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K6BSO
03-21-2013, 10:25 AM
Circumstances require that I clear out some of the lesser-used stuff from my shack. Here are links to the items I'm selling on eBay:

Drake R-4A (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Drake-R-4A-Receiver-/140938129297?pt=US_Ham_Radio_Receivers&hash=item20d0912f91)

Drake T-4X (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Drake-T-4X-Transmitter-/140938125934?pt=US_Ham_Radio_Transmitters&hash=item20d091226e)

Drake AC-4 Power Supply (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Drake-AC-4-Power-Supply-/140938141657?pt=US_Radio_Comm_Device_Power_Supplie s&hash=item20d0915fd9)

Drake MN-4 Matching Network (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Drake-MN-4-Matching-Network-/140938133423?pt=US_Radio_Comm_Tuners&hash=item20d0913faf) (Antenna Tuner)

Drake MS-4 Speaker (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Drake-MS-4-Speaker-/140938148017?pt=US_Radio_Comm_Speakers&hash=item20d09178b1)

Palomar Engineers PT-340 "Tuner Tuner" (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Palomar-PT-340-Tuner-Tuner-/140938193872?pt=US_Radio_Comm_Tuners&hash=item20d0922bd0) (Noise Bridge)

Heathkit HD-1250 Solid State Dip Meter (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Heathkit-HD-1250-Solid-State-Dip-Meter-/140938226246?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20d092aa46) (I got tired of it going off every time I enter the shack...)

Early Speed-X Bug (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Early-Model-Speed-X-Keyer-Bug-/140938200258?pt=US_Code_Keyers_Keys&hash=item20d09244c2)

Shure Model 450 Microphone (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shure-Model-450-Microphone-/140938204696?pt=US_Radio_Comm_Microphones&hash=item20d0925618)

Bid early, bid often—I need to sell this stuff!

w2amr
03-21-2013, 01:15 PM
Sorry, I don't do e-bay.

K6BSO
03-21-2013, 01:21 PM
Sorry, I don't do e-bay.

Thanks for letting me know. I will alert the media.

KG4CGC
03-21-2013, 02:11 PM
Good luck with the sale, OM.

w2amr
03-21-2013, 03:55 PM
Thanks for letting me know. I will alert the media.
Whatever big gear I can't sell at the fester , I put on Craig's list.
I hate having to pkg and ship stuff.

K6BSO
03-21-2013, 04:05 PM
Whatever big gear I can't sell at the fester , I put on Craig's list.
I hate having to pkg and ship stuff.

I understand completely. I tried that first but the local hams are all too cheap to pay what it's worth so I decided to go the eBay route. I really hated to break up the set but that's the only way that makes sense.

W3WN
03-21-2013, 09:21 PM
Well, I just put a few bids in. At least I bumped up the numbers for you, as I was automatically outbid.

NA4BH
03-21-2013, 10:12 PM
Wish I could use some of that stuff.

p.s. Do you ship internationally?


:lol: :lol:

K6BSO
03-21-2013, 11:03 PM
p.s. Do you ship internationally?

Fuck you! I said please don't ask! Sheesh. I bet the next thing you're gonna ask is "what's the lowest you'll go?"

NA4BH
03-21-2013, 11:04 PM
Fuck you! I said please don't ask! Sheesh. I bet the next thing you're gonna ask is "what's the lowest you'll go?"

I wasn't gonna bring that up, but since you did..................

N8YX
03-22-2013, 05:43 AM
I tried that first but the local hams are all too cheap to pay what it's worth...
No, there isn't any profit for them when they buy it high locally then try to flip it on eBay.

I'm going to start listing unwanted stuff there as well and watch the inhabitants of certain (non-Island) ham radio websites get butt-hurt about it.

WX7P
03-22-2013, 07:53 AM
I bet the next thing you're gonna ask is "what's the lowest you'll go?"

I hate that! I used to get that when I sold stuff on Craigslist in Sac. Sometimes, that would be the first thing they'd ask. It got to the point where I would tell them NOT to ask in the listing. It's like they are so lazy they want you to do the negotiating (with yourself) for them.

One thing about ebay, your eminence. People that buy ham gear on ebay are some of the pickiest and petty people on the planet. When I dumped the majority of my ham stuff last year when things got rough, it seemed like there was a problem with every other sale. They'd bitch about condition, the cost to ship the item, claim it didn't work, the latter which is the worst. As a seller on ebay, you're always wrong and they WILL deduct the money from your paypal account, even if the buyer is full of shit. I had one guy complain that a 430s I sold him didn't work. This was early before I realized how fucked up ebay had become, so I told him to stuff it. Ebay ruled against and they deducted the money from my paypal account. I did get the radio back from the guy, he was in San Diego interestingly enough, unopened. The guy never took it out of the box. It was a complete buyers remorse situation.

I had the same thing happen with a completely loaded Yaesu FT-767GX. Guy gets the radio and claims it doesn't work. By this time I started taking videos of the equipment working and photos of the shipping boxes because I'd so many problems. He comes at me right away and files the complaint with ebay. I sent him the videos and pics and it turned out he hadn't plugged in the power cord correctly. Dumbass. That was another wifey-wife got pissed at him for spending $1100 on a 25 year old radio and he tried to weasel out of it.

In our case, it was worth the trouble at the time, so I understand why you're using that vendor. You probably won't run into the final problem we had. If your approval rates dip below a certain (unreasonable) level, they make you send the items out and hold the money until the buyer approves. It's framed as "customer service", but in reality is a kiting scam because they will hold your money up to 21 days. You can't appeal the ratings. They won't tell you who bitched or why. A lot of buyers have figured this out and will threaten you for something trivial.

Oh, forgot one last thing. Most buyers think you're a retail store. If they don't get the shipping confirmation within 2 hours of payment, they start whining. It could be Christmas in the middle of a snowstorm, and they expect the item the next day.

Fortunately, you won't have to worry about most of this because you don't have that many items.

wa6mhz
03-22-2013, 08:36 AM
Rats! I shoulda bought that GDO at the HRO Swapmeet! Now it is up to SERIOUS MONEY! Glad U decided to put it on Ebay! U will get some good money out of it there!

W3WN
03-22-2013, 10:10 AM
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I bet the next thing you're gonna ask is "what's the lowest you'll go?"The other side of the coin is some of those... dare I say it? ("Dare! Dare!") Rat Bastids out there who will bid up an item just to "win." You really have to wonder sometimes...

Down the road, I'm going to be looking for an external speaker for the Omni VI+. That's the one drawback to the rig... for some reason, the speaker in the 960 PS, well, stinks. At this point in time, I'd rather just get a good external speaker & plan on relegating the PS to "lower shelf" (ie out of sight) duty, or even switch from the 960 to the Astron RS-35.

Now, I don't mind paying a fair price for one (such as the MS-4 you have listed). But some of these sellers... $30 - 40 for shipping a speaker? Really?

VE3FMC
03-22-2013, 11:39 AM
The other side of the coin is some of those... dare I say it? ("Dare! Dare!") Rat Bastids out there who will bid up an item just to "win." You really have to wonder sometimes...

Down the road, I'm going to be looking for an external speaker for the Omni VI+. That's the one drawback to the rig... for some reason, the speaker in the 960 PS, well, stinks. At this point in time, I'd rather just get a good external speaker & plan on relegating the PS to "lower shelf" (ie out of sight) duty, or even switch from the 960 to the Astron RS-35.

Now, I don't mind paying a fair price for one (such as the MS-4 you have listed). But some of these sellers... $30 - 40 for shipping a speaker? Really?

If you lived closer I would give you a good external speaker. I have two Hammond external speakers, metal cabinets. Sitting on the floor under a shelf not in use.

KG4CGC
03-23-2013, 12:48 AM
The other side of the coin is some of those... dare I say it? ("Dare! Dare!") Rat Bastids out there who will bid up an item just to "win." You really have to wonder sometimes...

Down the road, I'm going to be looking for an external speaker for the Omni VI+. That's the one drawback to the rig... for some reason, the speaker in the 960 PS, well, stinks. At this point in time, I'd rather just get a good external speaker & plan on relegating the PS to "lower shelf" (ie out of sight) duty, or even switch from the 960 to the Astron RS-35.

Now, I don't mind paying a fair price for one (such as the MS-4 you have listed). But some of these sellers... $30 - 40 for shipping a speaker? Really?

I think the Kenwood SP-31 pairs well with Ten Tec.

K6BSO
03-27-2013, 04:14 PM
Most all my eBay auctions are now closed and everything sold, some of it for stupidly more than it's worth. I am not complaining, however.

I'm still waiting for a few people to pay, but I know that not everyone has access to the Web during the day so I'm not panicking. Yet. I'm in the process of packing everything up right now.

W3WN
03-28-2013, 02:43 PM
If you lived closer I would give you a good external speaker. I have two Hammond external speakers, metal cabinets. Sitting on the floor under a shelf not in use.Don't suppose you're going to Dayton, are you? Or know someone who is?

W3WN
03-28-2013, 02:49 PM
I think the Kenwood SP-31 pairs well with Ten Tec.Funny you should mention that... there's one over on eBay right now, NT6S listed as the seller.

Starting bids at $.99 ... so what the heck, I thought. "Reserve not met." I hate that, you have to keep guessing before you hit the minimum. Why not just start at the minimum and be done with it? Well, in the immortal words of the Wayans Brothers from In Living Color, "Homey don't play that game."

wa6mhz
03-28-2013, 02:58 PM
oh well.......

I ALWAYS get outbid.

N8YX
03-28-2013, 04:18 PM
oh well.......

I ALWAYS get outbid.

For some, time is money.

I could literally spend a month of Sundays driving around to every hamfest in creation looking for a somewhat rare but needed piece of equipment...or I could pay $50 more than the thing is worth through eBay and spend all those Sundays doing billable work.

The difference would be made back in 1/2 an hour, by the way.

Obviously, this is a ludicrous approach to take when contemplating the purchase of something as common as, say, a TS-820S or 440 but rest assured if I want that SX-88 or 75S3-C badly enough, I will get it.

K7SGJ
03-28-2013, 07:42 PM
For some, time is money.

I could literally spend a month of Sundays driving around to every hamfest in creation looking for a somewhat rare but needed piece of equipment...or I could pay $50 more than the thing is worth through eBay and spend all those Sundays doing billable work.

The difference would be made back in 1/2 an hour, by the way.

Obviously, this is a ludicrous approach to take when contemplating the purchase of something as common as, say, a TS-820S or 440 but rest assured if I want that SX-88 or 75S3-C badly enough, I will get it.

A lot of truth, here. If I want something badly enough, I'll pay the price and get it now. Playing the waiting game for that elusive bargain to show up is silly. It comes along about as often as a winning Powerball Jackpot. And in the event I come across that smoking deal somewhere down the line, I'll have two of whatever it is. This does not apply to 20 year old, blue eyed blond nymphomaniacs with big tits.

N8YX
03-29-2013, 08:52 AM
You aren't wired for 220, Eddie. :lol:

W3WN
03-29-2013, 09:18 AM
You aren't wired for 220, Eddie. :lol:220, 221, whatever it takes.

NA4BH
03-29-2013, 09:26 AM
220, 221, whatever it takes.


LOL

K7SGJ
03-29-2013, 09:33 AM
All that's important, is that you are wired, period. That and the frequency.

wa6mhz
03-29-2013, 09:54 AM
For some, time is money.

I could literally spend a month of Sundays driving around to every hamfest in creation looking for a somewhat rare but needed piece of equipment...or I could pay $50 more than the thing is worth through eBay and spend all those Sundays doing billable work.

The difference would be made back in 1/2 an hour, by the way.

Obviously, this is a ludicrous approach to take when contemplating the purchase of something as common as, say, a TS-820S or 440 but rest assured if I want that SX-88 or 75S3-C badly enough, I will get it.

Talk about TEARS!!! I just MISSED a PAIR of real live SX-88s for $100 at the HRO swapmeet a few weeks back. Someone came over and told me there were 2 SX-88s in a van down the way at the swapmeet, and I went looking for them. Didn't see them so I figured the reporting person was just Bullshiting me. (everyone KNOWs I want one of those!)

It turns out he was telling the TRUTH! Some guy had 2 of them in the back of his van (Not visible to those walking around the swapmeet) and Someone Nailed them for $100! No kidding!

All this time I was no more than 20 feet away from them in the booth I was sitting at!

SO CLOSE!!!!!!!!! Missing this is just KILLING ME!!!!

WTKX
03-29-2013, 03:15 PM
Karma, karma, karma. The seller was probably related to the guy who was selling free papers.

W3WN
03-30-2013, 02:58 PM
All that's important, is that you are wired, period. That and the frequency."What's the frequency, Kenneth?"

K7SGJ
03-30-2013, 03:38 PM
"What's the frequency, Kenneth?"

Why, I don't know for sure, but twice a week is about average.

KK4AMI
04-02-2013, 12:13 PM
How to find non-Ham related equipment that might be useful for Amateur radio purposes.

I find it's cheaper to look outside of the hobby to find good deals on ebay that might be useful for radio. One is this Anelva 700 watt RF Amp for Sputter and Deposition (SP?). It ain't radio related but it has 4 MRF 422s in dual amplifiers and its tuned to 13.56 MHz. It also has acres of parts that might be useful to building a Linear. If it stays around $100, I think I'll consider it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261192907076?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

K7SGJ
04-02-2013, 03:05 PM
That doesn't always work. I was looking for some pickle bread, and searched on dill dough. Guess where it took me?

KK4AMI
04-02-2013, 03:17 PM
That doesn't always work. I was looking for some pickle bread, and searched on dill dough. Guess where it took me?

:lol::clap::lol: Good point. But the battery powered one might be good for mixing the ingredients in the bowl!

KK4AMI
04-05-2013, 07:19 PM
How to find non-Ham related equipment that might be useful for Amateur radio purposes.

I find it's cheaper to look outside of the hobby to find good deals on ebay that might be useful for radio. One is this Anelva 700 watt RF Amp for Sputter and Deposition (SP?). It ain't radio related but it has 4 MRF 422s in dual amplifiers and its tuned to 13.56 MHz. It also has acres of parts that might be useful to building a Linear. If it stays around $100, I think I'll consider it.



http://www.ebay.com/itm/261192907076?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

Rats, the stupid amp remained unbid on until the last 24 minutes. I thought I was the only one that was going to bid on it then one guy outbid me by $1.00. There goes my $100 700 Watt SSB Linear idea.

K7SGJ
04-05-2013, 09:12 PM
The Rat Bastid

KK4AMI
04-05-2013, 09:21 PM
The Rat Bastid

No, more like me the "Slow Bastid"! I'm easily distracted with ADHD.

Hey my dogs want to know where they can a set of ear muffs like that.

K7SGJ
04-05-2013, 09:24 PM
He has his thinking cat on.

NA4BH
04-05-2013, 09:26 PM
Hey my dogs want to know where they can a set of ear muffs like that.

They are sold in England using pounds, so you might have to put a leash on that idea. The thought of that might make you flea.

K7SGJ
04-05-2013, 09:30 PM
They are sold in England using pounds, so you might have to put a leash on that idea. The thought of that might make you flea.


What a catty remark.

K6BSO
04-05-2013, 09:32 PM
What a catty remark.

It was catastrophic.

XE1/N5AL
04-05-2013, 10:08 PM
Rats, the stupid amp remained unbid on until the last 24 minutes. I thought I was the only one that was going to bid on it then one guy outbid me by $1.00. There goes my $100 700 Watt SSB Linear idea.
The other bidder only had a 2781 feedback score: he probably just needed more "stuff".

KK4AMI
04-05-2013, 10:37 PM
The other bidder only had a 2781 feedback score: he probably just needed more "stuff".



He was a big buyer for Ham gear. I'll bet it will be sitting on a table at a Hamfest for $200 this spring. I hope all four MRF422s are fried.