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Title: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: KB3TTP on December 30, 2013, 02:53:49 AM
Yup, once again the $89,999.99 Gonset amp is for sale on ebay. Doesn't this guy give up.

It is funny to read all the questions and comments he gets though after his 15 billion pictures.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gonset-Young-Spring-Wire-SSB-Linear-Amplifier-GSB-201-3340-Ham-Radio-TV-Parts-/221344921931?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276

John, KB3TTP


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: W4KYR on December 30, 2013, 07:07:56 AM
Only 600 watts? For that price, it should be 60,000 watts continuous duty.

The comments are interesting....


"Q: Are you for real or is the price a mistake?
A: Thank you (stubbstheman) for your comment.
   
Q: Thank you for your comment.......... LOL
A: Thank you (eaz12374) for your comment.
   
Q: You are kidding about the price?
A: Thank you (gmor1712) for your comment.
"


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: WA6MHZ on December 30, 2013, 07:40:03 AM
The SELLER obviously got a new supply of DOPE to SMOKE!


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: K8AXW on December 30, 2013, 08:03:19 AM
This dude is trolling for a BIG fish!  (Sucker)


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: KE6EE on December 30, 2013, 11:04:01 AM
Hmmm...looking at the details of that ad:

Item is located in Burbank CA, at the east end of the San Fernando Valley, heart of the U.S. porno industry.

Many intimate high definition photos of rather ugly parts of an over-the-hill "item."

Item to be gotten by means of "free pick-up" in Burbank.

Sounds like seller works mostly in an industry other than the electronics hobby.

Just sayin'.  ;D


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: W4KYR on December 30, 2013, 12:04:25 PM
Maybe he put up the $89,000 price tag in order on purpose to get people to talk about it in order to get customers to look at his other items he has listed. He did it to create free publicity...and it worked.

I have seen this strategy before, someone was selling a generic mobile CB antenna for $250 and said this was the type of CB antenna used in "Smokey And The Bandit" movie. Another time was when someone was selling a new in the box HTX 404 for $249....

Maybe I could sell my (still in the package) Radio Shack 4 way telephone line switch for $299. I'll mention it is RARE, untested, NIB and NOS....and it will drive people to my other listings...

(http://img0109.popscreencdn.com/161283525_radio-shack-telephone-4-way-line-switch-cat-43-442.jpg)


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: G3RZP on December 30, 2013, 03:04:47 PM
With that sort of imagination, he ought to be able to con people into getting him a well paid job in Washington DC.


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: KB3TTP on December 30, 2013, 03:43:16 PM
Didn't the federal government some years back pay a few thousand dollars each for a hammer because they thought they were buying some kind of fancy impact machine. This guy would be good.

And yes, he might just be using this as they say in the retail trade, a "traffic builder"


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: KD8HMO on December 30, 2013, 04:16:52 PM
Could this be the return of the infamous Radio-Mart??


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: KB2FCV on December 31, 2013, 04:04:03 AM
This amp has been up on ebay for the better part of a year at a very high price (ok not always 90k). I have one or two gonsets in my collection of radios here so when im bored I like to see what gonset stuff is up on ebay. This amp always pops up. For all the listing fees he's paid ebay he probably has spent more than the amp is really worth.


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: K0JEG on December 31, 2013, 11:49:38 AM
I wonder what he'd be asking for it if the back wasn't scratched?


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: W0BTU on December 31, 2013, 12:05:25 PM
Maybe he put up the $89,000 price tag in order on purpose to get people to talk about it in order to get customers to look at his other items he has listed. He did it to create free publicity...and it worked.

I agree. He might look like an idiot, but he's smarter than he appears. :-)


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: K5TED on December 31, 2013, 07:25:04 PM
Maybe he put up the $89,000 price tag in order on purpose to get people to talk about it in order to get customers to look at his other items he has listed. He did it to create free publicity...and it worked.

I agree. He might look like an idiot, but he's smarter than he appears. :-)

Not really. I didn't care to see his other offerings and reported him immediately. I don't really need those sort of misleading listings to show up when I'm looking for actual valid auctions.


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: ONAIR on January 03, 2014, 03:18:56 PM
They still didn't fix that $890 price?


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: KF7ITG on January 05, 2014, 10:51:00 AM
Like they say theirs one born every minute. Just check out the classifieds. Used     
Yaesu FT-857 radio. No warranty. $775.00 ........ Sold!
If he trolls long enough he will hook someone. That big fish is out there somewhere;-)

73
James
KF7ITG


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: AF5CC on January 06, 2014, 12:00:15 PM
The SELLER obviously got a new supply of DOPE to SMOKE!

No, he doesn't have a ZERO call.


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: NK7Z on January 06, 2014, 07:43:45 PM
The SELLER obviously got a new supply of DOPE to SMOKE!

No, he doesn't have a ZERO call.

OUCH!  Everyone with a Zero call just flinched... 


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: KD0REQ on January 07, 2014, 09:20:38 AM
I will be dipped and fried if I will pay more than $77,398 for a Gonset amp!


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: KB4QAA on January 09, 2014, 03:07:02 PM
"Messages for our friends: 'John has a long mustache. John has a long mustache.  I rise with languorous dolor."

Obviously there are ulterior motives behind this posting.  Whether a joke, manipulation of Ebay statistics, or an auction posting to keep the wife off his back about not making an effort to get rid of boat anchors.

Or maybe it's a new way for secret agents and their handlers to pass messages and orders.  Perhaps there are secret messages also hidden in the photos.  Maybe the asking price itself is a code.  Is the 'auction end time" really the commencement of nefarious skulduggery or an assassination?

Let your mind loose to imagine.  Write a thriller novel and become the new Tom Clancy:  "Sniping At Midnight or Death by Auction".


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: KD0REQ on January 09, 2014, 06:07:48 PM
"thank you for your comment" is probably authorization for evil acts against humanity.  this guy needs investigating...


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: WX2S on January 13, 2014, 07:08:20 PM
Could be a reverse of the woman who sold her deceased husband's cherry Corvette for $25. His will said to sell it and give the proceeds to his secretary.

Wx2s.


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: W2NAP on January 14, 2014, 05:49:01 AM
Could be a reverse of the woman who sold her deceased husband's cherry Corvette for $25. His will said to sell it and give the proceeds to his secretary.

Wx2s.


dang and I missed it a vette for $25.


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: K1DA on January 14, 2014, 09:22:51 AM
He's hoping Joe Walsh will bite. 


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: W4KYR on January 14, 2014, 10:35:41 AM
Maybe he should sell it for a $1 and charge $89,999 for shipping. Isn't that how others sell on ebay?


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: N0FPE on January 17, 2014, 04:51:34 AM
everyone realizes that is type of listing is used to launder money right? drug dealers and the like list an off the wall item at a stupid price. Then someone that they are dealing with buys it for this price and pays thru payPal and the money is now clean!!! and it is all legit! This has been going on for years on eBay. there is the guy that has repeatedly listed a Drake UV3 for over a $1000. same listing same everything. ain't life grand!!

Dan


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: N7BMW on January 17, 2014, 09:56:49 AM
everyone realizes that is type of listing is used to launder money right? drug dealers and the like list an off the wall item at a stupid price. Then someone that they are dealing with buys it for this price and pays thru payPal and the money is now clean!!! and it is all legit! This has been going on for years on eBay. there is the guy that has repeatedly listed a Drake UV3 for over a $1000. same listing same everything. ain't life grand!!

Dan

That would only make sense if it actually sold.  This amp has been listed many times at different ridiculous asking prices.


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: KH2BR on January 17, 2014, 05:04:20 PM
It's marked as sold.


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: N7BMW on January 18, 2014, 01:40:44 AM
Well I stand corrected.  Maybe it is money laundering.  Why would someone want to give a cut to Ebay to launder money?


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: K9RJ on January 18, 2014, 05:35:39 PM
He claims it is "SOLD". LOL


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: KD8TUT on January 20, 2014, 04:37:39 AM
Well I stand corrected.  Maybe it is money laundering.  Why would someone want to give a cut to Ebay to launder money?

Whoa... very perceptive.


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: W1JKA on January 20, 2014, 05:21:34 AM
Maybe the seller is a shill For EBAY


Title: RE: $90,000.00 Gonset amp is again for sale!!!!
Post by: W2NAP on January 25, 2014, 04:12:38 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/321306370386?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:VRI&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2661

its back.