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Post 1 made on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 18:18
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...So this kind of grimy sketchy, anxious- looking guy who smelled like an old ash tray walks into the store...

"Hey I uh got some speakers I'm trying to sell. Can I bring em in here and hook em up to something, I've got a buyer on the way".

I asked well are you thinking about us consigning them or what? I don't understand? I said why aren't you selling them yourself? He said, "I aint got nothin to hook em up to".

Then he says: " I'm from the other side of the state and I was gonna meet the buyer around here."

I said well I can't really do that, but what speakers are they? "He said... Uh, they are these SASHA speakers", but he pronounced them funny, and was looking a little anxious.

WTF? I said you mean Wilson Audio Sashas? He said "I think so"- (he didn't really know).

So, now my radar is up. I said no, as I looked out the window and wrote down his car description and license plate number. He said OK, and then proceeds to walk into the audio store next door, AND the one across the street from us.

I called my friend at the store next door who sells these speakers, and said, hey man I think those are totally stolen speakers (they sell for $29,000.00) you should check on them. My friend ran the serial numbers and yes, they were stolen from one of his good customers.

I see the speakers being hauled into that OTHER store across the street, and I casually walk in pretending like I am looking at the speakers, and manage to get the serial numbers, and call my friend just to confirm. He looks them up and yes they were recently stolen!

While I'm there one of the salesguys is (quickly) hauling the speakers out to his personal car! I asked him... did you just buy those? He said yeah why? I said, they are hot. The sales guy paid the creepy looking guy $5000.00 cash (he went next door to his bank and withdrew the money). The salesguy didn't say much, as I think he might have known.

Then the wierd looking guy gets into his pick up (after receiving the $5,000) and does a burn-out down the road!

My friend called the cops, and a bunch of cops showed up and are now looking for the guy.

Meanwhile the salesguy who bought them is out $5,000.00 cash, and the speakers are being held by the police. I feel bad for the guy, but then again, he most likely new they were "hot".

Never a dull moment in the city!

Last edited by Mr. Stanley on June 11, 2014 21:27.
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Post 2 made on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 18:23
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for the record.

I dont believe this story for a second.

and just because it talks about speakers doenst necessarily mean its not off topic.
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Post 3 made on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 18:33
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On June 11, 2014 at 18:23, Impaqt said...
for the record.

I dont believe this story for a second.

and just because it talks about speakers doenst necessarily mean its not off topic.

Ditto

And even if it is true, who cares?
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Post 4 made on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 18:35
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You do not believe this story? Take a moment and remember who just told it.



Now you believe it. :)
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OP | Post 5 made on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 18:51
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Fine, then you can call Tom King at Definitive Audio in Seattle, or Bob (the owner at Hawthorne Stereo in Seattle, or my coworker Jeremy at Speakerlab in Seattle or my Boss, Ann the owner of Speakerlab).


Beat up on Stanley 8>)

Impact it's not really all that OT, I thought it was an interesting afternoon in the life of a hi fi guy, thats all.

Last edited by Mr. Stanley on June 11, 2014 19:33.
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Post 6 made on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 18:52
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On June 11, 2014 at 18:35, Audiophiliac said...
You do not believe this story? Take a moment and remember who just told it.

Now you believe it. :)

Oh, yeah... in that case then, ... no, still don't
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Post 7 made on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 19:26
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On June 11, 2014 at 18:52, Fins said...
Oh, yeah... in that case then, ... no, still don't

Fins, he doesn't like it when we are liberal at picking on him :)

He would prefer we took a more conservative approach with our sarcasm or jabs.
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OP | Post 8 made on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 19:50
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On June 11, 2014 at 19:26, Bonavox said...
Fins, he doesn't like it when we are liberal at picking on him :)

He would prefer we took a more conservative approach with our sarcasm or jabs.

8>) You got that right!

Damn!
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Post 9 made on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 19:55
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This is true. I just confirmed it.
OP | Post 10 made on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 20:24
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On June 11, 2014 at 19:55, Lowhz said...
This is true. I just confirmed it.

Thanks, Lowhz.
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Post 11 made on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 20:25
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Lotsa audio shops around there...
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Post 12 made on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 20:29
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On June 11, 2014 at 18:33, Fins said...
And even if it is true, who cares?
Civil War reenactment is LARPing for people with no imagination.

OP | Post 13 made on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 20:48
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On June 11, 2014 at 20:29, Fins said...

Obviously you don't and I don't give a dang. Sorry you are so butt-hurt.
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OP | Post 14 made on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 20:57
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On June 11, 2014 at 20:25, Archibald "Harry" Tuttle said...
Lotsa audio shops around there...

Back a few years ago on our street, there were about a dozen stereo shops all within 3 or 4 blocks. We called it "HI Fi Row".


Now our shop is right next door to Definitive Audio, and across the street is Hawthorne Stereo and two doors up the street is the Flagship Magnolia Audio... Funny thing is we all know each other, are friendly competitors and often get together for beers.

Nice little area.

Magnolia is moving that store in August into a Best Buy store... That'll be a sad day. The exisiting store brings a lot of people our way.
"If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger."
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Post 15 made on Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 21:21
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On June 11, 2014 at 19:50, Mr. Stanley said...
8>) You got that right!

Damn!

Mr. Stanley is a conservative after all....hallelujah!!!
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