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Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W8AKR on November 24, 2006, 01:58:24 PM
Has anyone had dealings with this fellow?  How did it work out?


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3LK on November 25, 2006, 06:37:44 AM
There are myriad reports of the shipped items not matching the photos shown on eBay; of his buying equipment under the name gottahavit and then reselling as his "long time owned" personal stock; of condition not matching description, etc

Also, I simply DO NOT TRUST any seller who does not reveal the buyers.

This guy is especially suspect on Collins. Read the Collins reflector archives from 2004 and 2005. (http://mailman.listserve.com/archives/collins/) Even though he claims to be the largest Collins seller, I don't know of too many Collins collectors that would actually buy from him.

73,

Lon - W3LK
Baltimore, Maryland


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K3WVU on November 26, 2006, 08:37:04 AM
I think there is at least one thread on this forum about Radio Mart.  That and his relatively low feedback rating have caused me to avoid him like the plague.

73

Dwight


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K3WVU on November 26, 2006, 08:42:54 AM
go here:

http://www.eham.net/forums/CompanyReviews/2227


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K6RQR on December 01, 2006, 11:27:54 AM
As a boatanchor enthusiast I have looked at some of the items being offered on ebay by this seller. I have never bid on anything because I have often found the descriptions to be misleading. He will describe a receiver as "mint" or "like new" and you can plainly see in the photos that it is not true. Combined with the other comments on this forum I would avoid doing business with this individual. I have had many, many very satisfying transactions on ebay with hams and others who represented their equipment more honestly.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W7NWH on December 12, 2006, 11:37:42 PM
Ok, another mixed review.  I made a purchase from this person and it was packed very poorly, broken stryofoam in a huge box, no garbage bag to protect the Collins radio. Tubes that we're loose was the result from poor packing.  It worked, but not in tune with the product description.  Everything is "best I've ever seen" and "from my personal collection".   And shipping was a real shocker.  He has very high volume for an EBAY seller, but you buy at your own risk!  


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N6PSE on January 04, 2007, 06:54:59 PM
I purchased a used Yaesu FT736 from Radio Mart via Ebay. The item was described in excellent condition with an extra power supply and working 1.2 ghz module. The item arrived quickly and well packed. The radio was well used and cosmetically in poor condition. The extra power supply turned out to be the bad one that was just replaced by a tech. The 1.2 module was DOA also as evidenced by a tech report that came with the radio.

I contacted Radio Mart via Ebay. Radio Mart easily refunded my money and took the radio back. I was out $100 for shipping it each way.

I gave Radio Mart poor feedback because they immediately relisted the item on Ebay with the exact same text/ad that I had bid upon. I emailed them again to alert them that the power supply and 1.2 ghz modules were bad, however the radio was sold to another anonymous bidder on Ebay.

Be wary of this seller.

Paul N6PSE


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W8AKR on January 08, 2007, 03:23:59 PM
 Does anyone know if this fellow is licensed? I see he "tests" every radio he sells. I know he didn't test the one he sold me, the recv fuse was blown. The radio I bought was "collector" quality. I wish I had looked here before I bought!  I didn't send the radio back, why lose out on the shipping... I'll clean it up, paint the cabinet, replce the tired old (NOS in his ad) tubes and use it for many years. What call does he use?


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: VE4AMN on January 14, 2007, 03:59:12 PM
I sold a radio to this fellow under the eBay name of gottahaveit.  He claimed it was damaged in shipment and a complete writeoff  and sent a picture.  I sent him a 50% refund. I then saw that he was selling the radio "with a dent" (I recognized it because he takes good pictures and I recognized some markings.).  It seems that he had removed the cover and also claimed that many of the tubes were destroyed.

I complained and gave him negative feedback.  He  replied that the radio was his to do with as he pleased (and is technically correct)and replied with negative feedback.

Accepting a partial refund based on a false information is a slight problem.  He has many fine looking radios, but I think he is a little ethically challenged.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WQ7O on January 21, 2007, 08:25:46 PM
Today Radio Mart had a picture of a Drake 2-AC calibrator.  He described this as the much more rare 2-NB noise blanker.  I inquired about this and received no response.  The winning bid was high for a 2-AC and I wonder which item will be sent, the one described or pictured.

Also I bought a "collector quality" Drake T-4XC from Radio Mart.  It had a loose tuning shaft, stench of cigarette smoke, a dent in the cover and a CW chirp that made it unusable.  I would have been out shipping and his 15% restocking charge if returned.  I guess I learned a lesson that is worth something.

AVOID THIS GUY!!!


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KB1NXL on January 26, 2007, 04:37:57 PM
I've read thru the complete thread as it stands today.  If people stop buying from this guy, he'll dry up faster than you can say fraud.  to those lucky amateurs who actually received the product as advertised, he must do this to keep the 'fraud' police off his back.  Simply do not do business with this guy. PERIOD.  as soon as he gets a 'bite' from one bidder, it proves to him that he can get away with fraudulent advertising.  has anyone wondered why ebay does not police this kind of shananagans? Money, of course.  Caveat Emptore people.  PT Barnum said it best - a sucker is born every minute.  I know i'm not dealing with this guy ever- even if he sells an ICOM 7800 like new, never opened, in perfect condition,  not a scratch on it, owned by a non-smoker, with all crystals, all original accessories and asking only $500 on Ebait ...um, Ebay.  If I have said to much, it's the cynic in me crying out.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W5IEI on February 06, 2007, 04:06:19 AM
You'll notice he doesn't set a reserve either.
If your bid doesn't reach his price,he will simply outbid you under one of his schill usernames.
You will see the item re-listed in a few days,claiming buyer backed out.
RIPOFF ARTIST!!!


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: VE3LLL on February 06, 2007, 08:05:56 AM
Customers of Radiomart seem to either love him or hate him.  But any sensible buyer should be very concerned that well over a hundred of his eBay customers have felt seriously burned by him.  Buyers should also note that while some of his customers give him a positive or neutral rating (probably to avoid getting his reciprocal negative feedback) they make negative comments about packing and/or shipping, item not quite meeting description, etc.  So there are truly hundreds of customers who got less than expected from Radiomart.

My own Radiomart story is that I bought a Drake AC-4 power supply.  It was offered with the usual assertions of being 'like new', 'tested to work within specifications', 'my personal collection', blah, blah, blah.  It arrived floating loosely in a badly-beaten box that was about 3/4 full of assorted packing materials - various types of synthetic popcorn, wadded newspaper, some shredded fibres, and who knows what else.  It reeked - REEKED - of cigarette smoke, and I'm an ex-smoker not usually bothered by it.  The fuse carrier was smashed and the broken fuse jammed tightly inside.  After jury-rigging a repair, I found that the bias could not be set properly, and that the unit was missing the little rubber 'feet' explicitly promised in the offering.  Radiomart did send the feet after I complained, and a friend and Drake enthusiast repaired it so I could finally use my 'like new' supply.

A different friend purchased a 'collector quality', 'one owner from new', 'perfect operating', blah, blah, blah Drake TR4CW from Radiomart for a high price (it was before Radiomart's reputation for exaggeration began to circulate.)  It did look pretty on the outside, but was truly FILTHY on the inside and, again, reeked of cigarette smoke.  My friend spent many hours cleaning the radio and then used it for months on his favourite 20m band before discovering that was the ONLY band on which the radio would work!  The mutual friend who repaired my AC-4 helped determine that the radio had been gutted for parts and could not possibly have worked on the other bands when it was 'tested' by Radiomart.

There are apparently many happy Radiomart customers, but beware, beware, beware!!


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N2OVY on February 12, 2007, 05:24:09 AM
Radio-Mart buys equipment under the eBay name gottahaveit1995. Check Martyn's feedback under that name and see what kind of buyer he is. I choose to stay clear of Radio-Mart myself.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K1DA on February 17, 2007, 06:06:38 PM
   Radio Mart is a classic example that P. T. Barnum
was right.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K6DPZ on April 04, 2007, 05:18:26 PM
  The guy is a shit of the first degree.Count your fingers and toes when you are done with him.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KC2PFC on May 07, 2007, 07:30:57 AM
I agree with all the comments here about Radio-Mart.  VERY deceptive!  I purchased an rig from him and it was not in the shape he stated.  Will never do business with him again.  Wish I found this post prior to my purchase.  Now I have a radio that I paid top dollar for that needs repair.......


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: HK1HHX on May 29, 2007, 03:22:21 PM
WARNING!!!!!
HIS NAME IS: MARTIN ALISON, OR MARTYN ALLISON (2 DIFFERENT NAMES)
ADDRESS:205 Salem Road Sadieville, Kentucky  
CALL:W4/G4AGV (england call WHY??)
EBAY BUSSINES NAME: RADIO-MART
EBAY ACCOUNT TO BUY: gottahaveit1995
NEGATIVES FEEDBACKS WITH gottahaveit1995: 7
NEGATIVES FEEDBACKS WITH RADIO-MART: 140
BELIVE ME THIS GUY IS QUESTIONABLE,INCLEMENT,HARSH,HEARTLESS,PARANOIAC,OFFENSIVE,CRUEL.
THE HAM RADIO STORE BUSSINES IS NOT LEGAL IN KENTUKY, BUY ON EBAY WITH gottahaveit1995 AND SELL BY RADIO-MART.
THE EXPERIENCE IS DISASTROUS ON EBAY, HE RESPOND LIKE A HULK AND DONT ACCEPT ERRORS IN DAMAGES ON EQUIPMENTS.
WARNING!!! DONT LOSE YOUR MONEY.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: NYTESKYY on July 09, 2007, 09:57:40 AM
He just sent me a 100% perfect like new he said Eimac 8875 tube - it looks like someone used sandpaper on it! and it rattles! It is being shipped right back - and a refund had better follow...I am within driving distance!


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: NYTESKYY on July 16, 2007, 08:55:18 AM
Radio Mart has promised a full refund - seems very professional. I will let you know when it comes.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: NYTESKYY on July 20, 2007, 08:08:01 AM
Radio Mart issued me a full refund on item where I was not happy - and was very professional. I would have to give them an A+ in customer service.....and they do have a lot of hard to find items.....See for yourself, They did me good.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K6SAD on July 28, 2007, 09:31:44 PM
NYTESKYY The question is if this listing is actually from you, why have you not gave or received positive feedback in reference to this item?

Or is this Good Guy report being put on here by the guy that is not a Good Guy??


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K6SAD on July 28, 2007, 09:58:56 PM
I purchased an item from Radio-Mart.  An Icom 4KL amplifier.  One Owner from New and Perfect. His listing stated that insurance was available.  I bid on it with that in mind.  After winning the 4KL I received the offer to buy the insurance from Radio-Mart through Ebay.  I did buy it as I had planned. The insurance company shortly there after cancelled the insurance as the 4KL was to old and they said they would notify the Seller (Radio-Mart) of the same.  I tried many times to get him to give a partial refund since it did not have the insurance available as his listing stated.  He refused to do so.  I then found it had a problem that I notified him of through ebay.  He did not respond. I had my Credit Card Company and Pay Pal handle the matter.  I am glad he did not give me a partial refund as I later received my first OO Official Observer Report of being out of band.  It was a harmonic in the 27 MHZ area from transmitting on 75 meters. I am glad I did not end up keeping the Icom 4KL. He made NUMEROUS CHILDESS THREATS. One of which was that he had a friend on my local Police Department and he was going to have him get me. He was then going to have it picked up but did not have the DELIVERY SIGNATURE REQUIRED, or that he would have to sign for it.  I finally did get the right kind of pick up after again notifying Pay Pal.  It turns out the address it was going to was a RESIDENCE, where it would not have to be signed for if it did not have the DELIVERY SIGNATURE REQUIRED.  
The address is:
Martin Allison
Radio Mart
132 Prater Drive
Georgetown, Kentucky 40324

He gave me Negative Feed Back and that I was the Worst Con Man and he had lost $3500.00.

He had received the Icom 4KL back.  He has relisted it.  Listed as One Owner from New and in Perfect condition.  (I WAS AT LEAST THE SECOND OWNER) His listing states the pictures are of the actual unit.  The pictures are the same as when listed when I bought it, just rearranged a little different.  I have saved both the first and second listing completely with all Pictures.  He removed the Pictures from the first Listing. I have also saved all messages from him.

I was certainly glad that I did not get stuck with the purchase from him.  I certainly will never make another one from him.

If the last sale of the Icom 4KL was an legitimate one and not just some scam sale.  I hope the buyer will find out what he has and get his money back.

He has had so many problems with sales that he knows the In's and Out's of what can be done on Ebay.

Everyone should get their complaints to Pay Pal and Ebay about this guy.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: NYTESKYY on July 28, 2007, 10:42:47 PM
Yes, I am just an individual, why are you attacking me? Because I got a refund for a defective product? I have a couple emails for you but cannot find your email address anywhere -


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K6SAD on July 28, 2007, 10:49:53 PM
On the Icom 4KL, With the help of my Credit Card and Pay Pal - I did get every penny back and it was picked up.  I sure did waste a lot of time with this Con Artist though.

But he found another SUCKER to UNLOAD IT ON.



Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: NYTESKYY on July 28, 2007, 10:55:03 PM
Since I was the BUYER, I expect feedback be left for me first - I prefer the buyer get feedback from the seller about how fast they paid, or how they at least paid in a timely manner, and then the buyer leaves feedback about the product, shipping, or final results of teh transactions. As soon as I notice RadioMart has left feedback for me as the buyer, I will leave my feedback for them as a seller. I have nothing bad to say in this transaction though. I got an item, and yes, I was not impressed, and even a bit angry. I contacted RadioMart, and he said send it back for a full refund, including shipping. I would have been much happier with the PERFECT item I thought I was getting, of course, but at least everything worked out fine in the end ( for me, anyway). I can see all the stories on here, but my experience was not exactly like the rest. Yes, I was unhappy, and yes, I got a full refund. Just because I haven't left feedback you jump the gun and start rumors and fishin' stories...that's just not right. No, I am not mad, angry, or upset....I just don't understand why the conclusions were assumed before the facts were in - Facts before fiction, please - I am an honest person, and I buy and sell on ebay, like millions of others. We all have different experiences with different buyers and sellers - if you handle yourself with manners and professionally, it will all work out in the end :) Take Care and 73's


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WA2RCB on September 03, 2007, 09:24:08 PM
I was looking at a late model Yaesu FT-707 xcvr being offered by Radiomart on eBay. I had used one of these radios at a field day many moons ago and decided I would like to have one. This FT-707 was listed under auction #250155856281.  The auction ended with a winning bidder. Not five days later the same "dealer" had another FT-707 listed under a new eBay auction of #250158176943. The photos in both of these auctions was identical right down to the dust marks pattern on the heatsinks. There was no mention if this radio's alleged previous high bidder from the earlier completed auction had not paid, or if this radio was being re-listed. This raised a big red flag in my mind. After doing a search on Radiomart on this board and elsewhere, I am glad that I never decided to place a bid on the same, or anything else listed as 'oh such a sweet deal' by Radiomart. This guy's eBay listings reminds me of the sterotypical sleazy corner used car dealer.    


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: LA8NHA on September 06, 2007, 12:42:23 PM
After two different transcations with this guy I can confirm all the complaints from the amateurs on this site.

RadioMart and the man behind is a criminal.
Please, do yourself and the amateurworld a favour, DO NOT, I say again DO NOT do business with this man.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: MARCEL on December 09, 2007, 02:42:04 AM
I purchased a used Yaesu FT-1000MP from Radio Mart via Ebay.The item was described in excellent condition.
The radio was well used and cosmetically in poor condition.The Package was very very bad so that the Radio has a broken Front-Cover on the Left side.
He discribed that a TXCO-6 is included.Nothing inside.
The Orginal Filter 2,4Khz was also not in Place.
At last the Radio will not work in SSB-Modes and CW.Only in FM and AM.
Sorry ,he is a cr....l ,Take many care ,dont buy something from Radio-Mart.He can believe that i will do everething that this have a end.
No he has a FT1000MP with the same Pictures by ebay.
I`m not ready with Martyn yet ,the next part of the Story will be postet.

Marcel from Germany!!


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: SCRO1596A on January 02, 2008, 11:31:32 AM
He still doesn't set reserves and he is still bidding the price up under private names. I bid on a radio last week and was continually outbid until the price just got through the roof. The same radio, description, pictures and all was up for bid the day after the original bidding closed. I guess I didn't bid high enough for this thug. Beware Radio-Mart!!


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W8ZNX on January 16, 2008, 01:05:00 AM
few years ago
before i knew who this person was
i sold him a KWM-2

this xceiver was in very poor shape
2 extra holes drilled in it, wiring harness cut in 3 places
hack saw cuts on the chassis
strange mods
extra tube socket mounted underneath
no drive, bum agc,
in other words it was a basket case job

sold it to him for about 275 bucks
i was amazed to find it relisted 2 weeks later
as a near mint good runnning radio

with photos that did not show the
hacked up rear, or the cut wiring harness

was sold to some poor sucker
for about 650 bucks

mac dit dit



 


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KB3GGC on January 19, 2008, 07:44:40 AM
Radio-Mart DOES NOT TEST everything he sells. He would not only not have the time, but I know that he does not.  I sold him an FRG-7 receiver under gottahaveit1995 that he listed as a "trade" when then listing and selling under Radio-Mart.  I had the cord wound on the spools a certain way on the back of the cabinet that would have surely been rewound differently if tested as advertised in his listing, but his picture reflected things EXACTLY as when it left my hands.  Caveat Emptor my friends!


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K1ACK on January 23, 2008, 06:42:02 PM
You mean like buying under the name "gottahaveit1995" a FT-1000MP (item# 320203057055)
with the words "first owner dropped", "dent on side"(with pic), "used for shelf, sctratches"
and then selling the same radio under "radio-mart" (item#  270204841719) using the words "Fully Tested and working exactly to Yaesu Specs, this is a wonderful oppertunity to get your self on the air with this unmarked, like new in the Box, top end rig."
If you search what bidder "gottahaveit1995" bids on, you can get the REAL description of what "radio-mart" is selling.  He purposely buys crappy rigs because he gets them cheap, then sells them as "excellent", "mint", or "perfect".
This guy makes used car dealers look like the pope!
Avoid him like the plague!
It is also PAINFULLY obvious that he bids on his own stuff, as you see the SAME unique items listed repeatedly.  Ebay can see if these bids come from the same IP as his, but good luck with getting anything done about him.
If you are selling and dont want him bidding on your stuff (especially non-perfect items!) that would be resold to some poor unsuspecting ham, go here and enter "gottahaveit1995"
http://cgi1.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?bidderblocklogin
of course he probably has dozens of ID's, but he does seem to use this for lots of his buying.
73,
K1ACK


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K1ACK on February 05, 2008, 07:22:29 PM
You gotta wonder if he had a few pops and his shill bidder identities got out control and started bidding against each other.  Either that or he has a talent for attracting complete idiots...
(Item 270206813946 Kenwood TS-711A $1575.00)
http://tinyurl.com/2nkt6r


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W8JI on January 25, 2008, 03:34:41 AM
He also does not pay tax to the state he lives in, and I'll bet he does not pay tax to the IRS either.

I found out a lot about him when he resold a hacked up R4C that was sold for parts as a "new radio one owner mint".

The guy is a real crook, no doubt about it. Maybe someday the state and federal tax guys will get a tip about what he is doing with his corporations.

73 Tom


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: VR2XMT on January 25, 2008, 05:41:43 AM
Dear all,

My experience with this ebay con

http://www.vr2xmt.com/ebayconradiomart.html

Don't fall into his trap and stay away from him.



Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K1ACK on February 01, 2008, 09:13:58 PM
He is now bidding on stuff with the Radio-Mart name, I guess to bolster his lowsy feedback rating.  Amazing the difference in descriptions from the people he buys from (honest), and then when he resells it (not so honest).
So if you are blocking his bidding, add the Radio-Mart name.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: VE4AMN on February 06, 2008, 06:01:05 AM
I see that he has two radios (TS-2000) with exactly the same pictures.  


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N3ZRX on February 10, 2008, 05:16:12 AM
Hello
 I'm reading this with complete disbelief . I know he is a crook but good god this asshole Radio-Mart has no morals at all...
How did you make out with returning that tube..
Ted n3zrx


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KC2OCC on May 26, 2008, 06:30:23 AM
I was lucky, received a brand new bird 43 case and found it old, dirty and torn I sent it back and was given a full refund. I will never buy from him again.Beware of radio mart!!!!!!!


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: SQUIRREL1HERMAN on June 02, 2008, 12:11:44 PM
Hi
I am another person who Radio-Mart has lied to.I won a bid on a Kenwood MC-50 Microphone.

By the way I paid $110.00 for it.If you look back at the manufacturers suggested price it was $100.00 in the 80's.I was willing to over pay as I was trying to complete my Kenwood collection.

I filed a complaint with E-Bay and they said as I did not want to phone him they are washing there hands of the situation.E-Bay said I have 45 days to go through Pay-Pal and claim on the sale.I know if I phoned him I would loose it so why bother.It is not worth it.

I asked E-bay to act on my behalf as I feel it is their resposibility to take care of there customers.My request was:Original price refunded.Shipping refunded both ways and any duty or taxes I had to pay bringing it into Canada.I feel this is only fare as Radio Mart lied to me and created this situation.E-bay did not respond to my request.I guess it went way over there head.
I have decided not put in a claim  with Pay-Pal for a refund as I am sure I will get XXXXX there two.

I also will not reverse my bad review as he did it and must pay for it.

Here is the situation as it happened:His statement on Ebay was that the mic. is in MINT condition. ,Mic.arrived and was packed very well,what he sent me was not what was in the picture on E-bay,The mic.was a much lighter color than the picture,the mic.is badly scratched just above the mic. switch.Looks like someone had it in the wrong kind of holder at one time ,Radio Marts picture showed that side of the mic clean.The chrome head is badly scratched,he said the keys were not discolored as usual but very white-no they are very discolored,I was waiting for my Radio to come so I could test it and when it did I pluged in the mic. and nothing worked.The cord to the radio was o.k. but the little cord from the body of the mic.to the head was interesting.When I open the din plug.One end had two wires off at the four pin side and the five pin side had one wire off.So how is it that he tested it as he said it is in good working order.HMMMM Another lie ah.
I wrote him an e-mail telling him all this two days after the mic.arrived which was May 13,2008 and he has never responded to this date of June 02,2008.
Also,I trusted him that he was not going to xxxx me on the shipping charges.Wrong as I paid him $27.10 and the U.S.P.S.bill said $19.90.Another $7.20 in his pocket.
Next:he sent me a schematic of the mic.Ya sure .What he sent me was for a Kenwood MC-60A.A very different mic. for sure .The 50 is not amplified and the 60A is.The wiring is very very differnet.
So all this and I have a bad microphone for one and for another I gave him a bad feedback and now my rating is only 50%.E-bay won't remove it even though they change their rules on May 19,2008 so sellers can't do so.Advise :do not give feedback first.Let the seller do so first and you will be o.k as he will not be able to bad mouth you and you loose rating point.
Yes I got badly XXXX by him and now I look like the bad guy.Live and Learn never to deal with Radio Mart.

73's

TOM


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KPAX2 on June 27, 2008, 06:26:54 AM
Martyn Alyson, AKA Radio-Mart, is a British national living in Kentucky.

He was kicked off eBay once about 2 or 3 years ago for
dishonest business practices and had to add the "lawyer jargon" to all his auctions in order to return.

Anyone wanting to find out more about Radio-Mart and also his eBay buying ID gottahaveit1995, go to the Collins Collectors website.

He's as shady a character as a buyer as he is a seller so beware of selling to gottahaveit1995.

The Guys running a SCAM!!! 2 separate EBAY Accounts.

More to come!!


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KPAX2 on June 27, 2008, 06:43:56 AM
G4AGV - Martyn Alison not licensed?

(QRZ)

G4AGV      UK   Lookups: 1806
Martin - NOT A VALID CALLSIGN - Alison
205 Salem Road
Sadieville, Kentucky
USA

WATCH OUT!!! He's the DEVIL Boys!


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: GW4PJQ on July 06, 2008, 04:17:32 PM
Oh yes! This guy used to trade as Multicom 2000 in the UK. I quite liked him and felt sorry for him being so disliked, so I recommended him to various people, BIG MISTAKE! In the end no supplier would touch him.

Well now he has burned me. I purchased a KWM2A "Best ever offered blah blah, collectors condition". Everything he sells always is isn't it? When it arrived the load capacitor was seized and its drive cord snapped, all the valve holders and switch contacts were badly tarnished, the knobs are disgusting and - well the list is endless.

By way of restitution he agreed to send me a "mint" of course! PSU in a cabinet with speaker. When it arrived it was - well - a mess. When I connected it to 120v it wend BBAANNGG!!!!! One of the smoothing chokes is short to chassis. Waste of time. How can anything be mint if it doesn't even b%**$y work?!

Now we are protected against retaliatory feedback I left Neg feedback.

IGNORE HIS ADS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W4LTD on July 24, 2008, 08:09:33 AM
How can this be?  No Complaints in the past 3-years?

From the Better Business Bureau's website:

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The Bureau has processed no customer complaints on this company in its three-year reporting period.

Complaints allege the product received was not as represented, Specifically, products did not have the advertised capabilities and were received in damaged condition.
Business Contact and Profile
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Name:
   
Radio Mart Inc
Phone:
   
(859) 221-8015
Address:
   
205 Salem Road, Sadieville, KY 40370
      Google map  Mapquest map  Yahoo map
Business Category:
   
Internet Shopping Services, Video Equip-Service/Repair/Supplies
BBB file opened:
   
January 20, 2004
Primary Contact:
   
Mr. Martyn Allison (Owner)
Complaint Contact:
   
Mr. Martyn Allison (Owner)
Other Contacts:
   
Ms. Leslie Allison  (Associate)
Mr. William (Bill) Diamond  (Associate)


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WX2C on August 08, 2008, 03:22:56 PM
Have had the  great displeasure of  recently dealing w/ MARTYN ALISON aka MARTIN ALLISON  aka RADIO MART INC.,aka G4AGV (  NOT A VALID LICENCE IN US  OR  UK ).  


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WX2C on August 08, 2008, 03:55:29 PM
ok try again !

Have had the great displeasure of a recent transaction w/  MARTYN ALLISON, aka MARTIN ALISON aka , RADIO MART INC, aka ALLISON MARTIN, G4AGV  ( NOT A VALID CALL IN US  OR UK ) etc .     Its  cost me over $850 to learn to research a seller before purchasing  ANYTHING off   eBAY.   PAYPAL gave him the   GOLD   within  minutes of the traqnsaction  and he  was timely in giving me  THE SHAFT.  

PLEASE DO NOT CONFUSE THIS MAN W/ THE REAL RADIO MART INC  OF REDDING, CA.    There is no link between the two.  The  CA based electronics  company  WAS quite unaware of of his infringement on their name especially because they are an electronics firm.  All information has been forwarded to them.

Aside from his  well known fruadulant practices on  eBAY  he  seems to live in both  Georgetown  KY  as well as  Georgetown  UK as posted by  Buckmasters   HAMCALL. There does not even appear to be a  Georgetown in England.

I  ask you  IS THERE  ANYTHING WHATSOEVER LEGITAMATE  at all about   Mr. Marty Martin   or  Allison  Alison or whomever he may be today?

It  would make me wonder about  his citizenship status. or perhaps if  INS  is aware of  his dealings.

The man only "offers" full returns  for a retraction of a  NEGATIVE FEEDBACK and  placement of a POSITIVE one.  No lies  =  NO  $$$  i won't lie for the man.

I do not expect full satisfaction from any of the three parties,  EBAY, PAYPAL or  Little  Marty   whoever... It takes all three entities to make thezse scams work  and to give them prolonged life.

I would appreciate  any documented or  notarized statements regarding any misdealings  w/ him   to forward on to  Jack Conway, Attorney General, State of KY.  any  information I recieve will be forwarded to the  attorney Generals office in an effort to put a  stop to his fraudulant practices.   The more complaints
the better the results.  Please keep them professional, factual, informational  including dates  $$ amounts, item numbers, brief history.

lets do more than just talk about it.

73  TNX   Ray      














Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: SQUIRREL1HERMAN on August 09, 2008, 07:21:30 PM
Hi WX2C

This is SQUIRREL1HERMAN or better know as Tom who also got scamed by The English Man.

Just so you know do a Google map request on Georgtown England and you will see it in the north.

Thanks for your input.

Keep it coming guys,

What goes around comes around.He will get his soon.

Thankyou

TOM

P.S.I doubt that they would let a Man like him live in Georgtown England for very long.HMMMMM.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KPAX2 on August 11, 2008, 05:36:47 AM
He's got another NEW Email Address now!

martynallison@roadrunner.com


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WX2C on August 13, 2008, 11:23:09 AM
PLEASE   send contact information for the BBB  that you contacted.     I will certainly  document fruadulant practices and file a formal complaint w/ them, the Postal Authorities  and    the local  PD  in both states.

Already in progress is action to  cease and desist from using the   RADIO MART  INC   name as that is  the name of a legally registered compaqny in Calif that seells  electronics.    Needless to say they are quite unhappy.

The  " man " refuses to  not only negotiate but refuses to respond to my  emails.



Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KC2WI on August 19, 2008, 08:47:39 PM
The only bad eBay radio transaction I ever had was with Radiomart. First, mixed-up shipping and excuses as to why it was late, then a radio not in the 100% good working condition described. I did get a refund after some time but was out return shipping. Also, the exact listing showed up again very shortly two after they confirmed they had received my return. So they obviously didn't fix anything or modify the listing to describe the problems. I wouldn't do business with them.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WX2C on August 21, 2008, 03:58:58 PM
UPDATE:   Martyn Allison recieved notice yesterday 8/20/08 from PAYPAL regarding a dispute. Within minutes of getting off the  phone w/  PAYPAL, Dear sweet poor misundertood Mr Allison informed me that he would be paying me a visit and will  enjoy it very much.  Now see how nice he can be.  However both eBay Securty and PAYPAL  Security saw the email as a threat.

Paypal had directed me to return the $810 radio to  RADIO MART   post-haste and they will  refund me $200.
Well, I see that as  Martyn making $650 off this radio and  getting to resell it again.

Paypal stated that they will suspend  his PAYPAL privies  until the dispute is settled.   I figure  no big deral w/ more aliaes than a phone book...  he'll just use one of his other accounts.  The nice lady said she would see what she could do to suspend  his PAYPAL and  ALL his accounts... no promises though.

Hope  Martyn has his  nitro  w/ him when i answer the door... being 6' 3"  and  375 #  he may be surprised whats behind door number one.    eBay has  not responded to the formal complaint and copy of the threat.    

We'll see what really happens.    He's a big money maker for eBay and  PAYPAL....  wonder which one of us will get the  "  Dear VALUED CUSTOMER " letter ?


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N4UE on August 24, 2008, 06:54:56 AM
Not only have I purchased items from him, I've been to his house/shack...

Yes, everything is ** MINT ** or ** LOOK** or "from my personal collection". BS!!

His shack (??) is a small, dirty room with only enough room for a couple of Drakes.
His "antenna farm", is a nondescript dipole up a whopping 15 feet!

Next time he is listling a Drake receiver, look at his other listings, and you will see his famous tactic...stripping the radio of it's accessories and selling them separatly. No, there's nothing wrong with this per se, but KNOWING the Drake you just bought was equipped with a full complement of xtals, Noise Blanker, etc. is somewhat depressing.

He says he is a Ham, I have never hear him on the air (back when I lived 15 miles from him), but he is English and may or may not now have a US call. I have NEVER seen him list ANY call.

I corresponded with him back when he was "Multicomm 2000", and he told me he had some 'unlitted resources in the UK". He also used to sell a LOT of "NEW" radios that appeared to be returned merchandise that was 'reboxed'.

HE does however, have a thriving business. I wonder if the State of Kentucky Revenue Department knows HOW much his income is, versus what he claims?????

He had NO shop, but he did have an old vacent bedroom with some of the worst junk I had ever seen, (probably waiting for a * LOOK * listing).

I DID buy a Yaesu transverter from him. I have a FT-901DM station and a transverter with all 3 modules is VERY difficult to find. He had one, assured me it worked and was complete with cables, etc.
Of course, it DIDN'T work and in fact, the connecting cable was NOT even for the 901/transverter!

I didn't try to get my $ back because I had the unit I wanted and I can fix it. Also, at that time, I was packing for a move to Florida.

He'll just keep racking up negatives, then he'll change is ID (again).

Oh, by the way, as you are probably aware, he bids on his own stuff under various IDs.....


'nuf said!!

ron

N4UE
(a 'blacklisted 'radiomart' customer) ha ha


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: FORMER_K0PD on August 24, 2008, 06:39:30 PM
Bought a pwr supply from him one time and it worked but cosmectically had lots of rust on the back and bottom not the look's unused claim in his ad.Then recently i sold a FT757GXll and he came in at the last second and bought it.Three week's later he files a complaint  with pay pal claiming he never recieved the radio. Did'nt work as i had all my UPS paper work and he backed off the claim quickly.The a day or two later i get a e mail from a gentleman asking about the 757 i just sold Martyn as he had sent it to him for a replacement radio but must have switched mic's as the e mailer said the mic's up and down button's did not work and the mic i sent with radio worked perfect.What a scum bag Radio - Mart is. My Word of advice is avoid him like the plague as i did ship him a very nice radio but he still had to cheat the guy out of the good mic...


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: DXTUNER on August 25, 2008, 03:09:59 PM
Sorry that this isn't about Radio-Mart, per se...but some Ebay sellers never cease to amaze. There's an ad on Ebay right now for a Kenwood R-1000 -- $224.95. (I recently bought a perfect R-1000 on Ebay for $180). The seller of this $224.95 R-1000, Radios-4-You, makes it very clear that the digital display does not work, period. So, for $224 and no digital display I continued reading the ad, looking for the punchline. Then I found it:

"Ideal rig for a sightless person."

Incredible.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KPAX2 on August 29, 2008, 01:48:29 AM
Watch out for Radios-4-You also another scam!

Check this LINK out!!  73

http://toolhaus.org/cgi-bin/negs?User=radio-mart&Dirn=Received+by


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WX2C on August 29, 2008, 06:56:06 AM
ISSUE RESOLVED.  AFTER MUCH  FORMAL AND LEGAL HASSELS  PAYPAL REFUNDED MY MONEY.

THEN IN TRUE FORUM  MATYN ALLISON   HE FILLED A COMPLAINT OF  NON PAYMENT.  I WAS ABLE TO HAVE THAT STRIKE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY BY FILING PROPER DOCUMENTATION.

THE " MAN " DIDN'T EVEN HAVE THE COURTESY TO THANK ME FOR THE BRAND NEW $16 MANUAL ,THAT HE DID NOT SUPPLY,  I SENT BACK W/ THE RADIO.

AGAIN THIS MORNING I RECIEVED ANOTHER THREAT OF HIM COMING TO MY HOME  AS HE  IS IN  FLORIDA 5X A YEAR, OR SO HE CLAIMS.     THAT ISSUE HAS BEEN TURNED OVER TO THE LOCAL POLICE  AND THE  IC3 ( INTERNET CRIMES ) BRANCH OF THE FBI.

THE  "MAN " HAS USED  EVERY FORM OF DECIEPT AND HARRASSMENT POSSIBLE, AND I AM SURE HE IS NOT DONE YET.
MARTYN OBVIOUSLY BELIEVES YOU  CAN MEASURE MANHOOD  BY THE SIZE OF HIS  " MOUTH "... ( MUST BE A LANGUAGE BARRIER THING) .

FOOLISHLY  I AM QUITE SURPRISED AT EBAYS LACK OF WILLINGNESS TO TAKE EFFECTIVE ACTION TO  PROHIBIT HIS LESS THAN HONEST ACTIVITIES.  EBAY LIST  LITTLE MARTY AS A VALUED SELLER FOR 7 YRS.

AS WELL AS THE FCC ALOWING HIM TO USE A  " NOT VAILD CALLSIGN "  EVEN IF ONLY IN HIS BUSINESS PRSCTICES.

MARTY HAS BEEN SERVED LEGAL NOTICE TO NOT CONTACT ME AGAIN.

I DO WONDER THOUGH, AM I STILL BANNED FROM BIDDING ON HIS  " MINT CONDITION " JUNK ?

WATCH AND SEE HOW SOON HE RE- LISTS THIS DISCARDED RADIO, STATING BUYER WOULDN'T PAY.  

**** KENWOOD TS 570DG  SER # 11200074  ***
IT WASN'T WORTH THE SHIPPING COSTS IN MY OPINION


Thank you all for your input and support.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KPAX2 on August 30, 2008, 02:35:19 AM
All you people have to do is file your story(s) to the Attorney generals Office in his state for Fraud and deceptive products, they'll do the investigation for Free and shut the troublemaker down.

Go to the Attorney Generals Office Consumer Protection Division, fill out the Complaint right on line, stay anonymous if you want to. Tell them your story, the rest is taken care of for FREE!

Reporting these Stories on EHAM is a waste of time if you really want some action.

I mean, Are you people all cowards or what?

I call the Attorney Generals Office all the time using their Toll free number, they'll visit with you nicely, they'll ask you to tell them your story, if they think it's a good one for their complaint system, they'll send you the single form to fill out and your part is done.


 Use your Government, they're using us!
 73


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WX2C on August 30, 2008, 05:53:20 AM
Are  we COWARDS you ask ?  Maybe.  In any event  the issues have been resolved using the legal  entities that I am most familiar with, state and federal agencies.  First I wanted my money back  THEN   I will take the legal steps necessary to curb his activities.  My money now sits in PAYPALS account  awaiting transfer to my bank, when that happens  I  go after  the  man and his business ( legally of course).So MY way has worked successfully for me.
eHAM is merely away for HAMS to share their experiences, and even gather some good  and HELPFUL information, to recommend  or caution people of businesses they deal with.
For some of us it gives an avenue to vent a little.  Of the 2 -3  or more emails I get each and every   day, plus the forum replies from the EHAM  crowd each has been quite interesting, polite, and supportive in their own way. You are the only one that thinks that we are perhaps COWARDS.

    I personally do not call on government agencies  " all the time" as you stated you do.   But I have no problem whatsoever  in working the system  THEIR way  until the chore is accomplished, or their way  doesn't work.  Then I do it  MY way.    So  in your judgement,  I ,  and  we, may all be " cowards", but I got the job done and can stand tall for the gentlemanly manner in which I handled it. The other issues ( criminal ) were turned over to the Sadieville PD  and the Scott County Sheriffs  Dept. and I am sure they will either handle   SMARTEN MARTYN or they won't.

I may or may not choose to take the action further. I have already accomplished my goals and wasted  many precious hours of my life dealing w/ the issues at hand  but along the way  I have heard from and met some very special people.  I have  enjoyed my  EHAM contacts greatly.

"Cowards" you asked.  Well my military records would not show that to be true, but then what would they know and that was the 60's.    Perhaps I am old an feeble now, and perhaps maybe  even stupid  as you so subtly  insinuate . I might even be a bit senile.  Maybe ALL the rest of the people  chatting on EHAM  are senile to...  but I'll let YOU  make the JUDGEMENT.     But one thing I can tell you for certain:  There is   NO  federal   or state agency that knows me by my first name because I call them    " ALL THE TIME" .

 You've asked YOUR question so now I'll ask mine, if you don't mind that is. ,Are you from the same    gene pool as  Ole  Hilltop Marty ?  And  will I now be getting a call from the Attorney's General Office, CIA,  or FBI ?

    Thanks ole man for your input.  You have been great Saturday morning entertainment. After i watch my OTHER  cartoons  perhaps the others  will join me in the   NEW chat room     "  THIS OLD COWARD ".


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KPAX2 on August 31, 2008, 08:00:48 AM
Your Intense Bible study is causing hostile hatred and anger.Maybe some professional therapy and a Shot of Whiskey?


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: SQUIRREL1HERMAN on August 31, 2008, 08:29:17 AM
BEWARE ALL READERS:KPA2 may not be a real FCC Amateur Radio Call sign as it does not come up on there check list .

KPA2-Try an find more consructive ways of spending your time rather than bashing one of our members.

This FORUM it not intended for childish little tiffs.


TOM


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: SQUIRREL1HERMAN on August 31, 2008, 08:33:35 AM
OOPPS--The call sign should have been KPAX2 in my last letter.

Leave it to me to goof it up.

TOM


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KPAX2 on September 01, 2008, 02:22:00 AM
You sure did Screw it up!

so SQUIRREL1HERMAN is a real HAM Call then right??!!!

HEY WARNING For the BRAINDEAD   :::::::::::


* * * DANGER-DANGER AHEAD * * *

  SQUIRREL1HERMAN is not in QRZ, he's a FRAUD, YEAH RIGHT.

You need a Wiskey too, you're all Drug Addicts.

 I'm Glad I'm not Licensed, look at what it did to you.
Go clean your house, it's filthy and Keep your Trap Shut.

KPAX2 is and SWL ID STUPID.



Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WX2C on September 02, 2008, 05:53:21 AM
Hi Tom,

RE:  RADIO MART  all issues resolved. My money was deposited in my bank account this morning in full except for the postage and handling fees.  MARVELOUS MARTYN   gets to keep the negative feedback.  Small price to pay for such an education.  The other junk radio was returned ( different seller ) and the  payment is pending  w/ NO HASSLES whatsoever!   HE gets a  positive feedback, excellent  customer service.
I doubt I'd buy   any used online again.  Far cheaper to buy new and less hassles.

As  for KPAX2 Tom, ( sounds lke a feminine hygiene product) ... theres much that could be said  but this isn't the place...  Seems to me she sees all the answers in a bottle, and can not  find happiness alone.
Just another  RADIO MART in a dress. People liker that are never happy unless they are unhappy.  Chat room mentality.  Just let her rant. Indifference to such people  destroys them.  Who knows  maybe its Leslie, Marvelous Martyns  other half  ?  After having talked w/ her before  that'd be my bet if I were a betting man.

Be well Tom   my best to the Mrs.




Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KA4KOE on September 02, 2008, 10:09:06 AM
Read my article, "Inertia Is Your Enemy" on this site, and you'll see the fine packing job Radio Mart did on the R388 that resulted in it being ruined during shipping.

Nuff sed.

Philip


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W8JI on September 08, 2008, 04:19:57 AM
Radio mart sold a radio that was stolen from a silent key friend of mine as "one from his personal collection".


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KPAX2 on September 08, 2008, 05:01:25 AM
Possession is 9/10th's of the law.

Can't be proved.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: G4WIE on September 11, 2008, 02:38:27 PM
Why does he seem to have a very low neg feedback if he's that D+++gy


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WX2C on September 11, 2008, 03:24:11 PM
EBay Security calls it  " FEEDBACK EXTORTION "  . They  said they'd look into it     hi hi.    To get a refund from MARVELOUS MARTYN  you MUST  give him a POSITIVE FEEDBACK , TO HIS LIKING,  BEFORE  he " agrees to give you a  full refund ".    I chose to take legal action rather than lie for him.     I am out a lot of money for two way shipping and  NEW packing material, and the manual,   but the good lessons are expensive and worth every penny.
 
My dealings were  so bad  w/ him I canceled my  PAYPAL and EBAY  accounts today. And changed bank accounts.  I don't trust one anymore than the other.   I'd rather go hungry and buy new or go without, than deal  w/  any of them again.     I've said it before.    He  couldn't get away with it   without  Ebay's and PAYPALs  help.   If  you are an  EBAY  buyer you'll find out sooner or later that the EBAY    FEEDBACK system  leans heavily in favor of the seller.

I see he  just re listed the KENWOOD  TS-570DG  and gave it   quite  a buildup.     Hope he appreciated the brand new spiral bound , never read,  ** IN MINT CONDITION **    manual  I sent back to him. I know that's  new, and  unread,  as I just  had it printed and bound.  Someone  will get a nice book out of it  anyway.   Hope they find the note I left in it.



Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KB2CPW on October 09, 2008, 10:36:38 AM


  I didnt see this here so shame on me.

  I "won" a new mic from this guy and he hasnt sent it nor will he reply to my emails. I went straight to an escascalated dispute and claim with paypal. Thank God it was only 50+ dollars. Paypal insures up to 200 on dipsh!ts like this. So its just a waiting game now.

 STAY AWAY FROM MARTY ALLISON/RADIO MART!!


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WX2C on October 09, 2008, 11:09:42 AM
Well, regrettably, eBAY and PAYPAL value their sellers  more than their buyers.  You will probably need to press them for satisfactory results.   Be happy the mutton head  doesn't respond to you.  You are better off w/out the aggravation and threats.

PLEASE do yourself and everyone else a favor and leave a NEGATIVE feedback. Be very brief and to the point and let him make the fool out of himself.  Don't be tricked into giving him a positive feedback to get your money back.  His next course of action is to claim you are an "unpaying buyer" and that is held against YOU.  He filed a retailiation complaint w/ against me, though they determined his complaint was not valid I still have a  STRIKE showing against me.

I have chosen to not make more purchases on  eBAY or use PAYPAL again.  Its far cheaper, far easier, less risk to pay a little extra  and buy new from a REPUTABLE DEALER.

He still advertises blatantly that he has personally tried out or tested a unit, yet niether the FCC  nor Great Britian have any record of him being a licensed  HAM.

Good Luck  to you.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KPAX2 on October 15, 2008, 02:18:40 AM
http://toolhaus.org/cgi-bin/negs?User=radio-mart&Dirn=Received+by


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD0FAT on November 30, 2008, 04:30:46 PM
I was foolish enough to purchase a Yaesu FRG 7 receiver from him about a year ago. It was supposedly from his "personal collection, the new owner will be pleased" etc, etc. The actual receiver had been internally damaged by battery corrosion and was deaf as a post. Of course, his online listing photos did not show the corroded back with missing parts.

I returned the unit to him for a refund, and he promptly relisted the same piece of junk for sale, without bothering to send me a refund. I recognized the new listing as the same receiver, as the same rubber feet were missing. Fedex tracking verified that he had the unit back.

It took several days and further emails before he finally did refund my bid price only--I was out shipping costs both ways.  When he relisted the FRG 7, he also specified that he would not provide any refund to a future buyer!  Wonder why?

I left negative feedback about this transaction, hoping to inform any other buyer about this particular receiver.      Al, KD0FAT


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KPAX2 on December 21, 2008, 07:00:48 AM
I bet I know what happened. You bought an item from him that wasn't CLEANSED!!!

It has to be cleansed his listings always say. Then do they have to be Blessed with anointing oil to purify the radio..HA ha ha ha ha.......I'll bet?

So sometimes if it's not Holy, You sure don't wanna buy an un-Holy piece of equipment.

If you get one with a demon in it, man, then you really have problems. No refunds on un-blessed radios you know.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WB7TXG on December 21, 2008, 07:42:36 AM
I buy off ebay quite often. It is a shame this guy is being allowed to continue to offer equipment for sale.

This week there were TWO Drake W4 wattmeters advertised by Radio mart with the same picture and basically the same caption:
 "Look" "Well I discovered this excellent conditioned, Drake SWR/Power meter on the floor in a box when I was doing a collectors shack clearance, please note over the next 3 weeks I will continue to have some excellent Ham Radio items to offer and some hard to find parts.


I have tested this one and it is in perfect working order, in fact part of the mint C line I am listing this week.

There is no way you could have TWO identical W4 watt meters that were "found in boxes" on the floor and then advertise them seperately as two different meters using the same pictures to sell the items with.

I am not stupid and would not buy from Radio Mart no matter if it was the LAST item in existence.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WX2C on December 21, 2008, 03:34:55 PM
For those of you who haven't  added two and two  yet  KPAX2  in none other than Smartin Martyn AlliSIN.  Just another one of his many screen names


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: DXTUNER on December 22, 2008, 07:13:13 PM
Feedback from buyer: Unit doesn't work. Is rusted all over, not like the pictures.

Reply by Radio-Mart: Then why didn't YOU do the right thing? You should've contacted me. UR blocked.

(Hundreds of feedback on Radio-Mart's Ebay profile, just like this.)

I buy a lot of radios on Ebay, but I've never even come close to buying anything from Radio-Mart. Reading HIS feedback TO the feedbacks, just like above, tells me all I need to know -- he sells bad items & then blames the buyer!!! Ebay's feedback system is the buyer's best friend. If the person is willing to pore-over & read these things.



Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: VE6WCA on December 27, 2008, 09:03:30 AM
I'm the next one to get burned !

I bought a Dentron MT-3000A antenna tuner and his eBay description was perfect. Apparently, this was his own tuner and he hated to sell it.
When I received it however, it was all scratched up, knobs were missing and the meter is stuck in the middle. Inside I can hear parts rattling.

For some reason, he is scared of PayPal, because when I filed a claim with PayPal I had a refund within the hour and he scolded me for contacting PayPal without giving him a chance "to make good" first.

This is one seller to avoid.
Rene - VE6WCA
 


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3BJ on December 28, 2008, 02:40:08 PM
I did the same thing. I bought a TS-940s that wasnt what he described. I contacted him and he told me to send it back (at my expense) for full refund, or he would send me another 940 in its place. Two things: How many TS940s does he have laying around> He had 2 other ones on auction at the same time. And why do I have to pay both shipping charges back and forth? A 940 weighs 75 lbs with no boxing or packing material. Does he own stock in Fedex? When I called Credit card company he flipped out. I fixed the radio myself. It was missing the manual and power cord


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: IZ0FMA on December 29, 2008, 08:58:35 AM
I am another victim of this guy. My wife did buy an IC 765 for myself. The rig has been sold complete of filters, mic, service and owner manual and internal power supply 110/220 V. In good condition.

We have received a piece of hardware with rust all over (is it the 765 submersible ?) , no manuals, no cord, no mic and with only 110V internal power supply (as should be...). I've asked himself how he does consider something in bad condition (bacause for him an item with rust all over is in "good condition").

I did claim with Ebay, PayPal and Credit Card company. Plus i did present a complaint to the special group of the Italian's Police against the fraud over internet.

They have told me, with all the materials around, he will be soon out of the business.

I did rebuke myself for not having suggested my wife to "google" about Radio Mart before the purchasing.

73s all and HNY 2009




Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KPAX2 on December 31, 2008, 01:34:56 AM
OOOH Darn, You went and told everybody and blew my cover Ray...You promised me you wouldn't tell.!!!!

  Now what am I gonna do for a living??......DRAT....What a Big Mouth Religious Fanatic.

It must have been the cleansing part, or the Anointing huh? I sure hope you aren't holier than thou. IDIOT.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W2NER on December 31, 2008, 03:54:54 AM
Don't be so paranoid... I had some dealing with Radio Mart and I have to say I was lucky, I got what I was promised.  I have however a friend who about month or so ago got screwed on an FT-901DM.  He listed it on ebay and Radio Mart purchased it.  After receiving it he emailed my friend and told him it was crushed in shipping and wanted his money back.  To make a long story short, when he got the 901 back, it had been taken apart, screws in a plastic baggie and it now blows the fuse when you power it up.  Not sure when in gods name happen but, it sure smells fishy to me...


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AA7LV on January 18, 2009, 06:00:34 PM
MR MARTIN ALLISON (RADIO-MART) IS AT IT AGAIN!
SELLING A DRAKE TR-7A ON eBAY....SERIAL#5153

DRAKE TR-7A SERIAL NUMBERS BEGIN IN THE MID 10,000'S!

IT SAYS TR-7A ON THE FRONT PANEL AND IS STAMPED SERIAL NUMBER 5153 ON THE BACK PANEL.

CAVIOT EMPTOR...(LET THE BUYER BEWARE!)


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WB7TXG on January 19, 2009, 09:05:40 AM
If you copy the picture of this supposed TR7A to a graphic program and then enlarge it you can clearly see it IS NOT what the seller says it is... It is not a TR7A..

So whats wrong with the ADD and RADIO?
1. The serial number is that of an EARLY Model TR7.
2. ALL TR7A's came with all the filters and the NB
3. There is an unused RCA jack on the back panel that
   should read (TX) if it was a real TR7A

I have two TR7s in my shack that are much better cosmetically and I would not rate them "MINT"!

I have inquired directly to the ebay seller regarding this TR7A hs is selling with specific questions about the "MINT" status and authenticity of the radio he is trying to sell.

I hope no one gets ripped off cause this radio he is selling is not the real thing!


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AA7LV on January 19, 2009, 11:39:12 AM
LOOKS LIKE FRAUD TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WB7TXG on January 19, 2009, 03:07:11 PM
Response I received from the fellow selling this TR7A is:
It was sold to me as a TR7A and "appears to have" the internal parts that a TR7A should have.

I am not bashing anyone here.. I am simply stating that what is being sold as a TR7A (that would command a higher price than a TR7) is in fact NOT A TR7A and hope that someone reads this post before getting a possible bad deal.

What "appears" to have ocurred is:
1. The front face plate was changed to that of a TR7A
2. MAYBE all the filters are installed
3. MABYE it has the noise blanker installed

This still does not make it a TR7A as the serial number should start somewhere in the 10,000 range and that means also that this older TR7 has the old style RF deck in it.. Not that this is bad.. Rather, the later models had several improvements over the older ones..

Buyer beware on this one!


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AA7LV on January 19, 2009, 04:12:53 PM
I SENT AN EMAIL TO MR. ALLISON ASKING HOW IT COULD BE A TR-7A WITH A SERIAL NUMBER OF 5153?

HE SAID HE "WASN'T A DRAKE EXPERT"

AND HE WOULD MAKE "ENQUIRIES".

AD STILL UP ON EBAY AS A TR-7A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KPAX2 on January 21, 2009, 05:33:18 AM
http://toolhaus.org/cgi-bin/negs?User=radio-mart&Dirn=Received+by

HE'S AN EBAY POWER SELLER!!!

MAKING TONS OF MONEY..................

THATS THE WAY EBAY LOOKS AT IT. 73


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3BJ on February 21, 2009, 10:27:19 AM
Ebay blocked me from giving negative feedback on this guy. He wanted ME to pay for shipping  940 back to him and ME to pay for shipping me another radio. When I refused he hit the roof. I should have filed a claim with credit card company and stopped payment. TS 940 he advertised as his personal radio and never seen one this good. Right!! Never again and I will tell anybody that wants to know all about this guy. Tried to email him and he blocked that. Just right. I didnt want any dealings with him anyway. Ham radio world....stay away from Radio-Mart, in Kentucky.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on March 02, 2009, 02:20:44 PM
Another 'mint' radio can be sold as NEW

Notice the callsign marked on the top rear cover,

ONLY TO BE COVERED UP in the last photo
by the operations manuals.

MINT indeed.

73 james


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on March 02, 2009, 02:25:43 PM
hi,

Notice his own words in description

I cannot fault the rig cosmetically or electronically, there is not a mark on it and all controls are fully responsive.

Notice how the photos are blurry except for the
close ups of the front panel that will not show
the previous owner call painted on the rear top cover.

I am very pleased to have available this As New in the Box Kenwood TS-570DG transceiver along with Box, power lead and Microphone.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on March 02, 2009, 08:15:51 PM
More tricks:

The manual is included, as shown in all the photos,
don't count on it!


the fine print...

I have had to let the manual go to another buyer as I owed it to him so no manual supplied.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N1GCT on March 15, 2009, 10:10:47 PM
 HERES HIS NEW INFO AS OF YESTERDAY:

one of my friends listings was bought by him and has this info:

Martyn Allison
132 Prater Drive
Georgetown KY 40324
United States
(859) 221-8015

another ham at the deerfield hamfest was telling me about this guy. its amazing how many people he screwed over and nobody did anything to him yet. should have some class action lawsuit. looks like from the 25 pages of posts he must be stopped. how does he get a hold of so much stuff to begin with?!?!?
why doesnt paypal/ebay do their magical account audit asking him for receipts where he got all this stuff?

if anyone out there has easy access to public records look up this address and see who the property owner is. maybe the address he is using is merely a "mail drop" address.

another address i have for him:

205 SALEM RD
SADIEVILLE, KY 40370
(502) 857-2494
this you can see on google maps and it looks like its either a small shack of an empty tract of land. this may not be his real name, possibly an alias.

if this guy isnt the shadiest guy selling radio stuff i dont know. how can ebay let a guy like this keep his account?

you know the best way to buy is GO TO A HAMFEST or find some means of looking at what you are buying in person. i have rarely been shafted at a hamfest.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on March 16, 2009, 05:32:29 PM
hi,

Who knows how many ran into him and got
refunds ?  no way to know, that would explain
how he still keeps selling gear.

I report his his auctions, like the one
for that ts-570 I posted about.

If all of us would do the same perhaps they
will take a look at what he is doing.

ham radio is a tiny part of the world of Ebay,
they only have so many investigators to look at
the whole ebay system.

Hope anyone looking to learn about radiomart
will find these posts, the are indexed in Google.

73 james


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3BJ on March 19, 2009, 05:36:45 PM
There is one thing I would like to Know....where does this guy get so much equipment to sell? I realize he deals and wheels, but you can check on Ebay at any given time and he has no less than 10 items for sale. Wonder if anyone has ever looked into his supply of merchandise and where they come from?In my deal, he offered me another radio just like the one he sent that had problems. His statement to me was he had at least 4 other TS 940sat. and would replace it, at my expense for shipping both ways. I didnt bite. Once is enough. Because I complained, I was blocked from bidding, emailing him, and Ebay blocked my negative feedback. Just right as far as I am concerned. I dont want a thing to do with either one of them.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AH6RR on April 04, 2009, 01:44:42 AM
I sold Mr Martyn some used Collins gear that most were for parts I had them on eBay and he told me he wanted the whole lot. So I asked him to make a offer and he did and we agreed on the price after him looking at the pictures and the description. I shipped him the equipment now he wants most of his money back saying that the equipment was useless junk. I had said in the description that most of the equipment was for PARTS and Sold As IS. There was however a KWM-2 with the PM-2 Powersupply that worked a CC-2 case that was in good condition a 30L-1 that just needed a little cleaning and powered up with a variac that should have worked just fine. Over all he got
2 kwm-2's one as a parts radio
2 Kwm-2A's one restorable and one for parts
1 PM-2 powersupply
3 516F-2 power supplies 1 in excellent condition 2 for parts
1 30L-1 amplifier
1 312B-5 extrenal Station console
1 CC-2 Cary Case
All for $2500 plus shipping Now he wants $1500 back I dont think so.
Threatened to cancel PayPal payment and ship all equipment back. I said go a head but he would pay the shipping both ways ($1005) and Paypal fees.
Have not had any contact since. What a Jerk.
I wish I had done some reserch on this clown before I did any deal with him.
Stay Away
Roland AH6RR


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on April 06, 2009, 02:53:58 PM
hi,

He not only tries to scam the buyers
but other sellers as well.  

He must snap up the stuff at estate or garage sales.

73 james


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: NK7G on April 11, 2009, 12:51:02 AM
Beware of this place. I got took by them!


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W4OP on June 08, 2009, 07:58:46 PM
I just tried to block  gottahaveit1995 from a current auction, and EBay replied this is not a valid ID. I already have radio-mart blocked. Is there another name he is currently buying under?

Dale W4OP


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N4SF on June 14, 2009, 09:41:51 PM
Beware of this seller!  He advertised a Drake 2C on e-bay as a radio that works well, cosmetically, mechanically and electrically perfect.  I bought the radio and found it was cosmetically poor, many mechanical problems and most improtant it did not work at all.  A total scam.  Avoid this seller.


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD6SBR on June 15, 2009, 02:01:47 PM
I originally posted this on QRZ.COM

RE: RADIO-MART

Hi All,

I read all the post about this guy, and I like to follow the public's opinion,
and from feed back on ebay, I would'nt buy from this guy at all.

Case in point,

he was selling an Icom IC-970H, just yesterday, Wed. 6/10/09, I asked if I could try the rig before buying, and he said he would only meet in a public place, what, are we doing a drug deal?

He also stated he did not have the power cable to power it up, I told him I had one no problem. Now the radio is not even listed as of today, Thur. 6/11/09, I just wanted to see what kind of answer this FLAKE would give.

Seems if you have a legitimate place of business, you would not mind if someone comes to your store and check out equipment.

STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCAMMER.

Just my input,

73 de KD6SBR "Tom"


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8KOR on November 09, 2009, 03:27:15 AM
I just won a bid from radio-mart for ic 7800 it was buy now at 8600 and i just bidded 6900 and it said reserve not met, but thats all i could afford. well 2 hrs before closeing of auction the reserve  price went away..and i won  The discription read unused .. I called him at the phone number he said it was still in christmas wrapping paper? .he traded it for a couple of collins units . well i was happy and was just about to pay on paypal when i came across these postings!!! his positive #s is 99.2 so i thought everything was ok. but after reading all these postings I am not going to buy it .Ill probley get sued from ebay or something I never reniged on anything before. It seem he has a bad pattern. I wish i would of read these before bidding..


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KO4NX on November 09, 2009, 10:37:04 AM
I sincerely doubt that you will be sued by Ebay for not completing the deal. Since there is no longer a venue for negative feedback,  I doubt you really have much to worry about.

While I have never done business with radiomart, I did have a case where I was the winning bidder on a set of 3CX800A7’s from Europe. The emails I was getting from the seller lead me to believe something was not right, and I opted to not go through with the transaction.  This “gut feeling” I had proved to be valid, and I am glad to this day I never went through with the transaction.  Both Ebay and Paypal stood behind my decision, especially after I forwarded the demands of the seller.

If you were to go through with the deal (which I am not recommending), I would demand this be done through an Escrow account due to the amount of money at risk.

73

Rich, AJ3G


Title: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on November 09, 2009, 04:16:26 PM
hi,

I would not send that guy any money,
one non pay bid on your ebay account will not
hurt you one bit.  he can't give you a negative either
since the new feedback system ins in place.

he 'always' trades for collins gear,
that is his standard bs line.

notice how bad the photos are compared to other sellers ?

the front panels looks 'ok' but notice the rest of the item all sand grain ?  one ts-570 'mint' had previous owner call painted on the top rear but he masked it
by using low res photos.  what a joke he is.

use extreme caution !

73 james


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: MVERMILYE on December 04, 2009, 09:34:03 AM
To all,

 Checked the reputation of this seller after starting to bid on a Collins 651S-1. Luckily I was able to withdraw my bid. After I did so the price zoomed up to $600. I should of been leery of the private bidding and private feedback. (Also noting large numbers of good feedback entries that were identical.)

Thanks for the heads up.

BTW - Worked on the 651S-1 receivers while in the Army, thought it would be a good augmentation to my receivers....


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KI4ZCU on December 12, 2009, 05:50:28 PM
I was reading some ads in other on ebay. I stumbled
on many radiomart listings, listed under "other" category
in ham radio.

very strange indeed, so I looked at his feedback and
noticed a pattern of 4 or 5 id's that buy
multiple items all at the same time.

i dunno know whats going on there, could it be he
is using other id's to buy his listings if they dont
go high enough??

go check his feedback out....


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: TOMJOHNSONN8PQB on December 18, 2009, 01:36:22 PM
I won a bid on EBay from Radio Mart. Then someone told me about the comments written here. So I read all this with interest, then checked the feedback on Radio Mart. How can someone have 99.7% good feedback and have all this negative stuff written here.
I called Radio Mart and spoke to Martyn, after our conversation I was satisfied and sent the payment for the radio I won the bid on. During the time frame of when I sent the payment and the arrival of the radio, Martyn was very easy to communicate with, he answered all my questions to my satisfaction, and he continued to exchange emails as needed.
The radio was shipped immediately when payment arrived; it arrived on schedule at my home. Radio was double boxed with plenty of packing in both boxes.
Examined the condition of the radio and found it to be exactly as described. The radio worked as it should and exactly as Martyn represented it to be.
Overall I found dealing with Martyn to be a very pleasant experience, he was above board and completely honest in every respect. I highly recommend him and Radio Mart to anyone looking at his items on EBay.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: VR2XMT on December 18, 2009, 06:43:53 PM
Hi N8CBC,

Reading your post and it boot up my emotion again.
Good luck to those taking your recommendation, definitely I will not.

http://www.vr2xmt.com/ebayconradiomart.html

73 Charlie / VR2XMT


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W8GWP on December 21, 2009, 05:10:04 PM
WOW!  I did not read any of these posts until today (12/21/09) and I am surprised. I called Marty also and had a talk about my recent purchase (FT450).  He describes it as:

" I am pleased to offer you a Brand new in the box Yaesu FT-450."

I am having it shipped to my father for a gift.  I will post more about the purchase when he receives it.  
I hope you are all wrong (doubt you are) but for my sake, I hope so.  I love the FT450 (have one myself) and my father has already been burnt once in this hobby....  Hope I'm not the next one.......

I will say... as of today, my dealing with Radio-Mart and Marty has been good.  Just hope the radio doesn't pay the price.  I will report more are the full transaction.
Shane
W8GWP


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W8GWP on December 26, 2009, 04:45:43 PM
Well everything went really, really great....  I can't see what others are seeing, Martin was outstanding and product was great.  I did need to "re-set" the microprocessor to get rid of a few errors, but I was able to overcome the problem.  The radio I purchased was an FT450 (Yaesu) and it is in NEW condition as described.  There was a little dirt (a stain) on the paper manual, but that’s not a deal breaker.  
I hope others have an experience like mine.  I will order again from Radio Mart.  Shane W8GWP


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on December 29, 2009, 07:21:39 PM
hi,

another 'near mint' Nye Viking  tuner complete with
scratches and sand grain photos to prove it.

"This  tuner was initially  purchased to tune a long wire
and because it appeared never to have been used.
A perfect "10" interior and a good 9 exterior."

290386142576 on ebay.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WY3A on January 10, 2010, 07:01:41 PM
Radio-Mart was high bidder on a Heathkit HR-1680 I sold on Ebay.  I went to some trouble to fully test the radio before listing on Ebay and I gave a detailed description of its operation, noting scratchiness of the volume potentiometer at 1 o'clock...etc.  The radio was working very well when I sent it to Radio-Mart.  

After having the radio for 2 weeks Martyn demanded his money back claiming that the radio was significantly not as described, it was blowing fuses he said.  By then I had read eHam postings regarding Radio-Mart, and I didn't trust him.  

I replied that the radio was clearly listed "AS-IS" and that the "no returns" policy was clearly noted as well.  

Radio-mart replied, outside the Ebay system, as follows: "Ok here we go, I tried the nice approach first...Can’t say I didn’t try to be nice".  

Within moments I received a dispute notification from PayPal.  PayPal removed the funds from my account to hold them until the dispute could be resolved.

Moments later I received negative feedback from Radio-Mart:  BEWARE AVOID THIS SELLER, Arrived Dead Blowing Fuses, Seller Refused Refund.  That is the first negative feedback I received as a seller in nine years of casual Ebay selling.

After spending hours on the phone with both Ebay and PayPal, a few things became clear:

(a) Saying "AS-IS" and having a "NO REFUND" policy doesn't matter to Ebay or PayPal.  According to what I was told, if the buyer claims "Significantly not as Described", the buyer will virtually always win the dispute.  I could fight all I wished, Radio-mart was going to get a refund in the end, according to both Ebay and PayPal.

(b) My only option was to begin the refund process.  Once proof of the return was confirmed via UPS tracking, the funds would be released back to Martyn.

My concern, which proved legitimate, had to do with what might be returned to me!

Since we had reached resolution (a return with subsequent refund) I sent Radio-mart an official request to revise the harsh negative feedback I received.  Martyn replied as follows (via direct e-mail, outside of Ebay):

"I would reconsider revising my feedback when you also cover my cost for the return shipping."

Now the terms of the agreement with PayPal was that the buyer cover the cost of return shipping.  Radio-Mart was using the negative feedback as leverage to get the return shipping out of me.  For only $15, Radio-Mart might consider revising the feedback.  When I told Pay Pal about this...they said I should report it to Ebay.  Well more hours on the phone...

After making my way to the appropriate Ebay department, the representative said it sounded like feedback extortion to him, and asked me to send the email with the header.  Now it gets interesting...

When I scanned the header I saw this:  

Return-Path: srs0=yzaag8=iv=roadrunner.com=martynallison@dceexpress.com

That caught my attention because I control the dceexpress.com domain.  There are only 3 email addresses associated with that domain, and I can assure you that martynallison@dceexpress.com is not one of them.  I don't know what is going on with this...but it certainly appears suspicious to me.  Why was Martyn setting this return path with this domain...which has nothing to do with him?  Is this legal?  Would Ebay take this into consideration in trying to discern who is the good guy and who is the bad guy in this dispute?

Ebay's response?  They found no evidence of feedback extortion in the email.  They would not remove the  nasty feedback which was being used as leverage to extort return shipping fees from me.  I could not believe that Ebay and PayPal were standing with Radio-Mart on virtually every issue.

I called Ebay again.  How can somebody say, "Send me money and I will reconsider the negative feedback" and that NOT be against their feedback policy?  I started asking for everyone's supervisor and finally got someone to resubmit the complaint.  I resent everything.

A few days later...Ebay sent email:

"Rest assured, we thoroughly reviewed your report and took appropriate action. Our actions may include issuing a warning, temporary suspension, or indefinite suspension."

I don't believe there has been a suspension of any kind.  Radio-Mart still has lots of listings.  I guess a warning is what he got.  How many warnings does this guy get?

The radio did come back. The Aud/Reg board is cooked.  I'm not certain that its the same board that was in the radio when I sold it.  

It is possible that the jostling of shipment damaged something...which caused a fuse to blow...then Martyn put in an over-rated fuse which did more damage.  But I really do wonder if its the same board at all.  At the very least Radio-Mart should have NEVER put in an over-rated fuse.

I spent at least 6 highly aggravating hours on the telephone dealing with this mess.  Ebay did consent to refund my final value fees, after more calls.  To date, Ebay still refuses to remove the negative feedback from Martyn, even though they issued a warning to him about feedback extortion .  Go figure.

I sure wish I had blocked Radio-Mart as a BUYER.  I certainly have now.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on January 11, 2010, 06:25:56 PM
hi,

marty the scammer !

changing the email  headers to look like you sent the email,
since he sent is outside of the ebay system.

be sure to respond to his negative feedback with a link to this thread.

73 james


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KL2TC on February 07, 2010, 07:47:43 PM
I had bid on an FT-450, described as mint.  I then read the reviews here and got worried.  I went back and looked at this history and all appears as said here.  He does have a pretty good history though.  That said, when I was out-bid (and my bid was very fair), I let it go.  The used radio sold for what I can get it for new.  There is no way you can contact the buyer because all is hidden.  What is wrong with people?  I will never bid on anything that he offers again.  Everything is just too shady in appearance.

73
Al


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K4FH on April 02, 2010, 02:01:09 PM
I'm updating this thread.

I sold a IC-706MKII to Marty and shipped it a few days ago.  Unfortunately he had an emergency and had to go back to England.  FedEx could not deliver my package and called me.  I instructed them to hold on to the package till next week so I'll be around when they ship back to me.  

Marty paid me and I have his money but I'm not sure what his status is.  I can't really sit on his radio for months so I guess what I can do is attempt to get in touch with him and if that fails I can fully refund his money, let eBay know and then I can put the rig back up for sale.

His neighbour told the drivers what was going on but would not accept any of his packages.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on April 02, 2010, 05:08:11 PM
Right, all his sales are 'private' so nobody can tell what is going on
or contact any of the winners of his auctions.

I'll look at his stuff but will never do business with him.

you figure with all the stuff he sells he would put up a good res
photo instead of the fuzzy grainy pictures he now posts.

got to watch his descriptions, once listed a ts-570DG, photo showed
all the normal items including manual.  All the way down he wrote
'sorry I  promised the manual to another buyer'

very shady.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WA3SEW on April 09, 2010, 08:35:22 AM
Well, looks like I’ve become yet another victim of Martyn Allison, “Mr. Radio Mart”. Back in March 2010 I put a Kenwood TS-2000 on Ebay as part of an estate sale for a silent key, and Mr. Allison was the high bidder. He immediately used PayPal  for payment, and did not request shipping insurance (I should have made it mandatory). A few days after I shipped the Kenwood and associated extras, I received an irate email from him claiming that the radio was “severely damaged during shipping” and that he wanted a $300.00 partial refund. I refused and he immediately filed a dispute with PayPal, wanting a total refund.

Well, considering Ebay’s and PayPal’s attitude towards casual sellers, he prevailed and the radio came back. But what was ironic, it came back in the same box that I shipped it in, and the box was fine. It appeared that the radio may have been dropped, as the lower right audio/squelch control shaft was bent.

But to top it all off, he withheld a Kenwood MC-60 Desk mic that was part of the auction, I assume due to the fact that he had to pay return shipping. So if you see a Kenwood desk mic show up in his auctions, it’s mine. I filed an appeal with PayPal, and am awaiting the result of that, but I don’t hold out much hope.

Bottom line…. Stay away from this guy, he is bad news, both as a buyer and a seller. The fact that he is a power seller on Ebay, you can guess in whose favor any dispute decisions are going to go to. As for me, my days of Ebay and PayPal are over.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3BJ on May 22, 2010, 01:24:17 PM
Well, looks like I’ve become yet another victim of Martyn Allison, “Mr. Radio Mart”. Back in March 2010 I put a Kenwood TS-2000 on Ebay as part of an estate sale for a silent key, and Mr. Allison was the high bidder. He immediately used PayPal  for payment, and did not request shipping insurance (I should have made it mandatory). A few days after I shipped the Kenwood and associated extras, I received an irate email from him claiming that the radio was “severely damaged during shipping” and that he wanted a $300.00 partial refund. I refused and he immediately filed a dispute with PayPal, wanting a total refund.

Well, considering Ebay’s and PayPal’s attitude towards casual sellers, he prevailed and the radio came back. But what was ironic, it came back in the same box that I shipped it in, and the box was fine. It appeared that the radio may have been dropped, as the lower right audio/squelch control shaft was bent.

But to top it all off, he withheld a Kenwood MC-60 Desk mic that was part of the auction, I assume due to the fact that he had to pay return shipping. So if you see a Kenwood desk mic show up in his auctions, it’s mine. I filed an appeal with PayPal, and am awaiting the result of that, but I don’t hold out much hope.

Bottom line…. Stay away from this guy, he is bad news, both as a buyer and a seller. The fact that he is a power seller on Ebay, you can guess in whose favor any dispute decisions are going to go to. As for me, my days of Ebay and PayPal are over.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3BJ on May 22, 2010, 01:28:31 PM
He not only sold me a radio that was worthless, when I filed a complaint with Ebay, he blocked me from contacting him. And to make it worst, when I tried to put in negative feedback, Ebay wouldnt take it. Tried to leave negative comments and got kicked out. Said he a POWER SELLER and was occasional buyer. DONOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THIS PERSON UNLESS YOU GO HIS DOOR AND LOOK AT IT.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WA4053SWL on June 04, 2010, 07:05:11 PM
Well, looks like I’ve become yet another victim of Martyn Allison, “Mr. Radio Mart”. Back in March 2010 I put a Kenwood TS-2000 on Ebay as part of an estate sale for a silent key, and Mr. Allison was the high bidder. He immediately used PayPal  for payment, and did not request shipping insurance (I should have made it mandatory). A few days after I shipped the Kenwood and associated extras, I received an irate email from him claiming that the radio was “severely damaged during shipping” and that he wanted a $300.00 partial refund. I refused and he immediately filed a dispute with PayPal, wanting a total refund.

Well, considering Ebay’s and PayPal’s attitude towards casual sellers, he prevailed and the radio came back. But what was ironic, it came back in the same box that I shipped it in, and the box was fine. It appeared that the radio may have been dropped, as the lower right audio/squelch control shaft was bent.

But to top it all off, he withheld a Kenwood MC-60 Desk mic that was part of the auction, I assume due to the fact that he had to pay return shipping. So if you see a Kenwood desk mic show up in his auctions, it’s mine. I filed an appeal with PayPal, and am awaiting the result of that, but I don’t hold out much hope.

Bottom line…. Stay away from this guy, he is bad news, both as a buyer and a seller. The fact that he is a power seller on Ebay, you can guess in whose favor any dispute decisions are going to go to. As for me, my days of Ebay and PayPal are over.

The paypal policy always gives the buyer reason, happened to me something like, opened, broke and stole part of a radio that sold, buyer me back half the radio and I have to refund money, explain the situation, at this point, ebay recommended contact the buyers local police department, and I did...


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: VE7OTH on June 09, 2010, 11:25:08 PM
BE WARNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE'S BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Listed as new a AOR AR-3000 scanner but who knows the "real" condition based on the comments here...

Here is the ad:

http://cgi.ebay.com/AOR-AR-3000A-Super-WideBand-Receiver-Brand-New-/230484696770?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35a9f55ec2#ht_7025wt_864

And here are all his auctions:

http://shop.ebay.com/radio-mart/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p4340

73
Jennifer


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W1GFH on June 16, 2010, 09:34:28 AM
A few days after I shipped the Kenwood and associated extras, I received an irate email from him claiming that the radio was “severely damaged during shipping” and that he wanted a $300.00 partial refund. I refused and he immediately filed a dispute with PayPal, wanting a total refund.

This guy worked the same scam on me in 2008. I see from reading this thread he has done it to many, many others. I believe he has a method to produce photos that make an item look "damaged". He then immediately threatens the seller with a PayPal dispute if they don't refund him 50% of the purchase price. It's a scam, plain and simple -- so avoid him at all costs.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K1CJS on June 28, 2010, 09:59:02 AM
In as few a words as possible, if you're looking at something being sold by this company---

DON'T BID OR MAKE AN OFFER!!!!



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KB8ASO on June 30, 2010, 07:12:05 PM
If you look at his auction description it states in red that "No Reserve price set for this item.", but the auction ended with the "reserve not met."  Take a look for yourself.  This guy has to be buying from local hamfests in addition to his EBay purchasing.  Does anyone have a picture of this guy?  If someone can find one I would like to see it.  I would never sell ANYTHING to him @ a hamfest if I knew him by sight.  He is close enough to the South East Indiana, Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area to shop @ our local fests. 

Randy.

BE WARNED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE'S BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Listed as new a AOR AR-3000 scanner but who knows the "real" condition based on the comments here...

Here is the ad:

http://cgi.ebay.com/AOR-AR-3000A-Super-WideBand-Receiver-Brand-New-/230484696770?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35a9f55ec2#ht_7025wt_864

73
Jennifer


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8HMO on June 30, 2010, 10:00:45 PM
I have been following this soap opera for about two year now, after I bid and won a mint Icom receiver from him. I managed to snipe it out from under gottahaveit1995 shill bidder and got it for about $100 less than what it was worth  ;D. It really was as described, in mint condition. I sent it to Icom repair and they checked it out and aligned it. I keep hearing horror stories, but I dont see it in his feedback. I see he currently has over 15,000 feedbacks, and only 20 bad ones in the last year and most of those were written by goofballs that cant spell or write on a 4th grade level. Where is all the detailed feedback? Im not standing up for the guy, but fair is fair...


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3LK on July 01, 2010, 05:00:27 PM
I have been following this soap opera for about two year now, after I bid and won a mint Icom receiver from him. I managed to snipe it out from under gottahaveit1995 shill bidder and got it for about $100 less than what it was worth  ;D. It really was as described, in mint condition. I sent it to Icom repair and they checked it out and aligned it. I keep hearing horror stories, but I dont see it in his feedback. I see he currently has over 15,000 feedbacks, and only 20 bad ones in the last year and most of those were written by goofballs that cant spell or write on a 4th grade level. Where is all the detailed feedback? Im not standing up for the guy, but fair is fair...

He and Radio Mart are one and the same character. gottahaveit1995 is the name he uses to buy on eBay.

The eBay Feedback system is a joke. I don't know anyone who actually believes any of the Feedback ratings, but as the expression goes: "There's a sucker born every minute".


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on July 01, 2010, 07:27:43 PM
hi,

he used to have his feedback private but now it is public again.

more info on his buy sell adventures

http://www.radiobanter.com/showthread.php?t=46129

73 james


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AH6RR on July 01, 2010, 07:30:08 PM
A few days after I shipped the Kenwood and associated extras, I received an irate email from him claiming that the radio was severely damaged during shipping and that he wanted a $300.00 partial refund. I refused and he immediately filed a dispute with PayPal, wanting a total refund.

This guy worked the same scam on me in 2008. I see from reading this thread he has done it to many, many others. I believe he has a method to produce photos that make an item look "damaged". He then immediately threatens the seller with a PayPal dispute if they don't refund him 50% of the purchase price. It's a scam, plain and simple -- so avoid him at all costs.
He pull the same on me for a bunch of Collins gear, I told him go &%^@ himself and ship it back but he would pay for shipping never had any more contact with him. He does have a picture posted look on his eBay in his racing suite his other hobby.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KB8ASO on July 02, 2010, 06:55:05 AM
From a QRZ forum on radio-mart:

Crime involving E-Bay listings:

I found this at http://www.leadsonline.com/main/civilians/
about a crime involving E-Bay

If the potential crime involved a listing on the eBay website:

eBay works hard to keep its members safe and prevent illegal transactions on its website without compromising the privacy of its member community.

Certain member information is made available to law enforcement investigators via LeadsOnline First Responder Service for criminal investigations.

If you believe you are the victim of a crime involving a listing on eBay, simply contact your local law enforcement agency and request that they access LeadsOnline First Responder Service to work your case. Even if they don't use other LeadsOnline services, they can access First Responder Service, 24 hours a day, seven days a week in real time on an individual case basis................................


Tim KD4OVM


If everyone that had an issue with this person would file a complaint here I'd bet he would get a little quality time before a judge!

Randy


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: FORMER_K0PD on July 08, 2010, 01:27:57 PM
KD8HM0, I'll leave the hams name out of this as he asked me not to mention him if i say any thing about Radio Mart as he is worried about him causing trouble. And i'd bet half of those who has given him a positive has done so because of being embassed and admitting they got took or their just not the type to complain. I can say this because i bought a power supply from him and he called it Mint with limited use. Well when i got it the post were rusty and there were areas of rust all over the back side and underneath it. Well i too gave him a positive as i was well took, and did not want to admit it. Thank goodness i did not give that much for it and to have returned it would have made it as much as i paid for it,just plain not worth it. Then he bought a HF base i had on E bay and two weeks almost to the day when he bought it he filed a none received item claim with Pay Pal. Fortunitely i still had my shipping info and was able to prove it was delivered and signed for by his wife. Then around a month later a guy in Tennessee bought that radio and e mailed me to ask if when i sold him the radio if the Microphone worked and i assured him it did,so there you have it my experience with one person who i feel should be banned from all Ham selling venues as he is as far as i'm concerned very dishonest. Oh i tried to leave a negative feed back to another seller and for some reason E Bay would not let me.Don't know if it was a cliche or not as i've had no reason to repeat leaving a negative.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8HMO on July 11, 2010, 10:13:41 AM
Sounds to me like the FTC should investigate Ebay LOL


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AD6KA on July 13, 2010, 05:52:05 PM
I don't understand why with all this anecdotal evidence
(much of it surely backed up with real paperwork evidence)
hasn't garnered the attention of the authorities.
Not the toothless Flea Bay or Pay Pal "authories" protecting
him, but real Law Enforcement. Especially when it seems
most of his transactions cross state lines, making them
Federal matters. (From what I understand, I'm not a lawyer).

Being as ham radio operators come from all walks of life,
after all these years you'd think he would have eventually pissed off
"The Wrong Guy": An attorney, a prosecutor, a Law Enforcement
Official, a journalist, a District Attorney, a private investigator.
Or just a big, short-fused man named "Bubba", who hates thieves
and carries a big baseball bat in his truck.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WA3SEW on July 28, 2010, 01:29:45 PM
I don't understand why with all this anecdotal evidence
(much of it surely backed up with real paperwork evidence)
hasn't garnered the attention of the authorities.
Not the toothless Flea Bay or Pay Pal "authories" protecting
him, but real Law Enforcement. Especially when it seems
most of his transactions cross state lines, making them
Federal matters. (From what I understand, I'm not a lawyer).

Being as ham radio operators come from all walks of life,
after all these years you'd think he would have eventually pissed off
"The Wrong Guy": An attorney, a prosecutor, a Law Enforcement
Official, a journalist, a District Attorney, a private investigator.
Or just a big, short-fused man named "Bubba", who hates thieves
and carries a big baseball bat in his truck.

Have you ever walked into your local police station and attempted to initiate a complaint regarding an on line transaction that went bad, ebay or otherwise? If you ever attempt to do so, you will be in for a real treat.

In my case, as I stated in my earlier post, he withheld the Kenwood MC-60 microphone from the rest of the equipment I assume to defray his having to pay the return shipping costs. So after I open the box and realize that the mic is missing, what to do?

I did file a complaint with ebay and paypal, and the results were what I expected, basically they said "tough luck Clyde". I had to report the theft to my local police department as part of the ebay requirements to file a claim and fax them a copy of the original police complaint, which was a total waste of time. While I was at the police station I was told by the officer it's my word against his. He will simply claim that the mic was shipped with the rest of the equipment, and that I am lying. I had no witnesses present when I opened the box.

Believe me, if he were within reasonable driving distance, I would thoroughly enjoy playing the part of "Bubba" for a day.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N2CJ on July 28, 2010, 07:47:21 PM
In examining his feedback ratings I noticed that he gets a lot of his positive feedbacks from inexpensive parts and small items. If ebay feedbacks were indexed for item price, his positive feedback percentage would probably be much lower.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N4UE on August 04, 2010, 08:06:15 PM
Hi, I have been to this person's house and 'antenna farm' as he calls it. If you can describe a 40M dipole 15' above ground as such......
I have repeatedly tried to get the BBB and the KY Dept of Revenue to investigate him, without luck. He is from England and I doubt if he is a US citizen. He SHOULD be paying income tax on the amount of business he does. Several Ky Hams have contacted the local Sheriff without ANY result!! Does that tell you anything!!!!!?

BTW, the only way he will refund your $ (once you've been ripped off),is to demand you give HIM Positive Feedback!!! WOW!!
Flea Bay only tolerates him due to the amount of $ he gives them. Not only did I live near this crook, I also knew him back when he was "Multicomm 2000".

BEWARE, he has a BUNCH of shill IDs.. and bids against himself all the time.

When he says something is "**MINT** **LOOK** **NIB**, that means it has only been pulled down a dirt rod for less than a mile by a pick-up!

Been there, done that, now banned!! BFD!!

ron
N4UE


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on August 10, 2010, 02:47:27 PM
hi

Keep an eye out for the TS-570S Radio-Mart just purchased from
another seller s/n 80300011   it was ebay item # 110571070718
from seller kf4zri  $695.00



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8HMO on August 15, 2010, 11:10:02 PM
Im sure martyn will try to drive his bids up with his shill account...


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: NK6Q on August 21, 2010, 04:57:44 PM
Just saw the latest from RadioMart.  Drake L-4B amp, already bid up to $787.88.  Front looks kind of ragged to me.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KL2TC on August 23, 2010, 01:55:08 PM
This descriptor has shown up on at least three separate FT-950 Radio Mart ads:

"I purchased 3 of these impressive transceivers, one for a friend, one for my QTH and the last one for my Holiday home, well as my racing has taken over most of my spare time, I am letting the one go that I was going to use on vacation."

I haven't kept track of serial numbers, but this one is 0F410030.

I was looking for an FT-950 and his ads kept coming up with the same description.  So how many did he purchase and how many "last ones" did he have?  This is truly deceptive.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on August 23, 2010, 06:10:03 PM
yup, and with a Powerseller rating you would expect
Ebay to get him to post standard resolution photos,
unlike the 50dpi photos he uses.

73 james


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD0FAT on September 05, 2010, 07:00:44 PM
Radio Mart burned me a couple of years ago. I bought a Yaesu FRG 7 receiver that was supposed to be in good shape. It was dead on arrival, full of corrosion from leaking batteries. Of course, his listing photos did not show the back panel with flowing corrosion stains and missing parts.  Yes, he does have a few satisfied buyers; he has many more unsatisfied customers like you and me.  Be smarter than Martyn, and find your equipment somewhere else.      73 de Al,  KD0FAT


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N8FGB on September 30, 2010, 08:17:20 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120628133042&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

This poor guy got ripped my Martin. I hope he wins his case.
Rich


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N5UD on October 25, 2010, 06:13:32 PM
I did not know this thread was here. He bought a Halli off me as user Gottahaveit. It was nice and I said so. It was not perfect physical condition, and I described as such. A few days after he could have received it. It was listed on Ebay as perfect under seller radiomart. Nothing looked different to me from the pics he used.

I had a late model Yaesu listed. It was bought under another name, yet I could have sworn it was listed by radiomart Ebay in a similar manner. Same boxes, and looked like same serial.

I will not bid on these private auctions. Ebay used to show the ID of all bidders. Now they just accommodate all the skulduggery that goes on. I and others have spotted fake thousands of dollars items. Reported them, and another buyer gets taken. Ebay policing isn't what it used to be. It is a shame. I guess that is big business.

 I was first on Ebay about 1996, when it was small. I was using a dial up back then.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on November 07, 2010, 07:27:39 PM
Radio-mart ( on Ebay) should be avoided at all costs! Radio-mart uses different accounts to SHILL BID on his own auctions. Usually on his more expensive items but sometimes on less expensive items too. As of 10-07-10 he is using the ID "ts944" (608) to shill up his sales. This is not speculation, It is a FACT. If you are a overseas buyer you are especially vulnerable! If you don't like what he sends you ( and chances are you won't ) He will say "no problem, send it back" ...You only problem is that you will be out the shipping BOTH WAYS! EVERYTHING he sells on Ebay he JUST PURCHASED ON EBAY the week before...If you doubt this just look at his "feedback as a buyer" page. He is the most dishonest seller I think I have ever come across.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AD6KA on December 01, 2010, 04:18:12 PM
I was just on Ebay an saw this IC-706 PA Board
and got excited....then I saw it was from RADIOMART  :'(

http://cgi.ebay.com/Icom-IC-706MKIIG-Part-B5211L-PA-RF-Deck-Perfect-Cond-/230555755876?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35ae31a564

Check out Martyn's load of BS:

"This week I have decided to part out several transceivers,
all were working only 3 weeks ago and  so please bid on the hard to find parts with confinence."

Does one REALLY make more money "parting out" working transceivers?
Or should I say as he does....."were working only 3 weeks ago"? ;D
 
Only a CON ARTIST trying to cover his butt would
include "were working ONLY 3 weeks ago".
An honest person would just say "pulled from working unit".


And this gem of prose:

"I do not accept returns on any of the spare parts listed  as we have had problems in the past with bad buyers
trying to return their faulty boards back to us, this had led us to hide ID marks on some of the parts so as to avoid any issues."

Ahhh, so THAT'S the problem, all these hams were sending
their "bad boards" back to him.....You know how sneaky those hams are!
What a Con's excuse to sell dead boards with no repercussions.
If you're going to "hide marks" to avoid issues, why only
on "some" of the boards and not all?

Unbelievable...







Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AD6KA on December 01, 2010, 09:03:15 PM
Another thing about RADIOMART'S parts listed above.

If he's selling the parts & boards "AS IS"
("I do not accept returns on any of the spare parts listed")
then WHY is he "hiding marks" on his boards?  ::)

This guy has more disclaimers on his
listings than Heinz has pickles.....


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KL2TC on December 02, 2010, 08:12:43 AM
Apparently lots of hams are impulsively buying Kenwood TS-2000 radios.  Fortunately this means that the "savings" will be passed down to us:

"I am proud to be able to offer you this like Brand New, Top End
Kenwood TS-2000 HF/VHF/UHF transceiver.
This was an impulse purchase by its original owner who left it in the box for most of the time and decided to do a PX with me for another rig.
As you can see the accessories shown are supplied. 21000595

"I am proud to be able to offer you this close to Brand New, Top End Kenwood TS-2000 HF/VHF/UHF transceiver.
This was an impulse purchase by its original owner who left it in on the shelf and decided to go the older radio route, it has seen very little use. 00500075

"I am proud to be able to offer you this Brand New, Top End
Kenwood TS-2000 HF/VHF/UHF transceiver.
This was an impulse purchase by its original owner who left it in the box and decided to do a PX with me for another rig.
As you can see the accessories shown are supplied. 00300115"

I can see how this can happen, I almost impulsively purchased one and left it in and or on the box/shelf myself.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AD6KA on December 02, 2010, 10:30:16 PM
Three identical stories...and Ebay does nothing.
The guy has no shame.

I noticed in his long list of disclaimers he now offers
"High Resolution Photos Service". Just write and ask him.
OK, I did.His reply:
"I don?t have your email address and I am leaving for Europe for a week so that will not be possible,,sorry.
Nothing is removed from the board and it came from a working rig"


He doesn't have my email, so he can't send me the high res photo?
No problem, sent him that. A few hours later he says:

"I am currently stuck at the airport waiing on my flight so I cant answer your question
Sorry"


SO GUYS: He's in Europe for a week and can't help you.
Wonder if that will stretch to 2,3, or 4 weeks as an excuse
to brush off awkward customer questions?  ;D


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WB2WIK on December 03, 2010, 11:33:50 AM
Apparently lots of hams are impulsively buying Kenwood TS-2000 radios.  Fortunately this means that the "savings" will be passed down to us:

"I am proud to be able to offer you this like Brand New, Top End
Kenwood TS-2000 HF/VHF/UHF transceiver.
This was an impulse purchase by its original owner who left it in the box for most of the time and decided to do a PX with me for another rig.
As you can see the accessories shown are supplied. 21000595

"I am proud to be able to offer you this close to Brand New, Top End Kenwood TS-2000 HF/VHF/UHF transceiver.
This was an impulse purchase by its original owner who left it in on the shelf and decided to go the older radio route, it has seen very little use. 00500075

"I am proud to be able to offer you this Brand New, Top End
Kenwood TS-2000 HF/VHF/UHF transceiver.
This was an impulse purchase by its original owner who left it in the box and decided to do a PX with me for another rig.
As you can see the accessories shown are supplied. 00300115"

I can see how this can happen, I almost impulsively purchased one and left it in and or on the box/shelf myself.


Yes, this is quite common.  I was digging around in the attic for a box with Christmas ornaments and came across an IC-7800 I forgot I bought. 

Under that was a pony! :)


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: NO2A on December 03, 2010, 01:25:51 PM
And Meg Whitman ran for public office in California right? Really makes you think about HER credibility doesn`t it? (she owns e-bay)


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on December 03, 2010, 05:06:02 PM
Hi,

Meg was Pres and CEO of eBay, 1998-2008, not the owner.

Pierre Morad Omidyar is the Founder and CEO of eBay.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Omidyar

73 james


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K6JPA on December 06, 2010, 05:14:45 PM
Dealt twice in the past with this seller on eBay.  Displeased with the purchases both times, as I felt they were misrepresented, and one item didn't match the listing photos when it arrived.  A search at the time revealed that the photos were from the listing of a similar item he sold a few weeks prior.  I will avoid this seller in the future.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KB3HG on December 16, 2010, 05:58:34 AM
Never again.

Radio Mart, was selling an FT-707 a couple of weeks ago:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rt=nc&nma=true&item=230552904391&si=kOhK%252FtNqskbCupP23stJlP95%252Bns%253D&viewitem=&sspagename=ADME%3AX%3AeRTM%3AUS%3A1123

I am pleased to be able to offer you this fine Yaesu FT-707 HF Transceiver, taken from my own collection.

Please note that I have the whole system available and listed this week, see my other listings to locate the other fine accessories. The transceiver has a problem, it was fine when I last used it over a year ago,, now the frequency display is stuck at the frequency shown, I believe the PLL is out of lock as it is the same on all bands. It is rare to find one in close to Brand New condition, all controls are fully functional and smooth and the main tuning control still has that beautiful classic Yaesu feel to it. It is one of my favorite transceivers which is why I have not sold it sooner, I used to enjoy using it. I am supplying the Power Plug with this auction.

So now it’s time to let it go, so if you’re after a vintage Yaesu FT-707 in exceptional, collectors condition that is not working exactly as it should then you cannot go wrong with considering this one to add to your shack.

sent him a note: Dear radio-mart,

yes real fine condition, just like the stuff that was sent to me from you, it's a VFO not PLL. and its not Oscillating on those bands. the mobile bracket for it you have is the MMB-2 in another listing.
 His response:
Dear elmo_good,

Thanks for that but the VFO would not be off on every single band,,   
Best Regards
Martyn 
Radio-Mart

I have two, news to me that it has a PLL. Mine have a VFO and mixer xtal oscillators

And yes I received junk from radio Mart that was supposed to be in working order also.

Tom Kb3hg


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: SWL377 on December 18, 2010, 12:37:46 AM
His definition of "mint" overlaps mine of "fair".

His eBay descriptions sound like your dream come true, the classic rig you always wanted that looks like it just came out of the box for the first time.

What you get is something far less appealing.

Kinda like Internet dating.

73
SWL 377


Title: Radio Mart, by Radio Mart
Post by: RADIOMART on December 19, 2010, 09:27:56 AM
This is the first time I have responded on this web site, I thought as I have the next 2 weeks off I have time to keep an eye on this thread.

Okay I see that some poor souls are still being troublesome.

I will keep an open line to this thread as it is nice to see that the moderators have not pulled my IP address thus not allowing me to be able to respond to criticism like in the past, I am happy to see that and thank you.

I will address some points I see here posted,

Re the perosn who requested high resolution pictures 2 weeks ago and not sent, and his comments not believing me being in Europe at the time, I was, as my father passed away and I was in England from Dec 2nd until the 12th to take care of arrangements, My staff are not instructed to answer emails in my absence only to get the boxes out the door to those who have paid, I had limited internet access during my stay there but like the comment "sent from my blackberry" that is a lie as I do not have a blackberry and have never claimed that so please stick to facts with proof to back up statements made or I will just have to ignore them and sorry I was not able to get you that one photograph out.

What I find odd is that despite criticisms which seem to originate from some 20 or so members, most who have never dealt with me, seem blind to the 18,000, Yes that’s EIGHTEEN THOUSAND plus POSITIVEs and seem to concentrate on some negatives that kind of shows me something about the person leaving some of the comments here.
Sue, thank you for your kind words and also to the many who have sent me private messages on another web site, your thoughts are very much appreciated.
Okay let me make my policy quite clear... I ask if anyone has an issue to please contact me first before leaving any feedback thus giving me an opportunity to respond, it’s real hard to respond to an issue if you’re not made aware of it.

99.9% of the time I just issue a full refund and often that includes the return shipping back to us here.

How many other companies offer that service on eBay? not many believe me and that goes above and beyond eBay’s return policy but to us it is only fair if someone is not fully satisfied with their purchase.

Shill bidding,, Yawnnnn,, I am sorry,, Just because I am very successful and getting a higher price for a product does not mean I am shill bidding, fist off that is illegal, second, immoral, I have a business to run and it is certainly not in my best interest to participate in such practice and I offer the bidding history to any winning bidder who just asks for it, simple as that.

now if anyone has a genuine issue with a purchase from me, please feel free to contact me, some people think I hide my information so here it is, its so easy to find anyway,, my email address is martynallison@roadrunner.com, my phone # is 859 221 8015 (between 9am to 5pm ) Monday to Friday Eastern, my address for correspondence is Radio Mart, 132 Prater Dr, Georgetown, KY 40324, Like I said I have nothing to hide like some suggest, if you have a problem with ANY purchase from me just drop me a line and it will be address immediately.

My callsign in the USA is KJ4ZGF,,,

Ok next week, I will be using my sister account to list parts as I do not want to mix up parts with my main stream company which will be taking a 2 week break so that hopefully will stop more rumors.

What else? Ok to the person who claims to have been to my house and seen my shack and inventory,, wow,, As I don’t have a shack at my house nor do I keep inventory there,, that’s a whopper,, to the Ham who has said he will come to my house and "sort me out",, the one who states he is 6ft 3 and weighs 335Lbs,, you’re not invited so it will be in your best interest to stay away from me, and to those who have never dealt with me, and only go on hearsay from liars then just do your homework and look at the 18,000 positive feedbacks and think,, can he really be all bad?

Now I have thrown the gauntlet down and asked for any genuine dissatisfied customer to come forward and contact me directly, not on here but directly and let’s see where this really goes.

73s


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: RADIOMART on December 19, 2010, 09:39:30 AM
I thought I would just respond to this thread as I have 2 weeks off and started a thread to those who genuinly have a problem with any equipment purtchased from my company.

Some comments I have to laugh at, Shill bidding,, report me to eBay,, if you have any evidance of me doing this illegal practise, I have strong feelings over this subject, I have been a very sucessful eBay member for over 10 years and have not bid on my own items, Shil bidding is illegal as well as being immoral, for those who bid, win and doubt me, just ask for a bid history, I have no problem providing that, so that should sort that claim out,, it is so easy to make false allogations,, childish,, very,,,

Multiple repeat listings,, sure when I have several of the same models I will use the same template, I will change the serial number and pictures to the actual rig being offered for sale.

Picture quality,, what ever ebay restricts my upload quality to be?  request the 2Mb pictures from me if you want a detailed picture.

Spare parts, no I will not accept returns back on spares as I have had several people return back to me their faulty board, NOT the working one supplied, which I have put a hidden mark on to prove this.

What else did I read??? cant remember anyway I have started what I hope is a constructive thread for any buyer who has a genuine problem with anything purchased from me so I can address an issue.

I am sure there will still be the same 20 trouble makers who are on my blocked bidders list that will keep on knocking me or my company, that I am used to and ignore, so if there is anyone who has an issue feel free to respond on my link I have just started.

73s


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: RADIOMART on December 19, 2010, 09:43:55 AM
His definition of "mint" overlaps mine of "fair".

His eBay descriptions sound like your dream come true, the classic rig you always wanted that looks like it just came out of the box for the first time.

What you get is something far less appealing.

Kinda like Internet dating.

73
SWL 377

So sir, what have you purchased from me?
Please explain.

I find it very funny to see that all 6 or 7 bored old timers have time to try to tarnish my name and in my opinion are an embarransment to the ham Radio community.

After all the comments that have been made over the years why is it that not one person has taken me to court, eBay have not banned me, nor any class action ever taken against me?

Going by the comments seen I would be in prison with the key thrown away had any of the comments been true.

It is sad that these few narrow minded individuals have nothing better to do with their spare time than just incite hate mail and threads.

I have never bothered to answer a single one of these threads until now, nor read them as I have better things to do with my time, nor shall I be checking them in the future.

I have had a friend spend some time putting as many of the liers on my blocked list and I would not want to supply anyone who is not a good model to the Ham Radio comminuty or who has this wonderful hobbies best interest in mind.

Like I asked, if you have a genuine issue and can back up your concerns then feel free to respond on the thread i just set up to address any concers.

Anyway best 73s to you all and a happy new year


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on December 20, 2010, 03:02:52 PM
hello,

your photos are not being degraded by Ebay, your photos are hosted by Auctiva.

Other power sellers use Auctiva as well as other photo hosting sites and their
photos show all the details necessary to make an informed purchase, without
the need to ask the seller for 'hi res' photos.

You take pride in your Power Seller status and high feedback, however, you
do not take care to post photos with reasonable resolution of the items you are selling.

Again you take pride in your return policy, but with heavy gear the buyer is then
responsible for the return shipping fees.  

regards, james


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on December 20, 2010, 03:21:55 PM
hi Michael,

many of us are owners of a company, but with a lot less shares then
those that started the company or received incentives to hire on etc.

Meg is no longer an insider or large shareholder.

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/mh?s=EBAY+Major+Holders

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ir?s=EBAY+Insider+Roster

73 james


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: RADIOMART on December 20, 2010, 06:48:39 PM
hello,

your photos are not being degraded by Ebay, your photos are hosted by Auctiva.

Other power sellers use Auctiva as well as other photo hosting sites and their
photos show all the details necessary to make an informed purchase, without
the need to ask the seller for 'hi res' photos.

You take pride in your Power Seller status and high feedback, however, you
do not take care to post photos with reasonable resolution of the items you are selling.


Again you take pride in your return policy, but with heavy gear the buyer is then
responsible for the return shipping fees.  

regards, james

Thank you for your comments James, I have noted them.
Each picture I take is Aprox 2Mb per picture, I then put them through a compression programe to make them around 100Kb or slightly less, then I send them to auctavia for hosting.
Now when I have messed around with different resolutions then the pictures become way to large for my listing template which is why I offer a high resolution upon request suggestion and that seems to work well.

okay returns, my policy is quite clear, no returns on spare parts but I have allowed one of my other companies to handle them for now as I don’t have the time to take care of that division right now and the policy with them is simple, all the boards have been tested prior to listing and once sold and shipped they cannot be returned, the reason behind this is obvious, we were seeing back faulty boards that did not originate from us so sadly that is the only way to protect ourselves from that happening in the future.

Returns on major items we will accept back without any hassle and depending on the reason for return we will often send in UPS using our account to collect the item, now that is way above and beyond ANY other company on ebay.

So with that being said, is that the policy of a company that does not care?

But no matter what there will always be the odd one I cannot satisfy no matter what, like for example the guy I refunded in full, told him to keep the product and he left me a negative, or the several non paying bidders that also left a negative,, so you see it is not too fair on the seller now is it.

I asked a question last night, that was after I gave all my contact information including my address etc, and I asked for anyone who had a genuine greivance with me, a customer who had purchased something from me and had an issue to come forward and email me so I can resolve any problems, guess what (and I did this on 2 forums)  not a phone call, email, Nothing, which was exactly as expected...

I am lucky I have been very successful and enjoy the benefits from this success and friends I make along the way but my purpose in responding to this thread is to see if the people who delight in bad mouthing hidden behind their keyboards will come out and explain their comments so I can dispell any notions of my company trading in anything other than a professional and proper manner.

Sorry to go on James hihi
Best 73s
Martyn


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on December 23, 2010, 12:40:24 PM
An open invitation to Martyn / "radio-mart" To explain why "ts944" (618) has "won" over 50,000 dollars of radio equipment, Motorcycles, Telescopes, etc from you over the last several months!

Please explain why "ts944" has been the SECOND highest bidder on HUNDREDS of your auctions just over the last several months!

Please explain why, just a few weeks ago, you had for auction a TMC GPR-90 receiver that "ts944" "won" and the just a week ago you relisted the SAME radio again...Did ts944 back out of the deal?

Please explain why if ts944 is your BEST COSTUMER ( over 50,000 dollars in the past year ) you NEVER leave him any feedback?
I would imagine if he purchased that much stuff from you he would deserve positive feedback for each and every one?

I am waiting for an answer!


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N4TTS on December 24, 2010, 11:59:39 AM
"Curiouser and curiouser" Cried Alice...


An open invitation to Martyn / "radio-mart" To explain why "ts944" (618) has "won" over 50,000 dollars of radio equipment, Motorcycles, Telescopes, etc from you over the last several months!

Please explain why "ts944" has been the SECOND highest bidder on HUNDREDS of your auctions just over the last several months!

Please explain why, just a few weeks ago, you had for auction a TMC GPR-90 receiver that "ts944" "won" and the just a week ago you relisted the SAME radio again...Did ts944 back out of the deal?

Please explain why if ts944 is your BEST COSTUMER ( over 50,000 dollars in the past year ) you NEVER leave him any feedback?
I would imagine if he purchased that much stuff from you he would deserve positive feedback for each and every one?

I am waiting for an answer!


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AD6KA on December 24, 2010, 04:46:33 PM
An open invitation to Martyn / "radio-mart" To explain why "ts944" (618) has "won" over 50,000 dollars of radio equipment, Motorcycles, Telescopes, etc from you over the last several months!

Please explain why "ts944" has been the SECOND highest bidder on HUNDREDS of your auctions just over the last several months!

Please explain why, just a few weeks ago, you had for auction a TMC GPR-90 receiver that "ts944" "won" and the just a week ago you relisted the SAME radio again...Did ts944 back out of the deal?

Please explain why if ts944 is your BEST COSTUMER ( over 50,000 dollars in the past year ) you NEVER leave him any feedback?
I would imagine if he purchased that much stuff from you he would deserve positive feedback for each and every one?

I am waiting for an answer!

Methinks the lad doth protest too much!


Quote
RADIOMART:
Shill bidding,, Yawnnnn,, I am sorry,, Just because I am very successful and getting a higher price for a product does not mean I am shill bidding, fist off that is illegal, second, immoral, ;D

And again....

Quote
RADIOMART:
Some comments I have to laugh at, Shill bidding,, report me to eBay,, if you have any evidance of me doing this illegal practise, I have strong feelings over this subject, I have been a very sucessful eBay member for over 10 years and have not bid on my own items, Shil bidding is illegal as well as being immoral,   ;D


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on December 25, 2010, 12:59:54 AM
another happy satisfied radio-mart customer ...   http://www.vk4adc.com/content/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=43&Itemid=50


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8HMO on December 25, 2010, 12:10:42 PM
Lets not forget his other shill account, gottahavit1995...


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KA5IPF on December 27, 2010, 10:15:25 AM
The silence is deafening.

Clif


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on December 27, 2010, 07:09:06 PM
I did not think a reply would be forthcoming ..... I would really love to hear an explanation from radio-mart about this as he says he has never been involved in shill bidding.

Perhaps I should explain how I found this out. Around a year ago, I wanted to bid on one of radio-marts auctions for a part I needed. I put in a few bids, but was outbid by "ts944" and did not win. I started looking through radio-marts feedback and noticed that "ts944" was winning LOTS of auctions...interesting.

I then started going through all of radio-marts completed auctions and noticed that "ts944" was the SECOND HIGHEST bidder on many of radio-marts auctions, always putting in one bid anywhere from a day to just around an hour before the auction ended. Bottom line, If you wanted to win, you would have to outbid ts944.

ts944 was bidding ( and sometimes winning ) on just about everything radio-mart had for sale, from radios to telescopes to motorcycles, etc... so I started adding things up and it came out to around 40,000 dollars ( this was before ts944 "won" the motorcycle radio-mart had for auction for 4500.00 ).

What I found most interesting was that while radio-mart always leaves timely feedback for his buyers, he NEVER leaves feedback for "ts944" .....You would think that if someone purchased close to 50,0000 from you in the last year that he would deserve god feedback for each and every purchase ?

I watched this go on week after week and started reporting to ebay each and every time I saw ts944 bidding. Nothing happened. I then called ebay and spoke to someone in the "trust and safety" dept. I explained what I was seeing and was assured something would be done.

The next week, radio-mart switched most of his expensive items to "private" so no one could see who was bidding! still, "ts944" bid on a few more items, winning a Drake noise blanker from radio-mart not once but twice! ( I think it was the same one ) and a few weeks ago "won" a TMC GPR-90 receiver. The next week radio-mart had the same receiver for sale again!

Please, don't take my word for any of this, look for yourself! If you spend time researching radio-marts feedback you will see what I am talking about. Look at this last June / July and see how many radios ts944 "won" , going on to leave radio-mart glowing feedback for each and every one! ( never getting any in return! ).....The more you look the more you will see.


Bottom line, If you think you can get a deal on anything radio-mart has for auction think again. If shill bidding is involved it is no longer a true auction. Also, most of the things radio-mart sells on ebay he just purchased on ebay a week or two before ( look at his "buyers" feedback" ) and he seems to pay almost top dollar.

Notice that radio-mart almost never puts a "reserve" on his auctions. He is not in the business of losing money so if things are not going good and it's too late to end the auction, along comes ts-you know who to "save the day".........

I am still waiting for an answer from radio-mart in this public forum.

 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on December 27, 2010, 07:10:04 PM
The silence is deafening.

Clif
  Band conditions?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on December 27, 2010, 07:28:35 PM
The silence is real, Radio-Mart is not.

Do reply to his feedback, put a tiny url to your
webpage about the Icom disaster.

73 james


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N1CX on December 29, 2010, 02:51:15 AM
Not sticking up for the guy but I can tell you for a fact I've had it happen numerous times over 21 years being self employed. You'd be surprised what people would do to you. I've marked stuff myself.

I once had a guy buy 15 brand new radios. Shipped next day air. Just in time for the weekend. He returned them saying he didn't like them on Tuesday. I get them back and they're all opened up and used. I found out they had a big festival in town and this guy was the honcho of the thing. He ripped me off new radios to use for his festival then returned them so he didn't have to pay a rental fee.

The guy might be a crook but there is some validity in this and just wanted to point this out.
Happy New Year

I was just on Ebay an saw this IC-706 PA Board
and got excited....then I saw it was from RADIOMART  :'(

http://cgi.ebay.com/Icom-IC-706MKIIG-Part-B5211L-PA-RF-Deck-Perfect-Cond-/230555755876?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35ae31a564

Check out Martyn's load of BS:

"This week I have decided to part out several transceivers,
all were working only 3 weeks ago and  so please bid on the hard to find parts with confinence."

Does one REALLY make more money "parting out" working transceivers?
Or should I say as he does....."were working only 3 weeks ago"? ;D
 
Only a CON ARTIST trying to cover his butt would
include "were working ONLY 3 weeks ago".
An honest person would just say "pulled from working unit".


And this gem of prose:

"I do not accept returns on any of the spare parts listed  as we have had problems in the past with bad buyers
trying to return their faulty boards back to us, this had led us to hide ID marks on some of the parts so as to avoid any issues."

Ahhh, so THAT'S the problem, all these hams were sending
their "bad boards" back to him.....You know how sneaky those hams are!
What a Con's excuse to sell dead boards with no repercussions.
If you're going to "hide marks" to avoid issues, why only
on "some" of the boards and not all?

Unbelievable...








Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on December 29, 2010, 08:29:19 AM
Quote from radio-mart / 12-10 ....Shill bidding,, Yawnnnn,, I am sorry,, Just because I am very successful and getting a higher price for a product does not mean I am shill bidding, fist off that is illegal, second, immoral, I have a business to run and it is certainly not in my best interest to participate in such practice and I offer the bidding history to any winning bidder who just asks for it, simple as that.

Martyn / radio-mart, / ts944.....We are giving you your big chance to explain !


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N9VO on December 29, 2010, 12:17:14 PM
Personally I've never purchased anything from Radio Mart. After reading thru the few years I've been a ham, I was always afraid too.....Just too many stories for their not to be any truth to any of it. Never saw any rebuttal from him until on here recently. He certainly put up a good case and as he stated: threw down the gauntlet. Well I would say a couple of gents have kicked it right back into his driveway..........

Sure looks incriminating...... :)


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on December 29, 2010, 12:45:53 PM
It's not just in his driveway, this time It is on his front door, knocking.....A few months ago I emailed him ( through ebay ) and asked why ts944 was bidding on most of his auctions .....NEVER got a response from him, not a peep.

What surprises me is that ebay never caught on to this until it was pointed out to them. A few weeks ago I was on the phone with ebay and they told me they would take action but could not ( for confidentiality )  tell me what they would do. They did tell me they do not put up with shill bidding and would report it to law enforcement if they felt it was necessary. 

I feel sorry for the poor chap who bought the Icom 706 from radio-mart a few months back ( see the link a few posts up ) Can you imagine someone being so upset as to create a web page about it? You have to read it to believe it! This is typical radio-mart.

 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AD6KA on December 29, 2010, 02:59:09 PM
Quote
NC1X
Not sticking up for the guy but I can tell you for a fact I've had it happen numerous times over 21 years being self employed. You'd be surprised what people would do to you. I've marked stuff myself.
The guy might be a crook but there is some validity in this and just wanted to point this out.

Hi Scott:
You make a good point, and I am sorry those things happened to you. Wow,
15 brand new radios returned opened. I'd be STEAMED!  I guess
I never truly thought a significant number of hams (Martyn used the words "many bad hams")
would actually buy a board, trash it, and try to get their money for it. Call me naive.

But in my follow up to that post re the pulled boards I asked:
"Why mark his sold boards AT ALL if he does not accept returned boards PERIOD?
It makes no sense.....unless:
Does he KNOW they're TRULY, AWFULLY bad (i.e. charred, burned out, vaporized traces,
and clearly NOT "pulled from a working unit three weeks ago"
) and is EXPECTING flack from the buyer?
That's the only reason I can see doing it. Then he can say "AHA! Even though I Do NOT accept returned boards,
YOU clearly burned up THIS board, cause I marked it myself!"
I know, sounds outrageous, but no more so than things he's done to other hams.
(Or should I say "allegedly" as a CYA)
If someone bought and received a "bad board" pulled from a radio "which was working
perfectly just three weeks ago", according to the terms, he has no options.
The boards are clearly sold "AS IS", so why mark them at all?  ???

If the board buyer gets a bad one and sends a complaint email, the reply is: "You knew the terms, AS IS".

Scott, you mark your stuff because you are honest and know they are shipped in the condition described.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WA4053SWL on December 30, 2010, 10:16:40 AM
It's not just in his driveway, this time It is on his front door, knocking.....A few months ago I emailed him ( through ebay ) and asked why ts944 was bidding on most of his auctions .....NEVER got a response from him, not a peep.

What surprises me is that ebay never caught on to this until it was pointed out to them. A few weeks ago I was on the phone with ebay and they told me they would take action but could not ( for confidentiality )  tell me what they would do. They did tell me they do not put up with shill bidding and would report it to law enforcement if they felt it was necessary.  

I feel sorry for the poor chap who bought the Icom 706 from radio-mart a few months back ( see the link a few posts up ) Can you imagine someone being so upset as to create a web page about it? You have to read it to believe it! This is typical radio-mart.

 

They do nothing because It is beneficial for them (ebay), when something is sold they have their benefit, percentage, regardless if the same seller to purchase.

I think they know who use more than one nickname the vendors in place.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K2FOX on December 31, 2010, 05:07:34 AM
I've been following this thread for a while, and decided to read some of the feedback left on Ebay. All Negative, and even Nuetral feedback, was replied to by RADIOMART with a distinct "nasty tone" about it. This alone tells me that he is someone who I'd rather not deal with.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K1ZJH on January 01, 2011, 02:13:03 PM
No comments, but an observation. I think Radio-Mart split the spare parts and fixer upper items to a new id,  "ilove2sell" .


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W5JON on January 01, 2011, 04:47:14 PM
No it is: ILove2CELL   (not SELL)
It sure is interesting how Martyn has disappeared since the questions about "TS944" were asked. I for one would be interested in his explaination.  How about it Martyn....
73,
John W5JON


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on January 01, 2011, 07:19:20 PM
It turns out that Martyns new "sister company" Ilove2sell is his old "account "gottahaveit1995" ......Interesting.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on January 07, 2011, 01:31:35 PM
1-07-11 , See ebay auction # 280582409991 ( Kenwood TS-570 ) closed auction, Guess who the SECOND HIGHEST bidder was?

You guessed it! ....ts944 ! ( shows up as t***4 (622) .....Can you imagine that?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on January 07, 2011, 02:08:20 PM
So sorry, It was a Yaesu FT-450 not a Kenwood...


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8MJR on January 07, 2011, 04:36:02 PM
I thought aboit buying a Rig from them about two Years ago but after reading all the bad stuff that comes up in Google I decided not to.

Interesting thing is that I have followed a few items on RadioMart Auctions and I have also noticed that he Never Ever gets low balled ::)  Somehow at the very last minute someone jumps in and starts bidding up the item!   I feel so very sorry for the poor guy who see's a $300 rig going for $150 and puts in the first bid, fends off 5 other people with the hope of getting it for $250 and then ends up in the Last 30 seconds bidding against a R*******t  employee and in his desperation ends up bidding $320 on the Radio.  I see this happen all the time on ebay and I always wonder if the poor sucker really pays for the item or does he take the Negative on his rating.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on January 11, 2011, 05:52:13 PM
hi,

his last two ts-570 radios are private auction.

More of the same old radio mart tricks.

73 james


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on January 12, 2011, 07:57:26 AM
Since my repeated complaints over the last few months to ebay it looks as if "ts944" is on vacation from bidding! ( too bad we can't see who is bidding on radio-marts "private" auctions)....

Now radio-mart is using his old gottahaveit1995 account ( name changed to 1love2cell ) to sell his chop shop parts.....Same radio-mart, same tactics it seems.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on January 16, 2011, 05:28:38 PM
1-16-11 ...ebay Item number:230571816054 ( Icom 756 Pro-3 ) and guess who places a bid 2 hours before closing? ...You guessed it, ts944 (623) !!!


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N5UGW on January 17, 2011, 12:01:08 PM
He got me today, did a snip on a radio I was selling and then refused to pay the shipping even though I listed it as fix shipping to cover all 48 states. Tried to force me to re-invoice him or he would leave negitive feedback. I told him to shove it. Well he left the feedback but made the mistake of saying if I did not reduce the shipping to what he wanted to pay the deal was void. ButtHead...Ebay is removing the comments. This is the last time I'll sell or buy anything on Ebay.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on January 17, 2011, 08:12:04 PM
Same old grainy low res photos of his

MINT Kenwood TS-570 radios that he took in 'trade'
for Collins gear.

He must have a garage filled up with Collins gear.

73 james


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N9VO on January 18, 2011, 05:54:01 PM
So are you guys saying this is how the deal would go:

Here is the one you bid on:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Icom-IC-R71A-Receiver-EXCEPTIONAL-Working-Condition-/230574020986?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35af48597a


Here Is the one you receive:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Icom-IC-R71A-Communications-Receiver-parts-/180611841276?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a0d4dfcfc

Ouch.......


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KB8ASO on January 18, 2011, 07:14:35 PM
So are you guys saying this is how the deal would go:

Here is the one you bid on:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Icom-IC-R71A-Receiver-EXCEPTIONAL-Working-Condition-/230574020986?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35af48597a


Here Is the one you receive:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Icom-IC-R71A-Communications-Receiver-parts-/180611841276?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a0d4dfcfc

Ouch.......

What is the guy smoking at surplustechmart?  $300.00 for that hulk????  I have thrown out better.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N5UGW on January 20, 2011, 06:53:58 AM
Well Ebay pulled the false negitive feedback from my account that Martyn left and supposedly notified him he was in violation of their extortion clause. A slap on the wrist which means nothing to him. They should have bared him for 30 days.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8MJR on January 20, 2011, 11:16:52 AM
LOL you forget that Ebay is way more interested in the fee's they collect from him than what he may have done to a single customer.  Thats why Ebay is fading a little bit each and every year. Ebay just can't get it that the customer is more important than the seller, they keep trying to find a balance.

Well Ebay pulled the false negitive feedback from my account that Martyn left and supposedly notified him he was in violation of their extortion clause. A slap on the wrist which means nothing to him. They should have bared him for 30 days.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WB4AUW on January 20, 2011, 01:29:49 PM
Although I've made some decent purchases on Ebay, it only took getting burned once to teach me a lesson.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on January 20, 2011, 02:27:55 PM
When I first noticed "ts944" bidding on just about everything radio-mart had for auction I alerted ebay...Thinking they would investigate and see what I was seeing.....They did NOTHING. I started reporting every auction I saw "ts944" bidding on and still NOTHING from ebay. I had to call customer service and had a long talk with a rep ( who assured me something would be done) ...Still NOTHING! Week after week it was radio0-mart / ts944 doing the same old thing! A few more phone calls to "higher ups" and suddenly ts944 stopped bidding on radio-marts auctions and radio-mart went "private" on most of his expensive items. ebay claims to care so much but it seems the reality is they do not. Make no mistake, radio-mart is in business to make money. He needs to sell things for more than he paid for them. He saves money by not putting a "reserve" on his auctions but WILL NOT lose money on something. Now that "ts944" has been "outed" for all to see radio-mart is hurting......GOOD!

I have made many great deals through ebay and met many wonderful people from all over the world....It is sad to see radio-mart scam so many people and just get away with it. Interesting, this thread has had over 12,000 "hits", More than 5 times as many as any other thread on Eham it seems.

Martyn, we are all still waiting for an answer! 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8MJR on January 20, 2011, 03:52:47 PM
Thats wonderful work, I hope you stay on the case and I hope some other Hams start to get involved.  I think it's all Ham operators duty to expose other crooked Hams, if we do this and keep the Hobby clean it will benefit us all later on.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on January 20, 2011, 07:45:11 PM

Shill bidding,, Yawnnnn,, I am sorry,, Just because I am very successful and getting a higher price for a product does not mean I am shill bidding, fist off that is illegal, second, immoral, I have a business to run and it is certainly not in my best interest to participate in such practice and I offer the bidding history to any winning bidder who just asks for it, simple as that.

Martyn, we are all asking for it!


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KB8TL on January 23, 2011, 04:55:57 AM
I'm curious where he gets all that stuff. A lot of estate sales in Kentucky?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3BJ on January 23, 2011, 07:02:21 AM
I asked that question 2 yrs ago. I bought a TS940s from him. Same deal...his personal radio, hated to part with it. When I got it, it didnt work. Same deal...notified him and Ebay..he blocked me from emailing him and Ebay blocked me from leaving negative feedback. Said he was a power seller. Havent dealt with ebay since. But his last email to me was....send it back and I will send you another. He had 4 940s for sale at the same time. How do you aquire all that ham equipment to just turn over in the door then out the back. I guess he goes to a lot of hamfests.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on January 23, 2011, 09:15:01 AM
Most of the time all you need to do is look at radio-marts feedback and you will see whatever he is selling on ebay  he just purchased on ebay the week before from someone else.

Radio-mart almost never sets a "reserve" on his auctions. This is why he uses shill bidding. Why? There is a fee to set a reserve. If he is selling a TS-570 he just paid 500.00 for the week before, he is not going to take a chance on losing money on it. So from a day to an hour before tha auction ends, along comes "ts944" to bid radio-marts "reserve" amount.....If no one outbids ts944 radio-mart keeps the radio. This is why you see radio-mart selling the same radios week after week ( example, the GPR-90 receiver from just a few weeks ago was "won" by ts944 and then sold the next week to someone else! )

An auction is not a true auction if there is shill bidding involved. Keep an eye on radio-marts feedback and the bidding histories. As I said before, now that ts944 has been "outed" as martyns shill radio-mart has switched most of his auctions to "private" so no one can see the bidders.



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8MJR on January 25, 2011, 01:09:00 PM
I would bet good money that RadioMart scourers all the Forums silent key section and quickly calls the families. I would bet the bodies are not even 6 foot under by time he secures the gear.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KC0BIN on January 27, 2011, 06:45:10 AM
I very nearly got chumped  :-[ by this clown for a Kenwood HT. (jeez, showing my Generation again!)

What I find terrifying is that his ratings under the Radio Mart name are so good. How is this possible?

Believe me, I'm NOT standing up for this slimebag- I just want to know the mechanics of how he gets good ratings, or rather how he hides bad transactions.......

TNX&73
KC0BIN


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on January 27, 2011, 12:57:49 PM
Study radio-marts feedback and you will see his ratings are really not that good. Read all the neg's and notice it is always some one else s fault and never his own.

Notice! As of 01-27-11 "ts944" is shilling for radio-mart once again, we just can't see on what auction as he had gone "private" with most. Last week "ts944"'s bid percentage was 12% ...This week it is up to 14%

Just yesterday radio-marts auction for the Collins 851S-1 he has been trying to sell for several months now ended with ONE BID ( for 2995.00) ...It was a "private" auction but I wonder who the lone bidder was.........????? Will we see it back up on ebay next week? ( under the guise of being a different one )?

Radio-marts "auctions ARE NOT true auctions because he shills them up to his "reserve" .....You will NEVER get a deal from radio-mart because he pays almost top dollar for the equipment that he buys to resell and WILL NOT lose money on it. That is why you see the SAME equipment for sale week after week over and over until someone gets suckered and buys it for more than he paid.

It will be interesting to see if "ts944" starts shilling for radio-marts "sister company" "ilove2cell" ( should be ilove2shill").....This account was his old "gottahaveit1995" account that he used for buying on ebay. it looks as if someone else was using it for a while and then radio-mart took it back over again but make no mistake, it is radio-mart!

If enough people complained to ebay they would do something, it is sad seeing this flake getting rich suckering unsuspecting hams the world over and getting away with it time after time................................................................................ 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N0MKC on January 27, 2011, 01:07:22 PM
For a long time - until eBay started changing their feedback parameters - he used "feedback extortion" on buyers who wanted their money back due to the discrepancy between his description and the actual item.  He would refuse to agree to take the item back and give a refund until his victim had posted positive feedback.

If you go back a while & read some of his "positive" feedback you'll find some examples of less-than-glowing reports and less-than-happy buyers.  He would also retaliate against those who gave neutral or negative by leaving nasty, insulting feedback of his own.

eBay gets their bucks from him and only look at superficialities - "He's got xxxxx positive feedback, we make a lot off his auctions, all is good..." - so they have no real incentive to act to stop his abuses.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on January 27, 2011, 01:23:01 PM
If ebay removed all of "ts944"'s phony positive feedback ( see radio-mart feedback June / July of last year) radio-marts feedback score would would drop 5% !



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on January 27, 2011, 07:05:25 PM
1-27-11  See this link /   http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230577524558  on ebay, ts944 (623) shill bidding on this item for radio-mart with 2 days left to go.  If enough people report this auction to ebay maybe they will do something this time!


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AD4U on January 28, 2011, 06:31:47 AM
What interesting reading!  The only thing I ever bought from this guy was an accessory crystal for a Drake R4B receiver.  I paid a fair price and the crystal arrived in a few days.

If everybody thinks he is such a crook, then STOP BIDDING on his stuff.  If nobody bids, after a while he will just go away.  This ain't rocket science.

Dick  AD4U


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K1CJS on January 28, 2011, 07:35:07 AM
This company and its proprietor are thieves, pure and simple.

Anyone who deals with them gets what they deserve.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KC0BIN on January 28, 2011, 01:03:26 PM
Which set of thieves?! Radio Mart or EBay?!  :P


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8MJR on January 28, 2011, 01:39:05 PM
I will do my part and write ebay about the shilling going on.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8MJR on January 28, 2011, 01:50:20 PM
I had a dealing with him once and I can tell you exactly how he does it.

If you buy a Radio from him and it does not work, he tells you that if you make a Negative complaint against him he will do the same to you, even though he is the one that sent you the bad rig.  If you say ok, but you pay the shipping back, he tells you that it's up to you to pay it or else he will give you a bad rating.  Oh by the way he says, even if you give him a Negative he has over 12,000 scores so your one bad score will not mean anything, but if he puts a negative on your 34 people rating score yours will plummet.  He tells you all this straight out, when you say it's black mail he tells you to take it or leave it.


I very nearly got chumped  :-[ by this clown for a Kenwood HT. (jeez, showing my Generation again!)

What I find terrifying is that his ratings under the Radio Mart name are so good. How is this possible?

Believe me, I'm NOT standing up for this slimebag- I just want to know the mechanics of how he gets good ratings, or rather how he hides bad transactions.......

TNX&73
KC0BIN


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K2OWK on January 28, 2011, 02:19:26 PM
I do not know how long it has been since KD8MJR has been on EBay, but it has been a long time since a seller has had the ability to leave negative feedback for a buyer. A seller can only leave positive feedback for a buyer. A buyer can leave negative, neutral or positive for a seller. Some moron at EBay came up with this system. I do not leave feedback as a seller or a buyer, as it is meaningless. As for RadioMart. I have never bought or sold to him and would not consider it, because of the feedback, reviews and the information about him on Google. I will also not accept bids from him. Like someone said If you do not trust a seller do not buy from them. Someone said there is a sucker born every minute, and people like RadioMart take advantage of them.

73s
K2OWK


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8MJR on January 28, 2011, 03:25:27 PM
I know they changed the policy about a year ago but my dealing with him was before that.
And the "Moron" that came up with that system should be rewarded.  Before the changes It was common place for sellers to Blackmail Buyers.  Imagine going into Walmart and being told if you try to return that defective toaster we will destroy your credit rating.

I do not know how long it has been since KD8MJR has been on EBay, but it has been a long time since a seller has had the ability to leave negative feedback for a buyer. A seller can only leave positive feedback for a buyer. A buyer can leave negative, neutral or positive for a seller. Some moron at EBay came up with this system. I do not leave feedback as a seller or a buyer, as it is meaningless. As for RadioMart. I have never bought or sold to him and would not consider it, because of the feedback, reviews and the information about him on Google. I will also not accept bids from him. Like someone said If you do not trust a seller do not buy from them. Someone said there is a sucker born every minute, and people like RadioMart take advantage of them.

73s
K2OWK


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K2OWK on January 28, 2011, 09:29:44 PM
KD8MJR, I used EBay to buy and sell before the policy change. The problem is if I have a deadbeat buyer that does not pay, or has other problems not of my causing I have no way to let other sellers know about the deadbeat buyer, and he goes on screwing other sellers. I think that they should do away with the feedback altogether as I have by not leaving any. I have been on EBay for many years and have 100% positive feedback. I do not screw customers when I sell and sellers when I buy. If you do this you do not have problems. 99% of EBay sellers and buyers are honest. It is the very few like RadioMart that screws up the rest. As for WalMart and Amazon and other stores and on-line sellers and buyers. The answer is yes if I try to return a defective toaster that I destroyed by misuse and used my credit card to purchase it, and then to get my money back by fraudulent means my credit rating should be destroyed for being a fraud. There was very little blackmail that went on on EBay when I bought and sold on it before the policy change. The feedback policy was to allow the buyers and the sellers to evaluate each other in a transaction, to let others know how well the transaction went. I know of very little abuse of this policy when it was in effect Again there are always a few bad apples, but not many. Most EBay buyers and sellers are honest and the ones that aren't end up on Eham forums and Google pages which I research before buying anthing.

K2OWK 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on January 30, 2011, 08:02:03 AM
1-30-11 ( Sunday morning) ...ts944 (623) Is the high bidder on radio-marts auctions for a Heathkit SB-301, Yaesu FRG9600, Icom PS125, Tektronics spectrum analyzer, and a Icom 706 Mk2 .....WOW!  ts944 ( shows up as t***4 ) sure must have a lot of money!

If this is not shill bidding I just don't know what is..........................................


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WA4053SWL on January 30, 2011, 12:43:24 PM
Which set of thieves?! Radio Mart or EBay?!  :P
Between thieves do not harm, ebay know this stuff, do nothing because they are more interested in charge the commission for the sale, these people give a damn if the seller is the same as buying your item, the fees is always paid, sellers with more than two nicknames must exist in great quantities, but this is a business, and thieves are both, ebay first and second the sellers.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: RFDOG on January 30, 2011, 02:10:05 PM
More likely it is just apathy.  There are 15 pages of gripes here, and I'll bet no more than two whole people have actually made the effort to complain to eBay.  Hams thrive on gripe.  Just listen to 75 meters.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8HMO on January 31, 2011, 09:41:17 AM
It still amazes me how little bad feedback he has for so many transactions. And most of them read like they were written by morons.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AD6KA on January 31, 2011, 06:11:14 PM
It still amazes me how little bad feedback he has for so many transactions.

Which part of Radiomart's Feedback Extortion Policy didn't
you understand? If you bought an unworking POS radio from him which
he had advertised as "PERFECT! The best one I've ever seen!" and
wanted your money back,you would ONLY get it if you did not leave
negative feedback for RM.
(AND paid for the return shipping!)

The rules have changed now so he can't do the negative
feedback extortion anymore, as I understand it. PSE correct me
if I am wrong.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on January 31, 2011, 07:08:02 PM
Everyone seems to know by now radio-mart is dishonest and misrepresents what he sells and seems to defraud overseas buyers especially. This is all old news and seems to have been going on for years. what gets me is the blatant shill bidding with "ts944". What gets me even more is that Ebay seems to put up with it, even though their "official" policy is that they do not.

I was kind of hoping that people would start to take notice and REPORT radio-mart every time they see "ts944" bidding. I have been reporting every one I see. I think if enough people did it Ebay could not ignore it. "ts944" usually puts in a bid anywhere from a day to an hour before the auctions close.

Just yesterday ( Sunday afternoon) ts944 was shilling / bidding on several radio-mart auctions. I reported every one of them. ts944 accidentally "won" radio-marts Tektronics spectrum monitor see   http://cgi.ebay.com/Tektronix-2710-Spectrum-Analyzer10khz-1-8Ghz-OPTIONS-/230577524558?pt=BI_Analyzers&hash=item35af7dcf4e

Watch next week you will see this same item back on Ebay again!

This week ilove2cell ( radio-marts other ebay I.D. ) flooded the transceiver section on ebay with 488 auctions for resistors.....What an idiot.

   


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AD6KA on January 31, 2011, 07:23:36 PM
Quote
ts944 accidentally "won" radio-marts Tektronics spectrum monitor see   http://cgi.ebay.com/Tektronix-2710-Spectrum-Analyzer10khz-1-8Ghz-OPTIONS-/230577524558?pt=BI_Analyzers&hash=item35af7dcf4e


Am I reading those bid results correctly?
TS944 had the highest bid, but that winning bid is dated THREE DAYS BEFORE
the SECOND HIGHEST bid?
The guy who SHOULD have won the item?

How can that happen?

Darrell, what exactly is the URL link to go file a shill bidding complaint?
Like a previous poster said, nothing will ever change if people just gripe
about it. I would like to join the voices of those actually complaining
to EBay about this guy's practices, as you are doing.

And BTW, thank you for all of your work tracking the shill bidding of ts944
and ILOVE2CELL.
73, Ken  AD6KA


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on January 31, 2011, 07:56:28 PM
It is very easy to report ( and my pleasure!) ...On the auction page, lower right area find "report item" and click on it. Pick "fraudulent listing" and right below it pick "user using other accounts to inflate price" from the drop down menus.

"ts944" ( shows up as t***4 (623) ) usually places one bid anywhere from  a day to an hour before the auction ends. If anyone wants to win they will have to outbid ts944. ( see example above)....several bidders tried at the last minute but ts944 still won. I am assuming that after the auction ends radio-mart and ts944 cancel the sale so radio-mart does not have to pay the F.V.F. and he just relists it a week or two later

If anyone researches radio-marts feedback history with ts944 the results are staggering!

radio-mart thinks people are stupid and no one is paying attention...He is wrong. I have invited him several times already in this public forum to answer my accusations and am still waiting for an answer. There is no escape from the ebay paper trail he has left. 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on January 31, 2011, 08:18:09 PM
hi,

ts944 uses automatic bidding, you put in your max bid,
ebay system will keep up with other bids until you win or
the highest bid is beyond your maximum.

Automatic bids may be placed days or hours before a listing ends.

I also report his stuff as well as any other that I see.

Wonder if the KY Atty Gen. would be interested in his auctions?

73 james


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 01, 2011, 12:12:25 PM
This radio-mart auction ended just a few days ago, I wonder if the winner knows he got shilled? ( look who the SECOND highest bidder is!)

     http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rt=nc&nma=true&item=230577524411&si=WEvIGrheTbTG2%252F8dJttpYlxmhJw%253D&viewitem=


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W0BTU on February 04, 2011, 11:07:27 PM
What amazes me is that nobody has informed the major news anchors about this.

EBay is big news. A report about this on the evening news would be BIGGER news, and the networks would simply jump on what this guy is getting away with.

Can you say, "ABC", "CBS", "NBC" or "Brian Williams"? :-)

All this drama in this thread will go absolutely nowhere, until someone sits down at their keyboard and e-mails a well-written, fully documented article to all the major media. (An enclosed  copy of this thread would do wonders.)

Right?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AD6KA on February 05, 2011, 04:33:50 AM
Quote
All this drama in this thread will go absolutely nowhere, until someone sits down at their keyboard and e-mails a well-written, fully documented article to all the major media. (An enclosed  copy of this thread would do wonders.)

Right?

Eh...I wish I could say "Yes" but my gut tells me "No".
The general public doesn't care a damn about ham radio.
It is perceived as an old man's "quaint" hobby.
And everyone knows the Net is rife with fraud, that is old news.

Now if Radiomart were selling la[tops or Iphones and doing
this, we might get somewhere.
Sorry to sound so cynical.....
73, Ken  AD6KA


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 05, 2011, 07:13:19 AM
Has anyone noticed that since last weekend radio-mart has not listed anything? I would like to think we all had something to do with that!   Suspended ? On vacation?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W0BTU on February 05, 2011, 07:17:06 AM
The general public doesn't care a damn about ham radio.

But they might care about eBay.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3LK on February 05, 2011, 07:33:27 AM
Quote
All this drama in this thread will go absolutely nowhere, until someone sits down at their keyboard and e-mails a well-written, fully documented article to all the major media. (An enclosed  copy of this thread would do wonders.)

Right?

Eh...I wish I could say "Yes" but my gut tells me "No".
The general public doesn't care a damn about ham radio.
It is perceived as an old man's "quaint" hobby.
And everyone knows the Net is rife with fraud, that is old news.


Now if Radiomart were selling la[tops or Iphones and doing
this, we might get somewhere.
Sorry to sound so cynical.....
73, Ken  AD6KA

Agreed. In truth, the majority of the general public have only a vague idea as to what eBay even is and couldn't care less about what happens on it. There is an estimated 60 BILLION dollars in Medicare and Medicade fraud over the past five years and people yawn at the story - even though this, unlike eBay, is taking money out of the pubic's pockets through increased taxes.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3BJ on February 06, 2011, 03:49:13 AM
I just did a search on Ebay and Radiomart has zero items on there. Is it possible that he has sold all of his items?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8HMO on February 06, 2011, 06:48:04 AM
His name on Ebay is spelled radio-mart. Im subscribed to his auction list just for fun LOL


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 06, 2011, 04:21:50 PM
Hey everyone, remember the Tektronics spectrum analyzer "ts944" won last weekend from radio-mart ? Guess what ? It has been relisted today by ilove2cell ( radio-marts other I.D. ) See   http://cgi.ebay.com/Tektronix-2710-Spectrum-Analyzer-10khz-1-8Ghz-/160542626838?pt=BI_Analyzers&hash=item2561161416

I guess "ts944" did not want it? Maybe he was short on cash?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3TKO on February 06, 2011, 06:49:32 PM
Quote
I guess "ts944" did not want it? Maybe he was short on cash?

Maybe ts944 read this thread and decided he wanted to buy it from Ilove2cell instead of Radio-Mart!  ;D


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 06, 2011, 07:01:29 PM
I am going to hazard a guess at this point that our dear friend radio-mart has been possibly suspended by ebay pending a investigation on what has been going on.

Two weeks in a row now and no new listings.

I would like to think this was a group effort!

Who's buying the beer ? Or should we all pitch in?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W7PP on February 07, 2011, 06:31:18 AM
As the person that started this thread (Old cal W8AKR).... I am supprised that radiomart is alive and well! So much for any hope that EBay is ANYTHING more than after money!  Of course we all knew that going in, but some still hold out hope. The other thing is that the draw of "that perfect rig" that we all want too buy for cheep, still drives us to use con men like radiomart. When I first started this, he had got me on a TR4C that was as he always says was "collector" shape. When I got it, it wouldn't even light up.  >:(  I checked the call he was using at the time and the British government said it wasn't an active call and wanted to know where I heard it. I told them the radiomart story and that was the end of that, never heard back.... so this guy has no feelings about screwing anyone he can make a buck off of in any way.... I just hope this thread my have saved someone from his efforts. Now that he has a US call, maybe he will use it in an improper way and the FCC will have a shot at him..... some day, some where maybe he will get his due...... what comes around, goes around!  ???


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KI4SDY on February 07, 2011, 07:45:57 AM
Just to bring the rest of you up to date, Martyn Allison (aka Radio Mart) states on eBay that that he is taking a break "due to my racing career." Does that mean he is running from someone? Who knows!

He says that he is setting up a new web site at www.radiomart.net and that he can be contacted at martynallison@roadrunner.com. He also says that his wife's eBay account is ilove2cell, which could explain some of the experienced shenanigan's.  ;)

If there is any defense of this guy it is that he does show photos of the radios that he calls "mint" and that I would call "fair" condition. That is why I never bought anything from him. Most of his "victims" could be just cheap hams trying to get something for nothing. ;D  


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 07, 2011, 08:03:38 AM
Racing career? In the middle of winter on a motorcycle? Must be Cold!

7:30am Monday morning. Just had a long conversation with a supervisor at ebay custumer support. I informed them that radio-mart and ilove2cell are one in the same ( they already knew ) ... I told them about the Tektronics S.A. that ilove2cell has listed this week ( the same one radio-mart sold to ts944 last week ) I asked how does radio-mart get out of paying the  F.V.F. to ebay? He told me it looks as if they just do a "mutual cancellation" . I then asked him if he could see on his computer how many times in the last year radio-mart and ts944 have done this ...He told me he could and he got the point BIG TIME.

He told me everything was going to be forwarded to "Trust and Safety" for further review .....

Stay tuned.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8HMO on February 07, 2011, 05:33:36 PM
His online Ebay "store" has zero listings right now LOL


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AD6KA on February 07, 2011, 11:43:56 PM
7:30am Monday morning. Just had a long conversation with a supervisor at ebay customer support. I informed them that radio-mart and ilove2cell are one in the same ( they already knew ) ... I told them about the Tektronics S.A. that ilove2cell has listed this week ( the same one radio-mart sold to ts944 last week ) I asked how does radio-mart get out of paying the  F.V.F. to ebay? He told me it looks as if they just do a "mutual cancellation" . I then asked him if he could see on his computer how many times in the last year radio-mart and ts944 have done this ...He told me he could and he got the point BIG TIME.

He told me everything was going to be forwarded to "Trust and Safety" for further review .....
Stay tuned.

Yay! Darrell the Dragon Slayer!


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N4IAG on February 08, 2011, 08:36:17 AM
Good work WB6VHK and the others that helped expose this fellow. The "You reap what you sow" phrase comes to mind regarding Radio-Mart

It looks like he's going to strike out on his own with his own website, but I don't think it will be easy without the free advertising and search engine exposure eBay provides its sellers. Plus, a large portion of the ham community is wise to his antics (I hope). But if you're ever in need of a like new, mint condition, pristine radio, you know where to go. :D


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8HMO on February 08, 2011, 11:44:32 AM
I wonder if radio-mart could be sued for fraud for every transaction that he used his shill account to drive up the bids?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 08, 2011, 01:50:22 PM
And all I wanted to do was buy a spare part. That's how this whole thing got started.

Now radio-mart and ilove2shill have a link to radio-mart's new hastily put up website. ( click on "ME" next to his feedback score) ...A major violation of ebay policy. ( links to outside sites offering to sell or trade not allowed )

Report both of them.

I doubt radio-mart could be sued by a buyer for shill bidding his own equipment but I would not be surprised at all if ebay and local law enforcement go after him. This was too big and had been going on for too long...years.

 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3LK on February 08, 2011, 02:05:13 PM
I wonder if radio-mart could be sued for fraud for every transaction that he used his shill account to drive up the bids?

Anyone can be sued for any reason, but getting a favorable judgement and actually getting any money is another matter entirely. You got lots of money to throw away? :)


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W0BTU on February 08, 2011, 02:39:20 PM
...I would not be surprised at all if ... local law enforcement go after him.

All it would take is for someone to send enough evidence to the prosecuting attorney in the county he resides in (when he's in the USA). Do that, and they are required to investigate to see whether a crime has been committed.

I did that twice. Once when a customer tried to steal $400+ from us, and another time to get a full refund on a lemon riding mower. It worked when nothing else did.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 08, 2011, 03:26:13 PM
Ebay would be the one to do that. They have enough evidence, that's for sure. Even though users can only see things on ebay for around 3-6 months before they vanish ebay keeps these records for years.

The problem is if ebay sends all of this info to local P.D. in radio-marts area overtime will have to be approved.





Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on February 08, 2011, 03:57:20 PM
hi,

I wonder if the FCC could pull his license since this
type of activity is not good amateur practice?

This is amazing, the same radio for sale by his xyl
has the same 'radio-mart' photos branded by marty!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Tektronix-2710-Spectrum-Analyzer-10khz-1-8Ghz-/160542626838?pt=BI_Analyzers&hash=item2561161416

If this is not enough evidence of shill bidding I don't know what is!

Take a look at the man behind the shill bidding...

http://members.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=ilove2cell

73 james


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on February 08, 2011, 04:09:52 PM
Hi

Copy of note I sent to the seller on the tek scope..

73 james

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Hi,

noticed your fine scope for sale,
looks like this is the same scope offered for sale by
RADIO-MART that was 'WON' by ts944 and now you have the
very same photos with 'RADIO-MART' tag on your site!

Can you shed some light into this mystery?

Very Best Regards,


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 08, 2011, 04:21:49 PM
Make no mistake, ilove2cell is not "martys wifes" ebay account it is radio-marts OTHER account. Several pages back radio-mart called "ilove2cell" his "sister company" to keep his spare parts separate from his more expensive junk.

If ebay sees this they will no doubt shut down ilove2cell as well. If you read ebays shill bidding policy ( take the ebay shill bidding tutorial, it is fun! ) you will see that once a member has been suspended for shill bidding he/she IS NOT allowed to use other peoples accounts, previous accounts, etc...( can you say gottahaveit1995 ).......

Bottom line...If it looks like radio-mart, sounds like radio-mart, smells like radio-mart, ...well, you get the point.

 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W0BTU on February 08, 2011, 05:07:30 PM
Find an ham attorney who's sympathetic to this cause. Print off this entire thread, notarize each page with the attorney's seal, and send it to eBay with the "appropriate" cover letter. :-)

It'll get to the right person that way.  ;D


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KI4SDY on February 08, 2011, 06:11:08 PM
It looks like everyone in the family is overeating except Martyn, which reminds me of a childhood poem.  :o
"Jack Spratt could eat no fat and his wife could eat no lean. Together they licked the platter clean!"  ;D


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 10, 2011, 01:54:59 PM
02-10-11,  ilove2cell ( radio-marts "sister company") just disappeared ( all 222 listings) from ebay, All at once!

Where are we all going to go now to buy Allen Bradly resistors?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8DEY on February 10, 2011, 05:14:52 PM
Quote
ts944 accidentally "won" radio-marts Tektronics spectrum monitor see   http://cgi.ebay.com/Tektronix-2710-Spectrum-Analyzer10khz-1-8Ghz-OPTIONS-/230577524558?pt=BI_Analyzers&hash=item35af7dcf4e


Am I reading those bid results correctly?
TS944 had the highest bid, but that winning bid is dated THREE DAYS BEFORE
the SECOND HIGHEST bid?
The guy who SHOULD have won the item?

How can that happen?

Darrell, what exactly is the URL link to go file a shill bidding complaint?
Like a previous poster said, nothing will ever change if people just gripe
about it. I would like to join the voices of those actually complaining
to EBay about this guy's practices, as you are doing.

And BTW, thank you for all of your work tracking the shill bidding of ts944
and ILOVE2CELL.
73, Ken  AD6KA

"Ebay">Bidding has ended on this item. The seller has relisted this item or one like this.

This seller is currently away, and is not processing orders at this time. You can add this item to your watch list to purchase later.

Apparently nobody won since the seller is currently unable to process the transaction....
"The Hounds of Doom are howling more??"


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N4TTS on February 10, 2011, 05:17:41 PM
Looks like ol' Marty nailed the lid on his own coffin when he decided to straighten out the "three or four" disgruntled ham ops who were mistaken about his impeccable integrity.

I'll bet he wished he had kept his mouth shut instead of attempting his commando tactics here.

It may be the end of an "error" for him on eBay but he's fired up his web site to continue his quest for victims.
Evidently the racing thing didn't work out either.

Don N4TTS


02-10-11,  ilove2cell ( radio-marts "sister company") just disappeared ( all 222 listings) from ebay, All at once!

Where are we all going to go now to buy Allen Bradly resistors?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 10, 2011, 06:12:31 PM
A quote from radio-marts "Me" page on ebay:  There are a small handful, certainly a minority who keep trying to put my company down but as I ask anyone, where is the proof of these rantings?

The proof is right here Marty.

People started noticing the blatant shill bidding and started reporting it to ebay. Apparently ebay did something. I doubt very much we will see either radio-mart or ilove2smell for a long long time if ever.

We did not get radio-mart / ilove2smell thrown off ebay, THEY DID IT THEMSELVES.

One of my favorite shows on tv is "Worlds dumbest criminals" 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N4IAG on February 10, 2011, 06:43:24 PM
You're right, he did it to himself.

One only has to google "radio-mart ebay" to see why.

A good read is here: http://www.vk4adc.com/content/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=43&Itemid=50


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8HMO on February 10, 2011, 06:47:46 PM
I cant hardly believe that Ebay didnt know what was going on here for the last few years. I wonder if they were making too much money off of him before too many people started to complain...


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 10, 2011, 07:23:15 PM
It's official. See ilove2cell feedback posted today :TOO ALL MY CUSTOMERS... I AM NO LOGER AN EBAY MEMBER. THANKS FOR YOUR SALES!

I think Marty meant to say I AM NO LONGER AN EBAY MEMBER .......

Thanks for letting us all know.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on February 10, 2011, 08:08:49 PM
hi,

problem is on both seller ME pages, they have links to
the new Radio-Mart website along with another
buy/sell site.

perhaps ebay can use Rado-Mart as a case study to
improve their software to flag these transactions and
take a closer look at them.

PowerSeller Radio-Mart is NO MORE.

73 james


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W0BTU on February 10, 2011, 09:21:01 PM
I doubt very much we will see either radio-mart or ilove2sell for a long long time if ever.

What prevents him from re-joining eBay under a different name and address?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AD6KA on February 11, 2011, 12:05:17 AM
I doubt very much we will see either radio-mart or ilove2sell for a long long time if ever.

What prevents him from re-joining eBay under a different name and address?

That's what I'm thinking. Give it some time to settle down.

People like Marty are like cat pee in the drapes.
No matter WHAT you do, the smell keeps coming back forever.....


Plus, he's gotta be stuck with a boat load of crummy radios to
unload on unsuspecting and trusting hams.
Better keep an eye on all the radio trading boards!


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8HMO on February 11, 2011, 07:01:00 AM
I still believe that Ebay looks the other way when it comes to the big power-sellers. You boot a power-seller, you lose money...


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N0MKC on February 13, 2011, 03:07:52 PM
Well, he's got his site up; it's little more than a list of items for sale, no pictures or details for any of them.

He claims to offer "...discrete [sic] Complete SK Ham-Radio estate service, working closely with the families and attorneys of the estate."  - I would hope that any attorney working to close out an estate would exercise due diligence prior to dealing with him.

Now that he doesn't have the protection / security of eBay, I can't help but wonder how long his site will stay up - I would expect that in his 10+ years of eBay, that he's made enemies of a few folks who are skilled hackers and would love to cause him great inconvenience!  In the event this does happen, his hosting company could decide that his business isn't worth the trouble and act accordingly, as well.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 13, 2011, 03:52:36 PM
Quote from radio-mart / ilove2smell ebay page :  TOO ALL MY CUSTOMERS... I AM NO LOGER AN EBAY MEMBER. THANKS FOR YOUR SALES!

I think he Martyn meant to say To all my customers ...I am no LONGER an ebay member...But don't worry, we all understand and we get the point!

Read his "Me" page for the latest. If you notice he makes it sound like he left on his own .....It was all ebays fault and he could not put up with it any more!  He also claims to have paid ebay over 11 million dollars over the last 11 years...???





 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8MJR on February 14, 2011, 12:29:08 PM
To all those who made this happen, you did a great service for ham radio operators world wide ;D  ;D
Thank you for the Fine work.

Robert
KD8MJR


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KB8ASO on February 14, 2011, 04:45:43 PM
Not a single complaint in 36 months?  How?  Take a look:

http://www.bbb.org/lexington/business-reviews/internet-shopping/radio-mart-in-sadieville-ky-90004579



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8HMO on February 14, 2011, 07:33:39 PM
Maybe his victims were too lazy to do anything but complain on forums? He has hardly any bad feedback at all. Interesting huh?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3LK on February 15, 2011, 07:43:50 AM
Not a single complaint in 36 months?  How?  Take a look:

http://www.bbb.org/lexington/business-reviews/internet-shopping/radio-mart-in-sadieville-ky-90004579



Having dealt with the BBB in the past, I have absolutely no faith in any information they provide.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N0YXB on February 15, 2011, 08:34:03 AM
I don't trust the BBB either.  ABC did an expose of the BBB last year and the BBB was caught giving members higher scores than non members.  As I recall, Wolfgang Puck's Five Sixty restaurant got an F because it failed to respond to one complaint.  If he would have become a member and given the BBB money, his score would be raised, but he refused.  The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Dallas it got a B- from the BBB despite having no complaints.  ABC proved a link between becoming a member (and giving the BBB cash) and better scores.




Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 15, 2011, 09:29:15 AM
Remember, radio-marts feedback score only reflects what has happened in the last year ( ebay changed the rules ) .. A 99% feedback score is still not great, and if ebay removed all of the "funny feedback" from ts944 radio-marts score would drop even further.

Now that radio-mart is no longer on ebay it would be nice to see a seller with honesty and integrity fill his shoes.

I still think ebay is a fun place to shop, even with all of the problems that go on. I find if I am careful I rarely have a problem.

I think it took ebay way too long to respond to complaints about radio-marts practices. There is no doubt in my mind that because of his "Power Seller" status they looked the other way for as long as they could.

Radio-mart claims he is moving to Amazon? I don't see a category for ham equipment there ...? 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 16, 2011, 12:29:53 PM
2-16-11  Remember a few weeks ago on ebay when "ts944" "won" the Tektronics S.A. radio-mart had for auction?

Go to  http://radio-mart.net/page8.html  and look at what radio-mart has for sale again!



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8HMO on February 16, 2011, 03:15:18 PM
Maybe he will start his own auction site and then he can shill all he wants too LOL


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8MJR on February 16, 2011, 03:41:31 PM
He would not last a month on Amazon, they don't play around when it comes to customer complaints, he would have to refund every order where the customer complained to Amazon about the Quality of the merchandise received.


Radio-mart claims he is moving to Amazon? I don't see a category for ham equipment there ...? 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KI4ZCU on February 19, 2011, 09:19:57 PM
In reading the posts I wonder
if anyone can answer what other ebay ids
were used by the ebay ids of
ilove2cell and ts944? (ie. a change of name?)

Also in looking at past feedback for
ts944, a buyer called shilltown (1813)
made a purchase from ts944 on 12-16-09.
Any idea who that is? I thought that
was kinda odd.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8HMO on February 19, 2011, 09:53:18 PM
The deeper we dig, the more dirt we find...


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 20, 2011, 10:12:30 AM
I suspected a few other "shills" besides "ts944" but could never establish a real pattern.

I would LOVE to find out the "official" reason radio-mart and ilove2cell are no longer on ebay. ( ebay will not disclose this information)...Can anyone find out?

I wonder what (if anything) happened to "ts944" ?

I would love to see ebay take their own policies seriously and forward all evidence / records to Martyns local law enforcement for prosecution. That would end all speculation as to why he is no longer on ebay.   

Has anyone seen this rant?   http://hammieradio.blogspot.com/2010/12/martyn-allison.html   



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KI4ZCU on February 20, 2011, 12:28:53 PM

Does ebay pull id's they
suspend? I mean do they
remove them totally from their
system?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8HMO on February 20, 2011, 12:58:04 PM
I read those posts that were supposedly from his wife. Sounds like some of their disgruntled customers have figured out where the Alisons live lol


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W0BTU on February 20, 2011, 01:20:50 PM
One cannot employ lies, misrepresentation, trickery or deception in any form whatsoever in advertising or selling. If one is manufacturing a product, it must be a very good product. If performing a service, it must be work very well done. Engaging in business means hard work, not smooth talk. Honesty isn't just the best policy, it's the only policy.

And those who understand and follow that creed, are truly happy. Some things are simply far more valuable than profits.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AD6KA on February 20, 2011, 01:40:27 PM
Quote
Has anyone seen this rant?   http://hammieradio.blogspot.com/2010/12/martyn-allison.html   


No, I hadn't. Interesting and revealing, thanks for posting it.

Life according to Mrs. Allison
Quote
"Look, point is, we are people, and we all do things we regret, but none of the people actually KNOW what could be going on in this mans life, he could have cancer, or be diying. YOU DONT KNOW

So....being sick makes it OK to steal cheat, and lie in the Allison-RadioMart set of moral values?
What DO you have to "regret" anyway, Mrs. Allison, and your hubby?

Again Mrs A. (Where is MR. A?, besides hiding behind his wife's skirt?)
Quote
2. We have ALWAYS, without exceptions, settled EACH AND EVERY dispute we have ever had.

To who's satisfaction? Maybe YOURS, but not the customer's



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 20, 2011, 01:57:42 PM
This is my favorite :   If we were so terrible, then we wouldn't still be in business, nor would we be as successful as we have been. Remember that.

Well, GUESS WHAT ?????


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W0BTU on February 20, 2011, 02:04:43 PM
Bernie Madoff was pretty successful.  ;)

And for a long time!


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 20, 2011, 02:32:55 PM
But look what happened to him in the end ...............Don't drop the soap Bernie ..........


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8DEY on February 20, 2011, 06:22:34 PM
But look what happened to him in the end ...............Don't drop the soap Bernie ..........
I think you got it reversed, In the end is what happened after he dropped the soap......


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3TKO on February 20, 2011, 08:12:52 PM
Quote
Has anyone seen this rant?  

To my eye, that blog itself has the distinct flavor of a shill operation...I mean would somebody set up a blog just to pick up for Radio-Mart against all the big meanies on the forums...then disappear?

Very suspicious that this is the only post, with speedy and numerous Mrs. Allison replies and none other.

That blog post was not the most logical or morally compelling argument I ever read either.

Maybe ts944 wrote it? :-*




Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3BJ on February 21, 2011, 09:54:59 AM
The sad part is this... he had an oportunity to do really good at reselling ham equipment. All he had to do was be truthfull about the equipment, be honest about the condition, and give a respectful description of what he was selling. He had access to a load of equipment. I know from mydeal with him, when I told him the TS 940 he shipped me had a problem, he informed me he had 3 more 940s and he could send me another. His description of this radio was it was his personal radio and he hated ti part with it, it was 10 out 10 for looks and was tested to factory specs...RIGHT.  The catch was I had to pay shipping for both. When I questioned this , he blocked me from emailing him and contacting him thru ebay. He has no one to fault but hisself amd Ebay. They went along for a long time. Bottom line is buyer beware.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KA1MDA on February 21, 2011, 11:22:51 AM
Has anyone seen this rant?   http://hammieradio.blogspot.com/2010/12/martyn-allison.html

FROM THE RANT:

"Is everyone out there, out to get this man? HE IS A LIVING HUMAN BENG, JUST LIKE YOU! you may think he is a heartless man, who screws you over, but in the end he is a man working hard, every day to put food on the table."

Repeatedly referring to ones self in the third person is kind of creepy. I wonder if that stems from a self dillusional sense of denial? Or maybe he just forgot he wasn't supposed to be pretending to be his wife when he wrote that post..

"After responding on QRZ.com they blocked our IP address. Fair huh?"

Complaining against being blocked- now that's funny! This is from someone who's number one response to any legit questions regarding an item's description (or any complaint or negative feedback) was "YOU'RE BLOCKED!"

I'll have to keep an eye on that blog. Can't wait to see if ts944 posts any satisfied customer testimonials. Or maybe he'll complain about not being left any feedback by radio mart..










Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AD6KA on February 21, 2011, 12:02:59 PM
Quote
Very suspicious that this is the only post, with speedy and numerous Mrs. Allison replies and none other.
Hi Joe: I thought so too, but it works for me.
I left a post last night, expecting it to be deleted, but so far it's
still there. Left another this morning.

Post away there folks, so people get both sides of the story.
http://hammieradio.blogspot.com/2010/12/martyn-allison.html


W3BJ Said:
Quote
The sad part is this... he had an oportunity to do really good at reselling ham equipment. All he had to do was be truthfull about the equipment, be honest about the condition, and give a respectful description of what he was selling.


Yeah, that's very true. He could have built a rep as a guy who sometimes
sold "needs work gear" at fair prices, if he had wanted to.
Seems some people are pathologically incapable of being honest,
even if it would  work out better for them in the long run. (Which of course it does!)



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 21, 2011, 02:00:56 PM
A quote from radio-marts "Me" page on ebay : 

 I am very proud of my Stats and thank you to those that have helped me get to where I am today.

Your welcome!

I am amazed at the readership of this thread, Almost 18,000 "hits" ....More than ten times most other threads combined.

I agree that radio-mart would have done a lot better had he been more honest in his business dealings. He operated under the premise that hams / people are stupid in general and no one would ever notice what he was doing....I admit it fooled me for years! I always thought something smelled a little funny but could never quite put my finger on it.

This thread is beginning to sound like a soap opera .....What will happen next week? .......

Will Martyn buy ebay to get his old account back?

Will Martyns wife leave him for another power seller?

Will Martyns mistress leave him when she finds out his equipment is "not as described" ...?

Stay tuned! .....And now a word from our sponsors.............   
 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4JOY on February 22, 2011, 12:33:50 PM
This thread brought to you by Jiffy Pop.

Fun and delicious.. nevermind all that pesky aluminum foil now  ;)

We now return you to the drama !


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K6LO on February 23, 2011, 09:01:55 AM
My theory:  Martyn's wife left him long ago and the relationship lives on only in his web-photo fantasy land of what could have been.... Tears anyone?  Nah. 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 23, 2011, 10:54:34 AM
No, I think she is still around.....Behind the scenes, Documenting everything we say.

Here is a quote from Leslie Alison from her blog "Whats happening now"

4. There is a group of ONLY ABOUT 10-12 old men (hens) that feel they were justified in making up LIES TO BEGIN WITH, that got this whole thing started. (which law enforcement and attorney's continue to document thru on-line postings and our emails.)

Does she mean "Roosters" ? Hens are female....

The Kentucky attorney generals office has apparently assigned a special division of lawyers ( and supporting staff ) to investigate and document the blasphemous shenanigans here on eham.

What they apparently don't know is that ( in the state of Kentucky ) there is a 127 year old law still on the books that grants unconditional immunity from prosecution to Hens / Roosters and other certain livestock.     

We also contacted the legal department at Kentucky Fried Chicken but they declined to comment.

Stand by for further developments. 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 23, 2011, 12:04:36 PM
Sorry to go on and on about this but it really ruffles my feathers...........


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K2OWK on February 23, 2011, 12:28:35 PM
This Radio_mart must get the prize for worst retailer in the world. Did this retailer do anything right?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on February 23, 2011, 05:05:06 PM
Only in his eyes.

73 james

Did this retailer do anything right?



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: RADIOMART on February 24, 2011, 07:04:45 AM
Wow this is cool; I have not been on here in ages and am pleased to have allocated some of my time to addressing some of the comments made.
First off,, 18,000 plus views,, wow that’s a lot of free advertising, thank you.

I have to confess I have not read the recent pages or comments, I find them repetitive and to be honest quite boring from a handful of individuals who have nothing better to do than spread idle gossip and lies, sorry guys but get a life.

Now to set the record straight as some of you act as though I am in hiding,, how crazy is that,, so here are all my details so as to dispel those rumors.

Name, Martyn Allison, Callsign, K4TEC, address etc good in QRZ and QTH as well as FCC databases, Phone # 859 221 8015, Owner of Radio Mart aka www.radio-mart.net and some other web sites I am working on, to be announced when finished, I have retired from eBay and NO I am not under any form of suspension, just I want to take it more leisurely and not pay someone else 13% for doing nothing.

As for my marital status, not that I think it is anyone’s business but yes I am happily married etc.

As for a soap opera, now that did make me laugh hihi,, thanks for that yes some people do make it out to be like a soap opera, like for instant K2OWK, my comments to you are yes, I guess you can’t,  read over 18,000 positive feedbacks, I believe that answers your comment, WB6VHK, do you want my wife’s email address? I am sure she will address any of your questions,, call me on the # above and I will give you the information or respond to my email address listed on my web site and you can go from there.

K6LO,, as the callsign shows,, how "LO" can you go,, Luke,  I mean that’s quite a pathetic comment, I mean get a life.

And on and on and on,, all this idle Gossip.... mostly from blocked bidders from my eBay account,,, shame on you but I understand how frustrating it must be to get a message, unable to bid as seller has decided to block you from bidding..

Accusations of Shill Bidding,, wow my account manager has confirmed 16 people have reported me for supposedly shill bidding,, again, shame on you for lying,, the fact I sometimes have private auctions must really frustrate the 16 who think I shill bid, Shill bidding is illegal and not something I nor my company has ever been involved with, anyone who has won anything from me is welcome to request the bid history and I will be more than happy to provide it, needless to say the 16 were corrected and life goes on, I have to confess that even I am sometimes surprised by how much an item sells for, I guess a sign of trust in buying from a company with over 18,000 positive feedbacks.

So to move on like I asked before, if anyone has an issue with a product they have purchased from me that they are not 100% satisfied with then please feel free to contact me, the last time I asked many months ago, no one came back to me and that’s exactly as expected, I have given you a reminder again of my contact information so get in touch and let’s see where this goes.
The ball is in your court now.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: RADIOMART on February 24, 2011, 07:12:35 AM
This Radio_mart must get the prize for worst retailer in the world. Did this retailer do anything right?

How about proof and I mean hard evidence my company has done anything wrong


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: RADIOMART on February 24, 2011, 07:18:55 AM

Does ebay pull id's they
suspend? I mean do they
remove them totally from their
system?

Yes the account would totally dissapear.
I am the one who chose to no longer support paying ebay 13% for doing nothing
I am also the one who set up www.radio-mart.net
Its odd that because I chose to take this action that even that is twisted to sound like it is something I did wrong
I see the same few callsigns posting garbage, and see that none of them have purchased from my company or know me so they are just spreading lies
So like I keep asking,, WHERE IS THE PROOF?
Come on is this the best you can do?
I even published my phone #,,, and in one of the postings it was said,, some one has found out where I live,,, WOW,, look up my callsign,, look in the phone book,, Duh,,,,


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: RADIOMART on February 24, 2011, 07:33:03 AM
Maybe his victims were too lazy to do anything but complain on forums? He has hardly any bad feedback at all. Interesting huh?

Well that’s because there is only a handful of gossips just delighting in causing hassle on forums and NO ONE,, not ONE person has complained to the BBB etc as there has been noting to complain about,, like I keep asking,, WHERE IS THE PROOF.

The handful of liars out there I am sure will keep persisting on spreading their poison, there will never be anything I can do to prove otherwise to them so I guess their crap will continue despite them having never had any dealings with my company which is a relief to me by the sound of it.

Shame on them and Shame on forums owners like this being allowed to be used to promote slander.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 24, 2011, 07:41:58 AM
Two paragraphs and you have said NOTHING.

Please explain to everyone why "ts944" "won" over 50,000 worth of items from you in the last year. ( not just your radios but your Husquavarna motorcycle for 4500.00 dollars, etc.....

Please explain why "ts944" was the SECOND HIGHEST bidder on hundreds of your other auctions.

Please explain why ( just a few weeks ago ) "ts944" "won" your Tektronics spectrum analyzer on ebay and then you listed the same one a week later on your other account "ilove2cell" and now it is for sale again on your new website.

Please explain why if "ts944" ( who should be your BEST customer ) "wins" / bids on just about everything you sold, you never leave any feedback for "ts944" ...?????

Waiting!


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: RADIOMART on February 24, 2011, 07:59:18 AM
And all I wanted to do was buy a spare part. That's how this whole thing got started.

Now radio-mart and ilove2shill have a link to radio-mart's new hastily put up website. ( click on "ME" next to his feedback score) ...A major violation of ebay policy. ( links to outside sites offering to sell or trade not allowed )

Report both of them.

I doubt radio-mart could be sued by a buyer for shill bidding his own equipment but I would not be surprised at all if ebay and local law enforcement go after him. This was too big and had been going on for too long...years.

Darryl you are so very much mistaken with your comments and I wonder why you lie and spread rumors that are untrue?
first off listing a link to my web site is NOT in violation of any ebay policy, you just took a guess at that and once again like pretty much ALL off your comments are WRONG, As for Shill bidding, you just don’t get it, now do you, eBay have investigated and as expected have found nothing wrong and you know why?,,, well guess,, you seem to have all the answers,, well let me just educate you, that’s because I have not shill bid any item on any account.
its no secret that ilove2cell " a top rated seller 100% positive" as well as a power seller is connected to me, yes you make it sound like oooooohhh look what I just found out... pathetic.

I have read a few more pages now and see that your one of the main instigators of lies. 
Very sad indeed



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 24, 2011, 07:59:43 AM
This is a reply from ebay I received last December:

Thank you for writing eBay. After reviewing your email, it is my
understanding that your concern is in regard to the following: you are
reporting Member: 'radio-mart' for using 'ts944' to shill bid on most of
his items.
 
My name is Cid, and I am a Feedback/Unpaid Item specialist in our eBay
Customer Support department. I do appreciate you taking the time to
contact us, and I would be more than happy to address your concerns,
today.
 
Let me start off by apologizing for the delay in our response. We are
experiencing a high volume of emails and are sorry for any inconvenience
this may have caused you.
 
Just because a member is a Powerseller, doesn't mean they get away with
violating policies. Let me assure you that we have taken appropriate
action. Our actions may include a warning or an account suspension. Out
of concern for the privacy of all members, I can't discuss the results
of our investigation of a member's account with another member. I hope
that this assures you that your account information will likewise remain
private.  
 
In closing, I would like to thank you again for writing in to us. You've
been an extremely valuable member of the eBay community since 2001; and
I do hope that all of your future endeavors with us are not only
pleasant, but successful as well.  
 
Sincerely,


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: RADIOMART on February 24, 2011, 08:12:16 AM
Two paragraphs and you have said NOTHING.

Please explain to everyone why "ts944" "won" over 50,000 worth of items from you in the last year. ( not just your radios but your Husquavarna motorcycle for 4500.00 dollars, etc.....

Please explain why "ts944" was the SECOND HIGHEST bidder on hundreds of your other auctions.

Please explain why ( just a few weeks ago ) "ts944" "won" your Tektronics spectrum analyzer on ebay and then you listed the same one a week later on your other account "ilove2cell" and now it is for sale again on your new website.

Please explain why if "ts944" ( who should be your BEST customer ) "wins" / bids on just about everything you sold, you never leave any feedback for "ts944" ...?????

Waiting!

Why not ask ( I was going to put his full name here but he asked me not to) why he also spends a similar ammount each year, sometimes on ebay and somtimes off ebay?
I have many good customers who buy large ammounts from me on a regular basis, I do not watch who bids and never even looked at who won until I am printing an invoice, that is the first time I see who wins an item.
I also have 2 good customers who have over $20k sat here in my bank for future purchaces.
It is a shame you have your facts all wrong,, for example the reply from ebay letter you sent to me,, thats a normal response,, auto generated,, I have received the same letter several times when I have reported people for actual vilotations and not reporting what you only think and cannot prove.
I am not going to respond to anything outer than factual complaints here, I do not have time I feel like wasting.
I find it annoying when some one defends my company only to be accused of being connected to me or at worse being accused of me posting here just to make me look good.
With over 18,000 positive feedbacks on one account alone I dont need proof I am a geed retailer.
73s


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: RADIOMART on February 24, 2011, 08:15:46 AM
This is a reply from ebay I received last December:

Thank you for writing eBay. After reviewing your email, it is my
understanding that your concern is in regard to the following: you are
reporting Member: 'radio-mart' for using 'ts944' to shill bid on most of
his items.
 
My name is Cid, and I am a Feedback/Unpaid Item specialist in our eBay
Customer Support department. I do appreciate you taking the time to
contact us, and I would be more than happy to address your concerns,
today.
 
Let me start off by apologizing for the delay in our response. We are
experiencing a high volume of emails and are sorry for any inconvenience
this may have caused you.
 
Just because a member is a Powerseller, doesn't mean they get away with
violating policies. Let me assure you that we have taken appropriate
action. Our actions may include a warning or an account suspension. Out
of concern for the privacy of all members, I can't discuss the results
of our investigation of a member's account with another member. I hope
that this assures you that your account information will likewise remain
private.  
 
In closing, I would like to thank you again for writing in to us. You've
been an extremely valuable member of the eBay community since 2001; and
I do hope that all of your future endeavors with us are not only
pleasant, but successful as well.  
 
Sincerely,

The other one you get is like this one....

Hello Martyn,

Thank you for writing back to us. I'm sorry to hear you're still receiving harassing emails from "I wonder Who hint hint"

Martyn, please understand that we have already investigated your complaint and I can confirm that we have taken the appropriate action against their account. However, please understand that due to privacy laws I can't share details about this seller's account specifically, but the actions we can take against poor-performing sellers include:

- Warning the seller
-  Ending their listings
- Taking away their Top Rated Seller status
- Placing selling limits on an account to reduce the amount of items a seller can list/sell
- Temporarily holding funds for PayPal transactions when the seller has a high level of buyer dissatisfaction
- Restricting their eBay account and/or related account(s) from selling
- Temporary or permanent suspension from eBay on their account(s)

Kindly note that if you can?t see what action was taken this doesn?t mean that we haven?t taken any. Bear in mind that most of these actions can?t be seen by other members. 

  What else can you do?

If you opt not to receive further correspondence from this member, we suggest that you contact the sender's ISP at postmaster@(sender's email
domain) as they may have the tool to block emails. For example, if the sender is on Hotmail, email your complaint to 'postmaster@hotmail.com'.

Also, if you'd like to escalate this case to the police, we'll be happy to help with any police enquiries. Kindly ask the investigating officer to email us by using the 'report information to eBay' link on the following page

 http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/buy/role-of-ebay.html

Again, I?m sorry that you?ve had a less than favourable experience and I can certainly empathize with your predicament. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

Kind regards,


eBay Trust & Safety


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: RADIOMART on February 24, 2011, 08:23:04 AM
He also does not pay tax to the state he lives in, and I'll bet he does not pay tax to the IRS either.

I found out a lot about him when he resold a hacked up R4C that was sold for parts as a "new radio one owner mint".

The guy is a real crook, no doubt about it. Maybe someday the state and federal tax guys will get a tip about what he is doing with his corporations.

73 Tom

I had to bring this one up,, Wow Tom
If I did not pay taxes I would be locked up,, How dare you say I do not pay taxes?  Proof Buddy,, where is it??
Where too is the proof I sold an R-4C as a New Radio?, Tom I have to say that your full of it,, again another poster with NO PROOF
I think I am wasting my time here


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 24, 2011, 08:38:51 AM
Martyn :

     Now could you PLEASE answer the questions about "ts944" ?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W5JON on February 24, 2011, 08:47:11 AM
Martyn,

It is very interesting how you can post paragraph after paragraph of drivel, but will not answer a few very concise questions posted by WB6VHK, they are:

Please explain to everyone why "ts944" "won" over 50,000 worth of items from you in the last year. ( not just your radios but your Husquavarna motorcycle for 4500.00 dollars, etc.....

Please explain why "ts944" was the SECOND HIGHEST bidder on hundreds of your other auctions.

Please explain why ( just a few weeks ago ) "ts944" "won" your Tektronics spectrum analyzer on ebay and then you listed the same one a week later on your other account "ilove2cell" and now it is for sale again on your new website.

Martyn, PLEASE, JUST ANSWER HIS QUESTIONS!!

Cheers,

John


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 24, 2011, 08:57:26 AM
Martyn alison :

Sorry, That was NOT any kind of an answer to my pointed questions. Please respond in detail ?

Sorry, I don't believe a word you say.

You say "Show me the proof" ...?

For ANYONE who wants to make a informed decision about the accusations that "ts944" was being used by radio-mart for the purposes of shill bidding please DON'T take my word for it! STUDY radio-marts feedback history for your self.

 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3TKO on February 24, 2011, 09:14:23 AM
Quote
Martyn, PLEASE, JUST ANSWER HIS QUESTIONS!!

Especially since you suddenly vanished from this thread back in December when these very questions were posed.

1000 of the 18,000 hits on this thread were from ME, looking for your answer...

I only bid on one Radio-Mart auction in my life. ts944 outbid me.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 24, 2011, 09:59:50 AM
Band conditions must have changed.....Martyn vanished again!


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: RADIOMART on February 24, 2011, 11:54:01 AM
Band conditions must have changed.....Martyn vanished again!

no I am here it is just I have a business to run and responding to your idle accusations is not only time consuming I find it quite pathetic.
It seems I keep repeating myself and continue to be ignored.
It seems no matter what my responces are you continue and dont ever give up.
I do not have the time to mess about with your silly comments like the one above,,, Martyn Vanished Again"  i mean,, what is that supposed to provoke?
I repeat I do not have all day every day to mess around on forums,, I have a business to run.
73s


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: RADIOMART on February 24, 2011, 12:00:10 PM
Martyn,

It is very interesting how you can post paragraph after paragraph of drivel, but will not answer a few very concise questions posted by WB6VHK, they are:

Please explain to everyone why "ts944" "won" over 50,000 worth of items from you in the last year. ( not just your radios but your Husquavarna motorcycle for 4500.00 dollars, etc.....

Please explain why "ts944" was the SECOND HIGHEST bidder on hundreds of your other auctions.

Please explain why ( just a few weeks ago ) "ts944" "won" your Tektronics spectrum analyzer on ebay and then you listed the same one a week later on your other account "ilove2cell" and now it is for sale again on your new website.

Martyn, PLEASE, JUST ANSWER HIS QUESTIONS!!

Cheers,

John

"It is very interesting how you can post paragraph after paragraph of drivel,"  see same insults,,
What part of my email did you not understand?
"Why not ask ( I was going to put his full name here but he asked me not to) why he also spends a similar ammount each year, sometimes on ebay and somtimes off ebay?
I have many good customers who buy large ammounts from me on a regular basis, I do not watch who bids and never even looked at who won until I am printing an invoice, that is the first time I see who wins an item.
I also have 2 good customers who have over $20k sat here in my bank for future purchaces.
It is a shame you have your facts all wrong,, for example the reply from ebay letter you sent to me,, thats a normal response,, auto generated,, I have received the same letter several times when I have reported people for actual vilotations and not reporting what you only think and cannot prove.
I am not going to respond to anything outer than factual complaints here, I do not have time I feel like wasting.
I find it annoying when some one defends my company only to be accused of being connected to me or at worse being accused of me posting here just to make me look good.
With over 18,000 positive feedbacks on one account alone I dont need proof I am a geed retailer.
73s
"Please explain why "ts944" was the SECOND HIGHEST bidder on hundreds of your other auctions"  I dont know what he bids on,, you ask him,, but I have asked for him to contribute here and he declined and to be honest I cant blame him.

I am getting annoyed being asked to Justify anything to any of you and all most have done is tell lies and spread gossip but this is the last one before I leave this site "Please explain why ( just a few weeks ago ) "ts944" "won" your Tektronics spectrum analyzer on ebay and then you listed the same one a week later on your other account "ilove2cell" and now it is for sale again on your new website. " I have 4 of the spectrum analysers, I have the last 2 listed on line right now, it should not matter to any of you which of my companies I decide to sell the item through, I did check and TS944 did buy one and to the best of my knowlege is happy with it?
Now do NOT expect me to respond further as I am NOT retired and dont have the time.
73s


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 24, 2011, 12:18:54 PM
Finally, we have a concise, detailed answer from radio-mart about "ts944" !

Quote:  I have many good customers who buy large ammounts from me on a regular basis, I do not watch who bids and never even looked at who won until I am printing an invoice, that is the first time I see who wins an item.

Now do NOT expect me to respond further as I am NOT retired and dont have the time.

I really don't expect you to respond further and I don't believe it is because you don't have the time. Now you are on the outside of ebay, looking in.

 
 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W5JON on February 24, 2011, 12:30:09 PM
Martyn,

Once again paragraphs of drivel and no answers.  

Seems funny that you do not know all about what "TS944" was buying, after all is is your biggest customer. And from the number of items that he wins and, then get relisted a week or two later, he must be a real deadbeat. Why is it that a deadbeat, that wins items and never pays, is your biggest customer, and you do not know how much he screws you.  

Also Martyn if you are so smart, why do you keep accepting bids from that deadbeat, you have refused bids from far better bidders.  Radio-mart and ilove2cell seems to relist EVERY item that "TS944" wins, a week or two after he wins it. But I guess when you are such a nice guy, and run a HONEST business, you would not notice that. BTW, It seems that "TS944" lives right nearby you, I bet you are good friends, maybe that is why be bids and wins so many of your items, who would have thought that your biggest customer and deadbeat bidder would live so close.

JUST ANSWER THE QUESTIONS WITHOUT THE PARAGRAPHS OF DRIVEL.

73,

John W5JON





Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3TKO on February 24, 2011, 12:32:41 PM
Quote
I have 4 of the spectrum analysers

Yeah, but the one ts944 "bought" from Radio-Mart and the one relisted by ilovetocell had the SAME SERIAL NUMBER, which was given in the listing!

How many of THOSE do you have?

Not expecting an answer...we all know K4TEC is a busy, busy dude.


--------------------


I'm only in this thread as a 100% positive ebay seller for 10++ years interested in keeping the streets clean. Thanks to all who feel the same way.

73 Joe N5KAT


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 24, 2011, 12:55:43 PM
Do you notice the same old bullying blabber that goes on and on and does everything but answer the question?

I think we have all done well holding his feet to the fire about what was going on and reporting it to ebay. From his own admission, 16 people reported him!

radio-mart / ilove2cell ( gottahaveit1995) is no longer on ebay.

Martyn Allison seems to think that the amateur radio community in general is stupid and ignorant, People incapable of putting two and two together.....Wrong.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 24, 2011, 02:22:36 PM
Has anyone seen this thread on QTH.com ?

http://chat.qth.com/viewtopic.php?p=22380&sid=10975af2a3a75621a57fd25824069de4


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 24, 2011, 02:41:54 PM
From QTH.com thread :

I quit listing on eBay I have not been suspended, my account is active and still shows the 18,000 positive feedbacks and the power seller status, my choice to not list on eBay is my own.

Martyn :

     You could put an end to all the rumors and speculation ! Just list ONE thing on ebay! C'mon dude, prove everyone of us wrong! Just ONE Allen Bradly resistor would do it!


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on February 24, 2011, 04:20:02 PM
Hi Marty,

Too bad ilove2cell used your Radio-Mart branded photos of
that Tek Scope that ts944 'won' and listed it as her own item.

I've got to say I honestly believe Marty on this one,

ilove2cell and ts944 have got to be his best customers!

>> I also have 2 good customers who have over $20k sat here in my bank for future purchases.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3TKO on February 24, 2011, 06:27:53 PM
Quote
You could put an end to all the rumors and speculation ! Just list ONE thing on ebay!

Yeah, just ONE more Tek signal analyzer serial number B021461 would do it!


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on February 24, 2011, 06:36:06 PM
hi,

Next we can see his PayPal account closed down since
they are part of Ebay.

I see he also offers tax forms for donated gear.
Nice to see he likes non working gear as well!

73 james



Here at Radio-Mart we pride ourselves on being a fair trader by offering a
Higher than average market price for your ham radio equipment.

We buy one off items or complete estates, we offer a collection service
For larger purchases and the correct tax forms for donated equipment.

We also offer equipment for sale on a consignment basis, So please use the
Form below to list what you have for sale, working or not.



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8DEY on February 24, 2011, 08:11:43 PM
The king is dead
THE KING IS DEAD
LONG LIVE THE KING!


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K9XR on February 25, 2011, 10:31:59 AM


Accusations of Shill Bidding,, wow my account manager has confirmed 16 people have reported me for supposedly shill bidding,, again, shame on you for lying,, the fact I sometimes have private auctions must really frustrate the 16 who think I shill bid, Shill bidding is illegal and not something I nor my company has ever been involved with, anyone who has won anything from me is welcome to request the bid history and I will be more than happy to provide it, needless to say the 16 were corrected and life goes on, I have to confess that even I am sometimes surprised by how much an item sells for, I guess a sign of trust in buying from a company with over 18,000 positive feedbacks.


OK Martyn, Then maybe you can explain this:

If you look at "feedback given" for ilove2cell  (who used to be gottahaveit1995) you will seee that the very first feedback given was for an item bought from Radio-mart. How can that be?

Years ago you stated in one of these forums (I don't remember which one) that you had nothing to do with gottahaveit1995, but now you admit to owning both (companies as you call them). What has changed? did you just recently buy gottahaveit1995?






















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Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8HMO on February 25, 2011, 11:39:41 AM
If you are not using shills to drive up bids on your sales, then why are "gottahaveit1995" and "ts944" bidding on every item right up to the end, then if they "win", you are spotted relisting the item again in a week or two? 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 25, 2011, 12:20:14 PM
I never saw "gottahaveit1995 bidding on any of radio-marts auctions, only "ts944" .



 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 25, 2011, 01:47:20 PM
Quote from Martyn Allison on the previous page :

Well that’s because there is only a handful of gossips just delighting in causing hassle on forums and NO ONE,, not ONE person has complained to the BBB etc as there has been noting to complain about,, like I keep asking,, WHERE IS THE PROOF.

http://www.bbb.org/lexington/business-reviews/internet-shopping/radio-mart-in-sadieville-ky-90004579


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 25, 2011, 02:26:17 PM
http://www.vk4adc.com/content/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=43&Itemid=50

Shall I continue?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 25, 2011, 02:53:58 PM


     http://www.vr2xmt.com/ebayconradiomart.html

Shall I continue ?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KI4ZCU on February 25, 2011, 03:07:15 PM
I really dont know what happens to
ebayers who get suspended since so
much is done under cloak of secrecy
(ie the way ebay does its business when
 something arises).

Thanks for answering my question,
no one else did.

I'd leave ebay too if I had to pay
a 13% commission, thats seems like
a lot to pay.




Does ebay pull id's they
suspend? I mean do they
remove them totally from their
system?

Yes the account would totally dissapear.
I am the one who chose to no longer support paying ebay 13% for doing nothing
I am also the one who set up www.radio-mart.net
Its odd that because I chose to take this action that even that is twisted to sound like it is something I did wrong
I see the same few callsigns posting garbage, and see that none of them have purchased from my company or know me so they are just spreading lies
So like I keep asking,, WHERE IS THE PROOF?
Come on is this the best you can do?
I even published my phone #,,, and in one of the postings it was said,, some one has found out where I live,,, WOW,, look up my callsign,, look in the phone book,, Duh,,,,


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: RFDOG on February 25, 2011, 03:55:25 PM
I hope he doesn't take care of his bike like he seems to take care of his customers:

http://maps.wera.com/racers/racerprofile.asp?x=1098&rid=120564193120


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: RFDOG on February 25, 2011, 04:04:58 PM
"I've got your money!"

http://picasaweb.google.com/35MotorSports/35MotorsportsRiders#5334762495166035266


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KI4SDY on February 27, 2011, 02:33:18 PM
You have to be a Member of the BBB to be rated, good or bad. Radio Mart is not a Member of the BBB, so what is his point? Sounds like more misleading information from a less than wonderful dealer.  ;)  


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 27, 2011, 04:10:42 PM
I understand what you are saying.....

This has been one heck of a thread. I believe I made the point I wanted to make and will consider it closed at this point.

I think radio-mart got the message that a lot of people did not like the way things went on ebay with him.

Now he has a new web site.  Lets all back off for awhile and give him a chance. If he does good with people and handles problems better that would be a great start.

Stay tuned.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W7PP on February 27, 2011, 04:55:01 PM
I see he has changed his call to K4TEC?  I've seen him on QTH.COM selling radios. Sure hope everyone there knows who they are dealing with!  :o


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AH6RR on March 06, 2011, 08:53:32 PM
Martyn,

It is very interesting how you can post paragraph after paragraph of drivel, but will not answer a few very concise questions posted by WB6VHK, they are:

Please explain to everyone why "ts944" "won" over 50,000 worth of items from you in the last year. ( not just your radios but your Husquavarna motorcycle for 4500.00 dollars, etc.....

Please explain why "ts944" was the SECOND HIGHEST bidder on hundreds of your other auctions.

Please explain why ( just a few weeks ago ) "ts944" "won" your Tektronics spectrum analyzer on ebay and then you listed the same one a week later on your other account "ilove2cell" and now it is for sale again on your new website.

Martyn, PLEASE, JUST ANSWER HIS QUESTIONS!!

Cheers,

John

"It is very interesting how you can post paragraph after paragraph of drivel,"  see same insults,,
What part of my email did you not understand?
"Why not ask ( I was going to put his full name here but he asked me not to) why he also spends a similar ammount each year, sometimes on ebay and somtimes off ebay?
I have many good customers who buy large ammounts from me on a regular basis, I do not watch who bids and never even looked at who won until I am printing an invoice, that is the first time I see who wins an item.
I also have 2 good customers who have over $20k sat here in my bank for future purchaces.
It is a shame you have your facts all wrong,, for example the reply from ebay letter you sent to me,, thats a normal response,, auto generated,, I have received the same letter several times when I have reported people for actual vilotations and not reporting what you only think and cannot prove.
I am not going to respond to anything outer than factual complaints here, I do not have time I feel like wasting.
I find it annoying when some one defends my company only to be accused of being connected to me or at worse being accused of me posting here just to make me look good.
With over 18,000 positive feedbacks on one account alone I dont need proof I am a geed retailer.
73s
"Please explain why "ts944" was the SECOND HIGHEST bidder on hundreds of your other auctions"  I dont know what he bids on,, you ask him,, but I have asked for him to contribute here and he declined and to be honest I cant blame him.

I am getting annoyed being asked to Justify anything to any of you and all most have done is tell lies and spread gossip but this is the last one before I leave this site "Please explain why ( just a few weeks ago ) "ts944" "won" your Tektronics spectrum analyzer on ebay and then you listed the same one a week later on your other account "ilove2cell" and now it is for sale again on your new website. " I have 4 of the spectrum analysers, I have the last 2 listed on line right now, it should not matter to any of you which of my companies I decide to sell the item through, I did check and TS944 did buy one and to the best of my knowlege is happy with it?
Now do NOT expect me to respond further as I am NOT retired and dont have the time.
73s
Martyn,
 Please explain to me why you tried to cheat me out of money for the Collins gear I sold you. I described them in the auction and had many pictures and even sent you more. You agreed to pay $3000 + shipping and did but when you received them you said it was all junk and all of it had been damaged in transit. and wanted $1500 back.  But when I told you to pack it all up and ship it back at your expense and I would give you a refund less shipping I never heard from you again. You are just one sad piece of humanity and excrement to be blunt and to the point. 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WD4CHP on March 09, 2011, 06:23:24 PM
After 23 pages does anyone really read the replies???


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WB0YLE on March 09, 2011, 06:32:49 PM
After 23 pages does anyone really read the replies???

Sure.  Like a train wreck...you don't want to look but can't help youself... ;D

73 Bryan WB0YLE


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W7PP on March 12, 2011, 10:28:26 PM
I'm supprised it's only 23  :o


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K2ACB on March 14, 2011, 08:40:00 AM
This guy has the worst reputation of any seller of amateur radio equipment. His reputation seems to be rightfully deserved.

However a lot of people are still being suckered in by his unscrupulous actions on ebay. it seems that ranting about him in the forum section of eham.net has hardly any effect on his business transactions.

I suggest that someone write an article on eham.net outlining this fellows larcenous methods and post that on the Articles section of eham.net. I don't know whether such an article will be published there . But if it is published on the front of eham.net more people may be able to see and read about him.

Like wise has anybody written to QST and CQ magazine and QRZ.com  and asked them to make notice in their publications of his activities on ebay. There is enough evidence that this guy is a scammer. It is in the public interest that it should be as widely circulated as possible throughout the amateur Radio community about his modus operandi.

There is the adage that "A sucker is born every minute." However the more adverse publicity this fraudster gets in the amateur radio community, will help more innocent radio amateurs from buying or selling to him on ebay.

There is a company that advertises that an educated consumer is a more informed consumer. The more we inform the Amateur Radio community about him the better off we will be.

Alan-K2ACB


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on March 14, 2011, 01:41:09 PM

     Radio-mart in no longer on Ebay...Gone for good.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KI4VEO on March 14, 2011, 03:18:23 PM

     Radio-mart in no longer on Ebay...Gone for good.

Well maybe gone from eBay, but not, "Gone for good."  This just showed up in my e-mail Inbox:

Dear Valued Customer;
Please come visit our NEW SITE!  It is finally finished, and we are very pleased with the work that has been done.  We trust you will find the site, informative, easy to navigate and hope you will add us as a Bookmarked favorite!


                                    www.radio-mart.net






To our Friends in Japan...  our hearts & thoughts are with you at this very trying & frightening time.




Many Thanks & Have a Blessed Day
Leslie Allison
859.312.3857 (mobile)


NEVER pay excessive e-Bay fees again!!!
Visit www.webstore.com to find out HOW!
100% FREE TO SELL & BUY!!!!!


iLove2Cell.Webstore.com
RadioMart.Webstore.com
http://radio-mart.net


[ Sorry - a good thread is a thing of beauty and should not be wasted. ]

So how did this e-mail find me?   ???

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Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8MJR on March 14, 2011, 04:16:54 PM
Good luck with Radio-Mart.Net
He now joins the Ranks of hundreds of other online sites that try to via for people's money.  The one big plus he had going for himself on eBay was a large Rating system that people "Thought they could trust" and a PayPal payment method that Guaranteed if he ripped you off you would get your money back!   Now he's on his own and most people will not just send $1000 to some website for a product without doing serious research.
When they do the research what will they find on the Top off Googles list?   Especially when they put in "Radiomart Scam" or "Radiomart ripoff".  Now you see why he's pretty much toast.



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3RXO on March 15, 2011, 02:13:32 PM
Does anyone know if this fellow is licensed? I see he "tests" every radio he sells. I know he didn't test the one he sold me, the recv fuse was blown. The radio I bought was "collector" quality. I wish I had looked here before I bought!  I didn't send the radio back, why lose out on the shipping... I'll clean it up, paint the cabinet, replce the tired old (NOS in his ad) tubes and use it for many years. What call does he use?

Currently, he is K4TEC.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3RXO on March 17, 2011, 01:46:14 PM

     Radio-mart in no longer on Ebay...Gone for good.

Well maybe gone from eBay, but not, "Gone for good."  This just showed up in my e-mail Inbox:

Dear Valued Customer;
Please come visit our NEW SITE!  It is finally finished, and we are very pleased with the work that has been done.  We trust you will find the site, informative, easy to navigate and hope you will add us as a Bookmarked favorite!


                                    www.radio-mart.net






To our Friends in Japan...  our hearts & thoughts are with you at this very trying & frightening time.




Many Thanks & Have a Blessed Day
Leslie Allison
859.312.3857 (mobile)


NEVER pay excessive e-Bay fees again!!!
Visit www.webstore.com to find out HOW!
100% FREE TO SELL & BUY!!!!!


iLove2Cell.Webstore.com
RadioMart.Webstore.com
http://radio-mart.net


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So how did this e-mail find me?   ???

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Yep, mine too. I posted about this on a couple of threads on QRZ, and he responded with this:
Good Morning Gentlemen.

I will introduce myself; My name is Martyn Allison, K4TEC, Owner of www.radio-mart.net (http://www.radio-mart.net)

I am not going to be rude like some on this site with wild suggestions of callsign purchase etc, but will be positive in an attempt to resolve any issues ANYONE may so this slander and insulting comments can stop.
I have asked this before but will ask one more time, If ANYONE has an issue with any product they have purchased from me please contact me direct so I may resolve any issues, I want to hear from people with facts and not gossip like, oh a friend purchased something from me and it is not as expected, I want to hear from that friend as I will put right any disputes that some may feel have occurred.

I asked the same thing on QTH.com and eHam and only received one response from a person who purchased a power supply 2 years earlier, he didn’t think it matched my description but admitted he had not contacted me about his feelings but had posted several comments on some forums so I offered him a full refund (2 years later) for the item which he refused and we parted with a good understanding of each other and hope to gain his custom in the future, now who else would offer a refund after 2 years on a 20 year old power supply?

For the record as some seem to think I am hard to locate, my info is.

Martyn Allison, 132 Prater Drive, Georgetown, KY 40324. My phone # is 859 221 8015, email address martynallison@roadrunner.com  that should clear up comments like "I am hiding"  umm, no I am not.

Ok my company is a BBB accredited business and I proudly support their logo on our new web site, I have over 18,000 positive feedbacks on eBay so I know what we do is offer excellent deals on Ham Radio products world wide.

To W3RXO, I ask that you contact me directly and discuss what issue you have with my company, I see you mention fear of me being able to leave a negative feedback, I assume you mean from an eBay purchase from me? As a seller eBay does not allow a seller to make a negative feedback comment to a buyer, only positive so I am unclear as to how you could be “fear of retaliatory negative feedback” I am pleased to hear that your friend has had positive dealings with my company.

Anyway once again I have thrown out the gauntlet in order to stop this type of thread, I have been advised against responding but I have nothing to hide and done nothing to be ashamed off.
So if you have a genuine problem, contact me.

And a big thank you to the many who have posted positive comments about my new web site, I would like to hear all comments about it and any suggestions on how to improve it.
Best 73s and I hope to hear from you.


I replied to him, in a civil manner, not that he deserved it, but for the sake of decorum. By the time I posted my reply, one of the QRZ moderators removed HIS post. I don't know why, nor do I care, much, but I do wonder why. His post is ill-conceived, but did not seem too out of line. I must guess he has accomplished angering the QRZ Cops.
Anyway, here's the thread in question:
http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?285109-Radio-Mart-Martyn-K4TEC-Gone (http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?285109-Radio-Mart-Martyn-K4TEC-Gone)

I am willing, as a Christian, to accept, that anyone can have an epiphany, and maybe this guy has given up his scoundrel ways. I hope he has. It doesn't seem very likely, or plausible, but God help those, who do business with him, while he is proving so. In the mean time, as has been said countless times....Caveat Emptor!!!

Oh, I don't mean to sound petty, but it will.....Best 73s??? WTF? Best, best regardses? Poor operating habits are not solely the property of Marty.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8HMO on March 17, 2011, 01:56:14 PM
LOL, He still avoids talking about all of his schill accounts!  ;D


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W0BTU on March 19, 2011, 12:13:59 AM

http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?285109-Radio-Mart-Martyn-K4TEC-Gone&p=2200408#post2200408

Just amazing.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KI6DCB on March 20, 2011, 07:13:46 PM
"I've got your money!"

http://picasaweb.google.com/35MotorSports/35MotorsportsRiders#5334762495166035266

"Smarmy rogue" is the description that comes to mind...

He's not a bad-looking fellow, and he seems to be relatively bright; it's too bad that he embraced the dark side of the force.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3TKO on March 23, 2011, 02:58:17 PM
An interesting addition to the corpus of evidence...

http://tinyurl.com/4zhvfkj

Can it be that people are making these stories up? Naaah...

Joe N5KAT


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KI4VEO on March 23, 2011, 03:22:33 PM
Another amateur op falls prey selling to Marty:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160563429073&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8DEY on March 23, 2011, 04:16:37 PM
Another amateur op falls prey selling to Marty:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160563429073&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123



If I had $46.00 I would bid $0.99 + shipping & Handling just so I could look at the remains and maybe resurrect over time but I'm broke on my bum after loosing my job to illness....


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8MJR on March 23, 2011, 04:20:58 PM
LOL, He still avoids talking about all of his schill accounts!  ;D

Guys like him really don't see what all the fuss is about.  I have done face to face business with people who act like Marty and they always strike me as thinking that the worlds moral compas is bent 45 Deg to the Left, so they are right on Target, whats wrong with you?
Even as Marty reads these posts he probably see's them as just people targeting him, he cannot grasp that so many people could be this Angry with anything he has done, there must be a Vendeta against him by one single person who is stirring up something where there is nothing.   It's kinda like a Mini version of the Charlie Sheen stuff, everyone else is wrong and I am right.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KI4VEO on March 23, 2011, 05:00:54 PM
I keep thinking one day someone will go off the deep end and show up at his door with revenge on his agenda.

This fellow with the Dentron amp has a legitimate axe to grind.  I remember seeing his eBay ad when it was first listed back in January.  I have an eBay search on file for "Dentron Amplifier" hoping to find a MLA2500 chassis for a conversion to 3CX800A7 tubes.  Yes, I see one up there now but I want to do the conversion myself.

Giving Marty the benefit of the doubt I suppose he just sees himself as a shrewd businessman and someone that is entitled to take advantage of opportunities and trusting people without any feelings of remorse.

That pretty much defines a sociopath.  They make the best used car salespeople and politicians.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: HAMFESTS on March 28, 2011, 10:16:59 AM
~reads everything~

Looks like if I ever sell anything on EBay again, I'll have to put in the auction NO SALES TO KENTUCKY

Then I will know that none of his shill accounts can buy anything

~sheesh~


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4JOY on March 30, 2011, 08:19:04 AM
Another amateur op falls prey selling to Marty:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160563429073&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123



Holy cow that box of parts is up to $290 !  ::)


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W7PP on April 03, 2011, 08:08:19 AM
K4TEC..... After you screwed me on a TR4C I started this thread..... (Old call W8AKR).... How do you like me now?  ;D

Your welcome!


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on April 08, 2011, 08:28:02 AM
quote from above post :Even as Marty reads these posts he probably see's them as just people targeting him, he cannot grasp that so many people could be this Angry with anything he has done, there must be a Vendeta against him by one single person who is stirring up something where there is nothing.   It's kinda like a Mini version of the Charlie Sheen stuff, everyone else is wrong and I am right.

Maybe Marty will go on "tour" ...?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8HMO on April 11, 2011, 08:57:47 AM
Quote from Marty's new website...

Welcome to Radio-Mart

"Welcome to the Radio-Mart web site, we hope you enjoy your stay here.

We have recently been awarded the prestigious BBB A+ Seal of approval which confirms you can buy with confidence from Radio-Mart; our focus is on customer care and good service.

We specialize in high end and collectible Ham-Radio equipment, receivers, transceivers, vintage equipment and accessories as well as avionics.

We always have an excellent selection of equipment available however if you are unable to find exactly what your looking for please do not hesitate contacting us.

I formed a separate division of our company for spare parts and manuals, we have a huge array of accessories not currently listed so please feel free or email me with any requests or questions you may have.

We are always on the lookout for high end Ham-Radio equipment; we also specialize in complete shack clearances as well as a discrete complete SK Ham-Radio estate service, working closely with the families and attorneys of the estate.

We pay top dollar for the right equipment or if preferred can sell your equipment on a commission basis, we also buy non working Ham-Radio equipment; please complete the contact us link with a description of what you have available and your contact details."


Better Business Bureau A+ seal of approval??? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W0BTU on April 11, 2011, 09:08:49 AM
Sure enough:
http://www.bbb.org/lexington/business-reviews/radio-communication-equipment-and-systems/radio-mart-in-georgetown-ky-90004579

"Based on BBB files, this business has a BBB Rating of A+ on a scale from A+ to F.
Factors that raised this business' rating include:

    * Length of time business has been operating.
    * No complaints filed with BBB.
    * BBB has sufficient background information on this business."


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8HMO on April 11, 2011, 09:11:30 AM
Sure enough:
http://www.bbb.org/lexington/business-reviews/radio-communication-equipment-and-systems/radio-mart-in-georgetown-ky-90004579

"Based on BBB files, this business has a BBB Rating of A+ on a scale from A+ to F.
Factors that raised this business' rating include:

    * Length of time business has been operating.
    * No complaints filed with BBB.
    * BBB has sufficient background information on this business."

Someone should gather up all of the Ebay evidence and postings from these forums and send it to the BBB...


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AD6KA on April 11, 2011, 11:16:30 AM
Quote
"Based on BBB files, this business has a BBB Rating of A+ on a scale from A+ to F.
Factors that raised this business' rating include:
Blah, blah, blah....

Fact is, and no secret, is that the BBB is a "Pay to be rated service". 
You don't pay yearly dues you are either poorly rated or not rated at all.

What a racket!


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KG0MN on April 13, 2011, 09:34:13 AM
I guess QTH.com doesn't care where their advertising money comes from since Radio Mart is advertising there now.  Pretty sad knowing the rep this jerk has and QQTH.com still wants to be associated with him.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W0BTU on April 13, 2011, 09:53:28 AM
Fact is, and no secret, is that the BBB is a "Pay to be rated service". 
You don't pay yearly dues you are either poorly rated or not rated at all.

You are correct, to a point. To have the BBB Accredited Business logo on your business web site, you have to pay several hundred dollars per year.

 However, if you don't have a web site (or walk-in store) where you feel you need that BBB logo, I think that they will still rate you at no charge. I forget the details, and maybe things have changed. I think the BBB's web site would say if I'm right or not.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K1TCJ on April 13, 2011, 12:50:50 PM

KD8HMO writes:

> Someone should gather up all of the Ebay evidence
> and postings from these forums and send it to the BBB

As a "returning" ham in the process of getting back on the air after twenty years I have been surfing the net for used gear.  Were it not for discussion threads like this one I might well having made the mistake of buying something from this guy.  Consequently, to protect others like myself, I just sent the following message to the Bluegrass BBB in Lexington, KY.

Quote

Dear Lexington BBB,

While attempting to file a complaint against a business you endorse using the address information on your web site:

> http://www.bbb.org/lexington/business-reviews/radio-communication-equipment-and-systems/radio-mart-in-georgetown-ky-90004579#bbblogo

I received the error message, "There is no BBB that services the zip/postal code you entered." Advice on how I should proceed would be appreciated.

The business in question sells used amateur radio equipment and is well known in the amateur radio community as one to avoid.  For example, here are two long discussion threads about its business practices from two different online forums frequented by amateur radio operators:

> Radio Mart (eBay)
> http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php?topic=6231.30

> RADIO MART eBay crook
> http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?164890-RADIO-MART-eBay-crook

These discussions both started in mid-2008, and both contain comments added as recently as this month.

If you review these discussions I think you'll agree that this merchant's poor reputation within his target market is well deserved.  I think you'll also agree that an A+ rating by the BBB for a business like this is cause for consumers like me to question the value of a BBB rating, and I hope you will seriously reconsider the rating you have awarded to this business.


--
Todd Jonz, K1TCJ



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N1CX on April 14, 2011, 04:44:40 AM
110% true. They tried to get me to join 20 years ago and I did some research and found this out. I dropped them like a hot potato.

I make it a point NOT to buy from a business now that displays their logo.

It means NOTHING. I means they paid to join a club to be listed as a good business. Good customer service goes alot further than a stupid logo.


Quote
"Based on BBB files, this business has a BBB Rating of A+ on a scale from A+ to F.
Factors that raised this business' rating include:
Blah, blah, blah....

Fact is, and no secret, is that the BBB is a "Pay to be rated service". 
You don't pay yearly dues you are either poorly rated or not rated at all.

What a racket!


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W0BTU on April 14, 2011, 05:34:34 AM
You do not have to pay to be rated. Here is a link to a business with an A+ rating that is not a BBB member.

http://www.bbb.org/western-washington/business-reviews/garden-centers/bamboo-gardens-of-washington-in-redmond-wa-22069802

I am not saying that the BBB is above reproach. Like all organizations run by humans, there has to be things happening within their main org or various chapters that they would rather not have leak out. (I don't know of any, FWIW).

I can appreciate that someone would be against paying to have the BBB Accredited Business logo on their web site or front door. But I am 100% certain of this one thing: In the type of business that we are in, we would be crazy to stop paying our accreditation dues to the BBB. The majority of our customers don't know each other, and the BBB is one of the few ways they have to check on us. Beyond any shadow of a doubt, that fee we pay the BBB for their blue logo helps us greatly in increased sales.

However, all eyes are now on the Lexington, KY BBB. Let's wait and see what happens.


And I'm not defending Radio Mart. But obviously, no one who claims to have been burned by Martyn has ever contacted the BBB to complain.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K1TCJ on April 14, 2011, 07:55:22 AM

Attached below is the response I received from the Lexington BBB.  The bad news is that the comments here and on QRZ are insufficient evidence for them to reconsider their rating, which would seem to confirm our collective suspicions about the significance and value of a BBB rating.  The good news is that as a BBB member Radio Mart is committed to binding arbitration for any unresolved complaints filed with the BBB.  If anyone here has been burned personally, I suggest you file a formal complaint (http://bluegrass.app.bbb.org/filecomplaint) yourself.

Quote

Mr. Jonz,           
 
Thank you for alerting us of the error on our complaint accepting website. We have alerted our IT team and hope to have it resolved very soon. I apologize for any inconvenience on your end for the malfunction.
 
To elaborate just a little bit regarding the rating of Radio Mart, the BBB rating for all businesses takes into account a variety of factors, including the size of the business and the complaint volume we have received on the business in relation to their size. To date, we have not received any complaints on this company in the last three years- which is our standard reporting period.  BBB is a neutral third party, and we only report on finalized official government actions and reportable complaints that are processed through our BBB, as well as patterns of complaints for consumers to be aware of, etc.. I’m sure you can understand that we cannot take recommendations or denouncements of any business on any unofficial blog or website into account in regards to the businesses grade. We have no way to vouch for the legitimacy of a complaint unless it is processed through our organization. If consumers have issues with Radio Mart they are certainly able to file a complaint through our BBB. In addition, as this business is now accredited, they are pre-committed to mediation or  binding arbitration if any such complaints were filed and not resolved by the company. In addition, any complaints BBB receives are kept on file for 3 years and are monitored to look out for a pattern of complaints that might emerge on a company- so far, as we have not received a single complaint, no pattern exists to date for Radio Mart.
 
If you have/are a customer of this company, and wish to file a complaint, please feel free to email me back with the details of your specific complaint and your desired resolution for the company. Again I appreciate the alert regarding the error you received on our website, and thank you for your time.
 
Warmest Regards,
 
Nicole Kingery
Director of Operations



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8HMO on April 14, 2011, 08:54:53 AM
Although, I know from personal experience that filing a complaint with the BBB is a useless endeavor, I am surprised that nobody has ever filed a complaint with them about Radio-Mart. Same for leaving negative feedback for them on Ebay. I have not seen any posts where someone sued them in small claims court either. I guess everyone just comes here to complain...


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on April 14, 2011, 09:53:03 AM
You must admit this seems to be a great place to complain. Just a month ago the "hits" to this thread were around 13,000 and now it is over 25,000 ...amazing.

I have a problem with radio-marts wording "We have been awarded" .....? makes it sound like due to his impeccable customer satisfaction they held a banquet and rolled out the red carpet for him...I was not invited though ( due in part to my posts here? ).....I would have dressed up!  Kentucky Fried Chicken was served as the main course I heard.

   


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W0BTU on April 14, 2011, 10:58:24 AM
Although, I know from personal experience that filing a complaint with the BBB is a useless endeavor...

There are other places that get better results, yes. Sometimes, anyway.

Case in point: I almost filed a complaint with the BBB over a new riding lawnmower. But after talking with them, I decided that the local attorney general (local to the lawn mower company's HQ, that is) would get better results. It did, and I got a full refund. :-)

And I didn't even have to hire a lawyer.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WB8NUT on April 18, 2011, 04:54:57 AM
Looks like his selling has been moved to a website:

http://www.radio-mart.net/


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8HMO on April 18, 2011, 11:01:22 AM
I wonder how his sales are doing now that he was removed from Ebay... LOL


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N1GNV on April 21, 2011, 05:43:50 AM
You must admit this seems to be a great place to complain. Just a month ago the "hits" to this thread were around 13,000 and now it is over 25,000 ...amazing.

I have a problem with radio-marts wording "We have been awarded" .....? makes it sound like due to his impeccable customer satisfaction they held a banquet and rolled out the red carpet for him...I was not invited though ( due in part to my posts here? ).....I would have dressed up!  Kentucky Fried Chicken was served as the main course I heard.

   

Kentucky Fraud Chicken would have been more appropriate


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N1CX on April 22, 2011, 03:01:39 AM
Don't take this the wrong way but who cares....This thread every time it gets bumped gives him free advertising....good or bad it's still free advertising...

Let the guy dig his own grave.

I wonder how his sales are doing now that he was removed from Ebay... LOL


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8DEY on April 22, 2011, 07:45:58 AM
Don't take this the wrong way but who cares....This thread every time it gets bumped gives him free advertising....good or bad it's still free advertising...

Let the guy dig his own grave.

He pretty much did.

Your just reading the testimony of the Paul bearers.
Thanks for signing the guest book


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N1CX on April 23, 2011, 03:26:01 AM
roflmao

Don't take this the wrong way but who cares....This thread every time it gets bumped gives him free advertising....good or bad it's still free advertising...

Let the guy dig his own grave.

He pretty much did.

Your just reading the testimony of the Paul bearers.
Thanks for signing the guest book


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8MJR on April 25, 2011, 12:55:26 PM
How many times can you run over a Dead Possum with a Steam Roller ??
The world may never know  ;D


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8DEY on April 26, 2011, 10:10:06 AM
How many times can you run over a Dead Possum with a Steam Roller ??
The world may never know  ;D

You could try tuning in on the 80 meter possum net and ask them...
73


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8MJR on April 26, 2011, 12:34:51 PM
I have to say, this thread is really a testimony to how many people this guy pissed off!
I have been using the internet before they even invented the Web Browsers and yet, I have never seen a company
get a 25 page whacking like this.
If anybody is even contemplated doing business with this guy the share volume of this thread should make them run away.
 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N1CX on April 27, 2011, 04:34:26 AM
Like a moth drawn to the light. Just got to keep looking  ;D


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: DXTUNER on April 28, 2011, 01:53:33 PM
However, all eyes are now on the Lexington, KY BBB. Let's wait and see what happens.  But obviously, no one who claims to have been burned by Martyn has ever contacted the BBB to complain.

Not true. I can't say anymore right now, but complaints have been filed to the "Bluegrass BBB" about Radio-Mart. Why they're not showing on his 'BBB record' is unclear, and I am trying to determine that.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3BJ on April 30, 2011, 02:21:51 PM
I am like you, 26 pages and counting of bad deals and crooked actions. Maybe out of the 16,000 positive ratings he had on Ebay, one could have posted on here that he was a stellar guy and great business man!!!! :(


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K3ZL on May 01, 2011, 12:16:12 PM
He had a nice looking Drake 2C up for auction.  At that point I had not heard of him.  I made the mistake of only looking at his feedback number, not the individual positives and negatives.  He described the radio  as being in mint collector condition, and that it worked perfectly.  Well, it light up but did not work at all.  He was willing to refund the money minus the shipping. I believe he made money on the shipping, and I learned a hard lesson.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on May 01, 2011, 04:28:19 PM
A quote from the QTH.com Thread ...

     I have been a proud radio amateur for more than 30 years, I do own radiomart, no big secret there, I also do know gottahaveit1995 no big secret there either but I have no direct connection with him, We do intertrade hence the obvious association, there hope that’s cleared that up.

gottahaveit1995 is "ilove2cell" and radio-marts "other" account .....

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K3ZL on May 01, 2011, 06:07:01 PM
Is this the same guy?
http://www.radio-mart.net/


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: FORMER_K0PD on May 01, 2011, 06:42:33 PM
That is the same one..


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AD6KA on May 01, 2011, 06:46:32 PM
Is this the same guy?
http://www.radio-mart.net/
Yep, and notice how he puffs up about his "A+ BBB Rating"

Here's a terrific short article by an attorney that pulls
the rug out from the BBB. The BBB are worthless (unless
you pay the $500/YEAR to be a member!)

http://www.plattlawpc.com/blog/robroy/2011/03/02/better-business-bureau-whom-does-it-protect
excerpt:
Quote
When I asked the BBB rep about these "possible complaints" against my business, he quickly explained that up to this point, the BBB had never received a complaint against my business, but that if we were a member of the BBB, we would be the first to know about one if it was lodged against us. Gee, thanks.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on May 02, 2011, 06:51:08 PM
hi

RM was using the BBB logo and was NOT a member
until last month.

73 james


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W0BTU on May 03, 2011, 06:29:43 AM
RM was using the BBB logo and was NOT a member until last month.

And the BBB knew it.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N0YXB on May 03, 2011, 07:48:15 AM
But that's okay as long as he is now current with his dues.  The BBB is known to give poor ratings to those businesses who don't pay dues, and look the other way for a while whan a dues paying member rips off customers.  There are plenty of news stories about this on Google.

Vince


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3TKO on May 03, 2011, 12:18:27 PM
 
Quote
I also do know gottahaveit1995 no big secret there either but I have no direct connection with him, We do intertrade hence the obvious association, there hope that’s cleared that up.

What a weasel!

This is why this thread lives on...you can't make stuff like this up!


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W0BTU on May 03, 2011, 01:48:18 PM
However, all eyes are now on the Lexington, KY BBB. Let's wait and see what happens.  But obviously, no one who claims to have been burned by Martyn has ever contacted the BBB to complain.

Not true. I can't say anymore right now, but complaints have been filed to the "Bluegrass BBB" about Radio-Mart. Why they're not showing on his 'BBB record' is unclear, and I am trying to determine that.

What I'd like to determine is why the BBB's site is silent about Radio-Mart having displayed the BBB Accredited logo before he was actually a member.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W5JON on May 03, 2011, 02:01:00 PM
Martyn wrote: "I also do know gottahaveit1995 no big secret there either but I have no direct connection with him".  Talk about not keeping your stories straight. On  Feb 06, 2011, Martyn, using his XYL's, "iLove2Cell" EMail address, in an EBay EMail to me:

To:  ars-w5jon
From:  ilove2cell
Sent:  Feb-06-11 08:03 PM

Dear ars-w5jon,

All you need to do is check THIS username. I opened gottahaveit1995 a LONG time ago. And used it as a buying account only at first. I listed a bunch of stuff like almost 2 years ago so changed it to match what I sold. Then got a corp job, then the recession, and opportunity knocked again with lots for me to buy and sell.
Also, that's no secret either...........

- ilove2cell
  


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K3ZL on May 03, 2011, 06:00:53 PM
When I was looking into Radio Mart after being shafted, it seems that he claimed to have a "G" call sign...as in a U.K. ham call sign, and as I remember, he is located in Kentucky.  Also, he claimed to be a motorcycle road racer.  Just wondering if anybody else noted that?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WD8T on May 05, 2011, 09:07:19 AM
Martyn got me on eBay about 4 years ago.  I got my money back through PayPal but lost $40+ in shipping his junk radios back.  LOL...the first junk "beautiful example" IC-735 he sent was shipped in a old VCR box with NO PACKING material inside!! NOTHING except the naked radio sliding around in the box. That radio stank of cigarrette smoke and looked like hell.  He's the classic bait and switch con man.  He's good at it too..doesn't do it to everyone so he stays in business.

But, all the negative posts don't seem to hurt his thriving ebay business though.  eBay loves him because he generates cash to their bottom line. 

Where does he get all those "collector quality" rigs anyway?  Is there some secret source in KY where they are stored until he buys them?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on May 05, 2011, 01:10:27 PM
Maybe it's been a while since you have visited Ebay...Radio-mart has been GONE three months now.

I wonder what ever happened to "TS944" ................................???


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3TKO on May 05, 2011, 02:40:28 PM
Radio-Mart and ilove2cell are both back on ebay.

I say this thread is good for 20,000 more hits!


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on May 05, 2011, 03:02:25 PM
radio-mart / ilove2cell / gottahaveit1995 ARE NOT back on ebay...they never left. Rumor has it they had their selling privileges suspended or revoked but that is just rumor...and ebay is not talking.........

Go to ebay and go to "advanced search" ...Go to "search by seller" and type in radio-mart ....ZERO items for sale....Since Febuary. Do the same thing for ilove2cell ....SAME THING.

Gone........But for good ?

Stay tuned.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3TKO on May 05, 2011, 05:57:41 PM
Check "Feedback as Buyer" for those accounts...they're stocking up!! :o


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K3ZL on May 06, 2011, 08:46:30 AM
Check "Feedback as Buyer" for those accounts...they're stocking up!! :o

I can help him stock up for the next round of sells: I have a Hallicrafters with a burned up power supply. Also need recapping and after that who knows what.  But it is "collector quality" and "works great". 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8DEY on May 06, 2011, 12:06:18 PM
Looks to me like this is all just a  misunderstanding between sellers and buyers ratings so I humbly submit

this

Basic Seller Ebay Ratings guide

Collectors Quality = Looks perfect and actually lights up (But doesnt do anything else) great for setting behind a glass display case.

Mint = Drooled in a York mint while cleaning the chassis with brasso.

Near mint = Almost drooled in a york mint but had napkins handy.

excellent = A little banged and bruised but actually works.

Good = would be considered excellent except for such annoying things as cracked knobs and spliced power cord. (Extra quality points for being spliced with the proper polarity

Average = would be considered good except for such annoying things as Bad switches, cracked dials, broken dial cords and spliced power cord. (Extra quality points for being spliced with the proper polarity

Fair = has sit in the barn since the 1939 state fair.  may or may not work after removing spiderwebs and various insect carcases and poultry droppings.

Poor = empty cabinet aka tech special

hope this helps resolve all the misunderstandings
  


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: ND1X on May 08, 2011, 05:39:49 AM
Radio Mart is no longer on Ebay. He has his own Website now. The format is similiar to Ebay in that he has a miriad ofpictures for most of everything he has for sale. I did, about 4 years ago, but a receiver from him, it arrived with a caved in top cover and I tried to get some money back, but it was in vain. Left negative feedback, but it didn't seem to stop alot of buyers from purchasing more items from him. I believe he is not a Ham Radio operator as he at times, Claims to be. So as usual, Buyer be ware.  Web site is WWW.radio-mart.net  He explains why he is not on Ebay? 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on May 12, 2011, 10:14:56 AM
Radio-mart does it again .....( as a BUYER ONLY ) ...

Negative feedback rating   BEWARE!!! Radio Didnt Work, Refund bounced, Having to fight for refund BEWARE   Seller:
Member id jonnymateo ( Feedback Score Of 4 )
   May-11-11 09:57
   

    *
      Reply by jonnymateo (May-11-11 20:14):
      WOW SCAM!!! SCAM!!!... HE TAKES PARTS OUT OF RADIOS AND RETURNS THEM...

    -- (#260776034566)


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3WN on May 16, 2011, 08:53:49 PM
Radio Mart is no longer on Ebay. He has his own Website now. The format is similiar to Ebay in that he has a miriad ofpictures for most of everything he has for sale. I did, about 4 years ago, but a receiver from him, it arrived with a caved in top cover and I tried to get some money back, but it was in vain. Left negative feedback, but it didn't seem to stop alot of buyers from purchasing more items from him. I believe he is not a Ham Radio operator as he at times, Claims to be. So as usual, Buyer be ware.  Web site is WWW.radio-mart.net  He explains why he is not on Ebay? 
No, he's licensed.  He allegedly had a UK call, long expired, but recently got a US ticket, followed by a vanity call.

Incidentally, during a discussion of the company on another forum, someone claiming to be his wife showed up.  Amongst other things, "she" claimed to be the infamous GottaHaveIt account. 

And all this was detailed on a blog on their website.

Funny thing, though.  After some forum users started asking questions or pointing out inconsistencies, the blog disappeared, and all of the posts from Martyn and his "wife" got deleted.  Go figure.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KB8ASO on May 18, 2011, 06:31:14 PM
From his NEW website.  This guy can sure spin a yarn.

Hallicrafters SX-62A Shortwave Receiver restored

I don't believe you will ever find another close to brand new example of this classic vintage like this one.

Please see the additional pictures below so you can see exactly how nice the receiver actually is.

( Warning!!! BS alert ) :o

It sat in a box unused since new, I was invited to do a shack clearance and there were so many brand new vintage rigs just sat in boxes, I am slowly getting to them and carefully testing them.

I have checked alignment of this receiver and its perfect, a receiver you will be proud to own and show off.

(End BS alert)

Yaesu FT-ONE, Brand New, Never Used, Very Rare.

What a Find!

( Warning!!! BS alert ) :o

I recently was invited to do a shack clearance and when the door opened there sat several Brand New Yaesu transceivers all in the original boxes and some behind glass as show pieces.

This is one that sat behind glass,

(End BS alert)

it is being supplied with the original owners manual, original purchase receipt and Yaesu Envelope as well as power lead.



He has now branched out into CB and "10 meter" radios

Galaxy DX-94HP 10 Meter Transceiver
Supplied with the Power Lead, Mobike Bracket with Screws and Microphone, it is like new.
Blue LEDs for frequency and channel readouts
Dual blue LEDs light our signature large meter
StarLite faceplate (all printing is backlit)
AM/USB/LSB modes, but no FM
Variable dimmer control for LEDs, meter lamp and faceplate lettering
Switch to turn off the frequency digits
Variable Talkback circuit with on/off switch
Echo and Voice Changer like the old DX99V, but no Robot
Echo/Voice Changer controls on the front panel, not inside the radio
Roger Beep with on/off switch

Note:  All REAL ham radios have roger beep, echo and voice changer!!! ;D

Browning Golden Eagle MKIV
Vintage 40Ch CB, I recently was invited to see a collection of Vintage CB equipment,

( Warning!!! BS alert ) :o

I was surprised when I opened the shck door to see that several items were in boxes brand new.
I paid top dollar for the equipment as it is rare and perfect.

(End BS alert)

Also this guy had a fleamarket space at Dayton Hamvention 2010.  Space FE2067.  He is not listed this year, yet.  ::)

Randy AB9GO


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on May 25, 2011, 12:37:17 PM
You know what is interesting ? Since radio-mart "quit" ( or was forced ) to stop selling on ebay in February "ts944" has not bid on ONE radio on ebay.

Coincidence ???


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K1CJS on May 27, 2011, 08:31:39 AM
All that can be said is this:  E-Bay is a SLIGHTLY better place now that this sham artist is gone!


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8HMO on May 27, 2011, 09:02:35 AM
I wonder how he is getting new suckers to visit his website?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W7PP on June 03, 2011, 04:52:17 AM
P. T. Barnum knows!   :D


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8MJR on June 03, 2011, 11:39:17 AM
The BS never ends with this guy  :o
You would think that if he had even half a brain and a little business sense, that he would have figure out that with all the Negative stuff about him on the Net he should:

One change the company name.
Two stop doing the stuff that got him into problems the first time around.

I guess like the proverbial scorpion it's "Just in his nature"


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AD6KA on June 03, 2011, 11:52:00 PM
I gotta feeling that a man with the ego, hubris and sense of entitlement
that Martin has, that imagine he declares income on his tax
return that "he feels is reasonable" instead of all of it.

I bet someday he is gonna get audited and he will
feel helpless with the boot heel of the IRS on his neck.

The same helpless feeling that the hundreds of hams he's scammed,
shortchanged, and shipped rigs "not as described" felt.
73, Ken  AD6KA
-----------------------------------------
Thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges.
~William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night,  Act V, Scene 1


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8HMO on June 04, 2011, 08:59:03 PM
The IRS needs to audit Ebay's records with his records...


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KG0MN on June 16, 2011, 01:32:52 PM
QRZ must be desperate for money since he is now advertising on their web site.  If I ran a web site like that I would refuse to let him advertise on it, it almost seems as if he is condoning the problem.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on June 16, 2011, 07:14:34 PM
That is surprising to say the least. I don't think it will do Radio-Mart much good though. My guess is that since divorcing ebay his sales are down 90% .....Why do I think that?
If you look at his new website ( you know, the one that has been "awarded" the prestigious BBB seal of approval ) I am seeing the same radios today that I saw two months ago.....


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K9XR on June 16, 2011, 08:23:18 PM
Are you sure you meant qrz? I couldn't find them there.




QRZ must be desperate for money since he is now advertising on their web site.  If I ran a web site like that I would refuse to let him advertise on it, it almost seems as if he is condoning the problem.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on June 27, 2011, 08:25:56 PM
It's always satisfying to see someone like Martyn get a taste of his own medicine.........

  http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=radio-mart&ftab=FeedbackLeftForOthers

This poor guy never had a problem on ebay ...until he sold a radio to Martyn.

Does he know who he is dealing with? 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KA1MDA on June 28, 2011, 06:21:11 AM
It's always satisfying to see someone like Martyn get a taste of his own medicine.........

Martyn only been a member of the BBB for a short time, and there has already been a BBB complaint filed against him. I'll have to watch his BBB profile more often- may be even more entertaining than reading his Ebay feedback page.

Interestingly, he lists his business on the BBB page as a ham radio and AVIONIICS supplier. I was curious to see what kind of avionics he was selling. But when I tried visiting his web site, I discovered he blocked my IP address, most likely as a result of my postings here. I had a chuckle at how childish a response this was, especially from  guy who complains in his own blog about the unfairness of being blocked by certain ham radio forums!

No big deal, I just switched my IP address and went over to his site anyway. No avionics yet, but it will be interesting to see if he starts offering "fully tested, repaired, collector quality" avionics. I can see the ad copy now- "When I walked into the hangar, I was amazed to see stacks of unopened avionics sitting in the corner....."


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on June 28, 2011, 01:48:55 PM
I wonder if Martyn pulled his "I want a partial refund" trick on this poor fellow ?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W7PP on July 01, 2011, 07:27:23 AM
Didn't take long for his first complaint... Do they keep records for that sort of thing?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AH6RR on July 05, 2011, 07:49:33 PM
I just got a e-mail from a fellow ham asking me on how to reply to mister Martyn. He said he sold a 706MKIIG that was in perfect working order when mister Martyn got the radio he said it was DOA (BULL BUNK) and wants a refund. mister martyn pull this same crap on me and I told him to shove it I had sold him a bunch of Collins gear that was for parts or repair and NOT WORKING. So it looks like mister martyn is pulling parts to fix his junk and asking for a refund because the radio is DOA.
Martyn you will have to answer to the Man up stairs soon and I would not want to be in your shoes at all.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on July 05, 2011, 08:27:18 PM
This is interesting.....If you look at radio-marts recent feedback you will notice that in the last month TWO PEOPLE have had problems with him. ( They sold him radios, one was a Drake receiver and the other a Kenwood transceiver ).....The Drake seller accused Martyn of removing parts..........

What else is interesting is that radio-marts "feedback" on ebay has gone up in the last few months ( from 99% to 99.1% ).

Now that radio-mart is only a "buyer" on ebay even if he does not buy or sell anything his feedback will continue to go up until around next March when it will be at 100% !!!

Radio-mart loves to tout his 99% customer satisfaction rating but remember ebay changed the rules recently. Now it is feedback within the last year that you see.

If it were calculated the old way radio-marts feedback would be well below 90% ....and if ebay removed all of "ts944"'s phony feedback it would fall much farther.

Thanks ebay. 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: NM8D on July 13, 2011, 11:09:54 PM
OMG!! Avionics
Hahahahah i sure as hell wont buy any for my plane from him!!!

Michael
nm8d


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N0FPE on July 16, 2011, 03:56:55 PM
This wing nut bought a FRG-9600 from me a while back. In the listing is stated that it worked fine but that there was NO wall wart. he had the balls to TELL me that he didnt have any way to power the rig and that he wanted a refund..NOT A CHANCE IN HELL!!! And yes i got what i was asking!! Sux to be him!!!


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on July 16, 2011, 07:43:30 PM
Looks like o'l Marty continues to get burned on ebay! ...   http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=radio-mart&ftab=FeedbackLeftForOthers

If this link does not work just go to radio-marts feedback page on ebay and look under "feedback left for others" ...FOUR times in the last month he has left NASTY feedback for other people...people that NEVER had a problem on ebay UNTIL they had the misfortune to sell something to Martyn! Do you see a pattern here?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K1CJS on July 17, 2011, 06:43:21 AM
Now Martyn is LEAVING bad feedback for the people he bought from.  But...  In the end, what goes around comes around.  Martyn will get his. 



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KQ6EA on July 17, 2011, 08:07:13 PM
What used ID is he using to buy things?
I'll add him to my blocked list.
Jim


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KB1TXK on July 18, 2011, 10:07:04 AM
Really? Someone taking advantage of ebays terrible feedback system to exact revenge on people? WHO'D A THUNK IT??


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE8DO on July 23, 2011, 08:52:31 PM
I meet him one time in person about 8 years ago, he lives about 75 miles from me.  I won a Heathkit SB-303 receiver from him and picked it up from him in person.  It was listed as having no filters and it had no filters, not even the SSB filter.  He told me that he had over 1000 radios in storage and that selling them was his full time job.  I did see a pattern of his radios being re-listed.

73
Don




Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on July 25, 2011, 04:18:21 PM
A new radio-mart thread ...Can you imagine that?

  ttp://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?306175-Radio-Mart-Nailed-Me-Bad!-He-s-Back!-Beware....


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KF6VMC on July 29, 2011, 06:25:30 PM
I have had dealings with Radio Mart just a few days ago. Here is the outcome...

In a nutshell.... Here’s what happened… after purchasing 3 large pieces of HF equipment for large sum of money a few friends and many others sent me Emails warning me of possible problems.

I then did a Google search and a bunch of stuff popped up negative about Radio-Mart.  Being human with all the faults that go with it I panicked. I allowed my fear of what might be to overrule logic in this case concerned I might lose a substantial outlay of my hard earned money. Honest just about anyone would think this given the circumstances. The only history I could find was negative. But here's the truth

 EVERYTHING arrived Today July 29th in as described condition.  It all works as it’s supposed to, nothing  broken , nothing missing.  In fact some of the items actually exceeded my expectations. So what’s the lesson I just learned the hard way.  Me ( eating crow ) In my case I was totally wrong about this company and its owner and I am not too big to admit it. I WAS WRONG. 

In today’s Cyber driven world it’s super easy for any of us to jump to conclusions. This is America and one is innocent until proven guilty.  In this case I held Radio-Mart guilty until proven innocent.

I posted in a panic what I thought was going to happen based on hear say and the information gathered from the net.  We all know the net has its fair share of problems with what to believe & what not to believe.

When one is in business and does as many deals as Radio-Mart does sooner or later there will be a problem. 
I cannot speak for those who may or may not have had a problem with Radio-Mart in the past only with my experience so far with them has been.  I ( myself ) can find no reason not to do business with this company
or its owner.
                     My Sincere Apologies To Radio-Mart ,  Larry Read  aka KF6VMC


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on July 29, 2011, 07:09:42 PM
Glad you got lucky. Now go buy a lotto ticket, your on a roll..................


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K1CJS on July 30, 2011, 06:06:18 AM
I have had dealings with Radio Mart just a few days ago. Here is the outcome...

...When one is in business and does as many deals as Radio-Mart does sooner or later there will be a problem. 
I cannot speak for those who may or may not have had a problem with Radio-Mart in the past only with my experience so far with them has been.  I ( myself ) can find no reason not to do business with this company
or its owner.
                     My Sincere Apologies To Radio-Mart ,  Larry Read  aka KF6VMC


Glad you made out well.  You're the only one in a million who did.  Either that, or RadioMart is finally learning to be honest in his dealings.  Well.....  Miracles can still happen!


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: V47JA on July 30, 2011, 06:33:06 AM
Even a blind pig finds an acorn now and then.......

73,

John


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on July 30, 2011, 04:22:47 PM
How many times over the last several years has radio-mart / Martyn sold something to a buyer that was not as advertised, DOA, etc...and then when the buyer complained ( especially overseas buyers ) Martyn said "just send it back for a refund / you pay return shipping" ...?? I lost count a long time ago.

Now look at this. A Yaesu amp that Martyn purchased on ebay a week ago that arrived to him DOA. Poor Martyn complained that he had to pay ( 45.00 ) for return shipping!

  http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160610859628

What comes around .....well, you know.....


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KA5IPF on July 30, 2011, 06:25:59 PM
 Glad you made out well.  You're the only one in a million who did.  Either that, or RadioMart is finally learning to be honest in his dealings.  Well.....  Miracles can still happen! [/quote]

Uh-huh. You know funny thing even after descenting a skunk he still smells like a skunk every so often. Great pets though and hilarious...

Clif


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K1CJS on July 31, 2011, 06:45:58 AM
You've got a point. Clif!   ;D


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W8JI on July 31, 2011, 11:41:10 AM
In my opinion the real problem with Radio Mart is the seller frequently lies about the condition of the gear and how or where equipment comes from. Sometimes he gets caught doing this, but most times he just gets away with it.

For example he came into possession of a Drake receiver that belonged to a friend of mine (silent key). When RadioMart advertised the receiver on eBay, he claimed he owned it a while and it was from his personal collection. It was not. It was something he just obtained and that he stripped the plug-in filters and other optional things out.

Now it is understandable a person trying to buy and resell gear at a profit has to be a bit of a used-car salesman. SOMETHING has to elevate the value to make it profitable. It has to be a lie about past ownership, exaggeration about present condition, or removal of optional parts that can be resold. It can also be a repair and a reconditioning. Or it could just be that it was bought at an exceptionally low price, in which case it could be honestly resold for a profit. Very obviously many of RadioMart's sales elevated values based on lies or exaggeration, the most common I noticed were thing just obtained being part of his "personal collection", appearance, just how well it actually worked.

eBay feedback is like an eHam review. It is really not dependable for much of anything. I know I never, or very rarely, gave anyone negative feedback on eBay even when I was obviously cheated. This is because the seller could then give me negative feedback, so giving honest feedback was not worth it. I guess I bought and sold over 1000 things but only gave a few hundred feedbacks, because of the inability to say anything less than perfect without some retaliatory feedback from a seller or buyer. When I could not say anything 100% positive, I almost always chose to say nothing at all.

I think eBay recently changed how buyers can post feedback, so the seller cannot retaliate. This will make it a little more difficult to exaggerate without getting negative feedback scores.

When I buy on eBay I consider anything less than 100% worth looking into carefully. I set 99% as a trigger point where the fellow could potentially be a repetitious liar or cheat. :-)

73 Tom


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W4OP on July 31, 2011, 07:18:29 PM
You're spot on Tom.
Several years back I sold a Mosley CM-1 on eBay.  RadioMart bought it - I think under the gottahavit ID as I was not aware it was RadioMart at the time.
When it was relisted- it was from his personal collection and had some other provenance added to it.

Dale W4OP


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N9GGG on August 08, 2011, 08:02:00 AM
Be extra carefull of any radio on ebay if you look around find it from a true ham you can find call sign and even ask to have that person call you in person ...I had bad deals on ebay also some good but I like doing business with a ham who knows what he selling.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: DIPOLE on August 08, 2011, 04:49:31 PM
I've purchased a few things from him in the past, as well as from many others.  My opinion of is that Martin is slightly over optimistic regarding the physical condition of his items.  Obviously whether some items functions correctly is an objective thing.  But the physical condition (i.e. is it "near mint" or really more like an "8") is much more subjective.  It's in this subjective area that I think he overrates.  Lower his description of the physical condition by about 2 notches and you should be ok.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K1CJS on August 09, 2011, 03:53:58 AM
Don't buy from him, and you'll be even more "okay."  The guy isn't a businessman, he's a hustler.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K7JQ on August 16, 2011, 08:33:02 PM
Let's face it....anyone that buys older, used merchandise, sight unseen from someone they never met is just plain rolling the dice. I always get a kick when I read ads that say... "Brand new, in the box...just took it out to test it and put it right back in the box". Yeah, right! Would you buy a radio for $3,500, not use it, and turn right around and sell it for $400 less? In my 52 years of hamming, I've purchased two used major items...a TS-940SAT and a TL-922, both from LOCAL hams that I visited their shack and tested them out. Otherwise, everything else was purchased new from reputable dealers. I'll pay the extra hundreds to get a warranty and avoid unnecessary aggravation.

My only dealing with Martyn at Radio Mart was the purchase of NEW Heil headphones. Best price around, free and prompt shipping...easy transaction.

Bob, K7JQ 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8MJR on August 20, 2011, 10:43:46 AM
K7JQ

I sort of agree but I did buy a Yaesu FT-7900R and took it out of the box, was so disappointed with the unit that one hour later it was back in the box.
Doesn't happen often but every once in a while you get an item that is so far from what you thought it was that you lose interest right away.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AD6KA on August 20, 2011, 01:25:00 PM
Let's face it....anyone that buys older, used merchandise, sight unseen from someone they never met
is just plain rolling the dice. Bob, K7JQ 

Thank you, Bob!
Buying gear from strangers sight unseen IS a crapshoot, and as any professional gambler
will tell you, craps is a sucker's game.


You stated what SHOULD BE such a patently obvious concept, that it really irks
me when people do a deal with a stranger without exchanging photos, without
checking the backround of the seller AND asking for referrals, without talking to the seller,
then become righteously indignant and cry "rip off" when the gear arrives not to their satisfaction.

And I don't buy the argument that "Well, some folks don't have any
other options to buy used gear other than online". Even in a rural area, if you're
persistent, you can find face to face deals by getting the word out you
are looking. Or pay the piper (A dealer) a few extra bucks for that advertised
used gear, some of which (like from HRO) comes with a 30 days warranty.
73, Ken AD6KA


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8MJR on August 22, 2011, 04:57:03 PM
I Got a PM on QRZ from Marty at Radio Mart asking me why I am saying bad things about him on Eham and do I have any proof that he has done anything wrong  ::)  LOL this guy cracks me up, he does what he does and after years of getting away with it he is pissed off that his reputation is catching up with him.   I can't believe that I am the person 8 pages ago who was saying maybe people should give the whole Radio Mart thing a Rest  :-[


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on August 22, 2011, 07:57:03 PM
hi

marty would be here adding his comments but
he still can't figure out why his photos on ebay
are all fuzzy because he uploaded supersized
photos to Auctiva and they truncated them.

'From my personal collection'

73 james


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on August 22, 2011, 08:00:34 PM
Funny, I got one too ! I never noticed it as I never check my "messages" here on Eham, This was sent to me in February :

     Personal Message (Offline)
   
(No subject)
« Sent to: darrell huth on: February 24, 2011, 07:44:30 AM »
   Reply with quoteQuote ReplyReply Remove this messageRemove
Wow
Now where is the truth behind this shill bidding crap
Where is the proof??
This i have to see.
You and I both know if some one shill bids not only are they breaking the law but eBay rules.
Now you give me proof behind your accusations!

As I have said so many times before, All anyone would have to do is study radio-marts ebay feedback over the last few years and see the "relationship" with "ts944" ( who incidentally is STILL buying / selling on Ebay ) and come to their own conclusion as to what Martyn was doing.

There is no doubt in my mind why Radio-Mart / ilove2cell is not selling on ebay any more.



  


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W7PP on August 30, 2011, 01:15:44 PM
It's funny how a simple question about someone has provided so much info on the crap this guy has pulled over the years. Now I see him at his old tricks on QTH.com. I would hope that many folks have read these pages and take heed in using him for any radio buys. Your welcome Martyn and wife!


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W0BTU on September 09, 2011, 07:09:39 PM
After what just happened here, I'll never believe another story claiming he's a crook:
http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?312041-Radio-Mart-Martyn-Allison-Scammer


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on September 09, 2011, 09:51:37 PM
WOW ! This one takes the cake.........


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8MJR on September 16, 2011, 03:18:47 PM
After what just happened here, I'll never believe another story claiming he's a crook:
http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?312041-Radio-Mart-Martyn-Allison-Scammer

I am not even completely sure what your talking about, the post was removed from QRZ and the guy who posted it does not even seem to be a member of the forum anymore. Luckily I was able to find some of the orginal post and he seems to have an Incredible story that sounds crazy and fishy from the get go, but I have no idea how this all ended or why the post was removed, so I am leaving this blip off my Radar, it goes way beyond anything I have previously read about Mr. M.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on September 16, 2011, 06:23:54 PM
Hi,

if you put that link in Google it will return and you
can click on the cached version 9-8-11 22:00

73 james


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8MJR on September 17, 2011, 09:34:23 AM
Hi,

if you put that link in Google it will return and you
can click on the cached version 9-8-11 22:00

73 james

Thanks, that's what I did before but as you can see the Posts don't indicate what happened and why it might have been removed from QRZ.  Most puzzling is W0BTU statement, I don't see any evidence in the post to go one way or the other, but it does seem like a far fetched story


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KJ4JSN on October 02, 2011, 09:05:20 PM
Martyn,

It is very interesting how you can post paragraph after paragraph of drivel, but will not answer a few very concise questions posted by WB6VHK, they are:

Please explain to everyone why "ts944" "won" over 50,000 worth of items from you in the last year. ( not just your radios but your Husquavarna motorcycle for 4500.00 dollars, etc.....

Please explain why "ts944" was the SECOND HIGHEST bidder on hundreds of your other auctions.

Please explain why ( just a few weeks ago ) "ts944" "won" your Tektronics spectrum analyzer on ebay and then you listed the same one a week later on your other account "ilove2cell" and now it is for sale again on your new website.

Martyn, PLEASE, JUST ANSWER HIS QUESTIONS!!

Cheers,

John

"It is very interesting how you can post paragraph after paragraph of drivel,"  see same insults,,
What part of my email did you not understand?
"Why not ask ( I was going to put his full name here but he asked me not to) why he also spends a similar ammount each year, sometimes on ebay and somtimes off ebay?
I have many good customers who buy large ammounts from me on a regular basis, I do not watch who bids and never even looked at who won until I am printing an invoice, that is the first time I see who wins an item.
I also have 2 good customers who have over $20k sat here in my bank for future purchaces.
It is a shame you have your facts all wrong,, for example the reply from ebay letter you sent to me,, thats a normal response,, auto generated,, I have received the same letter several times when I have reported people for actual vilotations and not reporting what you only think and cannot prove.
I am not going to respond to anything outer than factual complaints here, I do not have time I feel like wasting.
I find it annoying when some one defends my company only to be accused of being connected to me or at worse being accused of me posting here just to make me look good.
With over 18,000 positive feedbacks on one account alone I dont need proof I am a geed retailer.
73s
"Please explain why "ts944" was the SECOND HIGHEST bidder on hundreds of your other auctions"  I dont know what he bids on,, you ask him,, but I have asked for him to contribute here and he declined and to be honest I cant blame him.

I am getting annoyed being asked to Justify anything to any of you and all most have done is tell lies and spread gossip but this is the last one before I leave this site "Please explain why ( just a few weeks ago ) "ts944" "won" your Tektronics spectrum analyzer on ebay and then you listed the same one a week later on your other account "ilove2cell" and now it is for sale again on your new website. " I have 4 of the spectrum analysers, I have the last 2 listed on line right now, it should not matter to any of you which of my companies I decide to sell the item through, I did check and TS944 did buy one and to the best of my knowlege is happy with it?
Now do NOT expect me to respond further as I am NOT retired and dont have the time.
73s
Martyn,
 Please explain to me why you tried to cheat me out of money for the Collins gear I sold you. I described them in the auction and had many pictures and even sent you more. You agreed to pay $3000 + shipping and did but when you received them you said it was all junk and all of it had been damaged in transit. and wanted $1500 back.  But when I told you to pack it all up and ship it back at your expense and I would give you a refund less shipping I never heard from you again. You are just one sad piece of humanity and excrement to be blunt and to the point. 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on October 06, 2011, 03:16:01 PM
Radio-Mart is now a dealer for Heil Sound ?????????



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W3WN on October 12, 2011, 06:13:34 AM
Hi,

if you put that link in Google it will return and you
can click on the cached version 9-8-11 22:00

73 james

Thanks, that's what I did before but as you can see the Posts don't indicate what happened and why it might have been removed from QRZ.  Most puzzling is W0BTU statement, I don't see any evidence in the post to go one way or the other, but it does seem like a far fetched story
It was a long tale of woe from a ham, who basically claimed that Mr. Allison had bought a radio from him, told him that the opened box contained bricks, and called the police... and as a result, he refunded the money, even though he was in dire need of it, and was in fear of arrest and such.  IIRC.

And I'm skipping a lot of the details (the brother who's a cop, and so forth). 

Suffice to say, the story was incredible, but some portions of it didn't seem to make sense.  And when some individuals started making some suggestions, which included talking to a lawyer, some of the details changed, and the original poster started to clam up.

More than a few people began to speculate that some or all of the story was fabricated from the get-go.  Then it was locked from further comments, and then deleted outright.

Mr. Allison does seem to have quite a reputation that he's garnered over the years.  That said, I would not consider this now-deleted post in evaluating whether or not I'd deal with him in the future.

It just didn't smell right.  It just smelled.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on October 12, 2011, 03:06:48 PM
From radio-marts "feedback left for others" :

   BEWARE OF THIS SELLER, Radio MISSING PARTS, DAMAGED, HAVIBG TO FIGHT 4 A REFUND   Seller:
Member id mikeandlil ( Feedback Score Of 69Blue star icon for feedback score in between 50 to 99)
   Oct-02-11 07:00
    -- (#170695887390)

Another unlucky seller who never had a problem on ebay UNTIL HE MET Martyn.

Mike is a nice guy..."mikeandlil" on ebay. I would not hesitate to buy something from him.

Radio-mart has not been selling on ebay since March now but even as a buyer the he continues to create controversy. Look at his "feedback left for others" and go through several pages...See a pattern?

I cannot believe radio-mart is now a dealer for Heil Sound. Does Bob Heil know who Martyn Alison is?

Too many times over the last several years Martyn has told his unhappy customers to F@@K off, You just don't treat people that way and expect to last with a business

See:   http://www.vr2xmt.com/ebayconradiomart.html

 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: HAMMYGUY on October 12, 2011, 08:13:08 PM
I once sold a radio to "radio-mart", he immediately fabricated a cock-en bull story about it's history on an eBay auction, the day after it was delivered.   I immediately blocked him from bidding with any known ID's he had.  WOW talk about stirring up a hornets nest.  He tried to bid on a couple of items later on.  Both times he emailed me with foul language and both contained "Whats the matter?  Isn't my money good enough for you?!" No Martin it isn't.  I'd give the stuff away before I'll ever do business with you again. 

I can't believe that Scott over at QTH and Bob Heil have both fallen for his line of crap.  I finally blocked Scotts site with Ad-Blocker due to seeing random "radio-mart" ads.   In the past I've clicked on many of his advertisements since there are legitimate companies who do have interesting products.  But not anymore. 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WA3SEW on October 13, 2011, 06:35:34 PM
Well it's been a year and a half since I got screwed by Martyn on ebay. I posted my tale of woe back on page 8 of this thread, and I see that it has grown to 31 pages. UNBELIEVEABLE! I no longer sell on ebay, or have a paypal account, but I did stop by ebay today to see how old Martyn is doing, and it appears that he is not selling anymore on ebay, at least not as radio-mart.

To the few posters who have had somewhat good luck in their dealings with him, congrats!. Like one poster said, "now go out and buy a lottery ticket". But to anybody who is just finding out about this guy and doing their research, BELIEVE WHAT YOU READ HERE. Do not buy from or sell to this guy. You WILL rue the day. A year and a half later, and I am still smarting from that encounter.

73's


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8MJR on October 18, 2011, 10:03:18 AM
It was a long tale of woe from a ham, who basically claimed that Mr. Allison had bought a radio from him, told him that the opened box contained bricks, and called the police... and as a result, he refunded the money, even though he was in dire need of it, and was in fear of arrest and such.  IIRC.

And I'm skipping a lot of the details (the brother who's a cop, and so forth). 

Suffice to say, the story was incredible, but some portions of it didn't seem to make sense.  And when some individuals started making some suggestions, which included talking to a lawyer, some of the details changed, and the original poster started to clam up.

More than a few people began to speculate that some or all of the story was fabricated from the get-go.  Then it was locked from further comments, and then deleted outright.

Mr. Allison does seem to have quite a reputation that he's garnered over the years.  That said, I would not consider this now-deleted post in evaluating whether or not I'd deal with him in the future.

It just didn't smell right.  It just smelled.

Thanks for telling me the detailed story, it sounded Fishy to me from just the little bit I could still read.  I guess even scammers get scammed :)


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on October 28, 2011, 01:30:10 PM
This thread just turned 50,000 "hits" .....As far as I can see that sets a record here on E-ham ?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AD6KA on October 28, 2011, 07:32:53 PM
Quote
WB6VHK:
I cannot believe radio-mart is now a dealer for Heil Sound.

That surprised me too.

What will Marty do, take out the Heil mic elements, replace with a cheapie,
and sell the real elements on the side? I mean, with all the horror
stories from RM buyers over the years, the phrase
"How sleazy can you get?" is NOT a rhetorical question.

Ken AD6KA


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on November 06, 2011, 04:18:47 PM
I find this very funny and just had to share.

I check in to QRZ.com about twice a year....This time I had a "private message" waiting for me from Martyn / radio-mart of all people

Talk about a rant! ...and I still can't figure out what he is talking about!


    Good evening Darrell,
    This is your best and probably only friend Martyn here, sorry for the sarcasm but after what I have read what have said about me I am finding it very hard to take you seriously.

    I see your up to your good for nothing medaling ways as usual,, trying to make me out to be a crook and a bad guy,, why the heck has no one taken me to court yet,, your just full of it OM with your wild and exadurated claims.

    So I go to eham and see you post a link to a posting on this site,, now be a man and post the follow up.. Did you read it?? Well just in case you didn’t here is the follow up.


    After jumping the gun on Radio-Mart here is what I now know. EVERYTHING arrived in as described condition. It all works as it’s supposed to, nothing broken , nothing missing. In fact some of the items actually exceeded my expectations.
    So what’s the lesson I just learned the hard way. I was totally wrong about this company and its owner and I am not too big to admit I WAS WRONG. Here’s what happened… after purchasing the HF equipment for large sum of money a few friends and many others sent me Emails warning me of possible problems.
    I then did a Google search and a bunch of stuff popped up negative about Radio-Mart. Being human with all the faults that go with it I panicked. I allowed my frightened emotions over to overrule logic in this case concerned I might lose a substantial outlay of my hard earned money.
    After posting here on QRZ, I later on wrote the administrator asking if I could remove the thread and start a new thread where I could give this gent an honest evaluation. Since the administrator did not respond or take down the thread I am writing this as a full retraction.
    In today’s Cyber driven world it’s super easy for any of us to jump to conclusions. This is America and one is innocent until proven guilty. In this case I held Radio-Mart guilty until proven innocent. Again I was wrong.
    I posted in a panic what I thought was going to happen based on hear say and the information gathered from the net. We all know the net has its fair share of problems with what to believe & what not to believe.
    When one is in business and does as many deals as Radio-Mart does sooner or later there will be a problem. I cannot speak for those who may or may not have had a problem with Radio-Mart in the past only with my experience so far with them has been. I ( myself ) can find no reason not to do business with this company or its owner.
    My Sincere Apologies To Radio-Mart , Larry Read aka KF6VMC

    so are you going to post it?,,

    I have to say I find you and the lies you tell about me most pathetic, making up stories to satisfy your fantisy you seem to have about me and my company, oh did you see were BBB A+ accrdited hmm I guess a crook can get that.

    So lets see if your going to be a man about posting the retraction.

    and for once try and be honest and tell me what your grevance with me is.

    I will be sending a copy of this email to Fred the QRZ owner and a moderator so you will not be able to twist things around like telling just one side of a story when you know there is two.

    I eagerly wait your response.

    73s

    A little Brit Different


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W4OP on November 06, 2011, 07:58:45 PM
Hi Darrell,
You have been honored by his personal e-Mail.
I recently saw a spectrm analyzer F.S.- I think it was here or QTH. I was interested until I saw it was K4TEC selling it. Based on my personal experience, I kept scrolling down.
Dale W4OP


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on November 08, 2011, 10:47:24 AM
Some weeks ago Mike in New Mexico ( mikeandlil (69) on ebay ) sold a Yaesu transceiver to Martyn / radio-mart. Radio-mart claimed the radio was "damaged" and missing filters. He offered Mike 400.00 as he could always use the radio for "parts".....Mike said No, and radio-mart filed a claim with ebay,and left Mike NASTY feedback.  Here is what Mike wrote to me ( posted with his permission )

 I sold a FT-1000MP with the optional 6khz AM filter in the 8 Mhz IF, two 2Khz filters one in the 8 MHZ IF and 1 in the 455Khz IF and I had purchased the 250 Hz filter for the 8 MHZ IF and advertised it tht way. He claimed the radio had only the standard filters in it, the tuning knob ws damaged, and sent it back without any of the optional filters in it and the radio was locked up in the SCAN mode. I will have to send it out to undo his damage. Then he posted a negative feedback on EBay and they refunded his money to him without so much s an email to me. I will make a report to the kY BBB in addition to the FBI and the KY Attorney general office. Bd news guy!1 Should not be on EBay as he makes them part of the collusion.
Mike

Mike is a great guy and if you look at his ebay feedback rating you will notice he NEVER had a problem with anyone UNTIL he sold something to radio-mart .....Sorry Mike.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W7KB on November 12, 2011, 03:22:43 PM
There are some easy solution to this problem.Buy NEW products.Get a factory warranty with them.Don't buy off of ebay.Only buy a used product from someone you personally know.If you can't afford a new product,save your money until you can.You will then not have to deal with sellers of this caliber.Problem solved.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KF6ABU on November 16, 2011, 08:14:18 PM
and sent it back without any of the optional filters in it

Wow! This guy straight up robs people... I'm surprised he has not been visited yet.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W7PP on November 22, 2011, 07:00:03 AM
This must be his new gig....

 RADIOVHF - I am looking for the following equipment
I am looking for the following transceivers
*******************************************
Kenwood TS-2000
Yaesu FT-2000
Yaesu FT-950
Yaesu FT-847
Icom IC-R8500
Icom IC-706MKIIG
Must be in excellent condition, What do you have?
Please email me if you have any of the above you wish to sell.
73s

Listing #952467 - Submitted on 11/22/11 by Callsign K4TEC
Click Here to Email -- Send this Ad to a Friend


I wonder if any of these will work AFTER he gets them.....?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on November 22, 2011, 07:11:44 AM
Where is this ad listed?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W7PP on November 22, 2011, 02:21:08 PM
QTH.COM


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K9XR on November 22, 2011, 07:11:03 PM
It sound as if he may be adding to his personal collection.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K1CJS on November 23, 2011, 06:23:06 AM
I'm kind of surprised that this thread is still hot and cooking!  I guess Martyn has done a lot more harm to a lot more people than was even thought possible.

The best way to avoid scammers and rip off artists like Martyn is simple--research them!  Google their callsigns.  Google their businesses.  You'll find that there is a lot of information available since adverse information is always picked up on and posted more than any other kind of info.

If you get too many hits on them for bad business practices or adverse reports, AVOID doing business with them at all!


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AD6KA on November 23, 2011, 10:06:32 AM
Quote
The best way to avoid scammers and rip off artists like Martyn is simple--research them! 
Google their callsigns.
Google their businesses.

Yeah, that's a good method.

I just plain refuse to buy used gear unless
it is being sold locally and I can out my hands on
it, and do my own tests. Look the seller in the eye,
ask pointed questions, sees if he hems, haws or
prevaricates. "You told me you were the only owner,
but you don't have the receipt, manual, or original
boxes for a rig you supposedly bought a year ago?" ;D

But then I don't buy much used gear, live in an urban
area, nor look for esoteric gear that is hard to find.
Yet. ;D
Next year I will be restoring a 1937 Philco floor
console radio, Model 37-650.
Ken, AD6KA


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on December 19, 2011, 01:28:01 PM
I just received this in my email today from Martyn / radio-mart and thought I would share it with everyone.

Hi there Darryl,

 

Happy Christmas to you and yours J

 

Got a good sized file on you for what your trying to do behind my back tut tut tut darryl.

 

Remember this, you are in the miserable minority, some would call nosey shit stirrers?  But I have a LOT of friends hence my file on you.

 

Don’t you get it?  Over 25,500 positive feedbacks on eBay with 2 accounts, over 6,000 sales this year on my own web site, do you hear any one screaming I ripped them off, no and the 3 or 4 who claim that are just like you, full of it.

 

Now Daryl my man, go and get yourself a life spend some time on the air rather than in front of the PC, just saying.

 

Now keep up your BS and let’s see where this ends up

 

Later young man…

Martyn, I hate to mention this here in front of everyone but dude, you REALLY need to learn how to SPELL.

Did "TS944" put you up to this ?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W7PP on January 10, 2012, 08:11:14 AM
 Darryl: Would this be a Federal crime... you know across state lines? Does the Post Office handle this or is it FBI? Just saying....  ;D By the way HNY!


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on January 10, 2012, 12:22:34 PM
Sounds like a threatening letter doesn't it ?

I don't need to "keep a file" on Martyn Allison, I have Google.

Martyn Allison / Radio-Mart wants to be seen as a professional business but this letter he sent me shows the real Martyn shining through. 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on January 11, 2012, 03:41:29 PM
Interesting, the master of the scam expects us to believe he
has sold 6,000 items on his personal website?

I hope he sells his aviation gear better then he did  his ham gear,
otherwise the FAA will be upset with him.

Looks like he has admitted to having two ebay accounts after all.



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8MJR on January 12, 2012, 02:19:58 PM
I would contact a Lawyer with this info, in the context of this whole thread I think you have a case, at the very least the complaint will be logged with the Police and a record available for presentation to eBay in case he should ever manage to get back in.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on January 12, 2012, 03:58:59 PM
I have a better idea. I will just send copies of this letter he sent me to Heil Sound, LDG Electronics and ask them, Is this the kind of unprofessional guy you want as one of your dealers and representing your products ?
( Please feel free to let Heil Sound and LDG electronics know your opinions about this as well )


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: REMOVED_ACCOUNT_2015-01-09 on January 13, 2012, 03:17:10 AM
Is this a different RadioMart?

http://www.radio-mart.net/


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on January 15, 2012, 08:23:20 AM
Nope, the same one.
Has anyone seen this thread ?  http://chat.qth.com/viewtopic.php?t=10297&sid=62c902b19617e048bc66306a42a2c8cb

Quite entertaining.



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on January 23, 2012, 09:53:19 AM
This just plain takes the cake.......

Martyn / radio-mart has just posted a "guide" of how not to get ripped off when buying on ebay / the internet.

     http://chat.qth.com/viewtopic.php?t=10761



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: K1CJS on January 24, 2012, 05:43:45 AM
It just goes to show that the pot can call the kettle black.  Or maybe a better responce is "It takes one to know one!"


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W2NER on January 24, 2012, 05:56:25 AM
I have had five dealings with Martyn over the past 5 years, 4 purchases and one selling to him.  I have had zero problems.  He was up front honest and took care of anything that came up, which one did with my first dealings 5 years ago and he quickly rectified it.   Matter of fact, I have something in the works now with him and I'm sure based on my history with him, it will be fine.

I'm not sure how or why some people are having issues and I'm not going to pass judgment.  All I will say is he has been an honest person with me.  That's why I go back to him.  I think people just need to stop all the bickering and move on.  Stop beating a dead horse.

73


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N0YXB on January 24, 2012, 08:41:07 AM
Aside from beating a dead horse, other idioms come to mind with Martyn:

Where there's smoke, there's fire.
A tiger doesn't change his stripes.
Little thieves are hanged, but great ones escape.

73,


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KK4GER on January 25, 2012, 01:25:30 PM
I have had five dealings with Martyn over the past 5 years, 4 purchases and one selling to him.  I have had zero problems.  He was up front honest and took care of anything that came up, which one did with my first dealings 5 years ago and he quickly rectified it.   Matter of fact, I have something in the works now with him and I'm sure based on my history with him, it will be fine.

I'm not sure how or why some people are having issues and I'm not going to pass judgment.  All I will say is he has been an honest person with me.  That's why I go back to him.  I think people just need to stop all the bickering and move on.  Stop beating a dead horse.

73


I, likewise have dealt with Radio-Mart and am completely satisfied and will do business there again.
73
Gerry, KK4GER


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: DXTUNER on January 27, 2012, 04:37:17 PM
Buying from Radio-Mart is ok if you don’t mind playing the after-sale games. E.g.,

Long distance phone call: “Got the radio today Martyn. Er, but you didn’t include the power adapter. The adapter is in your ad.”

Martyn: “Oh gee, silly me. I am so sorry. Tell you what, I should have a spare power adapter kicking around here somewhere. I’ll find one & send it to you right away.”

Its little things just like that he does — over and over. It’s also why some people, who can’t recognize the game, will glow, “Martyn takes care of problems right away! Wow, what a great guy. I'd buy from him again.” THAT's the game. Now do you get it?

My take is that he ought to make a sale right the first time. And he could! Some of us don’t have time to play his weird little sadistic nickel & dime games.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on January 27, 2012, 06:59:35 PM
Buying from Radio-Mart is ok if you don’t mind playing the after-sale games. ?

Maybe you will do ok and maybe you won't...I will never buy anything from him so I won't have to worry.

My opinion is that radio-mart is dishonest to the bone. Several months ago when ( by his own admission ) several people reported him for shill bidding his own ebay auctions up with "ts944",  all of his ( and his "sister company" ilove2cell" ) auctions vanished IN MID LISTING. ( read this whole thread to see the details )

First Martyn said he was "taking time off due to his racing career" and then the story changed to "I quit ebay due to high fee's and mistreatment of my beloved customers"

He claims he still retains his "power seller" status ...really ? To be a power seller you need to SELL things on ebay...He has not sold a thing since last February...Why ?

Martyn swears he was not suspended or expelled. I don't believe it, sorry.

Martyn / radio-mart has ( in my opinion ) the worst reputation of any amateur radio seller I have ever seen. All anyone needs to do is google "radio-mart ebay" and if you want to read it all you had better pack your lunch .....and dinner.

He is constantly mouthing off about his "18,000" satisfied customers and the "miserable minority" of malcontents that complain about him. If you do google radio-mart and spend any time at all reading about him you will see that these "complainers" are hams from all over the world, over the course of several years, that don't even know each other.....all complaining about the same thing. His infamous reputation seems to be well earned.

I am still waiting for Martyn's answer about "ts944"     



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on January 27, 2012, 07:13:55 PM
Attention sellers, watch out he is back making purchases big time on Ebay!

http://myworld.ebay.com/radio-mart

Be sure to block radio-mart from all your ebay auctions.

Avoid the problems that other sellers (and buyers) have experienced.

73 james


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8MJR on January 27, 2012, 08:06:52 PM
This may come as a shock to some of you because I have been part of this thread venting my anger at some of the practices of the former eBay seller Radio-Mart but I think it's time to say

Enough is Enough!

Martyn may have done a lot of things in the past and I think this thread has done a service to the Ham community in letting them know about these events but it's now 2012 and I think it's safe to say he has not done anything wrong in 2011 or it would have shown up in this thread, so why push this any further? He has most likely changed his ways or events have forced him to change, so IMO it makes no sense to keep beating him over the head with this thread.  It's not wise to push any man into a situation were there is no redemption and it's not very Christian like to chastise a man forever!

If Martin goes back to his old ways I am sure a new thread will start but for now I think we should all just give it a rest and let Martyn try to rebuild his company in what we all hope is the right way.

And no he did not contact me, I was just surprised to see this thread still at the top of the heap.

Just my 2 cents on this.
Thanks for reading.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on January 27, 2012, 08:58:28 PM
KD8MJR :

You said: Martyn may have done a lot of things in the past and I think this thread has done a service to the Ham community in letting them know about these events but it's now 2012 and I think it's safe to say he has not done anything wrong in 2011 or it would have shown up in this thread, so why push this any further? He has most likely changed his ways or events have forced him to change, so IMO it makes no sense to keep beating him over the head with this thread. 

I disagree.

Just a few months ago Martyn purchased a Yaesu transceiver from a friend Mike in New Mexico. When Mike sent it to radio-mart he claims it had several filters in it. When Martyn received it he claimed it did not work right and and wanted a "partial refund" ...Mike said NO. Martyn then ( so Mike claims ) sent the radio back missing all of the optional filters.....There are two sides to every story, guess who I believe ? If you look through the last several pages of radio-mart's "feedback left for others" you will notice he has left NASTY feedback for a dozen or so people.... People who it seems NEVER had a problem on ebay UNTIL they met Martyn.  In my opinion Martyn has not changed one bit.

 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W4HLN on January 31, 2012, 06:01:46 PM
http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&ftab=AllFeedback&userid=radio-mart&iid=-1&de=off&items=25&interval=365&which=neutral&_trkparms=Neutral_1


What were you saying about 2011?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8MJR on February 02, 2012, 01:36:03 PM
Well I resisted giving this thread another bump because I know that's what people are hoping for.

WB6VHK I think your friend Mike should make his own thread and present his own facts because the story as told sounds pretty weak with all the "Mike claims" statements. Let mike tell us what happened and then let Martyn present his side in a separate thread.

W4HLN
Out of 275 transactions in a year on ebay to only have one Microphone refund squabble and a warped radio bottom issue is not anything to be concerned about. I doubt most people can do 100 transactions on eBay without getting a negative review by at least one person.

Anyway guys whatever floats your boat, if you want to spend every day of the week watching Martyn and bashing him that's up to you, I have said what I felt was the right thing to do and that's all I can do.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on February 02, 2012, 02:22:10 PM
KD8MJR :

You said:  W4HLN
Out of 275 transactions in a year on ebay to only have one Microphone refund squabble and a warped radio bottom issue is not anything to be concerned about. I doubt most people can do 100 transactions on eBay without getting a negative review by at least one person.

Once again, sorry but I have to disagree. In the last year "radio-mart" has been on ebay as a BUYER ONLY.
I just looked at his feedback and in the last year he has had 274 transactions. Within those 274 transactions he has left NASTY negative feedback for people 14 times!  out of those 14 sellers it looks as if 13 NEVER had a problem on ebay until they sold something to "radio-mart". Please don't take my word for it, check for yourself.

 


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: DXTUNER on March 04, 2012, 09:37:24 AM
Looking at his negative feedack on Ebay (the list is longer than the Dead Sea Scrolls) what's alarming isn't the customer remarks, it's Radio-Mart's response to them. Its always the customer's fault. That's exactly what he pulled on me. Seriously, take the time to look at his responses to negative feedack. It says everything about him.

http://toolhaus.org/cgi-bin/negs?User=radio-mart&Dirn=Received+by&Many=ON&ref=home


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KE4DRN on March 06, 2012, 07:16:12 PM
hi,

KD8MJR, Radio-Mart high feedbacks are not all they seem to be.

Buyer accounts that he used to purchase other goods from
ebay sellers appear to be buyers on his own site to inflate feedbacks.

The best thing we can do if we sell on ebay is to block him
and cut off his supply of gear to hawk on his own personal webstore.

73 james


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AH6RR on March 06, 2012, 08:40:55 PM
Once a "Rip Off' always a "Rip Off" Also think about all the radios he bought by having the seller end the item early and pulled his "This radio is a pile of Junk I want a partial refund" that does not go on his feedback he did that to me and I told him to pack up all the radios and pay for the return shipping and I would give him a refund of the gear only not the shipping that was $565 one way never herd a peep out of him again. And if I was on the Mainland I would have gone and slapped him silly for trying to rip me off.
 So KD8MJR since you like to kiss his a$$ so much go marry him he needs a new bi#@h anyway since his wife/boyfriend left him for a real man.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on March 08, 2012, 07:37:15 AM
See this new thread.

     http://chat.qth.com/viewtopic.php?t=11024


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8DEY on March 08, 2012, 11:46:12 AM
I've heard of "Cross-Pollination" but gee whiz.........


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KD8MJR on March 08, 2012, 03:20:47 PM
So KD8MJR since you like to kiss his a$$ so much go marry him he needs a new bi#@h anyway since his wife/boyfriend left him for a real man.

Roland what the hell is this all about??  This post needs to be deleted and this thread locked, I think it's gotten to the point where rational discussion has gone out the window.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on March 08, 2012, 03:25:36 PM
KD8MJR :

     Sounds like he's still mad .....

Your opinion is just as valuable as anyone else s on eHam and I always enjoy reading your posts...Keep them coming.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: AH6RR on March 13, 2012, 04:13:21 PM
So KD8MJR since you like to kiss his a$$ so much go marry him he needs a new bi#@h anyway since his wife/boyfriend left him for a real man.

Roland what the hell is this all about??  This post needs to be deleted and this thread locked, I think it's gotten to the point where rational discussion has gone out the window.


Sorry about that it is when I see someone defending this scumbag I get a little POed because of the scam he tried to pull on me.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W7PP on March 30, 2012, 07:13:05 AM
So KD8MJR since you like to kiss his a$$ so much go marry him he needs a new bi#@h anyway since his wife/boyfriend left him for a real man.

Roland what the hell is this all about??  This post needs to be deleted and this thread locked, I think it's gotten to the point where rational discussion has gone out the window.


Sorry about that it is when I see someone defending this scumbag I get a little POed because of the scam he tried to pull on me.


Me too!  He got me in 2006 just before I started this thread....(old call W8AKR). I have been amazed by how many other people have been taken by radio mart. But somehow he continues on.... one day it will catch up with him... ;D


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: N0FPE on April 09, 2012, 05:34:56 PM
Dont forget to check out his snazzy new Website!  Shiny new wrapper same old crook!!



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KA5IPF on April 09, 2012, 05:40:01 PM
Check the Good Seller/ Bad Seller Forum.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on April 13, 2012, 02:08:32 PM
I don't think he can , I don't think he is allowed to post here anymore.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: KV4FZ on April 29, 2012, 02:56:16 PM
I was recently sent by Radio-Mart a Kenwood TS-2000 purchased by another ham for remote use. When it arrived it powered up but that was about it. There wasno frequency indication on the lower bands and the U/L CW error message was obvious. The unit was said to be working by the vendor Radio-Mart but after sending it to Kenwood for service they made an evaluation and a quote for $1600 to get the radio working. I tried to contact Martyn Allison of Radio-Mart but he was non-responsive. Even telephone calls to his so called business in Georgetown, KY went to voice recorder. I now read that others have had serious unresolved problems with Radio- Mart. The person who had paid for the radio was from the Ukraine and had to scrape up every last dime to buy it from Radio-Mart by Postal Money Order which was cashed. Accordingly I want to pursue legal avenues in order to get resolution. There are also potential criminal charges that could be levied....but I need the help of anyone who has had similar experiences with Radio-Mart out of Georgetown, KY. If you are such a person please send me a private e-mail at herbs@vitelcom.net and share with me your experiences. Your information will be kept confidential and shared only with the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Kentucky for further action. If there is enough indication of serious mail and or wire fraud that office has assured me they will proceed.

Thanks for your help and 73

Herb Schoenbohm, KV4FZ


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on May 01, 2012, 02:26:21 PM
OUCH !


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on May 09, 2012, 02:22:03 PM
Herb:

     Keep us updated on this situation !


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on May 24, 2012, 07:24:28 PM
This is a quote from radio-mart's "me" page on ebay  ( 5-24-12 ) :

Wow, who would have thought it, sales of over 17,000 used ham radio items on eBay,  and 100% positive feedback, I am very proud of my Stats and thank you to those that have helped me get to where I am today.





Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: WB2WIK on May 25, 2012, 08:19:57 AM
100% positive feedback on eBay is meaningless.

"Power sellers" all get that.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W7PP on June 02, 2012, 07:24:51 AM
I bought from him on EBay and DID NOT give him a positive... Just what does 100% mean?  His screwing of me on a TR4C was the reason I started this thread. (Old call W8AKR)  Just like the yahoos that say "I gave 110%".... Is math really that hard?

P.S. Go get him Herb!  ;D


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: VE3FMC on June 05, 2012, 05:20:55 PM
It is a well known fact where RadioMart is located. I am surprised that some hams who have been ripped off by him have not paid him a visit in person.

Is his business surrounded by bar wire fences and guard dogs that have not been fed for weeks at a time?

I know if I had been ripped off by him and he was within easy driving distance I would be paying him a visit.

For a joke I once asked for a quote to have a radio shipped to Ontario Canada. His quote was "$425.00 shipping and insurance" I could have driven to KY and back for less than that at the time  :o

Yet his honest business continues to thrive  ::)


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on June 28, 2012, 01:30:11 PM
In today's news:

     An interesting thread on QTH ( Quite thoroughly entertaining ) .com.

http://chat.qth.com/viewtopic.php?t=11535&sid=3498174fc1767530e7cd980c4fb8367f

It seems lately every time someone posts anything negative about K4TEC / radio-mart the posts are removed, vanish, threads locked , etc.....( one thread started by R4RT was removed completely but when people complained it magically re appeared ! ...sort of. 

Radio-mart is apparently a paying advertiser on QTH.com. People started complaining that maybe this had something to do with negative posts being removed ?


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on July 25, 2012, 01:48:19 PM
Interesting :

     http://www.scamadviser.com/check-website/radio-mart.net



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: FORMER_K0PD on July 26, 2012, 09:33:51 AM
Well it is my opinion that QTH has double standards. I've been blocked from there so no big deal. But here is the latest example of QTH's double standard concerning radio Mart.....

    Listing Number: 1006456
Date Ad was Placed: 07/25/12
Name: alexi j buttars
Callsign: RA9OJJ
Category: RADIOHF
Heading: Radio-mart
Ad Message:

Radio-mart stole from me filters and an fm board.  I try to post in the feedback and they delete this and I am sure they will delete this too.  QTH.com is helping radio-mart steal from hams and should be held accountable.  Boycott this site and scott ka9fox give him no contest points he is just as guilty of a scammer as radio-mart.  If you see this save it it will get deleted as the scammers control qth.com.  I am filling a complaint against this site and radio-mart mr martyn allison with you federal trade commission to have both investigate.  Thank you qth and radio mart for scamming me and many others.  I hope to shut down both sites radio-mart and qth.com.  Shame on qth.com for helping crooked radio-mart



Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: W6VHK on July 26, 2012, 02:30:14 PM
K0PD:

     Join the club !  I too have been "blocked" from QTH.com for daring to ask Scott / KA9FOX why all negative posts about RADIO-MART are always removed.

Scott will swear this is not the case but anyone following the recent threads on QTH knows different.


Title: RE: Radio Mart (EBay)
Post by: FORMER_K0PD on July 26, 2012, 06:55:19 PM
I know where your coming from WB6VHK he also blocked W4LTD Rich Lee right after he blocked me. And Rich had defended Scott just a week earlier. It almost makes one think there is a old Soviet Style Purging going on. It seems any one who has spoke out against Radio Mart on QTH that there time is numbered.