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 Post subject: Re: Kutztown Theft?
PostPosted: Oct Mon 09, 2017 1:03 pm 
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Instrument Fixer wrote:
Hamfests are no better, lots of thieves.
I always bring my plastic 4 wheel cart and I let the buyer use the cart after he gives me his Drivers License.


Last year I overheard some sellers at the Dayton Hamfest complaining about some theft at the show. One was a tube dealer and somebody swiped a bunch of his valuable audio tubes while he was busy attending to another customer. It seems that the tube audio crowd tends to sometimes attract the type of people who would steal like this. That was the only time that I have ever heard of theft at a swap meet that I have attended.

I have personally been lucky when selling at swap meets and nothing has been stolen from me. One time I did have some goon dribble coffee across my table, including a pile of books, and walk off without saying anything :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: Kutztown Theft?
PostPosted: Oct Mon 09, 2017 4:45 pm 
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My story about the guy who canceled his check was an audio guy, and of coarse the KT88 was most likely also an audio guy. I had never considered that.

David


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 Post subject: Re: Kutztown Theft?
PostPosted: Oct Mon 09, 2017 4:55 pm 
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I refuse to do checks. It really is not worth it at this point. Too much hassle.


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 Post subject: Re: Kutztown Theft?
PostPosted: Oct Sat 14, 2017 9:58 pm 
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I would never ask or expect a vendor at at swap that I didn't know to accept a personal check from me. It's a swap meet. Cash talks and everything else walks.

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 Post subject: Re: Kutztown Theft?
PostPosted: Oct Sun 15, 2017 2:04 am 
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My situation was with a regular member who had hosed over many, but no one was comfortable with sharing their experiences with others.

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 Post subject: Re: Kutztown Theft?
PostPosted: Oct Sun 15, 2017 2:29 am 
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David Willenborg wrote:
My situation was with a regular member who had hosed over many, but no one was comfortable with sharing their experiences with others.

DW


It is kind of you to have trusted the guy.

Mark


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