Stolen camera gear

proudgeekproudgeek Posts: 1,422Member
edited June 2015 in General Discussions
Just saw this.
https://www.lensprotogo.com/serial-numbers-of-stolen-gear-from-half-million-dollar-rental-heist/
If anyone is offered a deal that's too good to be true, this might be the reason. If you look at the link all serial numbers are shown.

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  • PistnbrokePistnbroke Posts: 2,107Member
    Instead of putting a battery in your vertical grip try a GPS tracker ....diai it on your smart phone and you will get a map with the exact location of your tracker ...if its not been detected that is... for below $50 what are you waiting for .....
  • autofocusautofocus Posts: 625Member
    That equipment is on it's way out of the country by now. They knew what they were doing.
  • IronheartIronheart Posts: 3,017Moderator
    That equipment is on it's way out of the country by now. They knew what they were doing.
    +1, but they are still only getting pennies on the dollar, and it's not even grey market, black market gets even less warranty :-(
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    Pawn shop stuff?
    Msmoto, mod
  • nukuEX2nukuEX2 Posts: 178Member
    Pawn shop stuff?
    But any reputable pawn shop would be keeping record of sales including seller's IDs and they would hold the item for number of days for i.e. s/n verification with the local Police dept.
    D7200, 40mm Micro Nikkor f2.8, Lowepro AW Hatchback 16,
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,943Member
    edited June 2015
    Pawn shop stuff?
    I moved to Wisconsin almost 3 years ago. When ever a camera dealer or pawn shop takes in merchandise on trade or a pawn, the dealer has to submit the make, model #, and serial # to the State Police/Sherifs office and they run it on a data base. That takes 4 to 6 days. Then and only then can the dealer sell that item. It applies to all electronics, lens, cameras, etc.
    Post edited by Photobug on
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • IronheartIronheart Posts: 3,017Moderator
    Right, so how are they going to unload this stuff? The $500K worth of stuff will likely fetch no more than $20K or 4 cents on the dollar. This will have to be off-the-grid sales, you can't put it on eBay or any brick and mortar.
  • Parke1953Parke1953 Posts: 456Member
    They will be sold right on the street or in another country.
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,943Member
    And Craig's List in other locations. All sad but true.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
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