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Re: Fwd: Vintage Computer Festival Archvies STOLEN by Tri-Valley Recycling in Stockton - now selling on eBay as seller "tvrsales"

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  • DougCrawford
    ... It s a chilling lesson I guess about putting valuable stuff in rented space. What a heartbreak.
    Message 1 of 14 , Jan 18, 2013
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      --- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, evan@... wrote:
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      > >> I don't understand. Has he not contacted ebay? Wouldn't ebay halt the auctions if it was made clear all the items in question were stolen or at least part of an ongoing lawsuit?
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      > Ebay would only take action if items were "stolen" in the traditional sense, if you had a police report, etc. ... Sellam is alleging that his warehouse landlord illegally seized his property and sold it to the recycler.
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      > In plain English: stolen is stolen. If items aren't legally mine, and I take them from you, then I stole 'em.
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      > But as far as the law is concerned -- or at least as I understand it -- there's a big legal difference between criminal theft and civil seizure. Ebay probably isn't going to take action if someone asserts that a seller bought something from another party who allegedly stole from you, unless you had legal proof.
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      It's a chilling lesson I guess about putting valuable stuff in
      rented space. What a heartbreak.
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