All my guitars/amps and pedals have been stolen

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Re: All my guitars/amps and pedals have been stolen

Post by carron » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:24 pm

Thanks. I did/do not want to put anyone job at risk so I am proceeding with caution, but I am following up on this. I am on work-related travel now outside of the US until June 30, it will take some time.

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Re: All my guitars/amps and pedals have been stolen

Post by andy_tchp » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:22 am

samashsecurity wrote: We tried......
Not very hard it seems.

The correct and ethical thing to 'try' would've been turning the stolen equipment in to the police instead of 'moving on' and selling it (which would be illegal where I am).
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Re: All my guitars/amps and pedals have been stolen

Post by Pepe Silvia » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:40 am

carron wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:24 pm
Thanks. I did/do not want to put anyone job at risk so I am proceeding with caution, but I am following up on this. I am on work-related travel now outside of the US until June 30, it will take some time.

I really appreciate this forum. Offsetguitars.com is one great community.
Knowningly trafficing stolen goods is a crime. Don't tread lightly.

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Re: All my guitars/amps and pedals have been stolen

Post by NickD » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:44 am

eurotrashed wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:40 am
carron wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:24 pm
Thanks. I did/do not want to put anyone job at risk so I am proceeding with caution, but I am following up on this. I am on work-related travel now outside of the US until June 30, it will take some time.

I really appreciate this forum. Offsetguitars.com is one great community.
Knowningly trafficing stolen goods is a crime. Don't tread lightly.
This.

They have admitted to handling stolen goods on a public forum. I don't know much about US law, but in the UK that would pique the Police's interest.

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Re: All my guitars/amps and pedals have been stolen

Post by egosheep » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:42 pm

Speaking of which, make sure you take some screenshots of those posts... like, now. Might be useful. Seriously, giving you store credit equal to the stolen merchandise they knowingly sold should be a 100% win-win for them. It's a write off and they won't face worse legal or PR ramifications.

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Re: All my guitars/amps and pedals have been stolen

Post by armyofbees » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:10 pm

oh no that's awful! best of luck on getting it back

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Re: All my guitars/amps and pedals have been stolen

Post by carron » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:35 am

Update, Sam Ash has found a few of my pedals and is shipping them to me and they are sending a check for the sold gear.

I am quite happy about it.

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Re: All my guitars/amps and pedals have been stolen

Post by aliendawg » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:14 pm

Nice, man!! Thankfully it ended well (kind of?)
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Re: All my guitars/amps and pedals have been stolen

Post by mbene085 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:09 pm

carron wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:35 am
Update, Sam Ash has found a few of my pedals and is shipping them to me and they are sending a check for the sold gear.

I am quite happy about it.
That is so awesome!!

I know it's a fraction of what you lost, but a fraction of justice still beats zero justice.

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Re: All my guitars/amps and pedals have been stolen

Post by Pacafeliz » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:22 pm

carron wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:35 am
Update, Sam Ash has found a few of my pedals and is shipping them to me and they are sending a check for the sold gear.

I am quite happy about it.
oh wow, so happy to hear this. :w00t:
a big kudos to Sam Ash, then... i guess...
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Re: All my guitars/amps and pedals have been stolen

Post by 33Jayman » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:39 pm

Wow what a bummer! Glad to hear that some of the money was recovered.

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Re: All my guitars/amps and pedals have been stolen

Post by jamietay » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:33 pm

they also have to have a license to sell used gear (at least where im from), and they stand to lose that if theyve engaged in illegal activity. that would shut down a large part of their business and i doubt they are willing to do that (especially as this infringes on the very essence of said license). As a GC guy, trust me, we would do whatever it takes to make it right.

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Re: All my guitars/amps and pedals have been stolen

Post by UlricvonCatalyst » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:23 pm

Pacafeliz wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:22 pm
a big kudos to Sam Ash, then... i guess...
I guess not. They handled this situation really badly, going from Hero of the Beach to rubbing salt in the poor guy's wounds in the course of a few posts, as others have pointed out, knowingly selling stolen goods. Hope they get collared despite their belated attempt to spend their way out of a crisis of their own making.

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