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 Post subject: Heads up to Sale of Capacitors Forum Member (Ernie Rice )
PostPosted: Sep Sat 22, 2012 12:09 pm 
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I was the first to make a purchase. Did not need them , thought I would help seller out.

I received nothing. Sent Cash as he Requested. I even over payed as again I thought I was helping the guy out.
Contacted him again 8 days ago. At that time He told me they are on the way.
Nothing.
Now He has withdrawn his PM link.

I have been told by others that purchased , Caps not received also
The one person that did get some said they were NOT Spraque Caps as advertised and was trying to get a settlement when Seller has now closed all his posts he had in Classified Section.

I have sent him an e-mail and PM with NO Response.
A fellow member tells me the Seller has quit the Forum

Just sharing MY experience

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 Post subject: Re: Heads up to Sale of Capacitors Forum Member (Ernie Rice
PostPosted: Sep Sat 22, 2012 12:18 pm 
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Just found his contact info
Address. Phone, E-mail

Will share with all that need it
Send me a PM

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 Post subject: Re: Heads up to Sale of Capacitors Forum Member (Ernie Rice
PostPosted: Sep Sat 22, 2012 1:49 pm 
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Do a QRZ search on KC8YOQ.

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 Post subject: Re: Heads up to Sale of Capacitors Forum Member (Ernie Rice
PostPosted: Sep Sat 22, 2012 6:15 pm 
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I am unlocking the topic, but please keep any comments strictly relating to problems you've with this seller in the classifieds. If it goes off topic, the thread will probably end up being removed.


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 Post subject: Re: Heads up to Sale of Capacitors Forum Member (Ernie Rice
PostPosted: Sep Sat 22, 2012 8:13 pm 
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Bob, you aren't the only member who was scammed by this individual. He is now permanently banned from the forums. Anybody who lost money and who has his physical address and phone number should look into turning him in to authorities for an internet scam.


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 Post subject: Re: Heads up to Sale of Capacitors Forum Member (Ernie Rice
PostPosted: Sep Sat 22, 2012 9:31 pm 
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I did check QRZ and there are many complaints about this guy, KC8YOQ. Saw one fellow got taken for $400. The guy does not have a good record and sadly he is also I ham. :roll: :roll: I'd keep an eye out for him on other forums. FYI

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 Post subject: Re: Heads up to Sale of Capacitors Forum Member (Ernie Rice
PostPosted: Sep Sat 22, 2012 9:38 pm 
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I was about to send him $80 but not now. Thanks for the heads up Bob.


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 Post subject: Re: Heads up to Sale of Capacitors Forum Member (Ernie Rice
PostPosted: Sep Sat 22, 2012 9:56 pm 
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My loss was only $10.

I am posting his contact info for anyone that was hurt worse than I was.
Maybe you can recoup something if you contact him

Ernie Rice
343 Wildwood CT
Hamilton OH 45013
1-513-680-0097
e-mail ranger2995@gmail.com

Good Luck

All this does is hurt Honest new members. What a shame for a dirtbag like this to exist.

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 Post subject: Re: Heads up to Sale of Capacitors Forum Member (Ernie Rice
PostPosted: Sep Sat 22, 2012 10:12 pm 
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I sent Ernie $35.00 cash but did receive my order of 110pcs. Mind you they weren't all Sprague as advertised and the capacitor in the pictures isn't a Sprague. I received 29% Sprague and the remainder are John E Fast. The picture in Ernie's ad was the Fast cap.

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 Post subject: Re: Heads up to Sale of Capacitors Forum Member (Ernie Rice
PostPosted: Sep Sat 22, 2012 11:04 pm 
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Ernie tried selling a Zenith 1000d on the classifieds claiming the radio was in perfect condition.
I pointed out an earlier thread mentioning the same radio, which he complained the main
tuning knob was too difficult to turn. It appears my comment jinxed the deal and probably
saved an honest forum member about $200. Moderators thought it best to delete my post. :?

I also pressed Ernie several times via PM to post a crisp closeup photo of the capacitors he was selling. He replied:
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What is the big deal about a "good" picture of them the description is a picture aagain they are Metal body axial .005uf 600v Srrague capacitors

Thankfully, I wasn't burned. Hopefully those forum members who did are able to recover their funds.

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 Post subject: Re: Heads up to Sale of Capacitors Forum Member (Ernie Rice
PostPosted: Sep Sun 23, 2012 12:00 am 
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FYI, others' misadventures with Mr. Rice:

http://forums.radioreference.com/amateu ... chase.html

http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?324433-K

http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?64243-KC8YOQ

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 Post subject: Re: Heads up to Sale of Capacitors Forum Member (Ernie Rice
PostPosted: Sep Sun 23, 2012 12:41 am 
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Don't know if you need to be a member (I am) but here is some more posts about him and looks like he goes back to at least 2005 :shock: http://forums.qrz.com/search.php?searchid=1007381

Surprised someone hasn't taken him to small claims court...well, maybe they have?

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 Post subject: Re: Heads up to Sale of Capacitors Forum Member (Ernie Rice
PostPosted: Sep Sun 23, 2012 1:02 am 
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My loss was only $10.

I am posting his contact info for anyone that was hurt worse than I was.
Maybe you can recoup something if you contact him

Ernie Rice
343 Wildwood CT
Hamilton OH 45013
1-513-680-0097
e-mail ranger2995@gmail.com

Good Luck


Going to be interesting if any contact is made with the above information.
Stan Ski

All this does is hurt Honest new members. What a shame for a dirtbag like this to exist.


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 Post subject: Re: Heads up to Sale of Capacitors Forum Member (Ernie Rice
PostPosted: Sep Sun 23, 2012 1:10 am 
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I find this distressing because I was about to offer a bag of parts under similar conditions.

Perhaps I'll wait a while and let this blow over.

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 Post subject: Re: Heads up to Sale of Capacitors Forum Member (Ernie Rice
PostPosted: Sep Sun 23, 2012 1:14 am 
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Yeah with the number of post you have I would be worried too! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Heads up to Sale of Capacitors Forum Member (Ernie Rice
PostPosted: Sep Sun 23, 2012 1:28 am 
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All this does is hurt Honest new members. What a shame for a dirtbag like this to exist.


Yes, and he was also a ham...double blow. However, I've bought from this site and others and never had a problem. So, putting things in perspective, this guy has been flushed out...although a bit late. 99.9 percent are probably honest. I try to believe in the best. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Heads up to Sale of Capacitors Forum Member (Ernie Rice
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Chuck McB wrote:
Yeah with the number of post you have I would be worried too! :)


I think there was something about removing post counts at one time. Another Reason why they should stay
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 Post subject: Re: Heads up to Sale of Capacitors Forum Member (Ernie Rice
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Wow... I can count myself lucky. I put in an order of caps, but I told him to "reserve" the order... I would pay and do the actual deal later. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Heads up to Sale of Capacitors Forum Member (Ernie Rice
PostPosted: Sep Sun 23, 2012 1:47 am 
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Indeed.


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 Post subject: Re: Heads up to Sale of Capacitors Forum Member (Ernie Rice
PostPosted: Sep Sun 23, 2012 6:25 am 
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Unfortunately, there have been other scammers on this board from time to time as well.

I would recommend, and this is regardless of how little one may have lost, to contact the police department in Ernie's hometown, and ask them if they wouldn't mind paying him a visit, and apprising him of the penalty for mail fraud. After all, if you sent him money through the postal system, that's exactly what it is.

I've done the above method with two eBay sellers to whom I had sent checks and who wouldn't send me the goods, but responded real quickly with the radios after I had complained to the cops.


Ernie Rice
343 Wildwood CT
Hamilton OH 45013
1-513-680-0097
e-mail ranger2995@gmail.com

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