Buyer beware..Codan on Ebay

Submitted: Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 23:41
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Ebay item number 300205582791 is a decent Codan 9323 HF radio.
If you are bidding on this item then please remember to ask all the right questions before bidding.
The vendor has 4 different kinds of radio for sale.
He states that ALL were "found in the boot of a car he just bought"
How many of you have had such luck? I never have.
Now I'm not implying any dishonesty, but on this occasion it appears that buyers really do have to beware. (as usual)
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 00:58

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 00:58
ROFL, must be a lucky guy :-)

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 01:05

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 01:05
I might have to ask him who he buys his cars from LOL
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 06:11

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 06:11
Looks like a hasty removal ;-))
cut cables, no transceiver or remote head mounting brackets, no microphone or bracket and no power cable and fuse holder.
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Reply By: Member - andrew B (Kununurra) - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 06:49

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 06:49
Radio's found in the boot of a car work better than the ones that fall off the back of a truck
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 09:24

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 09:24
With listings and photos even of serial numbers, the seller doesn't seem too worried about scrutiny from any authorities !
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Follow Up By: obee - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 10:15

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 10:15
the authorities and the insurance companies dont want to know. Wish that they did. Got burgled once and cops suddenly lost interest when I mentioned no insurance. I just wanted them to know what what was gone for the file and chance of recovery but that stuff. Man in the radio once complained about his stuff in the pawn shop. Cops told him to talk to the insurance coy and insurance told him to talk to the cops.

But if you got morals best not to encourage thieves by buying from them.

owen
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Follow Up By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 12:14

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 12:14
For the record, IF VKS737 is advised of stolen HF radios, the details will be included (right side) on the market page.
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Reply By: Pezza (Bris) - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 09:32

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 09:32
Even though it's obvious where they come from, the interesting part is to watch how many people won't give a stuff and bid on it anyway and end up buying it.

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Follow Up By: Member - Mark E (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 12:20

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 12:20
....and if ever caught with it will be required to forfeit the item and possibly face receiving stolen property charges.....!!! Buyer beware.

Cheers,

Mark
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 11:50

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 11:50
>>> possibly face receiving stolen property charges.

which is probably more than running over and killing 6 teenagers.
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Reply By: DIO - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 09:04

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 09:04
Looks like someone must have asked a question regarding the legallity and ownership of the radio. The answer posted was......'Well I just bought the car, and removed the whole lot basically myself. So I guess if the radios are stolen, then so is my new car!
- freelancer1007'

I reckon he's shonky, NOTE, there's NO Pay-Pal protection on this particular item!!! Make up your own mind. After all, it's only money !!

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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 10:49

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 10:49
Where is that answer listed? I can't seem to see it when looking (must be blind :-))

Andrew
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 11:54

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008 at 11:54
HOw obviously stolen gear!

Has anyone bothered to email VKS 737 with the serials in the ad? Dont they keep a list of stolen gear?

Also the cops wouldnt give a crap, but have PM'ed a cop I know on Olimits. see what he says.

oh having a look - from Old Toongabbie, Sydneys crime capital in the west...
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Reply By: Member - Craig M (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 20:29

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 20:29
I was looking very closley at that item as well. Seemed a bit dodgy even to a North Q'lander.

There is another one online at the moment item # 290216521426. It seems to be from a reputable source. NO it's not mine!!!

Have a look if you are looking for a cheap HF. Around the $500-600 on buy it now.

I purchased a Codan 8525 from trading post ad. Very nice bloke from Adeliade. Couldn't be more helpful. For anyone's info I have just done the install into a S2 Disco with the remote head in the roof console and the 'box' in the rear RHS storage compartment. managed to pull all the cable required between the roof lining and the roof. If anyone wants some piccies or advice on how to do it, feel free to e-mail me.

Also, a custom made rear wheel antenna bracket from Bunnings. Cost me about $12 in bits and took about 1/2 an hour to put together. To remove the spare wheel it takes about 2 minutes to remove 2 x 12mm bolts and the PL259 antenna plug and the wheel is immediately accessible. Pictures available if you want them. All you need is an angle grinder and a drill.

I have posted the Codan 8525 manual in the communications/files section as well if anyone wants it.

Cheers!

Craig Mc Donald
VKS 737 ~ Q1770
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Follow Up By: Member - Mary W (VIC) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 20:14

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 20:14
Thanks Craig,
Have downloaded the manual,
Cheers, Mary
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Reply By: Ozboc - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 19:11

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 19:11
perhaps a quick click on " ask seller a question" and request serial number so you can check with the local Popo if they are hot or not --- lack of reply will answer this question :)

Boc
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