UPS Sucks – UPDATE

Yesterday, at 1:03pm, UPS arrived and picked up the package containing the 767GX I was returning. Today, more than 24 hours later, I checked its delivery status.

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According to UPS, shipping info has been received but the package is not in its possession yet. No, huh?

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The kid who put me on hold 10 minutes ago to connect me to a supervisor was sorry for the way things seemed and the way I felt. Nice new age craptalk that I felt obliged to explain had nothing to do with feelings or imagination but was simply a report on the way things were. –actually.

The only barely competent thing he said was, “It’s probably a glitch in the system.” Where have I heard that before?

Update:  After spending most of the morning doing shuttle diplomacy between UPS and eBay, UPS no longer wants to talk to me. (Might have something to do with me telling them that I handed the driver the box and if they don’t have a record of it being received then the driver is either incompetent or stole it.) UPS wants to only speak with eBay now.

eBay began by telling me that it didn’t want to talk to UPS until after the 17th –when the delivery was predicted to be there. (I live in NJ, he lives on Long Island. Even UPS said it was a 1 day trip –the 12th.) I finally was able to convince eBay that it was its label and therefore its problem with UPS, not mine. My involvement was only that I handed the box to the driver in good faith and I now had no radio and no money. While the Customer Service rep insisted I still had to wait, later that day eBay credited me with the refund. Jeez.

I Got Another One – Yaesu FT-767GX

I could never recover the $425 I spent on the 2M and 6M modules I bought for the original 767GX that was defective. So I’ve been looking around for another while eBay decided the case.

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I found this one while in the middle of the process but was outbid. (Yes, I was THAT confident I would win.) Today, about a week afterwards,  I get a note from the seller offering me a second chance. I snatched it up. I’m either incredibly lucky or incredibly stupid.

Any Interest in a TS-520?

Bought a Kenwood TS-520 on eBay about a year ago. It has very nice cosmetics and a brilliant receiver. The S-meter light is out and the 520, despite new tubes (Sylvania) won’t load or transmit.
ts520.(Stock photo. I’m not going out to the garage in this weather for love nor money.)

Looking to get $225 for the rig either with local pickup or plus shipping. Includes S-520 only.

eBay Comes Through

Everybody rants against eBay –even me at times. But the company came through on my case about the Yaesu FT-767GX. If I’m going to yell at them when they screw up I’m certainly going to praise them when they do right. Thumbs up, eBay –and thanks!

I Have Twins! Kenwood T/R 599-D

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“Complete Kenwood T-599D station (Receiver R-599D 160-10 meters no warc bands) ( transmitter 80-10 meters) (I could not find 599D service manuals) ( Service Manuals are 599A) OPERATING MANUALS INCLUDED AND DESK MICROPHONE (NOT KENWOOD) AND INTER-CONNECT CABLE SUPPLIED… Used on 160-10 meters Receive…No 50mhz and 144 mhz receive converters (very hard to find) .. MATCHING S599 Speaker INCLUDED….Receiver is missing plastic door locks…..For its age the station is in very good condition but not perfect.”

I tracked them on eBay for two months. Nobody wanted them! Of course, me having both FRdx/FLdx and FR/FL Yaesu twins, I was in lust. The seller started off at around $1,100. Then, for the second month, he came down about 40% in price and added a “Best Offer” option. I made him an offer and about 5 minutes before the auction ended with no other takers he agreed. Cool.

Kenwood R599-A for Parts or (Possible) Repair on eBay

I’m not sure how to explain this Kenwood R599A. I bought it as a parts rig for one I owned and then I bought a complete T/R -599 pair. So the one I have already became the parts rig (if needed). As for this one, as you can see in the photos, the lights are on –but, trust me, nobody’s home.

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It was represented to me as NOT WORKING and I have no reason to doubt that condition. Look carefully through the pictures. They do tell the story. If you suspect something might be wrong, it probably is. If you don’t see something wrong, it’s probably wrong anyway. IT DOESN’T WORK.

In fact, the radio arrived a few days ago and I never unboxed it. If you’re the lucky winning bidder you’ll be the first person to see it.

I’ve started it out at $50, which is less than I paid for it (and which is starting to become a theme).

See eBay auction

He Said… (Yaesu FT-767)

The guy who sold me the FT-767 is angry at me because it doesn’t work as described:

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THIS IS NOT MY FAULT I SENT YOU A GOOD WORKING RADIO NOW YOUR TAKING TO TO REPAIR PLACES BECAUSE YOU CLAIN YOU DONT LIKE THIS OR THAT, NOW A GUY IS TAKING THIS RADIO APART AND AND LOOKING AT IT, AND YOUR RIGHT IM NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU 300 PLUS FOR THE RADIO BACK WHEN YOU GOT A GOOD DEAL TO BEGIN WITH, I OFFERED IN GOOD FAITH A 100 BUT YOU SAID NO SO FINE LET EBAY SETTLE IT, BUT TO EBAY I SENT A GOOD WORKING RADIO TO HIM WITH NO ISSUES NOW IT LOOKS LIKE THE RADIO WAS TAKEN APART AND LOOKED AT BY SOMEONE ELSE. I DO OT WANT A RADIO BACK THAT HAS BEEN TAKEN A PART BY SOMEONE I DO NOT KNOW AND THEN SENT BACK TO ME IN WHO KNOWS WHAT CONDITION, HE BOUGHT MY AUCTION I DIDNT BUY HIS AND IT CLEARLY STATES NO RETURNS OR EXCHANGES IF HE DIDNT AGREE TO THOSE TREMS HE SHOULD OF WENT AND BOUGHT ELSE WHERE, THIS IS NOT MY FAULT, I DID NOTHING AND AS A GOOD SELLER I WASNT DIS HONEST OR NOTHING ABOUT THE RADIO DIDNT MATCH WHAT HE GOT, wHEN IT LEFT HERE IT WAS FINE, ITS NOT MY FAULT”

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