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Old 10-14-2013, 11:09 AM   #1
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Stolen GPS

Yup it happened. I was taking all the valuable stuff off the boat in preparation for hauling it next week. My Garmin 740 I normally keep in the salon in a storage area that's difficult to find. I removed it and put it in the car. The next day it was gone.

I always lock my car but there was no indication of forced entry so I can't be positive.

My car insurance has a $500 deductible and a new G740s is $800 at the GPS store, so it probably is not worth filing a claim and worrying about a rate hike.

I checked e-bay and craigslist and so far it hasn't shown up. The police want me to file the report in person with a serial number but I'm an hour and a half away from the boat where the serial number is. I'll be down at the boat next weekend and will file the report then, hopefully not to late.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:38 AM   #2
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My mother-in-law's house was robbed, I found many of her things at a downtown pawn shop. Casual thieves use pawn shops for quick cash. With a little righteous anger and a call to the police, I got it all back for her. It's a place to look.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:38 AM   #3
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Dont bother to file a report after a week. It will be long gone.

Check the local craigslist.
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:39 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear about that. That is always a real pain, or it is to me anyway. The suggestion to check Craigslist is a good one. Also eBay. And local pawnshops, as someone else suggested.

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Old 10-14-2013, 03:08 PM   #5
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Sorry to hear that.

...Pawn shop is your best bet. And one far form the marina, but close to another marina.
Nobody buys a GPS in a pawn shop downtown
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:22 PM   #6
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...Pawn shop is your best bet. And one far form the marina, but close to another marina.
Nobody buys a GPS in a pawn shop downtown
Also, although it is kind of disheartening to think it, the GPS might have been taken by another boater. I have lost several boat hooks, and do not much think anyone took them to pawn.

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Old 10-14-2013, 03:49 PM   #7
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....You are 100% correct John. There ain't many people with scruple today, and many thinks that ethics is a dinosaur.
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:33 PM   #8
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Stolen

Most auto policies do not cover things in the car (transit) normally homeowners does but usually that is even a higher deductible. This is why I think High deductibles are rewarding if you are not going to make small claims you might as well take the premium break for the larger deductibe!
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:24 PM   #9
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It's a sad commentary, but if boaters didn't buy things of questionable provenance, then maybe there wouldn't be a market for stolen boat electronics.

Since there seems to be a market, there must be buyers. Makes me sick.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:04 PM   #10
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I'm not seeing anything over here on the east coast, FL yet. They'd be smart not to advertise it. Darned shame.
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I now put my mobile phone number on and inside everything I own. I normally do not buy too much used items, but if I saw a # then I would call it.
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Dammit man....that sucks!!!!
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