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Old 03-22-2012, 04:28 PM
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Default Stolen RC cars.

Here is a little story.

I was sitting in a local tavern, having an after work rum and coke, when someone walks in and sits next to me. He informs me that he has some things he would like to sell. We talk, turns out he has a bunch of RC cars in his trunk! I take a look, sure enough, about $5000-6000 worth of 1/8th scale buggies. He really had no idea what he had, or what they were worth, he wanted $50. A pair of 8ights, a pair of Mugens, a Kyosho (MP777 I think), an RC8 (all fully loaded), several M11 radios, and a padded box full of a dozen really nice engines. I jumped on it. I like a good deal as much as the next person, but these were clearly hot. I post an ad on craigslist saying I had several RC cars that were potentially stolen. Within 15 minutes I get an email from the guy they were stolen from. He lists off everything that disappeared from his garage, everything matches. He shows up and is just about the nicest guy I have ever met, he asks how much I paid, he nearly **** his pants when I tell him $50. He gave me $200 for a reward, and informed me of a new track that is opening near by.

My good deed for the day.
Old 03-22-2012, 04:31 PM
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Holy crap. Good for you. You probably played your cards right. In a perfect world, the perp would get arrested and do some time but if you reported him, the stuff would all be locked up and the owner probably wouldn't get his stuff back for a while.
Old 03-22-2012, 04:38 PM
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Good work man! Too bad you didn't get the name of the guy who stole them. That was good thinking to throw them up on Craigslist, I think people sell alot of stolen things there, therefore it was probably the first place the owner looked.
Old 03-22-2012, 05:05 PM
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Get the guys plate possibly?
Old 03-22-2012, 05:29 PM
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Get the guys plate possibly?
I didn't think about it until he was already gone, he left in a hurry.
Old 03-22-2012, 05:38 PM
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Im sure he took off pretty quick.
Old 03-22-2012, 06:03 PM
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Wow, thats crazy and awesome at the same time.

My question; how did the guy that had stolen the r/c's know you would be interested?
Old 03-22-2012, 06:26 PM
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Wow, thats crazy and awesome at the same time.

My question; how did the guy that had stolen the r/c's know you would be interested?
I'm not too sure, kinda starting to think someone told him. I have a lot of drinking buddies, and they all know I'm into RC stuff. He didn't tell me right away that he had RC cars though, he said he needed to pay rent and had to sell some things. Asked if I was interested in a refrigerator, some other household stuff, some tires, then eventually told me about the RC cars. I plan on asking around out of curiosity.
Old 03-22-2012, 07:10 PM
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Thats something. At least it worked out about as good as it could have for the original owner.
Old 03-22-2012, 07:28 PM
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good on ya man.

i cant believe someone would hock all that stuff for $50, obviously a druggie in need of a fix BAD.
Old 03-23-2012, 12:03 AM
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good on ya man. alot of people wouldnt have done that.
Old 03-23-2012, 09:39 AM
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Default RE: Stolen RC cars.

My fiancee and i read this one together and both had the same "That is awesome" reaction. Good on you, my friend. I would have paid that $50 outright just to help him get it back. Cannot say enough about this, my friend, but I can definitely say it speaks good of your character. Well played.
Old 03-23-2012, 10:30 AM
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Well played! I'm glad the gear got to go to its rightful home in the end. Hopefully you could at least give a description of the guy and his car to the local authorities.
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WOW! great story there man! and great job finding the owner. I would like to think I would have done the same thing too. But I bet deep down you are just a little dissapointed you found the rightfull owner

I had a smilar insident last year. I was fishing from my kayak in one of the local rivers when I came across a kayak wedged under a fallen tree in the river. I dug it out and noticed it had current registration. I called the division of watercraft and found the owners name and phone number. he came by the house that night and picked it up. Gave me $20 for finding it for him!
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You sir, are the man. Wish there were more people in the world like you. Should have got the guy license plate number though, maybe turn him in, i dunno... Well played though sir!!
Old 03-25-2012, 08:33 AM
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Default RE: Stolen RC cars.

Unfortunately, karma didn't pay off... because I just had my $300 GPS stolen from my car.

The way things work I guess.
Old 03-25-2012, 08:43 AM
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Unfortunately, karma didn't pay off... because I just had my $300 GPS stolen from my car.

The way things work I guess.
The guy who sold you the stolen RC cars probably had his eye on it while you were doing the deal in the carpark.
Old 03-25-2012, 01:21 PM
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No good deed goes unpunished.


Sorry that sucks.
Old 03-27-2012, 03:58 AM
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Thumbs up Proanti1. Nice job.
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Nice one..
Old 03-27-2012, 04:31 AM
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Karma always pays off....in the end proanti. Nice on bro. And for that, you get 5 stars from me.

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Unfortunately, karma didn't pay off... because I just had my $300 GPS stolen from my car.

The way things work I guess.
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Ja! Funf Sterne! It will pay off in the end, man, for sure. Karma is never instant, or they would sell it at Wal-Mart!


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Karma always pays off....in the end proanti. Nice on bro. And for that, you get 5 stars from me.

ORIGINAL: proanti1

Unfortunately, karma didn't pay off... because I just had my $300 GPS stolen from my car.

The way things work I guess.
Old 03-31-2012, 11:01 PM
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ORIGINAL: proanti1

Unfortunately, karma didn't pay off... because I just had my $300 GPS stolen from my car.

The way things work I guess.

no problem man. claim your insurance and then go and buy it back for $50 in the carpark..that way you are up $250.
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Unfortunately, karma didn't pay off... because I just had my $300 GPS stolen from my car.

The way things work I guess.
Sorry, man. I hate thieves more than anything. My car and my motorcycle both have $400 2 way alarms and my house has several door alarms as well as the firearms I have around. I hate having to do all that to protect the things I paid for.
Old 04-03-2012, 05:48 AM
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How do you know that the guy on Craigslist was genuine and the real owner?  So nice to see someone being honest though!

Thanks
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