Dirt Bag(s) took me today - Right out from under my Nose

Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by milsaps118, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. milsaps118

    milsaps118 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Because that one has been sitting at the pawn shop for 30 days before it was even listed for sale just last week. My blower got stolen 3 weeks ago.
     
  2. milsaps118

    milsaps118 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I went down there today and checked it out. Probably 3-4 years old but in good condition. I offered them $100 cash and the guy said no way. He came back at me with $130+tax, we ended up settling at $125. Not a bad deal IMO. My insurance already sent me my check so I figured what the heck mineaswell replace it.
     
  3. tallrick

    tallrick LawnSite Senior Member
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    A friend had his enclosed trailer broken in once and stolen and cleaned out the next time. My solution was to rig up the new trailer with a large smoke bomb. Someone tried to pry the lock off and triggered the alarm. When the smoke cleared he found the crowbar and a cell phone. Sugar and stump remover sure is fun!
     
  4. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    Out of sight, out of mind. Always remember that.
     
  5. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Can you detail this? I assume you created the smoker?
     
  6. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    good deal.

    I checked the CL today and found another one with very little info.
    Looked kinda like a desperate need to get rid of it.
    it's in Coon Rapids posted 2010-10-06, 10:56PM CDT

    Anyway good you got another one so you can move on.

    Happy trails ...........
     
  7. GroundsGuys USA

    GroundsGuys USA LawnSite Member
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    It is very important to keep detailed information about all of your equipment. Even if something gets stolen and you find it, without a receipt or proof of ownership you will never get it back
     
  8. f50lvr2

    f50lvr2 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I had a problem with gas cans getting stolen earlier this year in a certain neighborhood. I'd strap them down, cables, etc. and they'd find ways to get them, usually involving some sort of knife or cutting device.

    Being a solo operator, it would happen while I was in a back yard. After a couple of times over the course of a month or so I switched my cans over to the yellow "diesel" cans and haven't had a problem since and don't have to lock them down.

    So the thieves figure diesel isn't worth stealing for a gas car and if a diesel driver steals 10-15 gal of petrol and puts it in their car...
     
  9. WenzelOSLLC

    WenzelOSLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Can you say sweet justice? :rolleyes:
     
  10. FuturePilot4u

    FuturePilot4u LawnSite Senior Member
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    smith -n- wesson
     

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