Selling Equipment in NG's Other Than

Selling Equipment in NG's Other Than

Post by ACI » Sat, 19 Dec 1998 04:00:00

It could be that such ads stand out here . . .
It could also be that there aren't 5000 ads for Sabers, Astro whatevers and
Master IIs here.
Thus, hams may prefer this newsgroup over r.r.s. I know that lots of hams use
GMRS gear but there is more to ham radio than FM . . .

However, this group is SUPPOSED to be for the discussion of amateur radio
equipment and not for commerce in same. It is as simple as that.




Selling Equipment in NG's Other Than

Post by Mary-Frances R Barte » Sat, 19 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Bill and the group,
   I concur that a lot of equipment is sold in this NG, even though the
FAQs say this practice is discouraged.  A couple of years ago I looked
into the art of buying and selling amateur radio equipment using the
Internet.  A whole web page grew out of that effort.  I now have a
subpage (Online Swaps) from my QSL.NET page (in sig file below) that
lists sites, NGs, and a reflector that can be used for this purpose.  I'm
even planning on adding a section dedicated to on-air swaps.  That should
be ready in a month or so (?).
   Hope this information comes in handy sometime in the future.
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Selling Equipment in NG's Other Than

Post by Gary Coffm » Sun, 20 Dec 1998 04:00:00

>I don't know if it's wrong or right to advertise equipment in NG's other than
>, but ponder this: I advertised a Kenwood TS440S in
> only, trying to do as several have advised, and received one
>inquiry. Later I advertised the same radio in and
>received 8 inquiries the next day. I guess it's somewhat of a handicap to
>advertise only in Seems that a lot of people who don't read
> read the FS ads in other groups. I very much enjoy reading the
>FS and WTB ads in the other groups.
>Bill K9KZ

This just illustrates that the old adage that crime doesn't pay is incorrect.
It often does pay. But it is still wrong.


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