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Old 03-23-2012, 12:11 AM
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so here is a real winner, he says sold for parts as he has no way to test the item, YET if you check his feedback it's all buying and selling CB radios... can you say RED flag

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Well...

He can't test it because the power switch is broken. Probably doesn't want to fidget with it.

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if you do not know the seller just remember "Caveat Emptor" (buyer beware)

it could be anything, it might be a decent radio in need of a little TLC (an hour on the workbench and its as good as new), or you could get some broken junk that was used as a guinea pig by an armchair hack of a technician and the radio is fried beyond repair, when you buy unknown products as used by an unknown seller it will always be a roll of the dice

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He can't test it because the power switch is broken. Probably doesn't want to fidget with it.
That's not off the mark at all with a lot of eBay sellers. I recently bought a nice looking 148GTL from a guy who deals heavily with CB gear. Sold it as a tech special because it transmitted one channel above receive. Said he was not a tech and did not know anything about it other than that, I'm glad he did not because it saved me a ton of money.

Some Golden Screwdriver tried to open the clarifier and really screwed the pooch.

Took me ten minutes to fix that and redo the botched channel mod.
Here locally we have a lot of Craigslist zombies that pounce on CB and Ham gear looking for that once in a lifetime buy and strike it ritch on eBay.
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There's one guy I've seen on there alot and he also has a ebay store and the name of his store is xxx CB Shop. Certainly implying that he is running an actual CB shop yet he too posts all kinds of radios as tech specials and "doesn't know anything about them" etc....and that kind of crap. Makes ya wonder
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There's one guy I've seen on there alot and he also has a ebay store and the name of his store is xxx CB Shop. Certainly implying that he is running an actual CB shop yet he too posts all kinds of radios as tech specials and "doesn't know anything about them" etc....and that kind of crap. Makes ya wonder
I love the guys who will post an ad, show the radio on a bench with an O-scope, a spectrum analyzer, freq counter, and other test gear in the back ground, AND claim to not know much about the radio!
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Yeah I try to avoid stuff like this I learned my lesson the hard way...
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so here is a real winner, he says sold for parts as he has no way to test the item, YET if you check his feedback it's all buying and selling CB radios... can you say RED flag

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Just covering their ass so they do not have to return your money....or dishonest buyers trying to get something for nothing.

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