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derbydon
02-12-2009, 06:08 PM
If your company has had equipment stolen in the past 3-4 years contact me.

I have an open investigation with Floyd County Sherrif's Department against a lowlife that worked temp for me last year and stole some equipment.

While investigating the records at Cash America Pawn, where this loser pawned my equipment, the detective uncovered a history of lawn care equipment pawned by this individual.

JB1
02-13-2009, 07:27 AM
bump to the top.

derbydon
02-24-2009, 10:58 PM
Laughing my ass off! Got my Stihl HS45 back today from the cops. Dude repaired the bent blade, sharpened it up good and oiled it and put a new plug in it. Now it's back in my truck. Best part is the guy that bought it is a LCO!

If you're a LCO and you buy from a pawn shop you are no different than the thieving crackheads unloading our stuff at pawn shops. I can't be any clearer about it. If that hits a nerve with you, then you've never thought about where all the equipment in pawn shops comes from; or you're morally deficient...stupid or crooked, take your pick.

JB1
02-24-2009, 11:32 PM
I met that guy once a few years ago, he had the place in Greenville. I had heard the feds had busted him.

kjslawn
02-25-2009, 10:45 AM
Seen it on tv last night. What a jerk.

Weedas_Lawn_Care
02-27-2009, 05:38 PM
yea there is no way i would buy equiptment from the pawn shops here in louisville i dont even go in them lol

alland1
02-27-2009, 05:50 PM
It is pretty narrow minded to judge anybody who buys a piece of equipment from a pawn shop. I know for a fact that pawn shop dealers pick up stuff at auctions and sales all the time. I sure hope you don't get upset when people judge lawn care companies as uneducated "Lawn Boys", as you seen to like to judge everyone from the surface.

LawncareAmericaLLC
02-27-2009, 11:44 PM
Wow alland1 you posted once and your talking crap. You must be one of the theives out there stealing stuff from lco or you wouldnt be saying those things.
Apperently you must not be in the buisness.

alland1
02-28-2009, 09:35 AM
I was stating facts, not talking crap. The industry that you are in has a hard enough time maintaining a positive, professional image, so how can you stereo-type all individuals by wether or not they buy anything at a pawn shop. Not that it really matters, but I have been involved in this industry for almost 18 years, and trust me, my knowledge is not based on how many posts on an internet forum.

LawncareAmericaLLC
02-28-2009, 10:07 AM
Yea i understand were you are coming from but some people have to puchase stuff from pawn shops, Private owners, Ect.. just to get started in this buisness. I personnally never purchased anything from a pawn shop & never will. It just upsets me that people would call us uneducated lawn boys when i work harder than most people. Im always the first one up and the last one to go to bed, go to school for my hort. dergree and be responsable for a workforce of 6 people. Now if that uneducated there full of shi*.
To each there own i guess

brink2012
03-13-2009, 11:31 AM
I've had my equipment pawned before.. and I did not get it back

derbydon
03-19-2009, 08:03 PM
A little late getting back to this alland1 but given that some pawnshops do buy equipment from auctions, are you so dense that you believe pawnshop owners don't recognize when some loser with a beatup clunker repeatedly pawns lawn care equpment worth more than his car over a period of months that something ain't right?

Grammar be damned!

Only good purpose pawnshops serve is it gives me a place to start when equipment is stolen.

And no, I'm not referred to as a lawnboy, wouldn't care if they did as long as they pay!

alland1
03-24-2009, 09:12 AM
If all the stolen equipment came from the same pawn shop, then that owner should be dealt with. My whole point was that you can't lump everyone in a certain business together based on the actions of a few. The industry that this forum is for has been fighting negative stereotypes for years, and as long as people like you are still around the industry will never get any better!

LawncareAmericaLLC
03-24-2009, 01:14 PM
You guys should just kiss and make up. this forum is for lco's who can help one another out with advise. Not fight over issues about pawn brokers.

derbydon
03-28-2009, 12:52 PM
We have a difference of opinion is all. My opinion is that pawn shop operators know that much of the stuff pawned is hot and they choose to turn a blind eye. I concede there could theoretically be an honest pawn shop owner, but don't see how he/she could stay in business for very long.

ja23skip
04-08-2009, 10:06 PM
:usflag:It seems to me that you would have passed English 101 if you are trying for your hort "dergree"

STRINGALATION
05-22-2009, 01:21 AM
well i hope i dont have anybodies mower butmine got kidnapped at the mechanic in febuary "onan carbs are hard to find". well rain and grass came along so off to the pawn shop i go on a whim and find thaT THEY HAD A BACK ROOM FULL OF SHEET. MAY BE SHADY BECAUSE I THOUGHT LATER AFTER MY JOY OF FINDING SOMETHING IN MY PRICE RANGE WORE OFFF. HOW WERE THEY GONNA SELL IT FROM BACK THERE
. i will say i dont buy off of the streets but i felt a pawn shop was a legit buy. but ii do criuse the pawnshops and remember as much as i hear ppl tell others theyt will be out of buzness that they are sellin and pawnin equipment