Where might I find stolen PC's? Read on...

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Mike Barnard, Feb 21, 2004.

  1. Mike Barnard

    Mike Barnard Guest

    Where I work was robbed the other night and I'm taking the can for
    lack of security. Long story.

    Someone stole 2 PC's with council markings on them and some cash. I
    assume they will be broken for parts in which case there is little
    chance of tracing them, but If you had hot gear on the South Coast,
    where would you try to get rid of it? In other words, where might I
    (very slightly, possibly, maybe with a lottery win stroke of luck)
    recover it?

    Ta hopefully.
    Mike Barnard, Feb 21, 2004
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    tHatDudeUK Guest

    If you had the individual parts security marked you mght be in with a
    chance. Otherwise it's impossible for you to have any hope of recovering
    them. No doubt they'll be stuck in someone's house complete.
    tHatDudeUK, Feb 21, 2004
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  3. Mike Barnard

    mrlipring Guest

    mrlipring, Feb 22, 2004
  4. Mike Barnard

    tHatDudeUK Guest

    Or them shops like Cashconverters. Been in one of them once and noticed a
    few PC's with the lock bits obviously hacked with a saw.
    tHatDudeUK, Feb 22, 2004

  5. Doesn't necessarily mean nicked .... I think bailiffs (i.e. ham-fisted
    great bruisers) are liable to take a hacksaw to a lock like that if the
    keys are not forthcoming from the owner - in the context of a repo job.
    Martin Slaney, Feb 22, 2004
  6. Mike Barnard

    tHatDudeUK Guest

    Yes, they buy em for £20 and sell em for £400 when you can buy a new PC with
    10 times better specs in PC world for £500 new with warranty.

    People who come smash your window and need heroine know it's an easy way to
    get £20. Criminals probably don't have enough time, money or intellect for
    the internet. How many heroine addicts do you think fund their habits using
    ebay, lol. Try the big issue or crime.

    Take a look at my up coming site, and www.thebigissues.co.uk not enough time
    to spend on it but I want to put in a forum to discuss ways to reform the
    big issue and the way it works. By no means to get rid of it or to put down
    it's sellers though. Will be a while before I get the site up and running
    properly, probably july/august.
    tHatDudeUK, Feb 22, 2004
  7. Mike Barnard

    tHatDudeUK Guest

    So they take ur stuff to cash converters to get the lowest price for it to
    take the p**s then? Lol. They then come round asking for more to pay off the
    tHatDudeUK, Feb 22, 2004
  8. Mike Barnard

    Mike Barnard Guest

    Looked there. Ta.
    Mike Barnard, Feb 22, 2004
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    RobertJM Guest

    Boot sales, free paper ads..

    RobertJM, Feb 22, 2004

  10. :) Well OK, less likely if its in Cash Converters, but if from
    bankruptcy auction etc. - its quite feasible. Same with passworded
    laptops .... don't always assume nicked - often the corporate ex-lease
    machines are like this ... when the user returns it to the company,
    no-one bothers to check for BIOS passwords etc. ....
    Martin Slaney, Feb 22, 2004
  11. Mike Barnard

    DCA Guest

    | On Sun, 22 Feb 2004 00:18:20 GMT, "mrlipring" <0m>
    | wrote:
    | >ebay.
    | >
    | Looked there. Ta.
    DCA, Feb 22, 2004
  12. Mike Barnard

    jeebus Guest

    Try your local boot fair this sunday. Also, your nearest computer fair may
    be worth a look. Most stuff will end up being sold out the backof a car
    though, so chances of recovery are pretty slim, until the idiot takes it to
    pc world with all the markings still on it for a repair.
    jeebus, Feb 23, 2004
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