Re: I-SoldIt.Com Sucks Dot Com
I have a small collection of vintage electornic gear related to the early days of shortwave radio. Years ago, I tried buying a couple of pieces off Ebay. I discovered that you can, with 100% confidence, assume that a piece offered for sale by a third party company such as ISoldIt will have defects not included in the description. It seems some hobbiests quickly figured out that the way to keep from lying to fellow hobbiests about equipment's condition was to pay the fee for a third party to sell it. The third party makes a statement that they don't have the test equipment or knowledge to perform a full test but that "it appears to be in good condition but sold as-is." Of course, oh surprise, the equipment turns out to have a major defect.
If an item is not for sale by the actual owner and if the actual owner is not knowledgable, willing to provide a phone number and willing to discuss the equipment for sale on the phone, I don't bid.
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