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Old 10-18-12, 07:25 PM   #1
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National Bike Registry (should I bother?)

Just bought a new bicycle. Should I bother with registering it in the National Bike Registry?
Do they have any track record in helpfing to recover a stolen bicycle?
http://www.nationalbikeregistry.com
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Old 10-19-12, 12:30 AM   #2
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As long as you keep a record of the bike's details yourself, I don't understand any advantage to paying them the money. Just record the model, serial number, where purchased, and if it's stolen, you can report it.
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Old 10-19-12, 06:57 AM   #3
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Just bought a new bicycle. Should I bother with registering it in the National Bike Registry?
Do they have any track record in helpfing to recover a stolen bicycle?
http://www.nationalbikeregistry.com
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Hmm. I didn't know about that!

I suspect that the probabilistic value you get for $10 is very small. Lottery tickets are a waste of money but likely have more value.
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Old 10-19-12, 07:45 AM   #4
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Check with your local government. Many offer free registration and tamperproof stickers to add to your bike as an aid to theft recovery.
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Old 10-19-12, 01:06 PM   #5
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Ask the local constabulary if they ever check there when receiving property
after arresting the Perps?
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Old 10-19-12, 02:25 PM   #6
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"Send me 10 bucks and I'll list your bike for 10 years, and if it gets stolen and not returned, I'll list your next bike for free!"

Brilliant! I sure wish I was had come up with this scheme.
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