[AMRadio] Farnell Automatic Modulation Meter for Sale

Todd, KA1KAQ ka1kaq at gmail.com
Fri Dec 1 12:21:00 EST 2006

On 12/1/06, Jack Schmidling <jack at schmidling.com> wrote:

> That's a given but bringing another venue into this one is a bit
> different as it promotes the other venue and usually includes ebay ads.
> Actually, I guess it's because it's Ebay and lots of folks feel the same
> way about Ebay as we do about Walmart.  I for one, shop at neither.

It's even more simple than that for me, Jack. My 'slightly
critical/negative light' remarks are a response to the AMers being an
afterthought, as Bob himself said.

I'll admit that I'm a bit biased, and it goes back to the number of
reflectors I've belonged to since the mid 90s. Most folks were very
helpful if you had a question, problem, or wanted to get advice. Few,
and a very few, would show up to get prices, get technical help,
basically pick peoples' brains to repair their list-specific piece of
gear - then list their gear on ebay instead of the list. Sure, they
have every right to sell where and to whomever they choose. That's not
in question. It's more the approach.

I'll also admit that I still remember Bob's remarks a month or so back
about his AM experience, and how once you work the 30-40 people that
are on, you're 'done'. Also comments that the AMers should stay in
their AM window and not bother the SSBers or they'd have problems.
This despite the crap that AMers get constantly from SSBers - in the
AM window and elsewhere. He sold his 20V and other stuff, but he
posted a want ad on here looking for another transmitter recently. Why
not use ebay's 'want it now' listing instead? Where's the continuity?
Maybe we're not so bad afterall?

Call me foolish, but rather than it being an issue of where and to
whom one sells, it seems to me more an issue about the seller's
intent. We're good enough to list want ads, just not for sale ads?

~ Todd,  KA1KAQ

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