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Miscellaneous News   Miscellaneous News : At Australians: Stolen A1200 Tower System
   posted by anythingamiga on 24-Mar-2005 4:24:15 (7461 reads)
This item is specifically targeted at Australians:

Hi All,

On Monday of this week I shipped a brand new full house A1200 in a custom built Thermaltake Damier Xaser V5000 case, with Blizzard 1260 accelerator, SCSI board, 128 meg of ram, internal scandoubler, keyboard adaptor etc plus two boxes of software to a Sydney customer by Fastway Couriers ....................


the boxes were scanned into the Sydney depot at 4am on Tuesday and placed in a security cage for delivery .................... they never made it and have dissapeared ie : read STOLEN.
If anyone offers you or you hear of such a system for sale please contact me immediately.


Regards
Doug Moir
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Re: Att Australians: Stolen A1200 Tower System
Posted on 24-Mar-2005 6:38:44
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People taking things that don't belong to them. I hope they catch this guy. Doug, how about the shipping company, what did they say? It is their thing, right?

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Re: Att Australians: Stolen A1200 Tower System
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It was tinhead ned, someone set croc dundee on him!

OK, sorry, I shouldnt be flippant but you are going to have a real problem catching this guy it was nicked thinking it was a PC. The person who nicked it will put it back when he tries to run Doom 3 on it.

Ok ok ok that was equally flippant, sorry Doug, hope you get it back, without dents, not burned out in the field without many miles on the clock.

Dammit, what is it with me this morning?

 
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Re: Att Australians: Stolen A1200 Tower System
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@Wiffy

We also should kee an eye on forums in which a certain persons is asking for help. He cannot get M$ Office to install on this "newly bought" machine.

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Re: Att Australians: Stolen A1200 Tower System
Posted on 24-Mar-2005 7:39:52
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it's not the first time than an Amiga gets stolen...

it's easter time now and thats when most Amiga's get stolen as its now the time for Breakpoint 2005 and The Gathering 2005, remeber back in the days people stole Amiga's at theese party's but not pc's etc...


anyway i hope you get it back.

best of luck.


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Bas#####. I'll keep my eyes peeled on Ebay as well as Computer Trader. There is also the Trading Post website which may show up something. Let's hope.


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Re: Att Australians: Stolen A1200 Tower System
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I have to admit that I have a small measure of pity for the dim-witted prick that nicked this. Doug (AnythingAmiga) has just alerted the majority of the .au Amiga users to be on the lookout for a really distinctive system. I'm gonna laugh myself silly when I see him trying to sell it on eBay...



Doug

P.S - Any chance of a picture of some type to see what we're looking for?


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Posted on 24-Mar-2005 9:26:43
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I wonder how he knew it was a computer? Or was it just big, heavy and expensive-looking?


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Re: Att Australians: Stolen A1200 Tower System
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Sad thing is, once the perp realizes it's not an intel box running windows, he'll just toss it in a ditch somewhere.

Meanwhile, an irreplaceable computer with irreplaceable upgrades is missing, and will probably never be found, so it's lost forever.

Hope it was insured for a lot.

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Re: Att Australians: Stolen A1200 Tower System
Posted on 24-Mar-2005 11:12:02
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Tony W wrote: Quote:
I wonder how he knew it was a computer?


Duh .............. you saw the pictures the other day Tony ..... and when it shipped it was in a dirty big ThermalTake V5000A box with lots of pretty pictures on it ....... oh and it weighs 26kgs !!!


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Re: At Australians: Stolen A1200 Tower System
Posted on 24-Mar-2005 12:04:08
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#### Thats quite alot to get stolen.
Sorry that didnt realy help.
Like the others i will try my best to help and keep my eyes peeled.
But unfortunatly, if there are a good theif they will probly break it down and sell the parts individualy.
Sorry that didnt realy help either.

But do not worry as what is lost can be found coz that is the way of life.

Have you made this news ad on other forum sites ie. EnglishAmigaBoard - Amiga.org
We need to spread the word as much as we can.

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Re: At Australians: Stolen A1200 Tower System
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This brings back haunting pains of when I sold my A1200 in 1997. I shipped it with everything including a monitor, 1230 accelerator + memory and tons of software in two large boxes. It was sent via UPS and was to be cash on delivery. Welp, the dimwit at the shipping desk of the store I sent it from filled out the forms incorrectly and when it was received all that was requested from the buyer was the cash for shipping costs. There went my $800 right out the window. I spent months trying to get the jerk on the other end to pay up, but he never would. UPS tried to help me, but the shipping store never would claim responsibility, so it was a total loss.

In retrospect, it must have been the universe telling me that I had ditched a great computer.

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Things Ive lost in the post

Sent but not arrived:
CyberStormPPC card, that one still hurts
A cheque to a mate
Old driving license with change of address
Postcards from various places

Not got but was sent to me
Amiga A1200 replacement keyboard
Some things in a parcel that I had left at mums by mistake
Inland Revenue rebate thing with tearoff bit - the trouble getting a duplicate was a nightmare
Bithday cards, small gifts
Tom Tom Navigator ( I think thats what I ordered, anyhow it never arrived )

Things that arrived over a year later after a postman was arrested for hiding post at his house:
Various utility bills
Some of the missing birthday cards

Thats it. The little swine must have sold the valuable stuff.

 
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Re: At Australians: Stolen A1200 Tower System
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@ Doug..

Sucks big time...

I'm in the transport industry .. I assume you have placed a claim for lost goods ?

Doesn't help you or your customer though !!

@ Everyone else ...

The Dork obviously thinks its an awesome pc .. Xavier cases weigh heaps... I got one too !!

Wait till the Dag switches it on... imagine him telling a mate down the pub .. " Here, i got this awesome pc.. wanna buy it.? "

they all steam round his house to eyeball it...

and..

You can viz one of em saying something like ..

"Do they make Frangers, HEAD sized"?


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Posted on 24-Mar-2005 17:16:32
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That sucks!

Hopefully, you insured the package so at least it's not a complete loss.

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Posted on 24-Mar-2005 18:03:47
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reminds me of the time someone pilfered my
"CD" case from the backseat of my car.

Im sure the criminal thought they obtained audio CD's

But no, It contained my favorite Amiga and PC cdroms

The *biggest* loss was the Cindema4D disc. Which seems
to be irreplaceable at any cost. Not so much as
an ISO to be found anywhere.


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Re: Att Australians: Stolen A1200 Tower System
Posted on 24-Mar-2005 20:34:29
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@anythingamiga

Sorry to hear this. I hope you had a 'custom' insurance policy.

I keep a eye out for anyone asking specific info on your A1200 tower.

Snuffy

 
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Re: Att Australians: Stolen A1200 Tower System
Posted on 25-Mar-2005 3:35:29
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They obviously think it's a PC, so it will get sold via simple channels, e.g down at the pub, or a swap meet, rather than EBay or a something,

Eventually an end buyer will find it's not quite what they think, I hate to think what happens then.

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Posted on 25-Mar-2005 9:14:29
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A thrashing is in order for whoever stole it -- good luck with the search.

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My point entirely.

Methinks whoever he sells it to is gonna go looking for his money back.


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