I answered an ad that Don Pinson posted to trade for his FT-817ND. I offered him my IC-703 Plus. He agreed to the trade. Well, then things started to call apart. I sent my IC-703 Plus via UPS insured with the usual tracking info. He received the radio. He said that he had sent the FT-817ND via USPS with delivery confirmation. I have never received the radio. To make matters worse he sold or traded my radio to someone. He sent me the USPS confirmation info - he refuses to file for an insurance claim. It looks like I am out an IC-703 Plus.
I would warn anyone about this so-called ham. I would not under any circumstances deal with him. I did a Google search on his name and the second entry was about how Pinson scammed another ham. Be very careful.