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Climbing gear stolen/lost
ngibbs
16/10/2006
9:17:25 PM
Hi All,
Just thought i'd put a message out as all my climbing gear was taken in Brunswick last night. I am devistated as i only just got most of the rack. So if anyone hears about some blackdiamond camelots size .4 -4 and 2 sets of blackdiamond nuts and 1 set of blackdiamond micro-cam's and blackdiamond harness, shoes etc i'd love to know about it. If someone has picked them up that isn't a climber i don't know what they are going to do with them so i thought they might try to sell them. If you see of anything for sale that looks a bit doggy I'd love the information about it. Most of the gear is only a month old and only had 4 or 5 sessions. Thank-you to any info i get. Cheers.
ngibbs
17/10/2006
10:43:25 PM
Hi Again,
After the guys who live across the alley way decided that they couldn't sell my gear on ebay and they really had no clue what the stuff was they kindly called up and gave back my gear. Very exciting news, and a big thanks to hardrock who passed on the guys details to me to get the gear back. Great, great news.........

AlanD
17/10/2006
11:55:13 PM
Great news!

Superstu
18/10/2006
8:13:19 AM
have you thought of pinching something of theirs and trying to sell it on ebay??

IdratherbeclimbingM9
18/10/2006
8:34:10 AM
Three cheers to Hardrock for their good samaritan action.

On 18/10/2006 superstu wrote:
>have you thought of pinching something of theirs and trying to sell it
>on ebay??
What can you pinch off a low-life that would be worth selling ?

joemor
18/10/2006
8:37:20 AM
Their Kidneys.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
18/10/2006
8:39:49 AM
LOL

... but they are probably shot with hepatitis or whatever ?
armyiain
18/10/2006
12:23:46 PM
So they actually called you up on the phone? If you can, how was the gear actually returned? Dont mean to pry, but we don't normally think of thieves as 'doing the honest thing' per se. Anyway, very happy that it all worked out for you! Racks are expensive (and if it was new, the sting would be twice as bad...)

Breezy
18/10/2006
12:29:25 PM
On 18/10/2006 armyiain wrote:
>So they actually called you up on the phone? If you can, how was the gear
>actually returned?

maybe it went like this ............

Hi Ngibbs,
im the lowlife that flogged ya stuff (wtf is it btw), but no one will buy it on ebay, cause i cant tell em what it is cause i dont know.
So do you want it back ? How about i just shove it thru ya window, im pretty good at breaking in thru those

:P

brad;)
18/10/2006
6:53:07 PM
classic! think id rather have a rack stolen than loosing it myself, especially if the thieves are thoughtfull enough to return it. Wasnt that nice of them! lol

top effort

Richard
19/10/2006
12:43:06 PM
Yeah, as Iain suugested, the actual way the theieves owned up is intriguing...how do you fess up. I suspect they didn't..

On 17/10/2006 ngibbs wrote:
>they kindly called up and gave back my gear.

This kinda suggests they called you....

>a big thanks to hardrock who passed on the guys details to me to get the gear back.

but this kinda suggests you called them...which i think is more likely...

Anyway, well done hardrock..

PreferKnitting
19/10/2006
12:54:12 PM
On 19/10/2006 Richard wrote:

>a big thanks to hardrock who passed on the guys details to me to get the gear back.

but this kinda suggests you called them...which i think is more likely...

I like this sluth work.... But Richard, I don't think HardRock are legally allowed to give personal details
out. So therefore I imagine that the only thing HardRock could do was pass on the details of the
'thieves' to ngibbs.

Therefore, these 'thieves' were probably the ones who initiated the hunt for the owners of this gear
tracking down HardRock as the first point of call.... and so the mystery unravels.

just a climber tired and forgetful after climbing. No thieves, just good samaritans.


IdratherbeclimbingM9
19/10/2006
1:25:09 PM
>I like this sluth work (snip).
... or ...
Hardrock saw the ebay add and passed on the contact details to ngibbs who followed up ?

... or ...
The low-life/s approached Hardrock with the point of view of finding a buyer for the gear, and Hardrock got their details to 'facilitate' any upcoming 'sale' ?

... or ...
Because they stole it the low-lifes knew exactly who owned the gear, but after some heat from Hardrock thought they would rock on over the alley and present ngibbs with it with a lame excuse like "we found it".

... or ...
The low-life/s fancy their chances with ngibbs and simply used this ruse as an opportunity to 'meet' same.

... there are probably numerous other scenarios. Who can predict the mind of a low-life?

It's all a game in hindsight, but the best of it is that the original owner got their gear back.

... does not account for the flogging (kidneyectomy?), deserved by the low-lifes though.
kp
19/10/2006
1:56:44 PM
>just a climber tired and forgetful after climbing. No thieves, just good samaritans.

Yes. The bag was left in the street and returned to the owner.

Case closed.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
19/10/2006
2:11:14 PM
On 19/10/2006 kp wrote:
>>just a climber tired and forgetful after climbing. No thieves, just good
>samaritans.
>
>Yes. The bag was left in the street and returned to the owner.
>
>Case closed.

?

>After the guys who live across the alley way decided that they couldn't sell my gear on ebay
= good samaritans?

I think we need ngibbs version to close the case.

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Post edit:
We hear too much of this sort of thing eg
http://www.chockstone.org/Forum/Forum.asp?Action=Display&ForumID=6&MessageID=3242&Replies=0
(BTW ti did you ever have any joy in that matter?)

It is good to hear a good news event for a change.

kp
19/10/2006
4:01:21 PM
Thought this might make things a little clearer for you m9...

nmonteith
19/10/2006
4:03:57 PM
ha ha! you need a job as a draftsman Kent!

IdratherbeclimbingM9
19/10/2006
4:09:17 PM
Thanks KP. After you deleted your original post I thought we were back to the bad old days. Your graphic makes it clear that apparently there were no low-lifes involved.
kp
19/10/2006
4:25:09 PM
case closed.
WM
19/10/2006
5:07:50 PM
was the next door neighbour walking their cat?

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