stolen nikon gear

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by PeteZ, May 3, 2004.

  1. PeteZ

    PeteZ Guest

    Bummer - Insured ? (not that it gets back the "personal items")

    - peteZ
    PeteZ, May 3, 2004
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    Justin Thyme Guest

    yep, similar response to when my dvd player & n64 were stolen after a
    breakin. I'd also add to check ebay in addition to the pawn shops. my stuff
    never showed up in any of the local pawn shops, but they could've easily
    driven to brissy and offloaded the stuff there.
    Considering the amount of theft, and how easy it is to pawn stuff or sell it
    on ebay/classifieds, it makes me wonder why noone has created a stolen goods
    register - it'd be pretty easy to implement i think - when you report the
    stuff stolen to the cops, they enter basic details and serial nos. then the
    pawn brokers can search on serial no before they buy something. they could
    even have a public portal on the web so that if buying something off the
    classifieds we can also check s/n before buying. Sure it would only work
    with serialised items but surely if the market for stolen goods was reduced,
    surely the amount of theft would also reduce. Pawnbrokers would probably be
    resistant to such a measure, as i'm sure a large portion of their business
    is based around stolen goods.
    Justin Thyme, May 3, 2004
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  3. NSW pawnbrokers do - it's just there's plenty of dodgy ones who don't
    record their stock properly.
    Andrew Hennell, May 3, 2004
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    Miro Guest

    Stolen good register ...... ok, $40 to register each item worth stealing. I
    need make, model, serial number, year of purchase and purchase price and
    proof of purchase.
    Miro, May 3, 2004
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    Michael Guest

    Pawnbrokers buy stuff regardless of items being stolen or not. the use
    the classic "bought it in good faith" I got stung several times like
    that even if items where recovered I never got them back.
    **** cops period.
    Michael, May 3, 2004
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    Dunco Guest

    You're a Loser Michael...

    If you find your property at a Pawn shop, you tell the owner and NOW
    they have to give it back to you once you show proof of ownership.
    Before, you put it on HOLD and the cops get it back for you and the
    person who sold it to the Pawn shop owner gets locked up.

    Obviously you didn't give two shits about your property or you would've
    taken it further, so once again, obviously a loser.

    And don't bag the cops, it isn't their bloody doing.
    It's the PRICK who stole your stuff !!!!!
    Dunco, May 5, 2004
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    Maurice Guest

    Hi all

    some scum is now in possession of some of my nikon kit stolen from my place
    at Hervey Bay last week

    it includes

    Nikon 80-200 2.8 AF ED (1987 not D series) great cond except for AF and
    matrix metering not working following recent service!
    serial # 218476

    55mm 3.5micro

    F4S and MB21 motor drive
    distinguishing feature cracked pentaprism holder and led aperture reading
    (btw I have the replacement prism and led if anyone needs them)

    Nikon sb24
    serial 2526040

    all neatly packed for fast get away in a big Lowe Pro bag

    and most hurtful of all


    Minolta spotmeter f
    Minolta flash meter IV F
    both mint
    (serial numbers on the way)

    Gateway 9300SE P111 600 15" screen

    rewards for any returns or info! I know its a long shot...

    cops said to drive round to all the pawn shops, thanks guys
    Maurice, May 5, 2004
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    Miro Guest

    I once found a stolen laptop of someone I actually know. I phoned him and
    told him all the GST data was still intact. All the files were still
    onboard. My advice was to pay the guy $900 and buy the laptop and pretend
    nothing happened since he couldnt use it and wanted to sell it.

    But no ...... he wanted to call the police and get it for nothing. Needless
    to say he didnt get it back.

    So what he claimed was priceless data was obviously worth around $899.
    Miro, May 5, 2004
  9. Your better off going to the pub from what ppl tell me
    -= F A B I O =-, May 6, 2004
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    Pebble Guest

    Yair, definitely the best network for information and anyway drown ya sorrows whilst there!
    Pebble, May 7, 2004
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    Bushy Guest

    I once found a stolen laptop of someone I actually know. I phoned him and
    If it was my laptop, I might have payed a visit with a cricket bat.........
    Bushy, May 8, 2004
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    Narelle Guest

    Camera gear must be the in thing to steal this month. Friend has his
    10D and assorted lenses/flash stolen over the weekend. His home was
    broken into, and all that was taken was the photography gear.
    Narelle, May 12, 2004
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