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Posted: 5/20/2005 11:02:47 AM EST
We are having a yard sale today. I decided to sell an NcStar scope on carry handle. Well, I went into the house and my wife came in shortly after, she needed change for a 50. By the time we got back outside some “A” hole took the scope and the kids clothes. I can’t believe people. All of the people there were of “Latin” persuasion; this really helps their cause. They were pretending that they didn't haabla Englasey. I talked to somebody else about it and they got $600 taken from them. Evidently they use a distraction and make off with the goods, if you are having a garage sale in Texas, watch your stuff closely. It didn’t cost me a lot but I just can’t believe some, probably illegal that doesn’t even own an AR, would steal it.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:04:25 AM EST
IBTL.

I hate it when that happens, terrible.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:05:31 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:06:36 AM EST
Rule of thumb is trust no one. The only honorable people are you and yours, everyone else is out to screw you.

Sad but true.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:07:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By Wave:
You left your stuff unsecure



You're supposed to be able to do that in your own yard..........

But, yeah, it happens.

Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:07:52 AM EST
I guess you expected too much from them. Shouldn't have been a surprise, though-
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:10:03 AM EST
I dont know why you would let a bunch of non english speakign people alone with your stuff.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:11:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By Jerret:
I dont know why you would let a bunch of non english speakign people alone with your stuff.



What the heck does "non English speaking" have to do with it.

You can get screwed by ANYONE!!!
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:12:17 AM EST
Sorry to hear that. It sucks to have to learn the hard way.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:12:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By operatorerror:

Originally Posted By Jerret:
I dont know why you would let a bunch of non english speakign people alone with your stuff.



What the heck does "non English speaking" have to do with it.

You can get screwed by ANYONE!!!



Dude drop the racist shit, you know you wouldnt.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:13:16 AM EST
That seriously sucks, but it's not too wise to leave a yard sale lone.

I hate that it's gotten to the point where you can get ripped off even at a neighborhood yard sale.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:15:09 AM EST
That's the reason why I send all my stuff to Hannah Home.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:15:34 AM EST
I hear ya. It bites that some jerk/jerks would steal at garage sale prices.

Sorry man, I could say much more but I don't want to get your post locked.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:17:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By Jerret:

Originally Posted By operatorerror:

Originally Posted By Jerret:
I dont know why you would let a bunch of non english speakign people alone with your stuff.



What the heck does "non English speaking" have to do with it.

You can get screwed by ANYONE!!!



Dude drop the racist shit, you know you wouldnt.



RACIST SHIT!?!

See my above post. Your right, I wouldn't have left my stuff out with anyone. Trust nobody. It doesn't matter what language they speak or what race they are.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:18:52 AM EST
The GF and I have 2 or 3 garage/yard sales a year and we've caught SHITLOADS of *ahem* hispanic individuals attempting to walk off without paying for stuff. We NEVER leave things unattended, and ALWAYS have at least two people in the driveway at all times.

We're wise to the "distraction" methods-and here's the kicker: If she or I see someone that genuinely looks a little light in the wallet and kinda needy, we either drastically reduce the price of the item(s) they're looking at or actually GIVE it to them.

Fucking thieves-of ANY race.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:54:31 AM EST
I really don't care what race or language you claim. What I meant was that part of their schtick was to distract you by making you feel sorry that they didn't speak English. The wife gets help and they bail with you stuff.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 11:59:29 AM EST
Ain't but one thing worse than a dead thief......
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:27:49 PM EST
A minority would steal from you???I'm shocked!!!!

Maybe those crime statistics that show minorities are vastly over represented in prison might tell us something.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:35:09 PM EST
Yeah, and they try to place the 25 cent price tag on the $20 items.

If you notice, most of the thiefs travel in groups, they keep you busy while the one steals.

Imagine that... having to steal at a garage sale. Talk about the skum of the earth.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:39:42 PM EST
The same thing happened to me at every swap meet I ever went to in CA. Actually caught a woman stealing some stuff off my mom's table and she was pissed I made her put it back.
Yo quero mucho gratis.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:45:39 PM EST
Bait 'em.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:49:43 PM EST
Should've used the EE.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:50:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:55:38 PM EST
Fuck diversity!
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:58:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By brasspile:
"These people grew up in a differen't 'cultre' than we are accustomed to. We need to understand what they feel is of value vs. what we feel as value. Value is NOT absolute, it is relative, if you have a trophy given to you, you do not hold any value to it. If you earned the trophy, It is of value to YOU. Same goes for others placing a 'value' on your items. Different culture, different assumptions".

P.S. EMBRACE DIVERSITY!!!!!!!!!!!!




Ummm I know you are speaking english, but I don't know if you are trying to be sarcastic or what??I don't follow your logic, can you please clarify????............
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:58:26 PM EST
Private Pyle lowdrag82, if there is one thing in this world that I hate, it is an unlocked footlocker unsecure garage sale! You know that don't you! If it wasn't for dickheads like you, there wouldn't be any thievery in this world, would there?!
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 5:01:57 PM EST
It's tough to maintain some faith in humanity when you get violated like that.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 5:09:04 PM EST
What about the 50$
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 5:21:33 PM EST
Same thing happened to my mom at her yard sale awhile back
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 5:27:31 PM EST
Damn! Shoplifting at a yard sale! The world is really coming to an end!
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 5:32:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 5:38:26 PM EST
Grasshopper,

Just donate your shit and write it off your taxes and be done with it.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 5:48:28 PM EST
I an married to a Mexican national, it has nothing to do with race, those people were trash. There are all kinds of trash out there, next time you leave your stuff outside it might be white trash that steals your stuffh.gif
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