Jason M

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Hi, first time poster here. My friend runs a hobby business and had a bunch of expensive games stolen from his temporary storage at home near Phoenix, AZ. We have information that leads us to believe the thieves are selling the games around Pearblossom CA (near Palm Springs) or around Phoenix.

We've tried to to get help from the police and private detectives, but we are also hoping for your help as well. We aren't sure what we are looking for... But if you have any recommendations or information, we would appreciate it.
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Wish you the best with this, but hope he had insurance.

Things like board game are hard to trace...
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Maybe it was the same thief who burglarized Dan's car
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pipistrellivampiro wrote:
leads us to believe the thieves are selling the games around Pearblossom CA (near Palm Springs) or around Phoenix.

1. I suggest you include locations in thread subject, especially given you posted this in a worldwide forum...

2. ... I'd suggest the regional forum(s) would get more eyes on your post than this worldwide forum

imho ymmv
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JeffyJeff wrote:
2. ... I'd suggest the regional forum(s) would get more eyes on your post than this worldwide forum

imho ymmv


Not necessarily. Nobody would be so foolish* as to sell all 235 stolen copies of peculiar, niche games in a local market. They'll sell online, or to an out of state/country distributor, somewhere that won't arouse suspicion. You're right about including the location in the thread subject though.

Jason M, I would contact eBay, Amazon, Craigslist, Kijiji, and other online sales sites, at least give them notice that a seller might pop up with these particular games for sale. Maybe you'll get lucky. Still, I'll second the notion that I hope he had insurance.

* then again, people can be awfully stupid... especially many criminals...
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Or worse case.

They stole a bunch of stuff and then realized they had taken boxes of board games and then...

Just junked the lot as wasted time.

Edit. I see you have evidence, but selling that many board games legally could be difficult yet illegally.
 
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1. @Jason: Please post a list, if you can of the games that were stolen. A lot of people collect games (obsessively? nah... at least not me...) and if we see certain games popping up on ebay or elsewhere, especially rare ones, it's going to ring a bell.

2. @BGG community: I know it's almost religion not to thumb a new user's post, but can we make an exception in this case, y'all? I think getting more eyes on this would be consistent with what we're about here.

Finally, re: Dan's car, which was maybe my personal favorite moment of BGG, thanks for bringing back that happy memory, but there's a pretty big difference here: Jason's not asking for anything but a heads up if we see his buddy's stuff.
 
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doctoryes0 wrote:
2. @BGG community: I know it's almost religion not to thumb a new user's post...

It must be awkward to know things that simply aren't true.
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More eyes needed on this. Thumbed up!

Intrigue 1st edition is one of the items I'm looking for at the moment, and ending up with a stolen box is one of the not quite ideal scenarios running through my head when looking at all the skeevy ads.

I'm nowhere near the continent in question though, so unlikely. But keep the thread alive to help!
 
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Is there a greater value to Dominion: Intrigue 1st edition? Is it because of the base cards included or collector value?
(Not trying to hi-jack the thread ... but then again more discussion may bring more views)
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I just finished the first season of Ozark. There is no way they'll be able to clean all the money from all those Dominions!

. . .

I have a lot of notifications established on a few boards. I'll keep an eye open.
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When I saw the title I thought it was a joke ... because who has 35 copies each of Guild and Dominion?

Guilds, furthermore, is out of print as a solo item.

please post this in SW regional and mention the two cities in the title!
More people in your target area will it.
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FYI, Pearblossom isn't near Palm Springs - it's in the southern Antelope Valley, east of Palmdale. It's approximately 75 miles from Los Angeles.
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BC Indy wrote:
Is there a greater value to Dominion: Intrigue 1st edition? Is it because of the base cards included or collector value?

There are some changes. I think a few cards were replaced. Personally I just want it because I want it
 
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Just curious, does the business have insurance or is there home owners insurance if they were stored at home?
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