My wife's stolen bike's now on ebay!

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simon44
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My wife's stolen bike's now on ebay!

Postby simon44 » Sun May 26, 2013 20:05 pm

Imagine my surprise when my wife's bike, stolen on her birthday (yes it was her birthday present) only last week, appears on ebay. I have passed the matter on to the Police but the ad seems to be running happily. In the meantime would appreciate a few of you sending messages asking for a bit more info about the bike...

The item number is 181145778480, the seller is emmylems123 and the link to the ad is

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 1145778480

simon44
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Re: My wife's stolen bike's now on ebay!

Postby simon44 » Sun May 26, 2013 20:08 pm

Gotta love the description "29" WTB Cannondale Tyres" - they havent got a clue what a 29er is!

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Re: My wife's stolen bike's now on ebay!

Postby turnerjohn » Sun May 26, 2013 20:16 pm

well I've asked the "what size is it ?" he didn't list the obvious lol

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Re: My wife's stolen bike's now on ebay!

Postby Pnev » Sun May 26, 2013 20:21 pm

Win with a high bid, say you'll meet to collect and pay in cash. Instead smash them in with a baseball bat and take the bike

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Re: My wife's stolen bike's now on ebay!

Postby Matt-r8 » Sun May 26, 2013 21:40 pm

Ask if there is a buy now. I'd do it myself, but i don't have an Ebay account.

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Re: My wife's stolen bike's now on ebay!

Postby Welsh_Wizard » Sun May 26, 2013 21:43 pm

Just playing devils advocate here but how you know it's wifeys bike??

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Re: My wife's stolen bike's now on ebay!

Postby anthonycollett » Mon May 27, 2013 13:50 pm

Wouldn't it be best to win it & then attend with plod?. There is a fair chance the police will do nothing. speaking from past experience.

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Re: My wife's stolen bike's now on ebay!

Postby turnerjohn » Mon May 27, 2013 16:16 pm

well he answered my question with the following....

"Hiya, my parents have emigrated to Australia and left a few bits behind for me to sell. The bike is no use to me. My dad purchased this bike 6 months ago and only rode it no more than 10 times. It's a size small :)
- emmylems123"

over to you, though going by what others have said the Police are pretty useless by the sounds of it !
I'd bid and take it "up" with him when you go to collect....or pay paypal...get the bike then file a complaint with paypal and let them deal with it !

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Re: My wife's stolen bike's now on ebay!

Postby lc1981 » Mon May 27, 2013 16:59 pm

Yep, put in a big bid to ensure that you win the auction, and then contact the police.

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Re: My wife's stolen bike's now on ebay!

Postby bowden769 » Mon May 27, 2013 22:21 pm

How do you know its your wife's bike

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Re: My wife's stolen bike's now on ebay!

Postby simon44 » Tue May 28, 2013 12:19 pm

Thanks for your help everyone. TurnerJohn, many thanks - the classic Australia line! £1000 bike just sold for £360...its only 2 weeks old and ridden once! There are a couple of unique things added to it which you can see in the images and which I have informed the Police about. The Police have completed the ebay form with the crime number but still it was allowed to sell. And I've informed the insurance company and they didn't seem that interested either...am confused...

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Re: My wife's stolen bike's now on ebay!

Postby simon44 » Tue May 28, 2013 12:28 pm

Have now spoken to Paypal to let me know that there will be a fraudalent transaction and they have given me a number that the Police can call them on - 0208 605 3028 - may be helpful for others in my situation...

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Re: My wife's stolen bike's now on ebay!

Postby lc1981 » Tue May 28, 2013 12:39 pm

I'm confused. Did you win the auction?

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Re: My wife's stolen bike's now on ebay!

Postby simon44 » Tue May 28, 2013 12:58 pm

No, because of the close proximity of the seller I didnt feel safe to have any contact with them. A friend emailed an offer of £600 a few days ago which they accepted but they wouldnt give away their address or any meet up point.

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Re: My wife's stolen bike's now on ebay!

Postby hugehero » Tue May 28, 2013 16:47 pm

I would have still placed a bid, won then paid the scumbag a visit. Having had my bike stolen then recovered recently I have nothing but sympathy. Had my rockhopper been a small I would have given it to your wife for next to nothing.

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Re: My wife's stolen bike's now on ebay!

Postby lee1972 » Wed May 29, 2013 00:40 am

should have put a big bid on and made sure you won it

if I had read this earlier would have done it for you
even if you didn't pay or go for it they would have had to relist giving you more time to sort stuff out or think about what to do , as they probably don't have it now so proving it was yours will be hard

I saw 1 of mine on there 6 months ago and even though ebay gave the police the buyers address and as the sellers address I was told they had no luck as the buyer had already sold it on

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Re: My wife's stolen bike's now on ebay!

Postby Thom yorkes pyjamas » Thu May 30, 2013 17:34 pm

I found one of my bikes on Craigslist before and the guy did not want to give his address so I arranged to meet up at a Train Station. The Police were pretty usesless then as well, they offered to send a uniformed officer with me to meet the guy but I insisted it would scare him off if they did. I was right as I saw him circle the Station car park twice on the bike before ringing me telling me he will be there in about 5 mins. He turned up and I grabbed the bike of him telling him it is my bike he stole. He seemed more eager to get out of there than argue. Which is proof enough for me that he is the one that sole it.

So yeah next time make a big offer and arrange a meet up in a public place, it seems less suspicious to the thieves.

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Re: My wife's stolen bike's now on ebay!

Postby simon44 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 13:27 pm

So, in summary, I have informed:

- Police
- ebay
- paypal
- the insurance company

...and noone seems that interested. Meanwhile the bike has sold. It just seems so easy to sell stolen bikes and get away with it!

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Re: My wife's stolen bike's now on ebay!

Postby junglist_matty » Wed Jun 05, 2013 14:20 pm

simon44 wrote:...and noone seems that interested. Meanwhile the bike has sold. It just seems so easy to sell stolen bikes and get away with it!


Yup, go steal one for yourself! ....I've had three bikes piked off me over the last 15 years totalling about £3000, nothing happened with any, got insurance money through each time, but had to pay a £250 excess for each one!

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Re: My wife's stolen bike's now on ebay!

Postby simon44 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:49 am

Ebayer i100ld has bought my wife's stolen Cannondale 29er. He's delighted at his purchase - £360 for a brand new £1000 bike. I informed him that it is stolen and now the property of M&S Insurance. I had no response. I've passed on i100ld details to the Police.

Does anyone know ebayer i100ld on this forum? He really needs to report to the Police.


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