Re: Your generosity is STUNNING!


Hi Ken,
By now you have probably seen the reason your transaction number wasn't found. PayPal issues you one transaction number and issues me a totally different number. I had no idea this was the case until a few days ago.

Your contribution came through just fine. This is the information I received:
168 Fri 1/3/2020 3:45 AM $10.20 Ken says keep it LU27EUKen Wright 5UU92005CL6140032

Thank you for your contribution,

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Ken Wright via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 2:54 AM
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Your generosity is STUNNING!

Hello Dennis.I cannot see my contribution on your list ($10.20), PayPal number. 4CT072513H300731W.I am quite happy for you to retain it, I would like to know that you had received it.
Best wishes.Ken Wright M0KHW

On Saturday, 18 January 2020, 16:57:15 GMT, Dennis Tillman W7PF < <> > wrote:

Wrapping up the TekScopes pledge drive, Michael Dunn and I are STUNNED by your generosity and all the positive comments we received. Your contributions have exceeded the $340 paid to by almost 1,000%. You sent us 203 contributions totaling $3,341.77!

We agree this is a problem that I will have to fix since it was my bright idea. I did not realize when I sent my request for help that people would be so generous. I wrote, "So I am asking for small contributions". What happened was anything but "small".

Leo Bodnar, a friend, stunned me when he contributed the entire required amount two days later. This was the first sign I should have chosen a synonym such as "tiny" or "teeny" instead of small. It was too late at that point. I could see there was a tsunami headed my way and I had no way to stop it. I think the contributions have finally stopped. The last one (I
hope) arrived three days ago.

Michael and I have decided that this is far too much money for us to keep on behalf of TekScopes. The simplest solution is for us to tear up the checks and return all the PayPal contributions above $10.00 (actually all those above $10.05) over the next few days, with our sincerest thanks. This will result in exactly half of the contributions being kept and half being returned. PayPal allows me to do a total refund very quickly; we considered partial refunds, but the process would take much longer. If, after you receive your refund, you would still like to make a contribution to TekScopes, please don't send more than $10.00. If you do, we'll be forced to spend it on wine and DMMs.

Thank You,
Dennis Tillman W7PF
Michael Dunn VA1XY

As I promised, here is every contribution I received. The four checking account contributions are listed in numerical order by their bank account number. Following those, the 199 PayPal contributions are listed in numerical order by their transaction number. I double and triple checked the PayPal notices that came to me or to my wife, Marian, to be sure I didn't miss any. If I missed your PayPal contribution please let me know so I can find out what happened to it. The most common contribution was $10.00 and the average contribution was $15.94.

0000*255 $50.00 TO BE REFUNDED
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Dennis Tillman W7PF
TekScopes Moderator

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