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Old 09-08-2012, 05:35 PM
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Are you telling me to burn in hell?
Hold your horse there pilgrim, was speaking as if it was me.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:25 PM
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Personally Im not a believer in hell as the bible/daunte illustrate it but still I see what your thought process was.

It's up to you, in the end. There is a risk of buying stolen goods anytime you purchase equipment from an individual and if it bothers you that much where your loosing sleep over where you believe you'll spend your time after life on earth is through then it seems like an easy choice to me. Just get something used from a dealer. The pearly gates will be there when the time comes!
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:34 PM
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Personally Im not a believer in hell as the bible/daunte illustrate it but still I see what your thought process was.

It's up to you, in the end. There is a risk of buying stolen goods anytime you purchase equipment from an individual and if it bothers you that much where your loosing sleep over where you believe you'll spend your time after life on earth is through then it seems like an easy choice to me. Just get something used from a dealer. The pearly gates will be there when the time comes!
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The time and expense behind bars scares me more! After reading the stolen equipment forum and the flames expressed on the threads. I expected a higher bar AND MORE CONVERSATION?
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:58 PM
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Most equipment from that was originally purchased from a dealer will have a serial number on the receipt. If they seller can not provide it I would be skeptic. If he can't ask if he has had it maintained at all at a dealer, dealer records will normally have the serial number. If he can't provide any type of documentation have him give you a signed bill of sale, also have him photocopy something identifiable on the bill of sale such as his drivers license or state issued contractors license. That will at least give you proof that you purchased the item if you are later caught with it. If the equipment is ever seized by he police you have something to back you up and may be able to sue for your money back.
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:58 PM
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Has anyone here ever faced dire circumstances because of this situation? Perhaps it's a bigger problem in the op's neck of the woods but even when the though crossd my mind I then wonder how the heck I'd get into a scenario where the police would be checking my stuff to see if it was legit.

Even then, I find it hard to believe that a person who unknowingly purchased hot equipment with a clean record would have to worry about getting jail time as long as they cooperate and give the cops the person they got it from.

Perhaps im just too lax/niave about this subject???
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:47 AM
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Has anyone here ever faced dire circumstances because of this situation? Perhaps it's a bigger problem in the op's neck of the woods but even when the though crossd my mind I then wonder how the heck I'd get into a scenario where the police would be checking my stuff to see if it was legit.

Even then, I find it hard to believe that a person who unknowingly purchased hot equipment with a clean record would have to worry about getting jail time as long as they cooperate and give the cops the person they got it from.

Perhaps im just too lax/niave about this subject???
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I have heard of people being caught when they bring a piece of equipment into a dealer to be repaired, if the dealer tracks serial numbers then they can very easily call the police. More than likely you would only get a slap on the wrist. But by doing you due diligence and being sure your purchase is well documented you can avoid having to spend a day in court if you were somehow caught.
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