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Thread: My stolen camera seems to have appeared on Trademe

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    Default My stolen camera seems to have appeared on Trademe

    Definitely mine, non kit lens and the same hand strap, which was off an 8 year old Fuji P & S. And a bit of a weird listing....No box, manuals or charger with it.....

    Anybody got some advice on what to do?

    I've had an insurance payout, but did get clipped $250 excess, wouldn't mind getting the lens back.

    Probably not a good idea to post a link to the listing. I've still got the boxes, so guessing that a serial number match wouldn't be too hard.

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    Ask them if there are any incriminating images on the SD card??

    Send a email to T/Me and leave it in their hands.

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    Despite the fact that the insurance has paid you out the camera is in fact still stolen and now the property of the insurance company. You should let them know and hopefully they will speak with the police and TradeMe to track the crook down.

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    Yep. Tell TM and maybe the police? They might look into it with enough "evidence" to go on?

    I got stung a couple of years ago on TM - bought a used camera and paid 50% upfront. Camera never turned up (there wasn't one). I gave the police the details including the cellphone number and they sorted it out. Turned out to be a 17 yr old girl who's mum was not too impressed with the police calling round...I got a refund and a heartfelt apology (from the mum)

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    Advice your insurance company (it's their camera now) ,trademe(they'll halt the auction) and the police , who will hopefully show an interest. You could also ask some questions on it ..like how old is it and why does it come without the manuals , charger etc. be interesting to see what lame excuse they come up with

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    Ask a question on TradeMe for the serial number.
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    This sounds interesting - I'd want to win the auction and do a "pick up" .... with a plain clothes cop at my side .
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    ^ I concur.

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    Win the auction then "pick up" the camera. Dont wory about the plainclothes cop...better to have no witnesses...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azza View Post
    Win the auction then "pick up" the camera. Dont wory about the plainclothes cop...better to have no witnesses...
    I think that's the way we would like to do it - trouble is the law protects the criminal's rights more than ours so the 'compromise' is to let him be charged - rather than taking revenge and end up being in more trouble than him .
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    Ask him to email you a pic from camera then check the exif data or use that stolencamera website tool thing to extract the serial number...

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