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post #196 of 430

I agree that the quality is laughable and that it would be feasible for someone like Fedex to install high-def security cam systems I was just pointing out that low-def systems are still extremely common. Hopefully things like this help that to change much faster but these kinds of things have been happening all along and the majority of places are still using these crappy low quality systems. And I doubt a single Fedex location makes anywhere near what a single McDonalds does. But I digress, you make good points and you're absolutely right that it would be feasible for most medium or large businesses and would be relatively easy to setup if you know what you're doing. And with how much money is at stake in this particular situation I think TTVJ would be totally justified in complaining to Fedex about the terrible security camera footage quality. I just don't think Fedex "should be embarrassed" or that they should be boycotted when those types of systems are as common as they are.

 

Anyway... sorry to hijack the thread. Lets hope the perp can be tracked down.


Edited by devhen - 3/23/13 at 10:46pm
post #197 of 430

Maybe you could set up a donation thing to help get his money back, if he really was a good member I am sure people who know him may donate a few dollars. :)

post #198 of 430

Very sad to see this happen to Todd, a great guy.

post #199 of 430
There is an ad on audiogon for ear 509 in Marina del Rey from a user with No feedback.
post #200 of 430
Spoke to Todd and the units on Agon are different serial #s
post #201 of 430
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Originally Posted by bbrock View Post

Spoke to Todd and the units on Agon are different serial #s

 

Unfortunate, that sounded promising for a second. :(

post #202 of 430

Did he post pics of the serial numbers on Audiogon? Were the serial numbers verified by the manufacturer as legitimate? There's a chance the thief posted fake numbers to make a sale. He could be using a VPN to avoid being traced to an ip address - this would give him enough cover to try to find a buyer online who doesn't first ask for a picture of the serial numbers. The buyer ends up with stolen goods and the seller disappears like Kaiser Soze. My tinfoil hat tells me this is possible.
 

post #203 of 430

This same listing has been discussed on pages 10/11.  Do not seem to be the same units.

post #204 of 430
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Originally Posted by dgilz View Post

Sorry for you Todd, this is a really nasty blow, I hope your business will go over this.

Can't the American head-fi community mobilize and for the next two month or so make their next buys at TTVJ to help recover ? I mean don't buy extra gear, but only to help TTVJ stay in business while buying what you would have bought elsewhere anyway, in TTVJ's just to show sympathy and at least counterbalance the effects of this steal ?

 

In order to help Todd, this is the most sensible proposal so far.

post #205 of 430

wow. I hope this guy gets caught, but the chances are really low, unless somebody here walks into this guys apartment. Nobody is going to buy expensive specialized audio hardware to flip. They are probably using it themselves or maybe even parting it out.

post #206 of 430
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Originally Posted by fyu View Post

wow. I hope this guy gets caught, but the chances are really low, unless somebody here walks into this guys apartment. Nobody is going to buy expensive specialized audio hardware to flip. They are probably using it themselves or maybe even parting it out.

 

x2

 

Plus, if the thief plans on selling the equipment he'll probably wait quite a while for things to "cool down" before making a move on them.

 

Good luck but it's doubtful he'll get caught. :(

post #207 of 430

He will have to wait a very long time before anyone on this forum will forget!

post #208 of 430

This thread certainly is going to pop up for anyone using Google to research the brand and model.  

post #209 of 430

Like the speed breaks in neighborhoods, this would be OK if it didn't apply to me.  Or, at least after certain hours of the morning.  

post #210 of 430
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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post

Did he post pics of the serial numbers on Audiogon? Were the serial numbers verified by the manufacturer as legitimate? There's a chance the thief posted fake numbers to make a sale. He could be using a VPN to avoid being traced to an ip address - this would give him enough cover to try to find a buyer online who doesn't first ask for a picture of the serial numbers. The buyer ends up with stolen goods and the seller disappears like Kaiser Soze. My tinfoil hat tells me this is possible.

 
VPNs keep logs for the most part.
Unless he has some shady russian VPN.
This kind of reminds me of a story where a guy had his car stolen and 30 years later he sees it on ebay and contacts the police to finally get it back in mint condition.
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