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Old 07-19-2012, 01:53 AM
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I have a chance to trade for a vintage Fender guitar that's very rare but the sheriffs dept said I have to trade for it then bring it down there so then I may loose my trade my guitar and even possible possession of stolen property.

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Get the name and address of the person who gives you the guitar and have him sign a bill of sale. If the sheriff finds it's stolen, give them the information. You won't be charged with possession of stolen property in a case like this.

If you're really worried, pass on the deal. Can't get in trouble that way.
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:07 AM
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
Get the name and address of the person who gives you the guitar and have him sign a bill of sale. If the sheriff finds it's stolen, give them the information. You won't be charged with possession of stolen property in a case like this.

If you're really worried, pass on the deal. Can't get in trouble that way.
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Write up a bill of sale with a guarantee of full refund if the item is stolen. Get the statement notorized with both your signatures and put the sellers driver's license number on it, along with name and DOB..
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Why should you, the buyer, do the provenance? Tell the seller to take it to the police and go with them. That way you'll both know the truth.

Good luck!
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http://www.stolenguitarregistry.com/
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Under what authority does the Sheriff's dept require you to bring your personal property in for a test?
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Originally Posted by glacierbaze View Post
Under what authority does the Sheriff's dept require you to bring your personal property in for a test?
The way I read his post, the Sheriff doesn't do stolen property checks over the phone. They want to see the item in question.






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[QUOTE=yarcraft91;4779747]The way I read his post, the Sheriff doesn't do stolen property checks over the phone. They want to see the item in question.

Exactly what they told me but I'm back all worked out well the guy purchased the guitar new and still had all the reciepts. I ask if he'd mine if I called a deputy when we met to come out and run the numbers and he agreed but then added that he purchased the guitar new and had all receipts. I was floored this will add even more to the value and the Fender is mint just beautiful not a scratch.

Thanks all for the input and I did do the bill of trade with all names, etc and serial numbers since I already had them printed out.

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Old 07-19-2012, 01:44 PM
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maybe I'm missing something here, why the hell did you call the Sherriff's department? I don't call my local cops when I'm picking up some Penn 80W reels behind 7-11 from a guy I found on Craigslist. Should I?
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He probably lives "in the county." In other words a non-incorporated area. His 'municipal services' are provided by the county because he does not live in a town.
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What year is she? Early 60s?
Some of these are 5 figure guitars, so it's a little more than a used fishing reel.
My friend's dad has a '54 that his dad bought new. First Strat Buddy Holly ever played! One of the first in this town. It would be a 6 figure guitar if my friend's dad hadn't routered out the insides for humbuckers in the '70s.
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Hey that looks just like the guitar had stolen last year! What's the serial number so I can match it against my records.....
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Originally Posted by falkon View Post
Hey that looks just like the guitar had stolen last year! What's the serial number so I can match it against my records.....
LMAO..........Sorry I checked it out...............

Quote; Uncljohn - maybe I'm missing something here, why the hell did you call the Sherriff's department? I don't call my local cops when I'm picking up some Penn 80W reels behind 7-11 from a guy I found on Craigslist. Should I?

Uncljohn----I check anything out that I aquire I don't want someone elses belongings where they may have been ripped off, I can't stand a thief period.
If we'd all practice that then maybe the thieves wouldn't have anywhere to fence the items they steal. I know how I've fealt the few times someone stole from me and pity the son of a bitches if I ever catch one.
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Keep on rockin in the free world!!
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My bad, I didn't realize that you had requested the check.
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