Seems the topic is not quite finished :
By email 1.05AM 28/7/2010, from Martyn :
Wow that is very interesting
You know I offered you a full refund.
I gave you a partial refund and you accepted it and I believed the matter closed.
I have taken the opportunity to block you from any further bidding in the future from our company, I have taken the opportunity to report you for eBay policy violations and have had the violations acknowledged by my account manager who will be taking action on my behalf.
I have asked that your account not be suspended as I am not as nasty as you seem to make me out to be.
You can see by all my responses that I have been courteous towards you, I did not ask that you took it upon yourself to have the radio repaired, in fact I only have your word telling me the radio was not operational, Some would call that money extortion.
Anyway I do not have time to mess around with you further,, enjoy your purchase but do not try to bid on anything I offer in the future.
Well Martyn, it seems that you don't like being caught out, do you ??
Or is it the public shaming ???
Or is it just that someone can dare to have a go at YOU in a public forum ??
Or is it just that the truth is coming out - at long last ??? - or should that be AGAIN ???
The matter WAS closed until you posted your comment "You were refunded you in full? the radio is working just fine and resold, thank " - which was an absolute lie.
Can't take negative feedback so you post lies in response in eBay feedback ????
How many other transactions have you lied about, Martyn, how many others ????
How many other listings were partial fabrications ???
I have only told the truth about what was found to be wrong with the radio - that was supposedly in Excellent Condition, tested etc... eBay doesn't provide enough area to provide much detail so I chose to do it here on my web site.. Is that what you label eBay policy violations ??
I didn't extort money from you because the radio WAS exactly as listed further up this web page - faulty - and couldn't possibly have worked for your "tests". If you had really tested it then you wouldn't have sold it until it was fixed - and you would have discovered the extra options in it. Either that or you aren't technically intelligent enough to know what the options do, look like, or how they affect the radio's operation.... Maybe all you understand is the 'ker-ching' of $$$$$$$$ - and the possibility of some of it disappearing down the drain before you can get your hands on it ..
Maybe you were hoping that I would return it so that you could claim I had damaged it here and thus claim a 50% - 100% charge. Hey, that would net you the best part of $300, at minimum, wouldn't it ?
Whisper is it that you don't have a US amateur licence - and you don't have anyone working for you - so how do you do "but tested on the air on 40 and 20" ?
Does the FCC know anything about this ????
Do you actually have a valid licence and no one really knows about it ??
The difference is that I don't have to lie and cheat. If I can't access eBay then that's a bit tough - but it won't cut off my income stream.
The very first thing I will do if eBay contacts me is to point them to this web page. They, or their agents, can come and inspect the radio and compare the serial number to that on your original listing - and yes, I took a copy for archival purposes - even if it disappears from eBay itself. That will PROVE that you lied, Martyn, beyond any doubt. And it only takes one lie proven to cast doubt on anything else you say ! Ask any court of law, jury....
Block me, please !!!! Why the hell would I want to buy anything else from you ??? Or would anyone else given the info listed here and elsewhere on the web ????
Do I have anything against him personally ? No, I just have issue with his practices.
Accurate descriptions, and if it says tested, then that means properly tested. If 'it' has faults, bent panels, damaged connectors, then state 'it' has those faults.
That way, the buyers know what they are bidding on and will bid amounts based on the facts..
Lies will get you every time - and force you to offer full refunds because the buyer isn't getting what was described - and THAT IS a violation of eBay policies.
Doing anything else is fraud.
Maybe your reputation isn't important to you, Martyn, but mine is to me.
When I sell things on eBay, the listings are as accurate as I can possibly make them. That's reasonably easy for me because I bought in most of what I sell as new stock when I was running my radiocommunications and electronics business. I trained in radio and electronics so know the 'hows' and 'whats' of what I sold then and still sell now. Now I have retired and am selling off left-over items, I ensure that what I sell is working (where relevant), mostly actually new in box (or original packaging ), and certainly undamaged. If it is damaged then I keep it for eventual use here or it goes into the rubbish bin.
Justice of the Peace / Commissioner Of Declarations
What crosses my mind is "am I being unduly unfair to Martyn ?".
Part of me says no, part of me says yes.
I do believe in fairness to others but one thing that I can't really abide is blatant lying.
This man obviously tells lies and, in my case, I caught him at it - and can prove it.
Should I proclaim it to the world just because I bought, by auction, a broken radio ?
Yes ?? No ?? Maybe ??
The thing that gets me is that others have been taken in by him too : broken / faulty / .. goods as evidenced by other web pages.
It seems to me that Martyn has to improve his "game" and if this web page helps others avoid his tainted offerings then that is good - HOWEVER, obviously, not all that Martyn sells is in this category - some is quite good by the other comments in eBay feedback and on the web - so it all comes back to the words at the top of this web page - Caveat Emptor - Let the buyer beware.....
( Definition : [Latin, Let the buyer beware.] A warning that notifies a buyer that the goods he or she is buying are "as is," or subject to all defects.)
For the interest of others :
I didn't lodge a complaint with eBay.
I didn't lodge a complaint with PayPal.
As far as I was concerned, the matter WAS finished until he posted his feedback response containing lies.
Now I am re-considering laying complaints with both eBay & PayPal.
Finished 9:30AM 28 July 2010
Well now I have an incoming email from eBay :
Dated - 1.41AM 29 July 2010
Subject : MC014 FB Alert: Feedback Abuse - eBay Information Notice
Because the text of the following Feedback comment contains a link to another page, it violates one or more of our Feedback policies:
"LIES : Full story : www.vk4adc.com/radiomart.php"
This recent account activity doesn't follow our guidelines.
---About the eBay Feedback abuse policy---
eBay members aren't allowed to use Feedback for any reason other than to rate the actual performance of a member in a transaction. To review the guidelines, go to:
We understand that you may have been unaware of eBay policies regarding use of the Feedback system, and we invite you to learn about how to keep your experiences on eBay pleasant and successful.
eBay Customer Support
8.10AM 29 July 2010
Martyn, you really don't know when to stop, do you ???
1st August, Martyn posted : "Follow-up by radio-mart (01-Aug-10 04:18):
You really are full of it, Your Blocked from Bidding, 73s you liying cheat" against my feedback profile on eBay.
You don't think I check my own eBay profile occasionally, Martyn ???
For a start, learn English !!!
Surely you can type "You're" instead of the "Your". Above all, you should know that it is actually spelled "lying" and not "liying", after all you seem to have personified it.
The proof that I haven't lied is all listed above - this photo, above all else, proves that I still have the radio in question :
I haven't cheated either. If you hadn't started all of this by by improperly describing the product on eBay then none of this would have happened here.
I guess you thought you would get away with yet another "easy sale" - only this time you got caught out, publicly. And guess what, Martyn, do a Google search on "radiomart ebay" and this web page is right up near the top - where everyone in the world can see what type of operation you run. Add to my info here the various pages from other dis-satisfied customers and it doesn't take much for would-be customers to see that they need to avoid you like the proverbial plague.
I have had plenty of emails in support from readers of this web page, and most are suggesting that I continue to pursue you, Martyn, but unlike you, I do believe in a fair go. Most Aussies do. All you have to do is what you accused me of : stop lying and cheating in your dealings with eBay'ers (and everywhere else too). Try honesty - for a change !
In the interim, I have lodged a request with eBay for removal of his feedback follow-up.
2.30PM - 5th August 2010
Martyn's comment above has been removed by eBay as a result of my complaint. I have doubts that eBay will do anything about Martyn's operations though.
Saga concluded ???
8.20AM - 6th August 2010
August 2010 : I continue to receive emails from eBay users who provide even more "ammunition" about Martyn's operations. Most are US amateurs who apologise about the effects of Martyn's activities on the unsuspecting buyers of his "products".
Most also recommend to "not feel sorry" for him because he just doesn't deserve it.
It all still comes down to...
DON'T DEAL WITH EBAY's RADIOMART.
See also the Version 2 and Version 3 stories.... They complete the tale.