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   "Stolen items ending up on Craigslist has become common, but in this case, officials said the items hadn't even been stolen when the ads were placed"

19 Nov 2012 08:53 AM   |   8496 clicks   |   WMUR New Hampshire
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Smingleigh     
Bootstrappy!

19 Nov 2012 08:55 AM
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Thanks for the Meme-ries     
i291.photobucket.com

19 Nov 2012 08:55 AM
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SirDigbyChickenCaesar     
Well isn't that efficient. Determine if there is a market for the item first, then steal it.

19 Nov 2012 08:56 AM
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LowbrowDeluxe     

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Well isn't that efficient. Determine if there is a market for the item first, then steal it.


I would think all the people whose stuff wouldn't have sold who DIDN'T get it stolen because of this would be thankful.

19 Nov 2012 09:00 AM
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jtown     
Moultonborough police believe they were using the Craigslist ad as an alibi, and could say they were just responding to it and leaving with a free item.

farm6.staticflickr.com

19 Nov 2012 09:09 AM
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HotIgneous Intruder     
If only the libruls would let the free market work, then ... BENGHAZI!

19 Nov 2012 09:09 AM
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nickerj1     
Insert comparison between Craigslist and any torrent search engine. Yet only torrent search engines are vicariously liable?

19 Nov 2012 09:10 AM
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ani23     
I must say that was some really impressive police work.

/not sarcastic
//wonder how they knew it was a fake ad.

19 Nov 2012 09:13 AM
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Hoblit     
"Police found that ad on Craigslist, as well as another for a truck body at the same location...

Before anyone could grab the goods, police set up surveillance at the Route 25 address and caught the suspects in the act."
- TFA

Are the police just searching Craigslist every day, all day, suspicious of all free items? Or did someone tip them off. Seems like the article is missing that queue.

19 Nov 2012 09:22 AM
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eas81     

nickerj1: Insert comparison between Craigslist and any torrent search engine. Yet only torrent search engines are vicariously liable?


i758.photobucket.com

19 Nov 2012 09:41 AM
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wambu     

Hoblit: Are the police just searching Craigslist every day, all day


No. Sometimes they troll Facebook or look for donut porn.
i.imgur.com

19 Nov 2012 09:44 AM
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TheGogmagog     
Ah, the ad wasn't for them selling the item (which would be brilliant in it's own right*), it was like this.
1) Spot something you want.
2) Post an add saying it's free for the taking.
3) Go take it.

I don't know how the cops would be able to spot it and get there before them, I wouldn't think you would want to wait more than an hour between the two. Probably just did it too much in a short period of time. They dug to greedily.

/Write and rite also make sense, but I think right is the correct phrase.

19 Nov 2012 09:47 AM
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SirDigbyChickenCaesar     

TheGogmagog: I don't know how the cops would be able to spot it and get there before them, I wouldn't think you would want to wait more than an hour between the two. Probably just did it too much in a short period of time. They dug to greedily.


Someone probably got there before the suspects did and wanted the free stuff. Homeowner called the police and they were waiting for the real criminals.

19 Nov 2012 09:57 AM
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Loren     

TheGogmagog: Ah, the ad wasn't for them selling the item (which would be brilliant in it's own right*), it was like this.
1) Spot something you want.
2) Post an add saying it's free for the taking.
3) Go take it.

I don't know how the cops would be able to spot it and get there before them, I wouldn't think you would want to wait more than an hour between the two. Probably just did it too much in a short period of time. They dug to greedily.

/Write and rite also make sense, but I think right is the correct phrase.


1) I suspect this was an ongoing scam, the police very well might have been watching.

2) The poster would have to post from somewhere they had connectivity, probably somewhere they didn't have their own connectivity (so it couldn't be traced to them.) Note that it was farm stuff--this likely means the poster is some distance away when they post.

19 Nov 2012 10:09 AM
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Tanthalas39     
The DNRTFA derp is strong in this thread.

19 Nov 2012 10:39 AM
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labman    [TotalFark]  
Just in time inventory.

19 Nov 2012 12:47 PM
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Young Lukas     
I would guess they got caught by the too greedy thing. Anything goes stolen or missing from me, the first thing I check is if it pops up in craigslist. So after the first one or two, someone checking is bound to notice that it's gone up as 'free' - which is suspicious, but also notice the timing which would give the whole game up. From there it's simple enough to monitor the freebies for suspicious items being posted or perhaps too many from a small area.

19 Nov 2012 05:12 PM
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Chevello     

nickerj1: Insert comparison between Craigslist and any torrent search engine. Yet only torrent search engines are vicariously liable?


Well, it isn't like there's a category on craigslist for hot items. Whereas every time you search for a movie on a torrent search, any results are extremely unlikely to be from the copyright holders.

How was that?

19 Nov 2012 05:18 PM
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Tanthalas39     

nickerj1: Insert comparison between Craigslist and any torrent search engine. Yet only torrent search engines are vicariously liable?


Trolling? If not, this is the steamiest pile of dumbshiat I've seen in my long day of cruising Fark.

19 Nov 2012 06:15 PM
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vudukungfu     

Tanthalas39: nickerj1: Insert comparison between Craigslist and any torrent search engine. Yet only torrent search engines are vicariously liable?

Trolling? If not, this is the steamiest pile of dumbshiat I've seen in my long day of cruising Fark.


and yet.boobies

19 Nov 2012 08:14 PM
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vudukungfu     
Insta boobies?

19 Nov 2012 08:54 PM
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