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    Suspicious used bike sale?

    I found This add on Craigslist today, and emailed the guy out of curiosity. Here's the response I got:

    HUGE BIKE SALE WILL BE SATURDAY JULY 15th
    Come out ANYTIME 8-5 on SATURDAY.
    OVER 200 used Hybrids, Road, BMX, Mountain, Classic, Cruisers, 1 & 3
    speeds, & a lot of other bike parts, racks, etc...... LOTS OF BIKES AT $40!
    901 Jackson Street
    Benicia CA 94510
    You'll see a sign for it on the right hand side that says JACKSON STREET
    SELF STORAGE. Park and walk up the ramp
    My storage is open 8-5. Cash only.

    The bikes are all used and I do not steal them! All of the bikes have
    been purchased! I am a P.E. teacher and I give away bikes as an incentive
    at school to help keep kids in school! This helps pay for them! Any
    questions please call!
    THANKS! SKIP 707 ***-****
    What do you guys think? His reasons for the bikes being "not stolen" don't add up to me. Should I send an email to the Benicia Police Department? Or just call the guy and see how legit he sounds before heading out for a look?

    I don't want to get an honest person in trouble, but at the same time, I don't want to support bike theivery.

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    Huh. That's been posted in the Sacramento Craigslist too. I don't know what to think either.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shatdow
    I found This add on Craigslist today, and emailed the guy out of curiosity. Here's the response I got:



    What do you guys think? His reasons for the bikes being "not stolen" don't add up to me. Should I send an email to the Benicia Police Department? Or just call the guy and see how legit he sounds before heading out for a look?

    I don't want to get an honest person in trouble, but at the same time, I don't want to support bike theivery.
    That add was up last week, and I emailed him. I never showed up, as they seem to be stolen bikes =/ He must be setting up another sell day.

    Seems he emailed me the same thing as you.

    MASSIVE BIKE SALE WILL BE SUNDAY JULY 9th, other days by appointment only. Come out ANYTIME 8-5 on SUNDAY.
    OVER 200 used Hybrids, Road, BMX, Mountain, Classic, Cruisers, 1 & 3 speeds, & a lot of other bike parts, racks,etc......
    901 Jackson Street
    Benicia CA 94510
    You'll see a sign for it on the right hand side that says JACKSON STREET SELF STORAGE. Drive up the ramp and park.
    My storage is open 8-5. Cash only.
    THANKS! SKIP 707 746-1162

    If you'd like give the cops the adress.

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    Yeah, I'm thinking there's no way this is real, especially with multiple sell attempts. I'm going to send an email to the Benecia PD.

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    My take: never buy anything from a self-store. That's about as bad as walking up to a 15 year old in the crummy districts of chicago and buying a handful of gold chains for $100.
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    Well me and siu blue wind are thinking about going to it tomorow and checking it out. So call the cops after about 11am please.

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    We're bringing a camera..............
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    To document illegal activity

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    Ok. I promise not to take a pic of you buying that Bianchi if you promise not to take one of me buying that Specialized..........*wink*
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    oh noes, the BF mafia is going to "regulate" on that poor poor "bikethieflikeperson" (registered trademark, Catatonic Industrial Strangeness, Inc. all rights reserved).
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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    oh noes, the BF mafia is going to "regulate" on that poor poor "bikethieflikeperson" (registered trademark, Catatonic Industrial Strangeness, Inc. all rights reserved).
    Holy crap cata, I just broke into uncontrollable snot bursting laughter. You are the king

    and sbw, alright *winks*

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    Alright, I sent an email to the Benicia PD, and this was their response:

    I know Detective Menesini replied to your e-mail but I have even more
    updated information since he communicated with you.


    The guy who is selling these bikes is a local Benicia resident and has
    been selling bikes for some time now. He normally buys these bikes at
    local auction houses and then turns around and re-sells them. This is
    not to say that he could not be selling stolen bikes, just unlikely.
    We have alerted the patrol staff which will be on duty during this event
    and they will be conducting a check during the sale. Thanks for the
    information. If there is and arrest or recovery made I will keep you
    informed.
    You're right catatonic, I'm a bit of a tattletale. Just want to set my conscience straight, ya know?

    (I'll be going there tomorrow too, btw!)

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    WoOOO HooooOOO!!! All bets are off!! Get your wallet, little bro! Pick me up!!! YAYUH!!!
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    dangit...he's legit, and it costs too much for a plane ticket....that would have been a great way to get a beater bike for going to concerts and stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    My take: never buy anything from a self-store. That's about as bad as walking up to a 15 year old in the crummy districts of chicago and buying a handful of gold chains for $100.
    hopefully the bikes won't turn your neck green, though.

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    or something else... o_0

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    Ha ha! Pheard, do you have anything to say?
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    Did you two go to the bike sale?

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    Me and siu blue wind went, I got a 4300 mainly just for the frame. The ****** sales person would not negotiate on anything. Its either an 04 or 05 bike. The frame is in great condition but it looks like the guy put tons of garbage parts on the bike. I'm going to repaint it and fix it all up.

    For some reason I thought I'd broughten my camera, but now I can't find it. I'm afraid its lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard
    Me and siu blue wind went, I got a 4300 mainly just for the frame. The ****** sales person would not negotiate on anything. Its either an 04 or 05 bike. The frame is in great condition but it looks like the guy put tons of garbage parts on the bike. I'm going to repaint it and fix it all up.

    For some reason I thought I'd broughten my camera, but now I can't find it. I'm afraid its lost.

    Thanks for the reply Pheard...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hambone40
    Thanks for the reply Pheard...
    Is that sposed to be sarcasm? I just got back and saw this thread. Geeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard
    Is that sposed to be sarcasm? I just got back and saw this thread. Geeze.

    Lighten up....it was not sarcasm at all. I said thanks and I meant thanks. Don't get all girlfriend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hambone40
    Lighten up....it was not sarcasm at all. I said thanks and I meant thanks. Don't get all girlfriend.
    My 250$ camera is gone!!!!!!!!! *runs around like a chicken with its head cut off. *cries

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    He found it. He's better now. He'll post pics. I hope he takes a pic of that new fangled way to get it moving.....


    edit: I thought he was going to post it here but he made a new thread in Mtn Biking....

    Bought a trek 4300 for a 100 Dolla
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    So were the bikes stolen or what's the deal?

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