Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by AA7BQ, Aug 20, 2014.
Although the QRZ.com policy does say not to use a tiered pricing scheme.
Sorry for your disappointment, but I can't remember what you posted, and I don't recall deleting any comments from you. Perhaps you could reiterate your point. Praise isn't required.
What a great story, almost hilarious.
Wrong thread, Jim.
Your post is alive and well.
You can click on your callsign and view all the posts you've made (that's how I found yours).
I wish they would too Eric. I have passed quiet a few deals because it was cash or MO. If they don't accept paypal, I will only pay cash in person.
Paying with your credit card through Paypal will give you the last resort option of a chargeback if it comes down to that.
Ask the seller to put something on top of the equipment and send you a picture will confirm whether he has it in his possession.
Better still, ask the seller to send you a picture of his FCC license along with his mug in it. And, I don't mean his coffee mug. LOL.
Excellent work Fred...Cancel Patient indeed..
It isn't just that easy. If you sell a lot of gear and use PayPal and you go over 20k in sales or 200 transactions. You’ll receive a 1099K. Then you have to deal with the IRS trying to tax you on your personal sales. They insist you do a schedule C claiming you’re a business. If you’re on Social Security or disability this can really adversely affect your life! It would seem like 20k is allot of money but it doesn't take very many ham radio sales to get into hot water. I have been collecting rigs since I was 13 years old I am 51 now. I have been selling off a bunch of my collections to pay bills. Usually at a substantial loss. I was selling LED's to help hams with burned out lamps on rigs. I was making less than 3.25 per sale after ebay and paypal. It caused me to hit the magic 200 number and got a 1099K. Now I am faced with telling the IRS I have sold my own stuff and the stuff like the diodes was such a small amount it ended up costing me more to file as a business then the chump change I made. They don't seem to want to accept that it was my personal stuff and hobbie sales to help other folks out. Even if you don't get a 1099K you must claim any and all sales you make. If you don't and the IRS finds out you can imagine what can and will happen to you. Therefore as a seller I can tell you I would prefer not using PayPal to avoid the hassle!
The Nigerian Prince who I'm helping move millions of dollars out of his country says you have to watch out for online scammers.