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I was wondering if their is away to check if a horn has been stolen. I know you can call the police, but where I live their are too many small towns and cities for me to check it would probably take all day for that to happen. I was wondering if their is a Stolen horn data bank that I could check if it has been stolen or not. It is a rediculues low price. I did a search, and found Thread from back in 04, but the site didn't work.

Plesae help. This deal has to go down today, but I can't do it if I don't know that it isn't stolen!!!!

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Carbs: Almost every police and sheriff's department in the country uses NCIC, a national data base of stolen property and wanted suspects. So, most all departments can query the database.

Whether they will share the info with a private person may be a matter of department policy. You may want to stop by your local department, present yourself, and make an in-person inquiry. No guarantee they will tell you, though. DAVE
 

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While you're at it, alas my son, stop by your local spellchecker.

Their=belonging to them
There=in existence, at some distance from us (as opposed to Here)

etc.
 

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While you're at it, alas my son, stop by your local spellchecker.

Their=belonging to them
There=in existence, at some distance from us (as opposed to Here)

etc.
I wrote the following making sure I used spell check.....


I have a spelling checker,
It came with my PC;
It plainly marks four my revue
Mistakes I cannot sea.
I’ve run this poem threw it,
I’m sure you’re please too no,
It’s letter perfect in it’s weight,
My checker tolled me sew.
 

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saxmanglen said:
I wrote the following making sure I used spell check.....
Your write. The spill chequer does nut Czech four spilling, an has nothing too do with con-techs. What Carps kneaded inn this instants is a grimmer Czech, two.

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Is their any Website that wil help me? Or do I have to go to go to the police station and ask. And please stop bugging me about my spelling. This deal has to happen today. It is a Buffet Alto for like $350. Saxpics said it was comprable to the Mark VI, and it is at a good price. I need to move in on it. Please help me.

Do you think it is to risky to buy it and then take it to a pawn shop to have the numbers checked? Or take the numbers to a pawn shop and have them check? I really don't want to ever go to a police station.
 

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Carbs, Jeez Marie, if you want some qualitative answers you have to give some qualitative details. We're not mind readers son. We have no idea how you are getting it, who the seller is, why it's so time-sensitive, etc. If you want specific answers you've got to figure that you might know what's in your mind, but until you put it into words and post it - we don't.
 

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Dave Dolson gave proper and accurate advice. Law enforcement officers are there to serve and protect. Your dollars pay for them. Stop in and have them run some numbers for you.
 

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saxmanglen said:
I have a spelling checker,
It came with my PC;
It plainly marks four my revue
Mistakes I cannot sea.
I’ve run this poem threw it,
I’m sure you’re please too no,
It’s letter perfect in it’s weight,
My checker tolled me sew.
Haha our english teacher made us write that out the right way the other day to show us that Spell Checker couldn't catch everything
 

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Here's the story.
Last night I was just surfing the web and came across a Buffet, I immeaditly remembered that those go for great prices, and this guy had no idea what he had. All he wanted as $350. I did some checking and found that it is comprable to the Mark VI, This was at midnight last night. I need to move in, today because I don't think this deal is going to last. However the low price scares me at the same time. I sent an E-mail to the seller, I really can't do it tomorrow becuase I have an audition. I after talking to someone here that I trust became afraid that it could be hot. He recomended that I find the web site with serial numbers listed to try and determine if it has been stolen.
I found it, but the thread where I found it was dated 04, and the site did not pop up. I really need this information now, before I try to strike up negotations with this person.
This could potentially stop my Main Alto Search for a very long time. I don't like the thought of going into a police station to find out if it has been stolen, becuase it kind of freaks me out. I have never gone into a police station before and it freaks me out.
Is their any Website that I could find this information?
 

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ratboy said:
Illiterate persons should read but not breed.
A little harsh perhaps, but it would certainly clean up the gene pool :D :D :D

Umm, maybe we should return the thread to Carbs now ...
 

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doesn't matter I lost the horn that I was looking at. GHood thing their is more than one horn ;). Though I stilll need to check the serial number.
 

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How about this for a good idea; you see an instrument a a ridiculously low price, you buy the horn, you check the serial number. If it is stolen you try to get it back to the owner at the price you paid for it (anyone that has had a horn stolen would gladly pay you the money as a reward). If it is not on a list of stolen instruments, you keep it as a great deal. I wish someone would have done this for me. Oh, and by the way, a Buffet is in no way remotely comparable to a MarkVI.
 

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How about this for a good idea; you see an instrument a a ridiculously low price, you buy the horn, you check the serial number. If it is stolen you try to get it back to the owner at the price you paid for it (anyone that has had a horn stolen would gladly pay you the money as a reward). If it is not on a list of stolen instruments, you keep it as a great deal. I wish someone would have done this for me. Oh, and by the way, a Buffet is in no way remotely comparable to a MarkVI.

In won cents this is a good idea, butt at the same thyme your rewarding the thief, encouraging him to do it again.
 

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In won cents this is a good idea, butt at the same thyme your rewarding the thief, encouraging him to do it again.
I would venture to say that if someone is selling stolen goods, it is not the first, or last, time they have done it. Catching the thief is not the problem, getting your horn back is. Unless the thief is caught with your stolen property in possesion at the time of his arrest, you aren't getting your property back. What, do think he's going to say, "yeah, I sold that property I stole to so-and-so."?
 

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Carbs said:
Last night I was just surfing the web and came across a Buffet, I immeaditly remembered that those go for great prices, and this guy had no idea what he had.
Are you sure he's the only one? You do realize that just because it says "Buffet" it still might be an Evette, or student horn? Man, you have lost control. How many horns have you bought and sold since you've been here? How many more have you requested urgent information for? We've all seen it. You come here and hear the buzz and hype for some of these horns, and you feel you have to have one to either fit in with or impress the forum. Oh, I caught that bug too, though when I came here I had a pretty decent arsenal already. Still, I didn't buy, sell or trade horns until I spent months, and even years, researching them, finding them, and trying them out. Sure, I've bought a few sight unseen, but such Ebay gambles were inspired by actual hands on play tests of other, similar horns.

I'm just saying, slow down. The more haste involved, the more mistakes you're going to make. And expensive ones, at that.
 

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I would venture to say that if someone is selling stolen goods, it is not the first, or last, time they have done it. Catching the thief is not the problem, getting your horn back is. Unless the thief is caught with your stolen property in possesion at the time of his arrest, you aren't getting your property back. What, do think he's going to say, "yeah, I sold that property I stole to so-and-so."?

G. Gordon Liddy - "Obviously crime pays, or there'd be no crime."
 

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Good idea to stay away from the police Carbs, they might arrest you forr genocide of the English language. Ever since you let it slip that you want to be or are a music education major, I've benn giving the music education majors that I reach woodwind methods to the Carbs test... Explain the difference between there and their and to, too, and two...
 
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