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Old 07-28-2012, 07:58 PM
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So i was trying to trade my new mylaps transponder for a good running nitro engine here. A guy responded and said he had a few of them from last season and would give all of them to me for the mylaps. He said they all ran good. Thought he was more or less helping me out so i could race this weekend. I got motors thismorning and took the first one out if box and took glow plug out to put a new one in and there was crap all over it. I took engine apart to inspect and piston was broke to peices. Then made me wonder what the other 2stuff looked like and found they both need a rod and or crank.
He told me if i was not happy with engines he would send my transponder back. Havent received a reply back yet. Im not saying any names just yet hopeing he will do what he said. I also have it on text message incase he denies saying such thing. Last time i buy or trade for a used engine. Lesson learned!!!!






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Well thought i would check out the other engine he sent me. Thought he was being nice leaving the flywheel on for me. Just took it off and,........imagine that!!!!! And yes. He sent the engines that dirty!


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Lil oil and a new plug that one would go for ever....... Hope you get your transponder back
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WOW! I cannot believe someone would try to do that to someone else. I really hope you get your transponder back. That really sucks.
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WOW! I cannot believe someone would try to do that to someone else. I really hope you get your transponder back. That really sucks.
Me either. Very few honest people in the world today. Trying to get transponder back via text message.
Now i dont have a engine or a transponder and cant afford to buy!
This Sucks!!
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If you do get it back let me know i got a motor i could trade you for it. i will get you some detailed pics if you want but for now i got these.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...7195-a872.html
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You should definitely name this individual.
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Thanks. Im giving untill thursday to have my transponder back.
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I was thinking of going nitro a few months ago. A few locals gave me some advice. Here are some quotes I got regarding used motors:

"Never ever ever buy a used motor" -

"Why would you want to inherit another man's problems?" -

"Unless owner is your brother and you know it's exact condition, don't buy a used motor..." -
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man that sucks..i hate to see people do this to others.....not blaming you, but nitro motors are hard to buy used. Unless you know the person that has owned it.

don't buy used unless you know the motor and knew who owned it. you don't know how many tanks it has seen, how rich or lean it has been run!! by the looks of those motors, they have seen their days and put up wet!

i blew up a $500 O.S speed this weekend...made me sick to my stomach
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I agree. Never buy or trade for a used engine.....
lesson learned the hard way!
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Originally Posted by alwayswin View Post
Thanks. Im giving untill thursday to have my transponder back.
You should name this individual right away. What if he's trying to sell your transponder right now? At least we will know who he is and stay away from him.
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You should name this individual right away. What if he's trying to sell your transponder right now? At least we will know who he is and stay away from him.
Ill give him time to make things right
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Well.... sent 8 texts and no reply. He awnsered promptly before he got my transponder! He has 38 positive feedbacks. Guess feedback doesent mean anything here! Just a bunch of friends leaving feedback for eachother......at least what it seems.
I hope dirt bags like this get whats coming to them!!!! I could never do this to someone. I would loose sleep knowing that i was dishonest to someone that dint have the money to buy new and took advantage of that. I am just floored that their is people like this in this hobby that is suppose to be one big happy family! Sorry for venting guys. Just totaly upset.
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Send me a pm with his user name...

FYI to everyone, when conducting business on here I don't recommend doing it via text message. If things go wrong I need to see PM's or emails. Basic information is one thing, but Any details or specifics should be in an email or preferably in a PM.
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