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Man, it sucks. I cried for a minute today when someone stole my Daiwa SOL and St.Croix premier.

Obviously, I assume checking craiglist and eBay for it would work, but is there anything else I can do? I assume insurance does nothing, or little to for stolen equipment. I know that sports equipment is covered in our insurance for stuff like fire's, and natural disasters and such, but it was taken while I left it to go to the bathroom. It wasn't in a car, so I doubt I have any coverage.

I cant believe someone would take it while I was 100 ft away.

Also, if anyone has any replacement SOLs they'd be willing to part with, please check my WTB post in the Flea Market. I really want another.

So is there anything I can do? Im assuming i'm just S out of Luck

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Man, I'm so sorry to hear that. Yeah I think the best thing you can do is keep an eye on ebay etc. Maybe check any nearby pawn shops?

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Dang man I hate to hear that happend to you. I'd keep checking craigslist to see if it pops up. If you find it, send them an email like you are interested in buying it so you can get his address and such....then notify the authorities. I'd also check a few popular local fishing holes around and see if anybody is using your rig. I hope you find your gear and the person who stole it! Best of luck!

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Did someone take it out of your boat?

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You're pretty much SOL. Finding it on craigslist, ebay or a pawn shop is one thing. Proving it is yours is another, unless you have some sort of identifying markings on it.

Your first thing to do is make a police report and make sure you give the officer a full description of the stolen gear. Include any scratches, dings or markings. Anything that will allow you to identify it as yours. Your local pawn shop would be the best place to look in hopes of catching the perp because you have to have identification to sell something there.

Your homeowners insurance will more than likely cover the loss but your deductible is too high to even bother.

I think you're going to have to chalk this loss up to a hard lesson learned. Never leave your stuff alone.

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You're pretty much SOL. Finding it on craigslist, ebay or a pawn shop is one thing. Proving it is yours is another, unless you have some sort of identifying markings on it.

Your first thing to do is make a police report and make sure you give the officer a full description of the stolen gear. Include any scratches, dings or markings. Anything that will allow you to identify it as yours. Your local pawn shop would be the best place to look in hopes of catching the perp because you have to have identification to sell something there.

Your homeowners insurance will more than likely cover the loss but your deductible is too high to even bother.

I think you're going to have to chalk this loss up to a hard lesson learned. Never leave your stuff alone.

If you were the original owner of the premier, see if you can call up st croix so you can get the serial number documented with you being the register. I never tried it but it's a shot of ownership to give to the police.

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Hope you find your stuff. I couldnt imagine having my gear stolen, id prob cry!

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Bassn covered it perfectly. Your sol is S.O.L., that's sheet out of luck!.

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Bassn covered it perfectly. Your sol is S.O.L., that's sheet out of luck!.

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what a shame. you can't go anywhere without having to constantly be looking behind your back. the SOL is a great reel it's a shame they stopped making them. good luck in your search.

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what a shame. you can't go anywhere without having to constantly be looking behind your back.

Isn't that the truth.

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never leave something you value just laying around in the open to be taken. for all someone else knows is you abandoned it so they took it. hopefully you will have learned your lesson...

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for all someone else knows is you abandoned it so they took it.

What????? That is the stupidest justification for stealing I have ever heard. I have had things stolen in the past and even had the joy of busting one of them trying to sell the copper they took at the scrap yard. While he is sitting in prison I can't help but feel guilty because he must of thought it was abandoned copper.

Sorry to hear about that BC. There are some miserable people in the world.

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never leave something you value just laying around in the open to be taken. for all someone else knows is you abandoned it so they took it. hopefully you will have learned your lesson...

Does someone just "abandon" gear of that value? I highly doubt it. Why would someone abandon their fishing gear period, that would be a first for me hearing that. Whether your car/boat is broken into or something is swiped off the deck of your boat or your pier...stealing is stealing. If it's not yours don't touch it. Its not like he left his gear in the middle of a forest or in the junkyard.

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Well, nature called hard and strong, so I left it leaning on the tree within eye sight of the bathroom. I'll be sure to make a report and check out the Pawn Shops.

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I assume insurance does nothing, or little to for stolen equipment.

Not true in all cases. I had golf clubs stolen out of my parents garage shortly after they moved in and insurance cut a check for $1000. I'm sure it depends on your policy, but it's worth a shot. Especially if it's quality gear. They didn't even ask for receipts, just a police report (I think) and a list of items along with their value.

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Even if you found it at a pawn shop, the pawn dealers aren't going to give it back. At best they may have some sympathy and accept what they paid for it.

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That sucks bro, I bet next time you take your gear with you behind the tree.....=:(

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Even if you found it at a pawn shop, the pawn dealers aren't going to give it back. At best they may have some sympathy and accept what they paid for it.

Im sure they'd give it back against facing receiving stolen property charges. Years ago there was a booming pawn shop here, after getting busted for having sold stolen firearms, they almost lost the shop. Go into it today its not much more than a thrift store and they dont have any firearms. Had several other pawn shops that are no longer in operation for moving stolen product.

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Im sure they'd give it back against facing receiving stolen property charges. Years ago there was a booming pawn shop here, after getting busted for having sold stolen firearms, they almost lost the shop. Go into it today its not much more than a thrift store and they dont have any firearms. Had several other pawn shops that are no longer in operation for moving stolen product.

Knowingly receiving stolen property is a crime. Receiving stolen property that you could not have known was stolen is not a crime.

Example- Me selling you a new Sol and St.Croix for $20 when the average cost is around $400. The buyer in this example should question the seller as to why it's so enexpensive. The buyer had best walk away without a very good eplanation.

The pawn has one of two options. BassClary can pay the pawn shop the amount that they paid for the gear. OR the pawn shop can return the gear to BassClary without charge and then the Pawn shop also becomes a victim. This is why the seller HAS to provide valid identification when selling/pawning something to a pawn shop.

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I had someone steal my stuff out of the garage a few years back. I lost pretty much everything and have been recovering ever since.

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Sorry to hear BC. Growing up in Chicago has taught me to never leave anything anywhere ever. Doors and windows always locked on the car, even if I'm running into a 7-11 just for a second. I keep the doors locked on the house even when I'm home and I now live in the suburbs. I hate to admit this but I keep a constant eye on my gear at the dock, before and after, tournaments, in a club I've been a member of for many years. It's habit, and probably a good one.

Good Luck

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That sucks BC; I hope you get them back.

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That sucks man. Had my tackle box and 7 rods and reels stolen overnight while camping when I was twelve so I understand your pain. Hopefully you'll be able to find it.

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