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Posted: 1/16/2006 12:38:32 PM EDT
A friend from work brought in his IBA that he says he bought personally before being deployed to iraq, just in case there were none availiable.

He wants to unload it for 200 bucks, he is an honest guy as far as I know and a good soldier but I also know how soldiers have a amazing ability to "aquire" equiptment when the SHTF...

Should i steer clear of this item considering it could be stolen, or is it probably clean?

I remember someone on here said there were no legit IBA plates availiable on the market??
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 12:47:42 PM EDT
It can be legally purchased, BUT they sell for something like $1200 for just the vest.. Plates are extra.

If you friend had bought it himself, he would know this and not unload it for $200.

Link Posted: 1/16/2006 12:49:26 PM EDT
Gear adrift is a gift...
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 12:54:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
A friend from work brought in his IBA that he says he bought personally before being deployed to iraq, just in case there were none availiable.

He wants to unload it for 200 bucks, he is an honest guy as far as I know and a good soldier but I also know how soldiers have a amazing ability to "aquire" equiptment when the SHTF...

Should i steer clear of this item considering it could be stolen, or is it probably clean?

I remember someone on here said there were no legit IBA plates availiable on the market??



Its stolen/or reported lost happens all the time. It is pretty common actually have a freind that has supplied a few vest to folks I know. He did not sell or buy them though he just came into them. Fairly certain that in most cases D.O.D. does not mark them as property, worth checking though just in case. Didn't the Interceptor have issues.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 12:55:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 12:56:26 PM EDT by fight4yourrights]
RUN FOREST RUN!
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 12:58:25 PM EDT
There was a news story a few months back (and a thread here), about the armed forces more aggressively pursuing stolen body armor cases. Unless the seller could prove that he bought it, I'd stay away.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 1:47:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 1:47:27 PM EDT by 1911greg]

Originally Posted By Lord_Grey_Boots:
There was a news story a few months back (and a thread here), about the armed forces more aggressively pursuing stolen body armor cases. Unless the seller could prove that he bought it, I'd stay away.



wasn't that a supply Marine selling them on ebay???

I dont think I could get in any trouble for simply owning the vest though could I ??
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 1:49:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911greg:

Originally Posted By Lord_Grey_Boots:
There was a news story a few months back (and a thread here), about the armed forces more aggressively pursuing stolen body armor cases. Unless the seller could prove that he bought it, I'd stay away.



wasn't that a supply Marine selling them on ebay???

I dont think I could get in any trouble for simply owning the vest though could I ??



The vests are all serial numbered. That easily gives an investigator the clue as to its status. I know those that bought stolen vests had to give them up to Gov't agents.
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