J. Forster jfor at QUIK.COM
Sat Apr 15 19:42:29 EDT 2006

Glen Zook wrote:

> Unfortunately, there are a number of amateur radio
> operators who prey on widows and the elderly.  They
> come in and "offer" to take all that "old junk" off of
> their hands for a paltry sum.  Then, within just a few
> days all of that equipment is up for sale or on eBay
> for MANY times what was paid for the equipment.

There are predators EVERYWHERE. Lawyers, doctors, antique dealers, plumbers,
bankers, gardeners, roofers, etc. The list is ENDLESS.

OTOH, if you are an expert, aren't you entitled to use your knowledge to your own
profit ? An item is worth what a willing buyer and willing seller can agree upon.

On the other side of the argument, there are sellers who pull a price out of thin
air, ask for best offers, and then get very nasty and abusive if a potential
buyer's estimate of value does not exceed their expectations.

It takes all kinds.


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