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  1. #14
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    Has anyone besides me ever wondered what the percentage of used tools on ebay are stolen. If I had to hazard a guess I would say 70%. I bet its probably the largest outlet for stolen goods in the world. I know I bought a set of deep sockets off there and it had someones name engraved in every one. I've bought used tools off there 4 times and three of the four had markings that lead me to believe they where stolen. I've have'nt bought any used tools since as I would prefer not to encourage the problem. I would be devastated if my truck got cleaned out. Even some of the new tools on Ebay are at a price level I wonder if someone stole a pallet off a truck.

  2. #15
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    I would like to get one of those heavy duty steel boxes and bolt it to the floor and keep all my tools in it. Than, they will probably steel the whole van!

  3. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by josefbrunclik View Post
    I would like to get one of those heavy duty steel boxes and bolt it to the floor and keep all my tools in it. Than, they will probably steel the whole van!
    many moons ago I worked for an old guy....he kept his meters and expensive stuff in asmall trash can had a tray that lifted out with trash on it underneath was his meters. He never emptied the trash from the top tray LOL

  4. #17
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    Twilli says CL is full of scammers....Twilli contacted this seller about this car and she claims the car is in UK and will be shipped here free....http://toledo.craigslist.org/ctd/1326529669.html


    This is Twilli email correspondence:

    The car is already at the shipping company in Liverpool UK( i recently moved here from the States because of my job and i took the car with me ) sealed and ready for shipping but no problem because you can see,test drive and inspect the car before purchasing. I have a contract with eBay so this deal must go through them. I'm very busy with my job and I`m left out of town so I can't meet you in person, so this is the reason why I chose to sell my car over the Internet. According with eBay you have 5 days from the time you receive the car to inspect it and decide if you want to keep it or not.
    Here is how it will work:
    1. First of all I will need the following details from you:
    - Full Name
    - Full Shipping Address
    2. After I will receive the details from you, I will forward them to eBay.
    3. After they will process your info, they will send us both invoices. The invoice will send you the details on how to make a refundable payment.
    4. eBay will contact me and I will ship the car to you. After you receive the car you will have 5 days to test, verify and do whatever you want with the car. If you will buy it, then I will receive the payment details from eBay so that I can pick up the money.
    5. If you will decide that you will not buy the car, eBay will refund the money and I will have the shipping company come pick up my car. If you wish to make the transaction, please send me the necessary info so that we can proceed. I look forward to hear from you.

    Thank you


    From: TWilli3967@aol.com
    Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 23:12:23 -0400
    Subject: Re: %% 2006 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE SRT8 425HP WITH NAVIGATION $$ - $5900
    To: cherylburkitt@msn.com


    I am very interested. When can I see the vehicle?

    Terry

    In a message dated 8/15/2009 9:33:48 P.M. Central Daylight Time, cherylburkitt@msn.com writes:
    Thank you for your interest in buying my car. Let me tell you a few words about the car.It's a 2006 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE SRT8,in perfect condition, with no need for additional repairs, no scratches, dings, special marks whatsoever, never been involved in any accidents. The interior looks great (NO SMOKING). It has 62168 miles.It has a clear title ready to be signed and notarized on your name.The price is not negotiable , $5,900.00 US is my last price.I sell the car at this price because I cannot enjoy it due to my job(I work as a dealer on a cruise ship) and I'm a single woman and I have nobody close who can use it. All documents, including owner's manual, clear title and a bill of sale on your name will be provided along with the car.Also about payment and shipping(wich is free of charge for you) I will use only eBay vehicle protection program so we can both be protected.I am affiliated at eBay and I have a purchase protection account for $20.000

    I will take in consideration only those buyers who are really interested in buying the car, to be sure that I don't waste my time with endless discussions. This way, I shall be assured of the serious intentions. So if you are interested please e-mail me back for more details about the transaction.
    Thank you!
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  5. #18
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    All that for a $100! Well that is suspicious alright.

    When my neighbor past away a while back, his wife put all his tools out with the garbage. All the men in the neighborhood quickly started grabbing stuff. I told my wife to sell all my stuff on eBay or craigslist if something happens to me, but I wonder what she will sell the stuff for? She has no idea what things are worth. I have also seen items on eBay, where a widow or kin would say up front that they did not know what the stuff was.

  6. #19
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    Haha. This is really funny. No need to worry guys. I attend branford hall (tech school) in Springfield and this is the starting tool kit they give us. Probably just some dropout trying to get some quick money, too bad they paid $14,000 for the tools. If they were smart they would have held out longer for the laptop i am posting on right now

    Small world huh?


    PS Some good tools in there too, YJ titan 4 valve, UEI multimeter, Klein screwdrivers and pliers, flare block etc.

    could prob talk him down a bit too, seeing as how he dose'nt know what hes got.

  7. #20
    Yeah Looks exactly like what They sell at Lincoln Tech. altho they sell it to the students for almost 800 dollars

  8. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Man Shea View Post
    Haha. This is really funny. No need to worry guys. I attend branford hall (tech school) in Springfield and this is the starting tool kit they give us. Probably just some dropout trying to get some quick money, too bad they paid $14,000 for the tools. If they were smart they would have held out longer for the laptop i am posting on right now

    Small world huh?


    PS Some good tools in there too, YJ titan 4 valve, UEI multimeter, Klein screwdrivers and pliers, flare block etc.

    could prob talk him down a bit too, seeing as how he dose'nt know what hes got.
    Dang, I wish I got a tool kit when I went to school. And a laptop too! Maybe a slide rule.

  9. #22
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    I don't know how craigslist works. But can't you just email the owner and get the history and/or the story behind the tools being sold.

    "hey guy? are these tools hot or are you just a dumb a$$?"

  10. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by benncool View Post
    I don't know how craigslist works. But can't you just email the owner and get the history and/or the story behind the tools being sold.

    "hey guy? are these tools hot or are you just a dumb a$$?"
    Yes, you can. I buy stuff all time.

  11. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by benncool View Post
    I don't know how craigslist works. But can't you just email the owner and get the history and/or the story behind the tools being sold.

    "hey guy? are these tools hot or are you just a dumb a$$?"
    I sent the guy an email expressing interest in them, but never heard back.

    I wouldn't buy them if stolen, I just wanted to see what his deal was.

  12. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwalley View Post
    I sent the guy an email expressing interest in them, but never heard back.

    I wouldn't buy them if stolen, I just wanted to see what his deal was.
    I sent one aswell, Our department head wants some extras for other students. there is also a post where our schools shirts are wanted for some reason. A thought just occured though they could be stolen from a student here, but noones reported such a thing.

  13. #26
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    Double post.

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