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Old 06.05.2011, 11:27
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Re: Mountain bike sold on English Forum - etc. ..... QUESTIONS?

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For me Someone who made an effort to return back the bike deserves a simple thanks and does not deserve to be accused /red blobbed.

Giving him Red blobs would only mean> How fool of someone,to accept the fact that it was a stolen bike, how fool of someone to come back to the forum and give it back! He could have sold it somewhere else, blocked his id, to avoid the whole embarrassment/accusation!
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Genuine people are concerned about saving themselves from a public spank, thieves don't really care!
Well, Being mexican I can only put my known third party experiences of fence and other operations.

Drugdealers for example, Would purpotedly sacrifice a shipment in order to let the other ones go through. This is common operation known as a "Gambit" in chess, it extends to almost every other game, life, activity where a zero sum seems clear but it is actually not.


A fence, when threatened of having their selling market shut down, can always concede of losing the good rather than losing the opportunity.After all, the spent money is incredible low from the "hot" source or zero if you did it yourself (other than the time involved).

I'm not saying that anyone here is one, I'm just clearly stating why something might not be out of good will.
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Old 06.05.2011, 11:29
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Genuine people are concerned about saving themselves from a public spank, thieves don't really care!

or people who want to be bankers but can't afford a criminal record should the bikes owner decide to go to the police
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Old 06.05.2011, 11:31
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Well, Being mexican I can only put my known third party experiences of fence and other operations.

Drugdealers for example, Would purpotedly sacrifice a shipment in order to let the other ones go through. This is common operation known as a "Gambit" in chess, it extends to almost every other game, life, activity where a zero sum seems clear but it is actually not.


A fence, when threatened of having their selling market shut down, can always concede of losing the good rather than losing the opportunity.After all, the spent money is incredible low from the "hot" source or zero if you did it yourself (other than the time involved).

I'm not saying that anyone here is one, I'm just clearly stating why something might not be out of good will.
You're absolutely right of course Ouchboy.

He's either a good con man or a good man. I wish the bike owner would go down to the station with him so the righteous among us would be able to sleep.
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Old 06.05.2011, 11:31
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Old 06.05.2011, 11:32
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A fence, when threatened of having their selling market shut down, can always concede of losing the good rather than losing the opportunity.After all, the spent money is incredible low from the "hot" source or zero if you did it yourself (other than the time involved).

I'm not saying that anyone here is one, I'm just clearly stating why something might not be out of good will.
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Old 06.05.2011, 11:34
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You're absolutely right of course Ouchboy.

He's either a good con man or a good man. I wish the bike owner would go down to the station with him so the righteous among us would be able to sleep.
He's postings do not seem ill-willed or purportedly misdirectional.

The OP got his bike; that's as much a win as anyone can get in the real world. thanks to ukal123 for making it happen.
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Old 06.05.2011, 11:35
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Re: Mountain bike sold on English Forum - etc. ..... QUESTIONS?

How ironic that a thread about a stolen mountain bike is put through a repititious cycle and now appears to be running on a flat tyre.... Give the guy a brake, you've literally taken him down the dirt track (as opposed to up) and I'm sure he'll be in a better frame of mind the next time he's offered a wheel too good to be true....

It's up to ukal123 as to what he does with regards to going to the police or tracking down the guy, however, it's up to us all if we are to get involved or become interested in anything ukal123 ever tries to sell on/via/through EF ever again.... I'd also be on the lookout for a guy called chal456 in the near future....
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Old 06.05.2011, 11:38
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How ironic that a thread about a stolen mountain bike is put through a repititious cycle and now appears to be running on a flat tyre.... Give the guy a brake, you've literally taken him down the dirt track (as opposed to up) and I'm sure he'll be in a better frame of mind the next time he's offered a wheel too good to be true....
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Re: Mountain bike sold on English Forum - etc. ..... QUESTIONS?

Talking about locks - isn't it time to lock this? The guy has dealt with this - he was either naive, stupid or a wheeler dealer. Must say I'd not buy any of the fancy goods on offer with bizarre stories attached... but.
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Old 06.05.2011, 11:45
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Talking about locks - isn't it time to lock this? The guy has dealt with this - he was either naive, stupid or a wheeler dealer. Must say I'd not buy any of the fancy goods on offer with bizarre stories attached... but.
Indeed. Caveat emptor.
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Old 06.05.2011, 12:09
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Re: Mountain bike sold on English Forum - etc. ..... QUESTIONS?

This thread is brilliant. Thanks to this I just had a PM from someone interested in a bed I am giving away asking if I have a receipt for it to prove it is not stolen

Mimi the bed snatcher strikes again.
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Old 06.05.2011, 12:12
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This thread is brilliant. Thanks to this I just had a PM from someone interested in a bed I am giving away asking if I have a receipt for it to prove it is not stolen

Mimi the bed snatcher strikes again.
If you don't have it, just be sure as hell to stick your original story about where it came from!
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Old 06.05.2011, 12:14
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If you don't have it, just be sure as hell to stick your original story about where it came from!
Well I'm getting rid of it for a friend.....
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Old 06.05.2011, 12:20
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Well I'm getting rid of it for a friend.....
Yeah, someone saw that you had a bed already and made the correct assumption that you obviously like beds. You must be one of those people who regularly use them for sleeping in and other such activities.

That being so, it is obvious that you'd be in the market for someone else's broken bed. A bed so bad that they are just pushing it around the neighbourhood, not wanting it themselves, but sure in the knowledge that another bed enthusiast would want it.

You saw your opportunity! All you had to do was trust a complete stranger, hand over cash to someone you've never met before, take the bed into your apartment, photograph it, research it, and advertise it on EF, and you'd soon be the proud owner of a wonderful 20 CHF profit! Just think, for such a small amount of work you'll soon be able to have a whole 20 CHF! It's worth the punt.
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Old 06.05.2011, 12:32
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Old 06.05.2011, 12:35
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Yeah, someone saw that you had a bed already and made the correct assumption that you obviously like beds. You must be one of those people who regularly use them for sleeping in and other such activities.

That being so, it is obvious that you'd be in the market for someone else's broken bed. A bed so bad that they are just pushing it around the neighbourhood, not wanting it themselves, but sure in the knowledge that another bed enthusiast would want it.

You saw your opportunity! All you had to do was trust a complete stranger, hand over cash to someone you've never met before, take the bed into your apartment, photograph it, research it, and advertise it on EF, and you'd soon be the proud owner of a wonderful 20 CHF profit! Just think, for such a small amount of work you'll soon be able to have a whole 20 CHF! It's worth the punt.
Almost: missing bed...
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Re: Mountain bike sold on English Forum - etc. ..... QUESTIONS?

Oh my God!

The steriliser I am giving for free comes from Mimi.... Who gave it to me for free!

Now, I should have ask for a receipt since I have no idea from who she got it.... It might be the Hooker downstairs? And if that Hooker got it from one of her client who has a broken german accent?

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Oh my God!

The steriliser I am giving for free comes from Mimi.... Who gave it to me for free!

Now, I should have ask for a receipt since I have no idea from who she got it.... It might be the Hooker downstairs? And if that Hooker got it from one of her client who has a broken german accent?

I'm actually getting worried with where this is going. I have loads of stuff for sale at the moment and am earning myself a reputation as a swindler.

I'm legit honest!!!!
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Old 06.05.2011, 12:46
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I'm actually getting worried with where this is going. I have loads of stuff for sale at the moment and am earning myself a reputation as a swindler.

I'm legit honest!!!!

but is your 'mate' legit??
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Old 06.05.2011, 12:49
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but is your 'mate' legit??

I lied. I don't have any mates.

I'm actually selling all my stuff to try and buy some friends.
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