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Jaim

7/21/2018 8:22:55 AM
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Aug 2008
Total posts:728
Stolen from yard sale...

I had a yard sale yesterday and a Nikon D60 SLR camera was stolen when my back was turned, likely when I was getting change for someone. I was pretty careful to keep an eye on everything but clearly not good enough.  
 
I guess I’m just wondering if there’s something I should do, or should I just cut my losses and move on?

DivaAgingGracelessly

7/21/2018 11:28:11 AM
Member since:
Oct 2014
Total posts:62
Theft or shrinkage?

Was the camera your personal property that was not i:ncluded in your yard sale? Then report the theft to police and make a claim on your household insurance policy. Was the camera part of your yard sale items for sale? Think of it as any vendor would of theft. It is "shrinkage" and part of the everyday risk of doing business. Move on.  
 
Edited by DivaAgingGracelessly, 2018-07-21 11:29:40

axana596

7/21/2018 11:39:25 AM
Member since:
Jul 2010
Total posts:687
sorry

I had $40 cash stolen from my last garage sale, right from mmy cash box while helping someone load a dresser. It's just something that can happen in everyday life, and much more common during yard sales when a bunch of strangers are tromping around. Sorry.

Pawprints

7/21/2018 9:10:50 PM
Member since:
Apr 2018
Total posts:104
Was the camera expensive?

Sorry, do not know the value. If it was say $500.00 or more, hell, put a claim in and/or report it to the police. Also check EBrandon and Kijijii for ads on said camera. If it's one of those itty bitty things, let it go. Hope the person who stole it will get many captured memories of their life or perhaps be able to sell it for drugs as that seems to be the norm in Brandon.  
 
As for another poster, always have another person with you to attend a yard sale. I find that sometimes there could be a "swarm" of people trying to distract you and thats why you need a wing person.

 
 
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