Firstly I do not like your tone as to you doubting the bike ever existed. I am out of pocket $5500 & I have the receipt dated 14/4/2009 to prove it.
I'll try to break this to you gently, I am beside myself with indifference to what you like or do not like.
The serial number is with the police & I have no intention to publicise it on this forum.
Yes of course, the one thing, other than perhaps a crime number which might actually provide concrete proof......
Still as I did say earlier, your choice of course.
I have no connection with the ad that appeared on the Gumtree site.
Nor did I ever say that you did. Do you often rely on straw man arguments to "prove" your assertions?
legal_eagle wrote:here was no proof that bike was mine however there are similarities as the person who purchased my bike did say they imported tyres from the USA for use on my bike. The Gumtree ad said it had new tyres fitted & the standard specialized tyres were unused & would be sold with the bike. Put 2 & 2 together & see what you come up with. I believe the person responsible is on this forum as well as another, which is one reason I will NOT say too much.
So, let's sum up here. You say your bike was stolen, you suspect that the person who stole it uses this forum, you are prepared to waste bandwidth bleating about your stolen bike, but not prepared to provide information that either:-
(a) provides circumstantial proof that anything you say is true
(b) allows "your" bike to be identified.
Here's some mail for you. If someone really has stolen you bike, they know they did it.
For a few giggles how about you give a compelling reason not to post the serial number so that anyone contemplating the purchase of a 2009 Specialized Stump Jumper can check to make sure that the one on offer isn't yours.
legal_eagle wrote:What gapping holes are in the story?
Not my job to help you refine your story, how about you just stick to facts, if in fact there are any.
legal_eagle wrote:Your original post is so far off accuracy. If you are a solicitor I suggest you should know better.
Another straw man dies in your support........Where did I or anyone else suggest that I am a legal practitioner?
legal_eagle wrote:I am a legal practitioner. The only thing you are somewhat correct in is the person buying the bike from the scammer. If the person bought it not knowing it was stolen then they will not be charged, however there is no court in Australia that would let them keep it. The bike would be returned to its rightful owner â€“ ME.
Yep everyone is a Lawyer, a Doctor or an Astronaut on the Internet.
I'm actually a journalist looking for a story.
You wouldn't have one would you?
legal_eagle wrote:The only recourse the person would have would be to take civil action against the seller to recover their money.
You sure about that sherlock?
Perhaps you might like to expand on your reasons for telling the world at large that if they bought "your" bike they would be done for receiving stolen goods then.
Do LLBs come in cornflake packets in your neck of the wood then?
legal_eagle wrote:If the scammer of my bike is brought before the courts, & it would be the magistrates court, the magistrate may order the scammer to return the money as part of the penalty. There is no guarantee that this judgement would be made.
That loud whooshing sound you just heard was the proceeds of crime legislation (which I'm pretty sure exists in every jurisdiction in Oz) and the Civil principles of unjust enrichment both fleeing in the face of your re-writing of the Law.
As far as your comments go about ebay
& paypal & it being hard to do a reverse charge is so far off the truth. Do a google search on paypal scams. The person who scammed my bike used the same scam for a number of other items as well & got away with it. One of the items was another high-ticketed MTB.
I did have a look and there appear to be a window of opportunity for a scammer to take advantage of a foolish seller, but only when the seller does not follow the procedures laid down by eBay
In any event, the Police force are not subject to the rules of eBay
or PayPal and a reasonably competent plod would have had all the necessary information to go pay the scammer a visit in all of 30 minutes.
legal_eagle wrote:And before you ask the question as to why I would sell a brand new bike.
I didn't, and I wasn't going to. Another straw man is launched into battle for you.
legal_eagle wrote:The reason is I ordered it from the dealer & paid in full when it came in. Due to my own circumstances I did not pick it up straight away as I started to loose the sight in my eyes. I was then diagnosed with a detached retina, which hopefully can be repaired, but I will not be riding for quite some time.
I am of course sympathetic for your medical condition
legal_eagle wrote:I hope this answers your doubts.
No, but then you knew that already.
I have better things to do than play with you - for now I'm going back to correspond on topics that interest me.
I hope you get whatever you need out of all this,I can't decide if you are looking for a bike or looking for attention.