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tugs53

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"Newbies" to the hobby.
« on: February 23, 2008, 07:21:47 »
Just want to say "Be Carefull, and ask around", to all of the great people who are entering this wonderfull hobby!
Spoke with a fellow a while back who claimed he got totally 'ripped-off' by another, who sold him a boat, radio, and so-forth, for about 5 times what it was worth, judging by the description!!
This poor guy charged up the batteries, put the boat in the pond and it promptly sank, having to be 'salvaged' by a 'snorkler'!
It was a 4 foot long rendition of the Zwartz Zee, which looked like it had been built 50 years ago, out of thick plywood, and painted with a large roller, with latex 'house paint'.
I really felt sorry for this guy, as did his grand kids!!
Granted, no one held a pistol to his head and made him buy it, but why would someone take advantage of a 'novice'??



Cheers!

Mike
« Last Edit: April 19, 2008, 14:36:35 by tugs53 »
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Re: "Newbies" to the hobby.
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2008, 08:13:08 »
sorry to hear about that. there are a lot of shady people out there
but gald to say there are even more honest people.
 i've only had one problem with a boat bought off the net
it was missing parts,but billings took care of me
more boats then money

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Re: "Newbies" to the hobby.
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2008, 13:08:33 »
Unfortunately being a novice he doesnt have the experience to know what to look for or value the model.
So this type of person will target them.

Bob