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New Scam Alert on ebay for Baofeng BF-F8HP 8 watt radio
« on: August 30, 2015, 10:02:13 PM »
From my friend John Miklor the Beofeng Guru

Buyer Alert. Beware of eBay fraud and mislabeling.
I did a search this morning and found vendors selling what looked like and are branded as Baofeng BF-F8HP radios.

Read the fine print carefully. The description states they are two power (Hi/Lo) 4/5W radios with and 1800mAh battery.

A true F8HP is a tri-power (Hi, Med, Low) 1, 4, 8W radio with a high capacity battery.
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Please Note: This is NOT intended to identify specific vendors as being fraudulent, but rather a Buyer Beware. . . . . . . Read EVERYTHING carefully.
Shipping costs to return a radio back to China exceeds the price of the radio.
I highly recommend buying from a local vendor with local support for peace of mind.

REVIEW: http://www.miklor.com/COM/Review_F8HP.php
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Re: New Scam Alert on ebay for Baofeng BF-F8HP 8 watt radio
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2015, 08:39:35 AM »
This is so true.  I saw a great price on a Yaesu mobile radio and was ready to pull the trigger on the ebay auction when I noticed the highly stylized Y in the Yaesu logo looked a bit funny.  When I checked into it, I found it was something called a Vaesu radio. 
Oops!  I just double checked and it is a Veasu VX-8DR for like $60 or so.
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Re: New Scam Alert on ebay for Baofeng BF-F8HP 8 watt radio
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2015, 07:33:11 PM »
WOW!!!!  Not good!!!!

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Re: New Scam Alert on ebay for Baofeng BF-F8HP 8 watt radio
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2015, 09:38:03 PM »
Your welcome. Lookin out flr ya
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