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Author Topic: Hams selling used gear and pics...  (Read 644 times)
K9FON
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« on: October 02, 2009, 04:01:53 PM »

I have posted a few wants adds recently for HF gear on Eham and QTH.com. I have noticed some hams seem rather put off when I have asked them to send pics of the rig outside and insides included. I get excuses from "Oh, i dont own a digital camera", "My camera is broke.", "I have been a ham for 50 plus years and you have my word the rig is ok." "What? You dont trsut me?".. I myself when asked, have no reservations at all sending another operator pics of the rig and/or gear. Im just a careful buyer and don't want to buy something sight unseen. Is this so wrong?
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K7UNZ
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009, 05:33:40 PM »

It's your money my friend, and if they want any of it they'll comply.  NOT an unreasonable request in my book.

73, Jim/k7unz
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N4CQR
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2009, 09:22:44 AM »

No photo(s) I pass on it. I'll pass on it faster if it is a stock photo.

I deal in vintage audio equipment. A person lists a Marantz 2330 but the photo clearly shows it is a
2230, which makes the price change from about $450.00 to 100.00 or so dollars.

On this particular and often times intentional mistake you can loose you ass. It's one of those Oh, I just hit the wrong key excuse.

C r a i g
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AB4ZT
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2009, 10:13:49 AM »

"Don't own a digital camera/It is broke."

Buy or borrow one.

"I've been a ham for 50 years and you have my word it works ok".

I suppose I also have your (a total stranger's) word that you really are a ham, that you have been for 50 years, and that you are not a crook.

"Don't you trust me?"

No, I don't.  But tell you what, you can trust me.  Send me the rig, and if I like it I will send you the money.

Seriously, don't feel bad about requiring pictures.  No honest person would be put off by such a request, nor would they not understand if you passed on the item if they could not comply.  I have sold rigs, cameras, and even a car over the internet and always felt it incumbent on ME to make the potential buyer feel safe about the purchase, which means sending whatever pictures they like.

73,

Richard
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WB5JEO
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2009, 03:24:56 PM »

Anyone selling anything on the Internet better accept the fact that photos are required. It's not just proof that you have the thing (you can find photos of anything and use them, which the crooks regularly do). And it's not just proving condition. Anyone experienced on eBay knows that even when the photo can't possibly contribute anything factual, as in a CD or some object, all of which look exactly alike, buyers simply shy away from postings without photos. I'd want to see inside and out. I've had at least one thing where interior photos would have revealed peculiar mods and loose components floating around. Don't feel at all bad about demanding pictures. Anyone who isn't exerting themselves to reveal as much as they can is probably too dumb to believe.
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KB9MNM
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2009, 10:50:21 PM »

I go on the old adage "Do unto others...". So if I sell something, I would want people to see it so they know what they are getting. No sense in lying about something; that creates a negative image for the seller. And word travels fast.
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