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is this guy on Ls? Is this anyones equipement?

Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by roscioli, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. roscioli

    roscioli LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    This guy has equipment listed in the vermont section of craigslist. I asked him how much, and his prices were basically the prices as new. I said "not discounting it much" and he replied "how do you know what it was new? got to start someplace". Asked him if he had papers, said he bought it all off a guy in a bar one night. Equipment includes a scag ztr with bagger, a 16', a 10, misc handhelds, and a gravely wb I think.
    Seems suspicous. I told him no papers, no sale.
  2. roscioli

    roscioli LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Well he swears its not stolen, yet will not talk about paperwork. He started getting wise as soon as I asked about it, here is his response after I told him I wasn't interested in stolen equipment, " Never said no paper work.
    You really should find something else to do.
    Replying to ads that request SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY means
    people that really wnat to buy something.
    Remember the phone number I gave you so we could meet,,,
    Oh yeah !!! Who's the dumbass?????
    You and your friend TJ ought to go get a job.
    Leave craigslist for serious people not dreamers that will never have a pot to piss in.
    Put up or shut up!!!!!"

  3. IMAGE

    IMAGE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 1,134

    sounds stolen to me.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    probalby stolen
  5. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    ask for serial numbers.
  6. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    don't touch it,it may burn you!
  7. rlpsystems

    rlpsystems LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 472

    Yeah, Sounds kind of suspicious to me. Any news yet on that stuff?
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Oh yeah sure, just so happened the guy had 10 or 20 thousand dollars cash on
    him that night and lo and behold if there wasn't that fellow at the bar selling
    just the equipment he was looking for :p

    And that's all good but the thing I don't understand...

    Now it really don't matter that much but I wouldn't be playing around with folks who use Craigslist,
    that ain't no kiddie corner, there's some awful crap going on there.
    Crack cocaine dealers, pimps, prostitutes and sex slaves, the federal agents investigating
    the garbage so loaded guns and criminal records can be assumed, yes sir, probably some
    stolen equipment too.

    It's serious enough MSNBC mentions it in their documentaries about crime in America, yes, Craigslist.
    Which is how I found out about it, and it's not isolated, it's all over the USA, not all of the ads by a long shot.
    But certain ads have specific code words which to the everyday person don't mean a thing, but if you're a special
    type of person looking for special merchandise then you know what it means, crap like that.

    To call someone about a piece of equipment is one thing, but it sure isn't the type of crowd I would want to fool with,
    say to call and see if I can find out if it's stolen, which even that's all right because you need to know for yourself this,
    but then if I think it is to go ahead and start pursuing the issue :nono:
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2009
  9. BQLC

    BQLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 574

    There are some adds you can highlight and there will be a message that is wriitten with a white font the way I found it was i was going to copy it over to word to save it because my printer was broke I believe it is used for all kind of shady activity
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    wheres the link?

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