter and get a copy of the money order.  It's cheap insurance.

There is a waiting period before you can make the application to get the money back just as there is a time limit in which the money order can be cashed, but if the money order is 'lost' you usually can get the money back after that time limit has expired.
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K2GWK
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2013, 11:46:15 AM »

US. Postal money order is just as good. I have used them lately for transactions. Fill out. keep stub an send other part to the person. wait till get item purchased then toss the stub as other half reached destination and got product in return and no wondering where it got lost at in the process.

Just my 2 cents  Grin

No it's not. With paypal they can reverse the charge if you are scammed. With a postal money order you are screwed. It's just like paying cash.
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