ED Magedson – Founder
Daniel R Berg KC9VZI612 Circle Drive APT B Coal City, Illinois USA
Daniel R Berg KC9VZI or Dan Berg ham call KC9VZI Scammed me out of almost $500, damaged my radio and didn't send back over $150 in accessories Coal City Illinois
Daniel Berg is a ham radio operator, call sign KC9VZI. Beware of dealing with him. I sold him a radio on ebay and he had it for almost 2 weeks and had already told me that it worked fine, but then suddenly opened a case saying the radio was broken and held up my money in paypal.. The way he described the problem, I knew that he had transmitted too close to the radio with another radio and had blown out the "finals" in the receiver. Since he had just gotten it, I offered to repair or swap the radio for him..
He agreed to that and then went behind my back and contacted ebay and got a refund because I had asked him to close the case. It is against ebay rules to tell someone to close a case and you'd refund their money and then not make the refund, but the ebay rep. was obviously confused about that rule and issued him a refund anyway. He contacted me a couple of times after getting the refund to "feel me out" to see if I was aware of the refund and I even asked him why ebay had issued him a return label, and he said he had no idea why.
Well, he didn't know I already knew he had gotten word about the refund, so I kept going along with it to see how far he would take it.. He took it all the way.. He was trying to get a free radio out of one he had already broken himself! I contacted him and told him the gig was up and I knew about everything and he just denied denied denied and made excuse after excuse after excuse..
That's pretty normal for scammers, so I didn't really expect anything but that.. After he was pretty much totally busted, he agreed to send back all of the accessories he got with the radio... I have yet to see any of them come back, though.. I guess I should write them off.. I plan on posting up all of our ebay msg/email msg's so everyone can see exactly what went on.. I am ashamed and it makes me sick that another ham would do something like this.. Very sad! I will post rebuttals with updates as they occur.
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