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 Post subject: Re: Ebay seller misrepresenting Crosley Fada bullets?
PostPosted: Mar Mon 05, 2018 10:18 pm 
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yes, it may be painfully obvious to us, knowledgeable old timers who collect these and can recite the tube compliment in our sleep, but to younger generations, most wouldn't have a clue of tube vs SS, or when FM radio broadcasting or cassettes began to appear.

Radio 10467's description is very clearly bogus as far as we are concerned, but he's not selling to our demographic.

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay seller misrepresenting Crosley Fada bullets?
PostPosted: Mar Mon 05, 2018 11:20 pm 
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Getting an education is neither inexpensive nor painless.

Ouch and ouch.

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay seller misrepresenting Crosley Fada bullets?
PostPosted: Mar Tue 06, 2018 2:30 pm 
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Giving the seller the benefit of the doubt (whether it is deserved or not, based on his (unknown to me) prior history of questionable transactions), miscategorization could be explained as a simple mistake rather than intentional deception. It's a plausible excuse, even if the miscategorization was planned.

He has sold these sets numerous time with the same category and the same for the repop Sparton mirror radios so no he knows what he is going. Also he has sold many Crosley "World's Fair" sets with the World's Fair dial that he had made up to increase the selling price. Amongst other misleadings. IMO he and his buddy from Michigan are a disgrace to the hobby.


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 Post subject: Re: Ebay seller misrepresenting Crosley Fada bullets?
PostPosted: Mar Tue 06, 2018 7:06 pm 
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Should be put to hard labor @ Guantanamo. PT Barnum " A fool and his credit card are born everyday".


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 Post subject: Re: Ebay seller misrepresenting Crosley Fada bullets?
PostPosted: Mar Wed 07, 2018 2:27 pm 
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People buy beautifully framed "reproductions" of the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper every day. Many of them cost hundreds of dollars. They buy them because they appreciate the beauty and style of the object - not because they're old. A well-executed reproduction Bluebird or catalin radio looks just as stunning as an original when sitting on an office bookshelf - perhaps even more so. Besides, anyone who has admired and sought out the originals must have a clue as to what they're worth. Walk into most any drugstore or Walmart and you'll see displays of "designer" perfumes and colognes for cheap. Heck, most us have even seen "identical" knockoff Solder Suckers for heaven's sake! Although some sellers come close to crossing the line as far as descriptions go, ultimately is boils down to an educated consumer. Caveat Emptor.


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 Post subject: Re: Ebay seller misrepresenting Crosley Fada bullets?
PostPosted: Mar Fri 09, 2018 9:55 pm 
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I know who this fellow is, but who is his buddy from Michigan?


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 Post subject: Re: Ebay seller misrepresenting Crosley Fada bullets?
PostPosted: Mar Sun 11, 2018 2:16 am 
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So, eBay just sent me a notice that this item was ending soon. But I don't have this in my watch list. How does that happen?

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay seller misrepresenting Crosley Fada bullets?
PostPosted: Mar Sun 11, 2018 2:27 am 
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Larry M wrote:
So, eBay just sent me a notice that this item was ending soon. But I don't have this in my watch list. How does that happen?


Same here. odd.

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay seller misrepresenting Crosley Fada bullets?
PostPosted: Mar Mon 12, 2018 9:44 pm 
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Now eBay will send you an email even if you just looked at a listing...it's getting annoying.


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 Post subject: Re: Ebay seller misrepresenting Crosley Fada bullets?
PostPosted: Mar Tue 13, 2018 1:36 am 
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Now eBay will send you an email even if you just looked at a listing...it's getting annoying.

Yes, everything I look at generates an email from them. I guess I could turn off the cookies but then it would make using the site less convenient.

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay seller misrepresenting Crosley Fada bullets?
PostPosted: Mar Tue 13, 2018 3:46 pm 
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Yep, they call it an item you recently browsed. Be careful what searches you do there, they may come back to haunt you.

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay seller misrepresenting Crosley Fada bullets?
PostPosted: Mar Tue 13, 2018 4:39 pm 
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Yep, they call it an item you recently browsed. Be careful what searches you do there, they may come back to haunt you.

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When you get one of those mails, scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will see this:
If you'd rather not receive these emails, click here to unsubscribe.
That should hopefully take care of the problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay seller misrepresenting Crosley Fada bullets?
PostPosted: Mar Tue 13, 2018 6:59 pm 
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The word I'd best describe this and the other posts is that they feel dirty. While "technically" correct there's also just enough usage of inappropriate and misleading language in the ad to easily fool someone who doesn't know any better. For example when he mentions:

"THEY ARE OLD AND FRAGILE AND I DO NOT RESTORE RADIOS . "

Anyone reading that could very easily mistake that to mean that its an actual old radio.


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 Post subject: Re: Ebay seller misrepresenting Crosley Fada bullets?
PostPosted: Mar Sat 24, 2018 2:17 am 
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I wish I had saved that Spy Pen Radio. Look at this: https://gspawn.com/spy-pen-radio/

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 Post subject: Re: Ebay seller misrepresenting Crosley Fada bullets?
PostPosted: Mar Sat 24, 2018 3:47 am 
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That is insane, but why do we not see these on eBay. I remember seeing these in the backs of comics but I never see them for sell. I am talking early 80’s


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 Post subject: Re: Ebay seller misrepresenting Crosley Fada bullets?
PostPosted: Mar Sat 24, 2018 11:38 pm 
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It's not like this is his first questionable auction. The guy is a snake in the grass of the very first order. Anybody else and I'd agree with John's opinion much more.


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