Stolen Gear Alert!

Discussion in 'Lost, Found, Stolen' started by yellowlab, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. yellowlab Active Member

    Posts: 2,605
    In a van... down by the river, WA
    Ratings: +89 / 8
    This seems waaaaay too fishy, in case someone is missing some gear in the Oly Penn:

    http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/spo/1532491073.html

    sage fly pole a sage reel - $1200 (forks wa)

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    Date: 2009-12-31, 8:09PM PST
    Reply to: sale-sdqey-1532491073@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

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    well this is a sage 590-4 TCX rod with a sage 3300d fly reel @ extra spool with line on both spools and comes with 2 sage socks and a travel case well I don't want to sell them I want to trade them for a pontoon boat I need a boat more than the fly pole got lots of fly poles and just don't use this one much anymore the pole and reel was stolen about 2 years ago and a damn $$$$#$@#$# took off the letterings and make and model of the pole I don't know why but he did well I got the stuff back and I'm still pissed about it and haven't really used it much after that well anyway this isa great outfit if anyone is interested in trading for your pontoon boat or drift boat I wish but I'm looking for a 10' boat but just call and we can work out a deal.
    you can email me a vince862@hotmail.com and if you want I give me your phone # and I call right back. thanks vince
  2. Porter Active Member

    Posts: 6,378
    Kenmore, WA, USA.
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    Is the TCX two years old? I thought it was born in mid 2009 ???

    Never mind, I guess it is.
  3. Zissou Intern New Member

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    Fidalgo Island
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    This is such a coincidence! I just heard an NPR story that many thieves these days are not fencing stolen items for untraceable and readily useable cash, they are looking to trade the items for drift boats and pontoon boats. It must have something to do with the current economic crisis.

    It would be a lot more appropriate to title this thread "Suspicious Craigslist Sale!" or "Potential Stolen Gear Alert!" And, before posting this on a public forum, might it be more humane to contact the seller and talk to him on the phone to see if your suspicions are justified? Or then again, you could just bust down the guy's door with a SWAT team, followed by a judge and jury. "Happy New Year! Where's the stolen gear, you thief?"
  4. jumbo215 Jasper hickman

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    lake forest park, wa
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    agreed, never heard a sage owner call his rod a "pole"
  5. yellowlab Active Member

    Posts: 2,605
    In a van... down by the river, WA
    Ratings: +89 / 8
    And have the gall to ask $1200 for the set up and not ask for it in cash, but rather a trade? Yeah, that makes ALOT of sense. That merchandise has got to be hot.
  6. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    Posts: 6,416
    Duvall, wa
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    Anyone who could afford a high end Sage setup would probably know how to use at least basic punctuation.

    Suspicious indeed.
  7. Zissou Intern New Member

    Posts: 45
    Fidalgo Island
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    Firstly, the guy said he'd "work out a deal" for the boat. One could infer that he doesn't expect $1200 in trade for this obviously hot merchandise.

    Secondly, I would assume that owners of high-end Loomis gear, like McGruff the crime lab, our hero who sniffed out this felon, would at least be able to spell. A lot is two words, not one.
  8. boboo_3 Cool Member

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    Dallas, TX
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    Craig's listing was deleted. LMAO Running scared now?
  9. shotgunner Anywhere ~ Anytime

    Posts: 478
    45th Parallel NW Michigan
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    "A lot is two words, not one"

    Yikes.. I'll be sure not to make that mistake again [IMG]

    That said, same guy is on the auction site [recognised the script style] +** 100% member since 02

    My moneys on legit.
  10. troutloop Pescando Con Mosca

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    Ashton, ID
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    The TCX is not over 2 years old so it has to be a fake. It was in most shops starting in the spring of 2009.
  11. Porter Active Member

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    Kenmore, WA, USA.
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  12. Jason Decker Active Member

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    Issaquah, WA
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    maybe Brazda's stuff
  13. OVGscout New Member

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    Omak, WA
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    Oh, Lord.