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Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by N9QIP, Jan 28, 2017.

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  1. N9QIP

    N9QIP Ham Member QRZ Page

    This guy purchased my Amp & Claims the Tubes which were shipped separately, packed extremely carefully as well as the chimneys. He says the tubes were broken and the Chimneys survived. I sent him two new tubes. and he would not send photos of the container for the original shipment for my shipping claim so I got stuck with the whole thing including the new tubes and shipping. Bad actor!
  2. AB4D

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  3. W1QJ

    W1QJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is an old trick. I got nailed same way years ago. I packed a set of tubes very well and shipped them separate from the amp. Person said the tubes got smashed to bits in shipping. Acted very upset so I sent off two new tubes. Made a claim with shipper. They never paid. They picked up the broken tubes from the guy examined the tubes and packing and made an excuse not to pay. Later I received the broken tubes back from the shipper. I opened the box and there were the broken tubes inside. Problem was, I sent the guy Eimac tubes and the broken tubes in the box I got back were PRO-TEK. I got scammed. NEVER send or pay off on broken tube shipments unless you get the broken tubes back. Take serial numbers from inside the tubes and check them.
  4. KA2FIR

    KA2FIR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Who was the "guy?"
  5. W4EKY

    W4EKY Ham Member QRZ Page

    The tubes was damaged on arrival. Pictures of the tubes and packaging was emailed to the seller. The seller shipped 2 chimneys and 2 tubes inside one small package that wasn’t double boxed or packaged good enough to handle shipment. This guy is received pictures of the broken tubes. The tubes in the pictures was the exact tubes he shipped me. He also told me that his friend owed him a couple tubes, so the tubes he sent me was not new. They were clearly used. BUT, the real reason he sent me two replacement tubes out of his pocket, was because he only had somewhere around $200 insurance on the whole package of two 3-500z tubes and 2 eimac chimneys. Which wouldn’t even buy one replacement tube. Some people dont tell the whole story. The amplifier also suffered damage from insufficient packaging. The rear panel of the Henry 2k amplifier was damaged and also the HV cap bank had broken loose and a HV lead had broken off one of the caps. That was fixed and water under the bridge. I paid him money for the amplifier to be insured fur full replacement if needed and that didn’t happen.

    Insufficient insurance along with insufficient packaging= sellers responsibilities.
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