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    • mutley74
    • By mutley74 12th Apr 18, 10:38 PM
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    Tv from Gum tree
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    • 12th Apr 18, 10:38 PM
    Tv from Gum tree 12th Apr 18 at 10:38 PM
    Been buying a few things from Gum tree recently to try save a few since buying a house.

    Made a mistake bought a 19" tv from a chap in a less affluent area, our clothes stank of smoke as left. The TV has a noise which we did not hear when we showed us with a picture (maybe because he had another TV on loud). I am sure the chap was dealing in stolen goods.

    lesson learned don't buy stuff from areas where i would not want to walk in or park my car at night! This is going back on market place for a loss.
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    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 12th Apr 18, 10:57 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 10:57 PM
    Perhaps the lesson is - check properly before you buy.
    • 19lottie82
    • By 19lottie82 13th Apr 18, 12:39 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 12:39 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 12:39 AM
    I am sure the chap was dealing in stolen goods.....


    So why did you buy it then? Surely this makes you guilty of handling said goods?
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 13th Apr 18, 6:15 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 6:15 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 6:15 AM
    Handling and then reselling? Ironic if it was stolen and the original owner turns up to buy it.
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    • mutley74
    • By mutley74 13th Apr 18, 8:42 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 8:42 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 8:42 AM
    I am sure the chap was dealing in stolen goods.....


    So why did you buy it then? Surely this makes you guilty of handling said goods?
    Originally posted by 19lottie82
    i have no proof just my feeling afterwards. anyway lesson learnt!
    • ScorpiondeRooftrouser
    • By ScorpiondeRooftrouser 13th Apr 18, 9:06 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 9:06 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 9:06 AM
    Are you concerned that you bought stolen goods, or only concerned that you bought stolen goods that didn't work properly?
    • CurlySue2017
    • By CurlySue2017 13th Apr 18, 10:24 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 10:24 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 10:24 AM
    So anyone that lives in a less affluent area and smokes is a criminal. Wow, just wow.
    • dlusman
    • By dlusman 13th Apr 18, 10:32 AM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 10:32 AM
    i have no proof just my feeling afterwards. anyway lesson learnt!
    Originally posted by mutley74
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    • Rosemary7391
    • By Rosemary7391 13th Apr 18, 7:25 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 7:25 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 7:25 PM
    If you have reason to think it might've been stolen I guess there's no harm in letting the police know the make/model/serial to check against their records. It's really upsetting having your home broken into so you'd be doing folk a favour if you were right. I'd agree that smoking and selling poor condition goods aren't enough reasons on their own though. Not sure how you'd tell tbh...
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