honest abe

United States

#1 Apr 19, 2013
I went to Lee's pawn and jewelry today in search of a nice but cheap sander. As I was waiting in line a young black female was in front of me trying to sell a blue Dell mini-notebook computer. After several employees looked at it they informed her that they could not buy it from her because the serial numbers that are located on the bottom of the computer were intentionally scratched off. So, does this mean that this computer has probably been stolen? And if so, I thought that the pawn shop would have called the police? Was just wondering how pawn shops work.

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#2 Apr 20, 2013
honest abe wrote:
I went to Lee's pawn and jewelry today in search of a nice but cheap sander. As I was waiting in line a young black female was in front of me trying to sell a blue Dell mini-notebook computer. After several employees looked at it they informed her that they could not buy it from her because the serial numbers that are located on the bottom of the computer were intentionally scratched off. So, does this mean that this computer has probably been stolen? And if so, I thought that the pawn shop would have called the police? Was just wondering how pawn shops work.
Good question. I would think so.

“AccountKiller”

Since: Jan 10

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#3 Apr 20, 2013
The laws are different in every city for pawn shops.

As far as reporting something like removed serial numbers(possible stolen item) it is up to the store. The most that would happen would be a report. By the time police got there the person would be gone because the shop can not hold you or your item until they get there.
buttmuncher

Denver, CO

#4 Apr 20, 2013
I would think the shops would lose business by calling the cops, same thing with scrap yards, nothing but thiefs go to them places. They make livings from thieves.

the white power ranger

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#6 Apr 24, 2013
WHAT KIND OF SANDER WERE YOU WANTING?
honest abe

United States

#7 Apr 24, 2013
the white power ranger wrote:
WHAT KIND OF SANDER WERE YOU WANTING?
I bought a cheap one for $20.00 that day, but I'm always refinishing furniture so I'm looking to get a really good one that does a good job. The one i was using is a mouse by Black and Decker and it does not do the job for big projects.

the white power ranger

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#8 Apr 25, 2013
sanding sponges for detail work and a belt sander for larger areas...so i have been told...

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