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So I jacked at least 3 racks worth of gear last week. I don't climb and I'm just looking to get rid of it fast and a friend told me that MP would be a good place to do it. No buyer protection and completely anonymous sales. When I looked through the FS threads I notice that lots of gear gets moved through this site so I'm just wondering if it's pretty safe for me to do this cause it seems that you guys will buy pretty much anything without asking any questions.

Is this true?
Yarp
Joined Jan 16, 2011
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Apr 26, 2011
Flaming Pumpkin
Paypal has buyer protection, and sales are never anonymous due to paypal unless you use cash in person, in which case still no anonymity. Normally people do ask questions, but there's no need to be accusatory about it to others Evan Sanders
From Westminster, CO
Joined Dec 10, 2010
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Apr 26, 2011
View of Longs Peak from Mt. Alice, RMNP
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Jeremy Monahan
From Fort Fun, CO
Joined May 18, 2002
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Apr 26, 2011
Takin flight on the 'sky swing'
It looks like Spiderman could fit through those bars... Stiles
From the Mountains
Joined May 21, 2003
791 points
Apr 26, 2011
ECM
I'm looking for a c3 #1, see if you can jack one of those for me. Tyler Wick
From Bishop, CA
Joined Oct 8, 2010
102 points
Apr 27, 2011
A short M4 climb in the School Room @ Ouray
This is a joke right? Keith H. North
From Englewood, CO
Joined Mar 29, 2010
146 points
Apr 27, 2011
I need a conscience and a soul, can you jack one of those for me? Dan Richards
From Foothill Ranch CA
Joined Mar 6, 2011
5 points
Apr 27, 2011
booty is one thing but talk about bad karma climbing on a stolen rack martinharris
From Glenwood Springs CO
Joined Jul 20, 2010
231 points
Apr 27, 2011
Thanks Hank Caylor!
Keith H. North wrote:
This is a joke right?

+1
Bang
From Charlottesville, VA
Joined Dec 12, 2010
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Apr 27, 2011
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I'm looking for some small gear. Yarp: where do you live?

As far as bad karma, gear is gear is gear.
RyanJames
Joined Feb 23, 2010
611 points
Apr 27, 2011
Bellying on the Wedge.
karma only exists if its armed robbery. Ted Farley
From Bozeman, Mt
Joined Feb 19, 2010
17 points
Apr 27, 2011
Hanging out waiting for Die Antwoord to come on st...
How do you jack three whole racks? Seriously. Teach me ;) Alicia Sokolowski
From Brooklyn, NY
Joined Aug 11, 2010
425 points
Apr 27, 2011
If I ever met you, I would most likely break your hands. Then punch you in the face Chris90
From Unity, Maine
Joined May 30, 2010
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Apr 27, 2011
This is a novel auto blocking belay device.  I thi...
Hmmmm... This guy Yarp says he is not a climber but he knows what a rack is and the way he uses the term "gear" makes me very suspicious.
Something does not seem right here. I only buy stolen gear from people who tell the truth.
Rick Blair
From Denver
Joined Oct 16, 2007
286 points
Apr 27, 2011
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steal me a job bro! Jay 1975
From Colorado
Joined Nov 1, 2001
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Apr 27, 2011
Chris90 wrote:
If I ever met you, I would most likely break your hands. Then punch you in the face



It would be fun to watch you try this. PM me for my home address and we can arrange a session!

No this is not a joke. I am completely serious. I never troll. I stole three racks of gear and I'm publicly advertising that fact. Based on what I see being sold on MP I thought this was standard procedure?

[/sarcasm]

Seriously guys, maybe we can start asking some questions about some of the gear being sold on the FS boards here? Way too much "brand new" gear being sold by the same people on MP for it to all be legit. I'm sure much of it is and I'm not calling anyone out I just thought it was time to at least bring the subject up and see what others opinions are. It would seem to me that MP is acting as a clearing house for stolen gear but wtf do I know?
Yarp
Joined Jan 16, 2011
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Apr 27, 2011
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I hope this guy gets lead poisoning. matt.l.b
Joined Mar 2, 2008
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Apr 27, 2011
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Buck Dooley
Joined Mar 4, 2008
73 points
Apr 27, 2011
Hey Yarp, go to supertopo.com/climbing/forum.p... and post your FS. Be sure to supply your real name and address to help facilitate a quick sale UpRope
Joined Oct 8, 2010
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Apr 27, 2011
Obi Wan Ryobi - Darth Vader Crag, Rumney NH
I don't think its as prevalent as you seem to think. The community itself is pretty well self-policed, and any smart buyer would make sure the MP user isn't a new member or just looking to dump gear under unusual circumstances or old gear in poor condition.

I myself have sold almost brand new gear on MP, I bought it at full retail and didn't need it/found something that I liked better. So I sold it to at least partially cover the cost of the new gear. Its not like climbers are exempt from buyers remorse, we all tend to buy more than we need, I highly doubt that even 20% of new-like new gear on MP is stolen, or purposely being sold for profit.

Its pretty easy to spot those trying to profit off of gear sales. They sell "NEW!!!!1" gear at 10%-15% off full retail without tags or manuals. Nothing you can't get legitimately through other sites or MP's Dirtbag Deals.
Brendan Blanchard
From Boulder, CO
Joined Oct 18, 2010
310 points
Apr 27, 2011
ECM
Yarp wrote:
Way too much "brand new" gear being sold by the same people on MP for it to all be legit.


I'm confused about what you are insinuating now. Is it that people are stealing whole racks from others and selling them here or people are robbing their local REI?

I don't think you would find a full set of new cams in the back of the vanagon at the th...
Tyler Wick
From Bishop, CA
Joined Oct 8, 2010
102 points
Apr 28, 2011
A short M4 climb in the School Room @ Ouray
Rick Blair wrote:
Hmmmm... This guy Yarp says he is not a climber but he knows what a rack is and the way he uses the term "gear" makes me very suspicious. Something does not seem right here. I only buy stolen gear from people who tell the truth.



Read the comments he has posted on photos. He is a climber and a theif.
Keith H. North
From Englewood, CO
Joined Mar 29, 2010
146 points
Apr 28, 2011
Keith H. North wrote:
Read the comments he has posted on photos. He is a climber and a theif.


Whats a theif?
Yarp
Joined Jan 16, 2011
6 points
Apr 28, 2011
GYM
troll
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Ice4life
From SLC, UT
Joined Nov 4, 2010
87 points
Apr 28, 2011
Climbing at Frog Buttress
Why is Spiderman in jail?

kachoong
From The Outback, Texas
Joined Jan 22, 2010
190 points
Apr 28, 2011
kachoong wrote:
Why is Spiderman in jail?


learn how to read, " jacked 3 racks"
ian watson
From Albuquerque, NM
Joined Apr 27, 2010
275 points


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