|[AMRadio] WAS:Spy radio - Swapmeet and Auction Ethics|
brett.gazdzinski at verizonbusiness.com
Tue May 1 20:29:21 EDT 2007
Much to my detriment, I also do the same thing, and
sell things for what I paid for them most times, or
very little more.
I once got some old tube short wave receivers, fixed them up,
and gave them away to people.
I even paid shipping.
Today, on Ebay, I could likely get loads of cash, but
I feel better being nice rather then rich...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
> [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Jim Wilhite
> Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 7:10 PM
> To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] WAS:Spy radio - Swapmeet and Auction Ethics
> I did not particularly choose your response to single you
> out Bry. I am responding to about three other comments so
> please don't feel as if I have chosen you.
> I have, over the years, been the recipient of many things
> that were given to me. If I don't use what is given to me,
> I give to others if they have a need. If I have something
> that someone else needs that I have paid money to purchase,
> I sell it to someone who will use it, at the same price, not
> sell it at an inflated price. I see this as a hobby and
> only want enough money to support my "habit". I am
> currently trying to sell an HT 44 for the trade price I
> agreed to accept, not an inflated value.
> One thing I have noticed is that you and Don Mertz are
> reasonable with your asking price. Because of that, I have
> purchased parts from both of you. One particular purchase
> from Don was memorable. He requested that I send the amount
> he wanted to the Spectrum Defense Fund sponsored by the ARRL
> rather than accept the money. By the same token you have
> furnished parts to me at reasonable prices with fair
> shipping costs. In return I sent you some FT 243 crystal
> holders that I did not need so you could furnish, at nominal
> costs, crystals to guys who use them.
> I don't hold anything against people who make a profit in
> ham radio, but I do not do business with them either buying
> or selling. And I have passed up some pieces that I wanted
> because of that. By the way, if anyone wants an HT 44 with
> the PS 120-150 in good condition, send me an email off list.
> I will sell it to you for what I paid.
> >I totally agree with you John - I quite often sell things
> >to guys
> > for a price I know will move it fast. If they turn around
> > and
> > sell it for more, what do I care? It happens all the
> > time!
> > If I bought something for $20 amd sell it for $50 and the
> > buyer then sells it for $100, WHY should I grumble?
> >> On Tue, 1 May 2007, Jim Wilhite wrote:
> >> > In the past couple of years I have refused to sell
> >> > stuff to guys like this,
> >> > and there seems to be plenty of them. When they offer
> >> > much less than I want,
> >> > I tell them it is as easy to take home as it is to
> >> > carry the money. If they
> >> > want it, the price marked is what they will pay.
> >> > People who buy for
> >> > themselves are a different story. I will dicker with
> >> > them.
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