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post #1 of 21 Old 01-04-2020, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Odd stolen property?...years ago...

Really strange question. Forty years ago when I first bought my place I moved some stuff here but didn't live in house until I made it "livable" (well, electric, plumbing, etc). I had a break-in. Most things I didn't care about, one had a sentimental value.
Thieves were caught, went to prison, insurance covered my stuff.
Recently I was searching online on a whim and I'm 99% sure I found that stolen sentimental item for sale...which I'll buy.
I'm sure it's changed hands many times and I'm sure after 40 years even if I could prove it was mine (I probably can), too much time has passed.
Curious what others would do?

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post #2 of 21 Old 01-04-2020, 12:57 PM
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Interesting. I'd pay for it to get it back, but maybe also contact the seller to explain backstory. If I were a seller I would probably be willing to believe you and help you get it back (assuming that we're not talking about very high end items here where it could be tough to take a hit on it). Let us know what happens, you've made me curious. Hope it works out for you.
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Buy it back and consider it serendipitous.
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post #5 of 21 Old 01-04-2020, 01:38 PM
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I would tell them that you are pretty sure that is the item that was stolen from you years ago and would be more than happy to buy it back. They might give you a break on price or they might be jerks and up the price knowing how much it means to you. Just hope for the best. If they know that it was once yours, they would probably be less apt to sell it to someone else.

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post #6 of 21 Old 01-04-2020, 02:33 PM
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Buy it back and consider it serendipitous.

I would do this. I wouldn't even tell the seller I thought it was stolen, because I would be afraid it would screw something up. I would just try to reacquire it and be happy I did.


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post #7 of 21 Old 01-04-2020, 03:39 PM
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If you don't mind me asking, what is the item? After 40 years, I believe even if you could prove it was your item, doesn't the statue of limitations come into play for theft? And if you were to recover it, technically you have to pay back the insurance company. If it were me I'd just buy back.

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post #8 of 21 Old 01-04-2020, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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I'll tell the story after I get it back which will be Thursday or Friday. It will be odd if it is the item, as I say 99% sure it is. I can prove it once acquired. I'll be elated if it is, and certainly hold no animosity towards the seller. After all, he/she most likely all these years bought it from (a) who bought it from (b), from (c)...back 40 years. It was expensive at the time, fairly so even now.
Insurance company paid me at the time but couldn't replace it. I still have after all these years have it's missing part!

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post #9 of 21 Old 01-04-2020, 08:15 PM
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It would be crazy if this is what you think. Can't wait to hear the story.

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post #10 of 21 Old 01-04-2020, 08:41 PM
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I would buy it back, and after the transition is completed and the item was in my hands, I would then ask the seller how they acquired it/where it came from. Depending on the answer, I may or may not mention that it was stolen 40 years ago and how happy you were to have it back.

But until the deal was done, not a word for fear the seller and item will vanish.


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