Here in the bargain-hunting offices of The Curmudgeon, we are fond of getting a good deal whether it’s at a Flea Market, Consignment shop, Goodwill, or Garage Sale. Anywhere really, as long as it’s a great item and the price is right. One such sale occurred recently where the prices were more than right. They were down right insane. Customers thought they were getting a steal, and they were…literally.
A man had broken into the home and apparently, not satisfied with his bootie, decided to open up the garage and have a sale. As it happens, the garage was full of expensive power tools and woodworking equipment, and over the course of several hours the scoundrel sold approximately $40,000 thousand bucks worth of stuff. Damn, I wish I had been there. I could have used a new router.
Seems neighbors looked on and didn’t do or say anything as people walked off with the expensive stuff sold for pennies on the dollar. “There were a lot of people who got really good deals out there,” said Staff Sgt. Doug Warn. “We know that there are many other people out there who did purchase items at completely unrealistic low prices … there’s no doubt in my mind that these people now know that that property is now stolen property,” Warn added.
And they could be charged for possession of stolen property. Having to return all that fine merchandise must be really tough, but think of the poor guy who saved and saved to buy all that stuff. Power tools ain’t cheap. But you have to hand it to the brazen criminal. If he had of booked just a little earlier he would have been free and clear. Twas greed that caught the cat. Now let’s see if greed keeps people from returning the items. If they don’t I hope they get it too. Right is right. And if they do return the stuff, I hope they get their money back…every penny of it.
(Information for this story came from CBC News.)A