[AMRadio] WAS:Spy radio - Swapmeet and Auction Ethics


David Knepper collinsradio at comcast.net
Wed May 2 08:29:26 EDT 2007


I have a Hickok 752 tube tester.
One owner.  Case is excellent and so is the instrument.
With original manual.  Leads, etc.

Taking serious offers.

Dave W3ST

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Thomas Adams" <quixote2 at ix.netcom.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 10:49 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] WAS:Spy radio - Swapmeet and Auction Ethics


> At 09:53 PM 5/1/2007 EDT, you wrote:
>>Hi,
>>
>>  I don't know if this fellow works any of the moidwest fests or not, what
>>he buys, though, he keeps so I am pretty sure it is not the same guy.
>
> That's discouraging...  it sounds like it's probably NOT the same guy. I 
> was
> hoping this obnoxious clown was unique.
>
>
>>  A week later, it was you know where with a reserve 3 times what he paid
>>for it.
>
> Yep, Hickok tube testers are HOT right now among the "triode audio" crowd.
>
> I've got a model 539C, THE Hickok that's the Gold Standard among these 
> folks.
> Just for the sheer deviltry of it, I've been tempted to bring it to a 
> Fest...
> no price tag on it, just sitting there... and listen to the idiots try to 
> low
> ball me on it! "Oh, it's not in great shape, so I'll give ya $35.00"... 
> when
> I've seen really ratty ones go for $500 - $700 on EBAY!
>
> After the lowball try... I'll just tell 'em "I bought it out here this 
> morning
> because I needed a tube tester. Gave some guy ten bucks... it's not for 
> sale"!
>
> Just to rub it in a mite...   ;o)
>
>
>> I am afraid the next time someone does that to me, he is going to be in
>>for a tounge lashing if not more. I am going to have to find my Wouff Hong
>>and Rhetty Snitch~
>
> Lately I've taken a slightly different tack. I wear my Biker's leathers,
> boots,
> and colors! Along with that I'm 6' 0", and weigh 245 pounds. Besides that 
> I
> have a reputation at Fests for being a bit of a surley son of a bitch, and
> Black hams aren't at all common up here to begin with!!!
>
> That combination, I think, makes a LOT of folks decide that discretion is 
> the
> best policy when I'm negotiating on a hunk of gear!  <<grin>>  I've YET to
> have anyone butt into negotiations since I started wearing the biker 
> stuff!!!
>
>
>> 73,
>>
>>  W4AWM
>
>
> 73's
>
> Mr. T., W9LBB
>
>
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