[AMRadio] Farnell Automatic Modulation Meter for Sale

Jim Wilhite w5jo at brightok.net
Fri Dec 1 12:12:47 EST 2006

This list and the other 3 to which I subscribe are void of 
these types of posts.  If I was interested in finding 
equipment on ebay, I would search it.

I don't and I wouldn't even consider buying something from a 
ham ebay user that does not use his call in his ID.  That 
said, I can understand why hams are reticent to use their 
calls as an ebay ID.  One has to look at the news groups 
where ebay advertising is allowed to see why I do not read 
them anymore.

Ham radio is a business to many hams and that is fine.  As I 
recall there was a long thread about posting for sale items 
and it has been settled.  There are many venues for 
notifying hams about equipment for sale, which I read from 
time to time.  But if I get an idea the seller is just in 
ham radio for the money, I do not buy from them and I know 
several that fit that description.

I read the subscribed lists for two reasons; 1. technical 
information, and 2. a bit of humor from time to time.


> I've bought stuff of ebay, and have no issue with people 
> selling their
> stuff however they choose. It just never made sense to me 
> why someone
> who's a member of a list would only think of fellow 
> members as an
> 'afterthought'. Instead, with 2 days left and only one 
> bid, it comes
> across more like advertising, or like the individual 
> didn't want to
> offer it for a price because they thought auctioning would 
> bring more,
> then when it doesn't, the list suddenly becomes worthy.

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