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As soon as you said a guy randomly tried to off a bulk of electronics, I knew they were stolen. That being said, I used to work for EB Games, and stolen goods and serial numbers were something we would talk about. Sketchy guy was sketch.
This was bound to happen eventually, considering the volume your business is doing. Imho, you should always meet strangers at your Warehouse with CCTV actively filming... if you are traveling or out and about away from the warehouse in one of these situations you should definitely record with your phone, in addition to the purchase agreement to you now have.
BTW, is there any chance you can find share the purchase agreement with us? Is it posted on a website of yours anywhere? Don't think it was be able to read it thoroughly in this video.
Also... don't buy stetchy stock from people. That should be rule #1, followed by the purchase agreement (#2). :)
Because some states, you can still be held legally liable for any stolen goods you possess or resell.
(as a previous small retail store manager - I've had 2 dudes walk in and walk out with 8 Guitar Hero guitar/game combos. $600 walked out the door)
My first thought was theft. lol no offense, but that was kind naive of you (not an insult, just means you're an honest person). But seriously though, NO ONE ever just has a stock of 3+ of the same brand new in box retail item legitimately. And sure as hell not willing to low ball sell them either. Being worried if they were fake or not would have been low on the list, #1 is always "this is probably stolen".
+RALLI ROOTS and don't feel bad I almost got fast talked into defrauding a department store a few years ago. I learned what I should have always known.
If the price on high grade electronics is too good to be true they are either hot or fake.
I'm proud of you for sharing ur story. Maybe help some poor reseller not learn this lesson firsthand
Oh bro you should have known those were hot. U should have taken those to a flea market. I would never have done that deal but at least be smart and keep it off the grid. I'm sorry but Video Creator is either naive or greedy.
Ha ha ha... no, you don’t look like a criminal. But, your heavily tattooed arm in about 30-40 years will look like a dirty wrinkled burlap bag. I know some people, now in their 70-ies sporting those old tattoos and that’s exactly what they look like ... but, who in their 20-ies ever think one day they’ll be 70? :)
What does the purchase agreement look like you have? Id like to start using one myself. I had not thought of that. Could you make it available or show a template in general as I am sure yours has personal stuff on it for your business.
So now contact that police station where the dectective works out of and tell respectfully ask to reclaim your property (purple headphones) and they will tell you ..no problem and to claim them at their evidence holding facility and now you can get the rest of your profit...good luck guys stay on the up and up you'll be fine......love your vids
The moral of the story is correct... Be sure to have them sign that receipt. I was buying a camper on CL and they just happened to have a nice horse trailer. I asked if it was for sale. They said yes and since they were moving they said they would sell it to me for $500... Super good deal. I bought it and took it to the next horse show. Well, fellow horse showers came over with a state cop and it was stolen. Ug. I lost my $500 but t least they got their trailer back. I will always get a receipt after that.
"You are in big trouble" Guilty until proven innocent. Remember cops legally can lie to you to get you to confess to crimes. But remember, Cops have to deal with Criminals who would lie to their mothers for the next hit.
I'm calling BS on this entire story.
1) There were red flags from the first interaction - and you just ignored them?
2) You listed them on Friday night and had them sold/shipped before the post office closed on Saturday? Nah. Not buying it.
3) After all those instant sales you had just ONE pair left "that wasn't selling" (within 24 hours) so you decided to list it on Craigslist.
4) The cop somehow had probable cause to believe this specific box of purple headphones were the EXACT ones stolen from a Verizon store (which by the way, all VZ stores have metal gate screens that come down over their windows.
5) This was enough of a priority for five+ cops and a detective to set up this 'sting' in a food court 5) They conducted their entire investigation in the food court and just let you go.
6) Any proof you could have shown that this happened (pics of the items or food court, screenshots of the eBay sales, screenshot of the mug shot message, etc) were completely left out.
Sorry man, your story is BS. If it's not we're going to need to see your receipts, too.
I resell and refurbish computers; found what seemed like a great deal on the Facebook Marketplace on some nice late model laptops at $100 each, which were worth about 250. Guy didn't advertise having multiples but when I went to his place, he ended up having three and I bought them all. Resold them, all was good, he calls me a week later with three more and a Microsoft Surface. I take those three home - and start loading Windows when suddenly "This computer is property of XYZ Corporation and has been locked if you think this message is an error call the number" So I called the number, it so turned out that a janitor stole thirty something laptops out of storage in this company and it took several days for them to be noted as missing. So I started to text the guy and play him to get my money back on the machines from that day which popped up as stolen. And I managed to get my money back from the dude by basically threatening him with physical harm because I knew where he lived and what car he drove which scared him enough to produce the money after several hours. Well, then I got a message from the buyer of the first of the three laptops, it had popped up with the "Property of XYZ" message, too, which eventually the other two I sold would as well. At that point I called the cops. I ended up meeting each of three customers at the police station, returning the money they paid for the computers from me and handing them over to the cops. I was out $750 and the scare of the whole event; happened around Thanksgiving, and kinda messed my holiday season up. But they did take the text info off my phone and Facebook chat logs and picked up the guy and arrested him and his girlfriend who was listing the computers for sale on her Facebook account. He got obviously fired from his job, too. The company he swiped them from is a major government contractor and this was considered a major security breach that those laptops somehow managed to get off of their property.
Don't worry if the account has been permanently suspended. There is an alternative. You can buy a new high limit eBay account and get the full support on setting it up. Just go to www.yourstealth.com , choose the package and contact the support
How exactly did the cop know that this particular purple set of Beats headphones was the exact one that came out of that Verizon store? Was it tagged in some way? I agree that the $2000 on a gift card at a raffle story sounds like BS, and the $500 for (7) Beats headphones thing has red flags all over it. Red flags everywhere, but the thing that really bothers me is that the cops seized your property without actual proof that it was really stolen.
Who is to say that the cops didn't do a quick Craigslist search to find something similar to something that was stolen and then went on a fishing expedition? Their hunch + a bunch of red flags + all the other nonsense in this story sounds like they might be right, but "might be right" is a long freaking way from the level of proof needed to just take your stuff and never give it back.
Wow! ... you're actually wearing clothes in this video. Lends credibility. There's a reason they call them "wife-beaters". LMAO ... Also, you're not criminals, but you have a stolen street sign hanging behind you. LMAO!
He won a gift card in a raffle? You seem fairly intelligent. And why is it the cops couldn't track down the phone number he was texting you from? Or the IP address for the ad? Too much of the story left out for me to get.