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Topic # 119652 9-Jun-2013 12:27
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So was just browsing Trade Me as you do and came across this auction
http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/other-electronics/other/auction-600555892.htm

Am I the only one who thinks its dodgy,as in the items have been stolen? 

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  Reply # 832971 9-Jun-2013 12:27
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Hmmmm. Here we go.




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  Reply # 832976 9-Jun-2013 12:39
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I'm sure there is a lot of stolen stuff on trademe, but what about this auction makes you think it is stolen?

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  Reply # 832983 9-Jun-2013 12:44
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Yep I would agree that it looks potentially a bit dodgy. Missing power cables, why?
A very odd collection of stuff to lump into one auction, certainly looks like crap. Not working phones, a SATA hard drive just sitting on a table??

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  Reply # 832989 9-Jun-2013 12:52
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Yes and no... I often have masses of random bits and pieces collected via various (legal) means which I end up throwing together to get rid of.
If concerned, ask for the serial numbers of the bigger items so you can check for yourself with the police, and see if he gives them.... if dosent, then alarm bells should start ringing




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  Reply # 832998 9-Jun-2013 13:19
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Seller is from Manukau city.. so my first instinct would be yip probably a bit dodge.

I would avoid the auction

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  Reply # 833007 9-Jun-2013 13:38
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i recently bought a bike on trade me, got my mate to pick it up as it was in Palmy, he picked it up and took it to his work only to find out that it was his work mates. I'm now down $550 but at least someone got their bike back. The guy has been found guilty and is going to be sentenced next week. Chances of me getting my money back??? would you hire a guy with a big swastika tattooed on his face so i think his employment options are limited!!

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  Reply # 833052 9-Jun-2013 15:21
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It looks like the kind of thing you see at auctions. Just a whole lot of crap in one box, usually from repo attempts and things like that with the purpose of deferring debt. Selling as one lot means the seller does not have to find a way to dispose of the crap items as well. No reason you can't ask the seller about it, judge the genuineness of the answer and ask for serial post after that never hurts.

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  Reply # 833092 9-Jun-2013 16:26
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looks like a whole pile of crap someone has picked up in the inorganic to be honest.




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  Reply # 833113 9-Jun-2013 16:52
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Do some more research, you will find this dude is a pawn broker / second hand dealer.

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  Reply # 833307 10-Jun-2013 00:15
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Last post answered it but was going to say I don't think it's stolen.

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  Reply # 833310 10-Jun-2013 00:38
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Gooseybhai: Do some more research, you will find this dude is a pawn broker / second hand dealer.


true, but a lot of stuff in pawn brokers is stolen.  

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  Reply # 833311 10-Jun-2013 01:06
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NonprayingMantis: true, but a lot of stuff in pawn brokers is stolen.  


If the Police are interested there is a trail of breadcrumbs for them to follow

"You must, when required to do so by a member of Police:
  • show the member your "pawnbrokers record" and any information contained in it; or
  • make a copy of all or part of your records and give that copy to the Police officer."

IIRC once upon a time the stuff had to be held until the Police had checked it.

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  Reply # 833344 10-Jun-2013 08:24
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NonprayingMantis: true, but a lot of stuff in pawn brokers is stolen.  


If the Police are interested there is a trail of breadcrumbs for them to follow

"You must, when required to do so by a member of Police:
  • show the member your "pawnbrokers record" and any information contained in it; or
  • make a copy of all or part of your records and give that copy to the Police officer."

IIRC once upon a time the stuff had to be held until the Police had checked it.


Don't see how that stuff is relevant. Unless people are tagging their goods with serial numbers, and most don't, then the sorts of things in this auction are totally untraceable.

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  Reply # 833363 10-Jun-2013 09:12
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Looking at current listings I would treat with caution if I wasn't picking up due to the number of auctions, however checking his feedback he has been selling similar items for quite a long time. I wouldn't have any reservations at buying anything <$200 from him. Looking at history he is either a pawn broker or a 'fencer' (ie seller of stolen goods), most likely the former.

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  Reply # 833411 10-Jun-2013 10:14
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Klipspringer: Seller is from Manukau city.. so my first instinct would be yip probably a bit dodge.

I would avoid the auction


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