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Old 06-22-2003, 04:00 AM
Brian@ELST Brian@ELST is offline
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Don't turn your back or you'll be robbed blind

Well, it finally happened to me...they stole my Shindaiwa t-230 with mounted hedge trimming attachment...about $525.00 worth. I had it sitting in my trailer trimmer rack while I was weed-eating a customer's side lawn area. The thing that bothers me most is that I lock and unlock the trimmer rack each time I access a weed-eater, but this was the one time I did not lock it back...I guess I must have had my head up my *** to forget that, but I can't believe they took it the only time I had forgotten to lock it!! I lock and unlock this rack between 12 and 15 times each day and the one time I forgot the theives were on to me. What a let down to have to work the rest of the day and the whole next day just to pay for a new tool.
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Old 06-22-2003, 05:38 AM
Rustic Goat Rustic Goat is offline
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That can certainly ruin your day.

Thieves and opportunity only need to meet once.
Takes a while to come back from that emotional deflation, sorry for your loss.

Anyone ever considered putting a motion type, or shock sensor type alarm on their trailer, with keychain on/off clicker?
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Old 06-22-2003, 12:15 PM
MSYardman MSYardman is offline
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Sorry for your loss. I had that recently happen to me with a backpack blower.

Did you ever think that maybe the thieves have been trying to steal those trimmers for a long time? Only now, you forgot to lock 'em and the thieves were successful.

As for me, I'm checking with all the pawn shops in the area to see if my backpack blower is there.
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Old 06-22-2003, 12:29 PM
Albemarle Lawn Albemarle Lawn is offline
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Don't forget to claim casualty/theft on your taxes

I can't remeber the form #, you can find it at www.irs.gov.

Won't pay it all back but will help a little.

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Old 06-22-2003, 01:09 PM
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i know how you feel, i got $2500 worth of equipment stolen from me earlier this spring. leaves you feeling so pissed, but there isnt much you can do other than haveing the serial number put on the national database.
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Old 06-22-2003, 01:09 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by MSYardman
Sorry for your loss. I had that recently happen to me with a backpack blower.

Did you ever think that maybe the thieves have been trying to steal those trimmers for a long time? Only now, you forgot to lock 'em and the thieves were successful.

As for me, I'm checking with all the pawn shops in the area to see if my backpack blower is there.
great idea. i once worked for a wood shop that had all of their nail guns and routers stolen. the owner notified all of the surrounding pawnshops and a week later a pawnshop owner had the theif busted as he tried to hock the tools. one important thing though, you need to have all of your seriel numbers written down.
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Old 06-22-2003, 02:05 PM
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I know how you feel guys. Last year while I was working for one of my commercial accounts a hs 75 was stole from the inside of my covered trailer. Luckily an employee of the retirement community we were working for saw the whole thing happen. My first thought was to go to the nearest pawn shop. We missed the deadbeat by 5 min. It took us a week or so to get it back but the guys was caught and all is good. The pawn shop gave him $40 and the trimmer was a week old. Now we keep the drop gate up every time we work there.
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