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New Twist on Ebay Thieves kinda of mind blowing.........(7 posts)

New Twist on Ebay Thieves kinda of mind blowing.........abicirider
Sep 22, 2003 4:09 PM
On the front page of the latest issue of Bicycle Retailer and industry news is an article intitled "E-Bay Is Hot: Thieves make the site sizzle". We all know there are many stolen items on ebay that is not new but I never thought of this. Three large retailers in Southern California, Helen's in Santa Monica, Nitro(triathlon Shop) in San Diego and Jax's in Belmont Shores (long Beach) all have discovered thousands of doallars worth of there inventory for sale on ebay, all stolen by store employees doing inside jobs. Helen's figures there employee stole between 30-40,000 worth of merchandise he was a "nice guy trusted employee" at nitro a landlord discovered thousands of dollars worth of frames merchandsise still in packaging in an employees garage after an upstairs apartment got a water leak and the water leaked down into the garage same story with jaxs trek complete bikes stolen and ended up on ebay.
All the stores have said they have completley changed the way they check and keep track of inventory, Nitro owners said he spent thousands on survalliance cameras thru out the store. This is just a quick summary of a 2 page article the article was really mind blowing.
Guess bottom line is you may never know where the merchandise is coming from off ebay.
Just wanted to share this.
Be Safe oput On The Roads!!!!!!
Ray Still
Sep 22, 2003 4:16 PM
makes me wonder where my new pedals came from...
re: New Twist on Ebay Thieves kinda of mind blowing.........Ken
Sep 22, 2003 11:40 PM
No wonder Helen's is high priced.
Swiper, no swiping! Swiper, no swiping! Swiper, no swiping!Mg1
Sep 23, 2003 6:26 AM
Oh, man!

Where's Dora when you need her?

I've heard of similar scams with other businesses. Distributors in particular have to keep close control over any readily marketable inventory that passes through their warehouses - electronics, clothes, office supplies, furniture, you name it. If it can be sold with minimal risk of tracing via SN you'd better keep an eye on it.
Oh man...I have a house full of Dora stuff...biknben
Sep 23, 2003 7:30 AM
...and a 4 YO daughter who knows more spanish than I do.

I think these theives should be "banished to the high tower"

I never expected Dora to be mentioned here though.
LMAO @ Mg1...nmHammy71
Sep 23, 2003 8:30 AM
re: New Twist on Ebay Thieves kinda of mind blowing.........Dragon33
Sep 23, 2003 7:25 AM
And the best part (found in the classified section of BR):

Helen Cycles has immediate openings for the following postitions:

Store Manager
Sales Staff
Asst. Service Manager

Salaries are open.
Fax or e-mail resumes to