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damned thieves...

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by jamesA, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    RIGHT from under my nose too, seriously. I was working at the new Goodwill today, I got thirsty so I did a quick run over to the gas station to get something to drink. I come back and the carpet guys locked up and left in the 10 minutes I was gone.

    I walk back in and my fucking box of speaker wire is nowhere to be found. lol I left it back by where the phone board is, and proceeded to check every room and corner, it's gone.

    I've left my ladder there, my tools, and 4 other boxes of actual copper wire over night and they didn't take it, but they're going to take some non copper single pair speaker wire? Seriously wtf? lol

    Granted it was a good amount, but copper right now is at like 45 cents a pound, and this stuff wasn't even copper. They'll make maybe all of 10 bucks off of it. What a bunch of jackholes.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    i would guess it wasnt snagged for the recycle value...
    probably needed it for wiring up a home or car audio setup

    :shrug:
     
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    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    My money is on E's theory.
     
  4. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    true true... but all 550 feet of it? greedy bitches.
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    copper here is $1/lb right now
     
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    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    Too many tweakers around here strip copper pipe out of houses.....shit they even steal cardboard now!
     
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    UNDR8D ...has a job!

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    I liked the huge billboards that used to be on the side of the highway in Ohio that read:

    Theft of copper is a crime!

    Hey jackass...knock knock knock...Theft of ANYTHING is a crime!

    I heard stories of them finding vagrants electrocuted to death in houses. Turns out they were in there ripping wires out of walls. Wires they believed to be dead...except they were live...Now they are dead. Ironic
     
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    y would they steal cardboard
     
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    To break dance.
     
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    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    Thats exactly what I said when I saw this shit on the news! Its recycled at certain recycle centers

    ......and Free times Free equals more spooffin' cash and a night in a motel that they can eff up the mini-blinds peeking out the window for the DEA agent in their imagination.
     
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    they take your picture, make a copy of your DL and make you wait 3 days to check w/ local PD before getting paid
     
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    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    Homes in detroit are selling for $1 right now. I should go there and buy a bunch of homes and tear the copper out of em. Pry could make some good money doing that.
     
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    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    Well...thats a decent attempt to thwart the theives.

    My dad worked at a PG&E plant years ago and they had a whole pallet stolen out of the yard over the weekend.

    Might have been an employee lol
     
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    i took my recycling in the other day and i had a little bit of copper pipe from replacing a busted water line .. they were gonna make me wait 3 days for $1.50.. i said nevermind and took it with me.. lol.. i'll wait till i have more
     
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    UNDR8D ...has a job!

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    Yknow, for as much as California encourages recycling they sure making it really fucking difficult.

    I've been cleaning and repairing a house for my sister in law for the last three weeks. We had to get rid of a bunch of old paint, oil and latex. So we called the Ventura County recycling center.

    There are only two days each month that you can bring paint in and you have to make a fucking appointment first. So, what the fuck are people going to do with it? I dumped the latex shit out in the backyard. I got someone to take the stains and oils up to San Luis Obispo county where they take paint once a week (ZOMFG)...
     
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